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The Zicklin MBA features a core curriculum that spans all the major business areas and allows students to explore specific fields in greater depth. At Zicklin, you can study on a full-time or part-time basis:

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MBA Degree Requirements

Note: Students who enrolled prior to fall 2011 should refer to the online 2009 - 2012 Graduate Bulletin

Core Courses

There are no waivers or core course substitutions granted for required and flexible core courses. Special requirements apply to accountancy majors.

Required Core (12 courses; 24 credits)

Course Title Credits
ACC 9110  Financial Accounting* 3
ACC 9112  Financial Accounting: Intensive** 3
BUS 9551  Business Communication I 0
BUS 9552 

Business Communication II: Communicating Quantitative and Technical Information

(Prerequisite: BUS 9551)

BUS 9553  Business Communication II: Leadership Communication: Writing and Speaking with Authority

(Prerequisite: BUS 9551)

BUS 9554  Business Communication II: Enhanced Oral and Written Communication

(Prerequisite: BUS 9551)

CIS 9001  Information Systems for Managers I 1.5
ECO 9730  Fundamentals of Microeconomics 1.5
FIN 9770  Financial Decision Making 

(Prerequisites: ACC 9110 or ACC 9112; STA 9708)

IBS 9600  International Business Fundamentals 1.5
MGT 9300  Management: A Behavioral Approach 3
MGT 9702  Service Operations I

(Prerequisite: STA 9708)

MKT 9703  Marketing Management 3
STA 9708  Applied Statistical Analysis for Business Decisions 3
BUS 9200  Business Policy (Capstone)
(Prerequisites: All required and flexible core courses, plus 12 additional credits)

* Not open to accountancy majors.

**Accountancy majors take ACC 9112 in place of ACC 9110. Students considering an accountancy major are also advised to take ACC 9112 in preparation for required courses in the major.


Flexible Core (minimum of 3 courses; minimum of 6 credits)

Choose at least one of two below:

LAW 9000  Legal and Ethical Environment of Business 3
BUS 9xxx  Business and Society*** 3
Choose additionally from:
ACC 9125  Fundamentals of Managerial Accounting****

(Prerequisite: ACC 9110 or ACC 9112)

MGT 9704  Service Operations II

(Prerequisite: MGT 9702)

ECO 9740  Fundamentals of Macroeconomics 1.5
CIS 9002  Information Systems for Managers II: Managing and Harnessing Technology 1.5
 ***Course under development.

****Not open to accountancy majors. Accountancy majors are required to take ACC 9811 (4 credits) in their major and can use this course to replace ACC 9125 as a flexible core choice.

Major (12 - 18 credits)

Students choose from a wide array of MBA majors, and may pursue a single or a double major, or the can tailor a program to their specific needs through a self-designed major. In order to satisfy the current requirements for New York State CPA certification, accountancy majors require additional courses as determined by the Stan Ross Department of Accountancy.

Electives (Minimum of 3 courses; 9 - 15 credits)

Students customize their program by selecting a minimum of three elective courses (9 credits) from among any 9000-level courses given by departments offering courses in the MBA program (or interdisciplinary courses). Students can use electives for a second major or to pursue course work in areas outside of their major, including study abroad, and can include one graduate-level course in either the School of Public Affairs or the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences, with permission of these schools. Eligible students may seek a graduate internship to satisfy elective credit. Special conditions apply to the 150-credit-hour accountancy program.


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