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State University of New York (SUNY) University at Albany Part Time MBA

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Program at a Glance

Program Type Part Time

Program Information

Degrees Awarded: MBA, Part Time.

Rankings

Rankings

School Rankings

The Princeton Review

N/A Best Business Schools (Northeast)

Admissions

Admissions

Application Information

  • Acceptance Rate: 69% accepted out of 244 applicants
  • Average Age Admitted: 27
  • Average Incoming GPA: 3.37
  • Average Years Work Experience: 3
  • Application Fee: $75

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Undergraduate GPA, Standardized Test Scores

Important: Recommendations, Personal Essay

Admission Requirements

Required: Undergraduate GPA, Personal Essay, Standardized Test Scores, Recommendations, Extracurricular Activities

Optional: Work Experience

Admission Information

Applicants to the MBA program at the State University of New York at Albany School of Business must provide the graduate admissions department with all of the following: official copies of transcripts for all postsecondary academic work, an official score report for the GMAT, a resume, three letters of recommendation, a personal statement of purpos...Applicants to the MBA program at the State University of New York at Albany School of Business must provide the graduate admissions department with all of the following: official copies of transcripts for all postsecondary academic work, an official score report for the GMAT, a resume, three letters of recommendation, a personal statement of purpose, and a completed application. International applicants whose undergraduate degrees were earned at non-English language institutions must provide all of the above plus an official score report for the TOEFL (minimum acceptable score: 580 paper-based; 450 computer-based); must submit a financial affidavit accompanied by appropriate supporting documentation to demonstrate the applicant's "ability to meet all educational and living expenses for the entire period of intended study"; and, must past a SPEAK test during orientation. Furthermore, international academic transcripts in languages other than English must be accompanied by a certified English translation.

The Princeton Review

School Information

School Information

The following section features data representative of the entire business school, and numbers here are not necessarily reflective of the specific program.

Students and Faculty

Total Graduate Students 283
Percent International Students 11%
Total Full-Time Faculty 50
Full-Time Faculty 80%

Student Life

Students here “tend to be younger and less experienced than [students at] other schools, and this is reflected in their behavior and thoughts,” says one member of the student body. “They are bright and willing to learn, but I was surprised by the lack of work expe­rience,” says another. The “diverse range of backgrounds makes it hard to generalize,” but overall students here “are outgoing, smart, and socially active.” “Very few” are mar­ried or have children. “Everyone is friends, and there is shared camaraderie with the entire class,” according to one. “They will help when needed and are always available to help [one] another out.”Coursework typically fills up the week, and “after class, we usually meet with our teams to work on assigned projects” or business plan competition entries. As for extracurricu­lar fun, there are plenty of friends to be found in the school’s other graduate programs, and the state capital of Albany “has a lot to offer in terms of restaurants, parks, and muse­ums if you know where to look.”

Career

As already mentioned, the greatest strength of the School of Business is its small size. “This drives the administration and faculty to go out of their way to try to place students in jobs, “even if students are not able to land their first choice of a position and must start lower on the totem pole. For those who work hard, the school’s name and reputation for “an incredibly competitive education” bring in enough recognition and recruitment to land top jobs (the school has a particularly strong relationship with the Big 4 accounting firms). “I have been able to land a job in a Fortune 500 company due to the excellent career placement services,” says one. One intangible quality that students gain from UA’s many projects includes the invaluable practice of presenting themselves “without fear,” and the school is very good at putting students “into the organizations that will hire them.”

The Princeton Review

Students Say

Since 1970, the School of Business at the University at Albany has “the best combination of education quality and value.” Many who attend, having already been undergrads, are familiar with the State University of New York system, and it is well known that the School of Business offers solid academics at an incredibly affordable price. Even though the University at Albany is a larger research institution, the “small size of the school dic­tates easy accessibility to the administration and instructors,” so “graduate students are treated well here.”The “great professors” of UA really “know their subjects” and are “available outside of class to discuss class and other materials.” Class sizes are small, yet the projects are “chal­lenging but not impossible.” Currently the full-time program offers only two concentra­tion paths: Information Technology Management and Human Resources Information Systems. A few students wish there were options for “a more generalized degree, or more common concentrations like Finance and Marketing,” which “would assist students with ambitions beyond the scope of these concentrations.” Each student takes part in a corner­stone, integrative project at the end of their first year called “G3”; it applies the various functional aspects of business learned throughout the first year to the sustainability issues facing a real organization in today’s competitive, global economy.The school’s administration “provides support to students who need resources for busi­ness plan competitions and the like”; students are also easily able to gain experience through internships in the school’s Small Business Development Center, which supports small startup companies, family-owned enterprises, entrepreneurial ventures, among others, by offering free personal counseling in developing strategic business plans, iden­tifying appropriate sources of funding, and providing market research, management information, and financial analysis. Other experience building opportunities can be found through the Center for Institutional Investment Management, which actively pro­motes institutional investment management research among faculty and students through research grants, travel support, and the acquisition of relevant academic and practitioner databases – not to mention the Center’s dedicated Bloomberg terminal.

The Princeton Review

Student Services

  • Campus Wide Network
  • Centers Of Research:

    Small Business Development Center, Center for Institutional Investment Management

  • Research Facilities:

    Small Business Development Center, Center for Institutional Investment Management

Famous Alumni

Well known alumni of State University of New York at Albany School of Business include:

Anthony McCarthy - Global CIO- Investment Banking, Deutsche Bank

Harold Cramer - VP, Exxon Mobil Fuels

Steve Rotella - President and CEO, Chase Manhattan Mortgage Corp.

Dale Carleton - Vice Chairman, Retired, State Street Corporation

Kimberly Welsh - Managing Director, Morgan Stanley

School Employment Information

Graduation Employment 65%
Three Month Employment 24%
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