M.S. degree program in business administration
HEGIS code 0517
NYS SED program code 01895

Program Heads

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Charles Stone Professor 718-951-5000 x2640 208s Whitehead Hall cstone @ brooklyn.cuny.edu call/email for appointment

 

Admission Requirements

Department Economics
Finance And Business Management
Fall Application Deadline March 1st
Spring Application Deadline December 15th - rolling admission
Supporting Documents for Matriculation:
Please submit the following documents to the Office of Admissions: official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, two letters of recommendation.
TOEFL (paper, computer, internet) 550, 213, 79
Examinations

 

These requirements will become effective as of Fall 2015 semester.
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A business administration degree can provide students with a variety of career paths ranging from public policy to international finance to banking. The Accounting, Business Management, Finance, and Economics Departments offer a 33-credit master of science degree in business administration with four options for specialization: economic analysis, global business, accounting, or general business.

Option one is more flexible and allows students to explore different areas of economics including health economics, public finance and public policy, and international trade.
Option two is more focused and is expressly for students with an interest in global business. It includes courses in global finance and management, international economics and finance, bargaining and conflict resolution, global business environment, and international human resource management.
Option three is for students with an interest in accounting. An undergraduate degree in accounting is not required. However, this option is only open to students who have taken Accounting 2001, 3001, 3011, 3021, and 3101(introductory accounting, managerial accounting, financial accounting, and income taxation) or the equivalent.
Option four is a more flexible major for those interested in general business. It is of interest to those who may have had previous undergraduate or graduate coursework in business and want to obtain a general business degree and also to those who never previously had such coursework and want to obtain a business degree. It can be customized by the student to the student's interest in a broad range of business topics.

All applicants must have undergraduate courses in macroeconomics, microeconomics, statistics, and calculus.

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Degree requirements
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A minimum of thirty-three credits is required for the degree. Students must complete at least 24 credits in the Business Management, Accounting, Finance, and Economics Departments. The following courses are required: Economics 7000X, 7010X, 7020X, 7021X, 7025X. Students selecting Option 2 or Option 3 (below) may take either Economics 7000X or Business 7206X. They also take either Economics 7020X or Business 7276X; Economics 7021X or Business 7279X; Economics 7010X or Economics 7215X or Business 7215X or Finance 7215X; and either Economics 7025X or Business 7278X. Option 3 students who have taken an undergraduate course in calculus may, with the permission of the graduate deputy, waive Economics 7025X and substitute a course from the Option 3 requirements listed below. With permission of the graduate deputy chairperson, up to nine credits may be taken in appropriate courses in other departments. With permission of the graduate deputy chairperson, up to 12 credits may be accepted for work done at other institutions. Option 4 students with permission of the graduate deputy may substitute any or all courses from the graduate core of Economics 7000X or Business 7206X, Economics 7010X or Economics 7215X or Finance 7215X or Business 7215X, Economics 7020X, Economics 7021X or Business 7279X, Economics 7025X or Business 7278X with any Business course. This will typically be allowed for those with previous undergraduate or graduate coursework in these course topics.


Students select one of the following options to complete the remaining credits:

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Option 1: Economic Analysis
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A minimum of 18 credits (6 courses) from the following: Economics 7215X or Finance 7215X or Business 7215X, Economics 7027X, Economics 7028X, Economics 7030X, Economics 7040X, Economics 7045X, Economics 7050X, Economics 7055X, Economics 7060X or Health and Nutrition Sciences 7144X, Economics 7090X and Economics 7095G. With the permission of the graduate deputy chairperson, students may be allowed to take up to 6 credits of other courses to complete the 18 credit requirement in Option 1.

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Option 2: Global Business and Finance
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A minimum of 18 credits (6 courses) from the following: Business 7131X, Business 7200X, Business 7202X, Business 7204X, Business 7208X, Business 7210X, Business 7212X, Business 7216X, Finance 7216X, Business 7220X, Business 7240X, Finance 7240X, Business 7250X or Psychology 7246G, Business 7255X or Psychology 7247G, Business 7257X, 7260X, 7265X, 7278X, 7279X, 7290X, 7203X or Television and Radio 7727X, Economics or Business 7215X, or Finance 7215X, Economics or Business 7230X, Economics 7027X, Economics 7028X, Economics 7030X, Economics 7060X or Health and Nutrition Sciences 7144X, and Economics 7095G. With the permission of the graduate deputy chairperson, students may be allowed to take up to 6 credits of other courses to complete the 18 credit requirement in Option 2.

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Option 3. Accounting
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A minimum of 18 credits (6 courses) from the following: Accounting 7108X, Accounting 7109X, and at least two additional courses with an Accounting prefix; Business 7131X or Accounting 7131X; Business 7215X or Finance 7215X or Economics 7215X, Business 7216X or Finance 7216X, Business 7230X, Business 7240X, or Finance 7240X, Business 7260X, and Business 7290X"). With the permission of the graduate deputy chairperson, students may be allowed to take up to 6 credits of other courses to complete the 18 credit requirement in Option 3.

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Option 4. General Business.
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A total of 33 credits with a minimum of 18 credits (6 courses) from any Business graduate course. As noted above, the 5 graduate program core classes may be substituted by additional Business courses with permission of the graduate deputy.