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

Students who have completed twelve undergraduate credits, with a grade in each course of at least B, in a Zicklin core course area within five years prior to enrolling in Zicklin's part-time MBA program may petition the Zicklin Office of Graduate Programs to substitute an advanced course in the same area for the core course requirement. This option is not available to students in Zicklin's cohort programs: Full-Time MBA, Executive MBA, and MBA in Healthcare Administration.

Required Core (12 courses; 24 credits)


ACC 9110

Financial Accounting*3

ACC 9112

Financial Accounting: Intensive**3

BUS 9551

Business Communication I0

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 I1.5

ECO 9730

Fundamentals of Microeconomics1.5

FIN 9770

Financial Decision Making 

(Prerequisites: or ; )


IBS 9600

International Business Fundamentals1.5

MGT 9300

Management: A Behavioral Approach3

MGT 9702

Service Operations I



MKT 9703

Marketing Management3

STA 9708

Applied Statistical Analysis for Business Decisions3

BUS 9200

Business Policy (Capstone)
(Prerequisites: All required and flexible core courses, plus 12 additional credits)

Note: Students who completed CIS9000 will not receive credit for CIS 9001; students who completed ECO 9708 will not receive credit for ECO 9730; students who completed MGT 9700 will not receive credit for MGT 9702.

* 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 Business3

BUS 9100

Business and Society3
Choose additionally from:

ACC 9125

Fundamentals of Managerial Accounting****

(Prerequisite: or )


MGT 9704

Service Operations II

(Prerequisite: )


ECO 9740

Fundamentals of Macroeconomics1.5

CIS 9002

Information Systems for Managers II: Managing and Harnessing Technology1.5

Note: Students who completed CIS 9000 will not receive credit for CIS 9002; students who completed ECO 9709 will not receive credit for ECO 9730; students who completed MGT 9700 will not receive credit for ECO 9740.

****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.