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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
Financial Accounting* 3
Financial Accounting: Intensive** 3
Business Communication I 0

Business Communication II: Communicating Quantitative and Technical Information

(Prerequisite: BUS 9551)

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

(Prerequisite: BUS 9551)

Business Communication II: Enhanced Oral and Written Communication

(Prerequisite: BUS 9551)

Information Systems for Managers I 1.5
Fundamentals of Microeconomics 1.5
Financial Decision Making 

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

International Business Fundamentals 1.5
Management: A Behavioral Approach 3
Service Operations I

(Prerequisite: STA 9708)

Marketing Management 3
Applied Statistical Analysis for Business Decisions 3
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:

Legal and Ethical Environment of Business 3
Business and Society*** 3
Choose additionally from:
Fundamentals of Managerial Accounting****

(Prerequisite: ACC 9110 or ACC 9112)

Service Operations II

(Prerequisite: MGT 9702)

Fundamentals of Macroeconomics 1.5
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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