Depending on prior coursework, completing an MBA at SUNY New Paltz may require as few as 36 or as many as 57 credits. For students coming from a discipline other than business, the school requires a set of seven foundation courses, totaling 21 credits, in economics, statistics, finance and accounting. Students who have already completed relevant undergraduate coursework may be exempt from some or all of those requirements.
The nine-course core MBA curriculum is designed to give students a broad foundation for well-rounded business leadership. MBA candidates complete eight courses in topics ranging from accounting to human resource management, and the program concludes with a three-credit capstone course.
Finally, MBA students must take three elective classes. Students may substitute an internship, independent study or business plan contest for one of these classes.
Throughout the curriculum, students are part of a highly credentialed business program. The School of Business has earned accreditation from AACSB International, the highest achievement for educational institutions that award business degrees.