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

Program Heads

Office Hours
Doytch, Nadia Assistant Professor 718-951-5000 x6541 216a Whitehead Hall ndoytch @ brooklyn.cuny.edu call/email for appointment


Admission Requirements

Department Business Management
Fall Application Deadline March 1st
Spring Application Deadline November 1st - rolling admission
Supporting Documents for Matriculation:
Submit the following documents to the Office of Graduate Admissions: transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, two letters of recommendation.Refer to instructions at http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/web/admissions/graduate/apply.php .
TOEFL (paper, computer, internet) 550, 213, 79


A business economics degree can provide students with a variety of career paths ranging from public policy to international finance to banking. The Finance and Business Management and Economics Departments offer a 33-credit master of science degree in business economics with two options for specialization: economic analysis or global business and finance. Option one is more flexible and allows students to explore different areas of economics including health economics, government finance, evolution of modern economic thought, and international trade. Option two is designed expressly for students with an interest in global business and finance. It includes courses in global finance and management, international economics and finance, bargaining and conflict resolution, global business environment, and international human resource management.

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

Degree requirements
A minimum of thirty-three credits is required for the degree. Students must complete at least 24 credits in the Finance and Business Management and Economics Departments. The following courses are required: Economics 7000X, 7010X, 7020X, 7021X, 7025X. Students selecting Option 2 (below) may take either Economics 7000X or Business 7206X. They also take either Economics 7021X or Business 7279X. 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.

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

Option 1: Economic Analysis
A minimum of 18 credits (6 courses) from the following: Economics 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.

Option 2: Global Business and Finance
A minimum of 18 credits (6 courses) from the following: Business 7200X, 7202X, 7204X, 7208X, 7210X, 7216X, 7220X, 7240X, Business 7250X, 7255X, 7260X, 7279X, 7290X, Economics or Business 7215X, Economics or Business 7230X, Economics 7028X, Economics 7060X or Health and Nutrition Sciences 7144X, and Economics 7095G.

In order to graduate, all students must do one of the following:
(a) pass a comprehensive examination, in addition to the 33-credit program of study; or
(b) take Economics 7095G (Thesis Research) in Option 1 or 2 above, submit a thesis acceptable to the department, plus 30 other credits, for a total of 33 credits; or
(c) take an additional course, Economics 7091G (Independent Reading), plus 33 other credits, for a total of 36 credits.
(d) Take Business 7279X or Economics 7021X, plus 30 other credits, for a total of 33 credits.

Alternatives (b) and (c) require departmental permission. Students taking Economics 7095G (Thesis Research) must complete all their required economics courses with grades of A or B and must also obtain departmental permission.