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Albany State University - College of Business

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  • QS Global RankQS Global Rankings
    Position in the QS World University Rankings: Global MBA Rankings 2020
  • DurationHow long it normally takes to complete the program.
    24 months
  • Avg. GMATAverage GMAT score for the program.
  • Fee (USD)Cost of tuition fees for full program

Full Time MBA Overview

The State University of New York (SUNY) University at Albany (UAlbany)’s School of Business is located on the grounds of its 586-acre campus in Albany, the capital of New York State. It is dual-AACSB-accredited, with its well-regarded full-time MBA program noted as one of the best-quality, affordable MBA programs offered within the state.

The two-year UAlbany full-time MBA program allows students to work collaboratively in the first year and then focus on a specific study area in the second year, with six career-focused concentrations. These include cyber security, entrepreneurship, finance, marketing, human resource information systems (HRIS), and information systems & business analytics (ISBA).

The UAlbany MBA program includes its G3 (Going Green Globally) capstone course, which all students take during their first year. The G3 is an intensive, one-week exercise where students work collaboratively to solve 21st-century problems of sustainability for real-life business clients. The MBA Experience is a faculty-led program for second-year MBA students, designed to facilitate acquisition of real-life, hands-on skills through field projects, research projects, and mentorships within their chosen areas of concentration.

The full-time MBA course at UAlbany is selective, with an admissions rate of 39.1% (55%). It features a small cohort of students – approximately 100 on the full-time MBA course, with an additional 175 on the part-time and 56 on the weekend MBA courses – with small class sizes of around 41 students, enabling close working relationships between students and faculty. Classes comprise a little over half (52%) female students (it has been recognized by The Princeton Review for offering opportunities to women) and 9% international students.

There is also the Part-Time Evening (one to two evenings a week over two to six years) and the Executive Weekend MBA (weekend-only over 21-22 months, with a built-in executive trip abroad offering opportunities to learn first-hand from international business leaders in countries including Italy, Slovenia, Argentina, Peru, Ireland, Poland, India, China, Hungary, Czech Republic, Croatia, and Germany), as well as a dual-degree JD/MBA, typically completed over four years.

With an MBA being a prerequisite of the top-10 highest-paying jobs in New York, the affordable UAlbany MBA represents a good-value investment. Post-graduation, 98% of full-time MBA students were employed within three months. Employers and internship providers have included A&E Television Networks, Moody’s, Deloitte, IBM, Disney, GE, Microsoft, Bloomberg, Apple, Ernst & Young, Frontrunner Network Systems, Flink Smith, Collaborative Solutions, Conway & Kirby, PwC, Goldman Sachs, and others.


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Upcoming Events

Thursday, 20th Feb 2020
18:00 - 21:30
Saturday, 22nd Feb 2020
10:00 - 13:30
Monday, 24th Feb 2020
18:00 - 21:30
Friday, 28th Feb 2020
12:00 - 15:30

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