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 9553

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

(Prerequisite: )


BUS 9554

Business Communication II: Enhanced Oral and Written Communication



CIS 9001

Information Systems for Managers I 1.5

ECO 9730

Fundamentals of Microeconomics 1.5

FIN 9770

Financial Decision Making 

(Prerequisites: or ; )


IBS 9600

International Business Fundamentals 1.5

MGT 9300

Management: A Behavioral Approach 3

MGT 9702

Service Operations I



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 in place of . 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: or )


MGT 9704

Service Operations II

(Prerequisite: )


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 (4 credits) in their major and can use this course to replace 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.