Academic Catalog

Business Administration, M.B.A.

Program Description

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program provides an education in business for students interested in understanding the working nature of business in a competitive environment. Courses in the MBA program integrate theory and application from various disciplines, including accounting, economics, finance, marketing, human resource management and strategic management among others. The objective of this program is to develop students into broadly educated business decision makers who understand the nature of business as a system, with the tools and techniques applicable to a wide variety of business situations.

The Master of business Administration (MBA) program is accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).

Program Objectives

By completion of the course of study, students will be able to:

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

Degree earned: M.B.A.
Total number of credits: 30-42
Delivery format: Online, Hybrid (online and on-ground)
Locations: Buffalo

Courses

Foundation Courses 1
MBA 5533
MBA 5543
MBA 5833
MBA 5843
Core Courses 2
MBA 5303
MBA 6563
MBA 6823
MBA 6853
MBA 6883
MBA 6953
MGT 5423
Electives
Select 9 credits of the following:9
MBA 687
MBA 661
MBA 646
MBA 632
MOL 643
MOL 647
MOL 648
MOL 646
MOL 644
MOL 649
Total Hours42
1

Foundation Courses can be waived if the department determines the student has met the course requirements through undergraduate or graduate coursework or relevant body of work experience.

2

All Students must take core courses or transfer equivalent graduate course. Students can transfer a maximum of 2 graduate courses toward core or elective curriculum.

Total Credit Hours

If 0 foundation courses waived: 42
If 1 foundation course waived: 39
If 2 foundation courses waived: 36
If 3 foundation courses waived: 33
If 4 foundation courses waived: 30

Optional Concentrations

Organizational Leadership

A concentration in organizational leadership is designed to provide MBA students with the skills, knowledge and competencies for effective leadership. Students will take the following electives:

MOL 6433
MOL 6483
MOL 6463

Project Management

A concentration in Project Management will prepare MBA students to successfully manage and lead projects and programs. The coursework meets the educational component required to sit for the Project Management Professional (PMP) Exam. Students will take the following electives:

MBA 6463
MOL 6443
MBA 6323

4+1 Option

Current students in Medaille’s BA International Studies, BS Accounting, BS Business Administration, BS Business Administration MIS, BS Communication, BS Sport Communications, BS eSports Management or BS Sport Management have an option to complete 4 graduate core courses for the MBA during their senior year. This will allow students to complete their MBA with one additional year of graduate school. They will be eligible to waive the foundation courses if all requirements are met.