Academic Catalog

Department of Business, Management and Leadership

Program Description

Medaille College offers three graduate degrees: a Master of Business Administration (MBA), a Master of Science in Accounting (MSA), and a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership (MAOL).

The Department of Business, Management and Leadership of Medaille College expects all students, faculty, staff, and administrators to conduct themselves in an ethical manner when carrying out the activities required to fulfill the department’s mission:

The Department of Business, Management and Leadership is dedicated in excellence in teaching; providing students a meaningful integration of theory and practice while developing mutually beneficial partnerships with the academic, business, and local communities.

The Department of Business, Management and Leadership strives to develop graduates for responsible citizenship and leadership roles who are prepared to meet the various global challenges of the 21st century.

In particular, all members of the department are expected to adhere to the following:

  • Integrity: Abide by the academic code of conduct, and uphold the highest standards of honesty, and fairness in our work and communications.
  • Professionalism: Maintain high standards in our own work, and help others strive for continuous improvement and the betterment of the department.
  • Respect: Treat others with the dignity and decency, appreciating the diversity that brings richness and growth to the department. Demonstrate respect for property, time, and ideas, as well as people.
  • Collegiality: strive to complete our work in the spirit of mutual understanding and the sincere desire to operate as a team of students, faculty, and staff; seek to achieve the best possible outcomes together.

These programs relate theory to practice. Instructional methods include mini-lectures, seminars, case studies, role-playing, and simulations.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate well-developed problem solving skills.
  2. Articulate the major theories and concepts in the areas of accounting, finance, management, and marketing, and elucidate their applications to organizational decision-making.
  3. Identify the opportunities and challenges of globalization and apply managerial skills to global business issues.
  4. Recognize ethical problems and apply standards of ethical behavior in business to management decision-making.
  5. Apply appropriate technological and quantitative methods and tools to the solution of practical management problems.
  6. Create coherent forms of both narrative and persuasive types of communication, and present them orally and in written form to diverse professional audiences.
  7. Demonstrate well-developed leadership and teamwork skills for the effective implementation of organizational policy.
  8. Integrate theory and practical application across business functional areas for the purpose of strategic analysis, planning, implementation, and control.

Time Limit for Degree Completion Policy

Students have a time limit of four years for degree completion for MBA and MA in Organizational Leadership.

Graduation Requirements Specific to the MBA in Business Administration and M.A. in Organizational Leadership

  • To earn the Master of Business Administration degree, students must complete the following:
    • A minimum of 30 semester credits with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
    • A minimum 24 of the 30 semester credits must be earned at Medaille.
    • Students without foundation course waivers will need to complete 42 credits.
  • To earn the Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership degree, student must complete the following:
    • A total of 30 semester credits with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
    • A minimum 24 of the 30 semester credits must be earned at Medaille.
  • Before degrees are awarded, students must complete payment of all tuition and fees and return in satisfactory condition to the College all College property on loan to the student.
  • Any person who wishes to participate in the annual commencement, held during the month of May each year must complete all academic requirements for graduation in order to participate, except for
    1. those students in the process of completing requirements in the semester during which commencement takes place and
    2. those students lacking the last one or two courses in their sequence who, prior to the ceremony, register to take those outstanding credits during the Summer Session of their graduation year.