Master of Business Administration in Business Management

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Business Management is a 36-credit, fully online program designed for aspiring, early and mid-career managers and professionals who are interested in enhancing their managerial and professional skills, advancing opportunities for upward mobility, or fulfilling management and leadership roles in businesses or nonprofit organizations. Throughout the program, students will develop and improve their critical and strategic thinking, problem-solving, ethical decision making, leadership, and managerial communication skills, develop cross-cultural competence and sensitivity, and apply and practice management strategies in various contexts. The program also gives students the opportunity to advance their professional development and career in specialized areas by enrolling in one of the available concentrations: General Business Human Resource Management, Business Analytics, Healthcare Management, Nonprofit Management, Project Management, and Finance. In addition to their specialized master’s degree, students in the General Business and International Business tracks can incorporate an advanced graduate certificate into their degree program and earn a second credential.

Program Design

This 36-credit hour program is delivered through online instruction, providing flexibility and convenience for working professionals and adult learners. The program may be completed in as little as 20 months through full-time enrollment (typically 9 credits in fall and spring terms, 3-6 credits in summer terms). Part-time students may complete the program in 27 months. All students must complete the degree within six years of initial enrollment per the Graduate Time Limit for Degree Completion Policy.

Foundation Requirements

This program builds upon foundation requirements in statistics (3 credits), macroeconomics/microeconomics (3-6 credits), and accounting (3 credits). These requirements can be met by either undergraduate or graduate coursework with similar content completed prior to entering the program or by incorporating the following foundation courses (0-9 credits) into your degree (36-45 credits):

  • MGMT 6010 - Financial Accounting
  • MGMT 6015 - Principles of Economics
  • MGMT 6000 - Applied Business Statistics

If it is determined that you need to fulfill any of these foundation requirements, it will be stated in your admission letter.  If required, the foundation courses must be completed in order to continue in the program beyond the first year.

Program Curriculum

Core Courses (24 credits)

  • MGMT-6020 Leadership & Executive Development (3 credits)
  • MGMT-6025 Strategic Perspectives of Global Management (3 credits)
  • MGMT-6030 Management Information System and Data Visualization (3 credits)
  • MGMT-6040 High Performance Management (3 credits)
  • MGMT-6016 Financial Management OR MGMT-6075 International Financial Management (3 credits)
  • MGMT-6050 Operations and Supply Chain Management (3 credits)
  • MGMT-6122 Corporate Communication and Marketing Strategies OR MGMT-7005 Global Marketing Strategies (3 credits)
  • MGMT-6060 Managerial Economics OR MGMT-6065 Economics for Global Managers (3 credits)

Concentration Courses (9 credits)

Students must take the courses from one of the following concentrations that they declared upon admission.

For more information about this program and its course sequencing and descriptions, visit the Empire State University's Academic Catalog.

Select three from the following courses:

  • INFT-6015 Database Design and Management (3 credits)
  • APAN-6020 Data Mining & Machine Learning for AI (3 credits)
  • APAN-6015 Data Models and Structured Analysis (3 credits)
  • MGMT-6155 Strategies for Marketing Research (3 credits)
  • MGMT-6095 E-Commerce Marketing Strategies (3 credits)

Select three from the following courses:

  • FSMA-6010 Quantitative Methods in Finance (3 credits)
  • FSMA-6020 Investment Analysis (3 credits)
  • FSMA-7015 Strategies of Financial Management (3 credits)
  • FSMA-6080 International Accounting (3 credits)
  • FSMA-6095 International Financial Law & Regulation (3 credits)
  • FSMA-7020 Global Financial Strategy (3 credits)

Select three open electives. 

Select three from the following: 

  • HCLM-6075 Managing Healthcare Systems (3 credits)
  • HCLM-6080 Healthcare Policy and Management (3 credits)
  • HCLM-7005 Healthcare Strategic Communication (3 credits)
  • HCLM-6065 High Performance Leadership (3 credits)

  • MGMT-6125 Managing Human Capital (3 credits)
  • MGMT-6135 Performance Management and Total Rewards (3 credits)
  • MGMT-7045 Strategic Human Resource Management (3 credits)

  • MGMT-6160 Strategic Planning for Public and Nonprofit Organizations (3 credits)
  • MGMT-7055 Strategic Marketing for Nonprofit Organizations (3 credits)
  • MGMT-6022 Grant Writing for Public and Nonprofit Organizations (3 credits)

  • MGMT-6115 Tools and Processes in Project Management (3 credits)
  • MGMT-6120 Managerial Perspectives in Project Management (3 credits)
  • MGMT-7070 Strategy and Tactics in Project Management (3 credits)

Capstone Project (3 credits)

  • MGMT 7080 - Strategic Business Applications (3 credits)

*The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Alignment

SHRM has acknowledged that Empire State University’s MBA in Business Management with a specialization in Human Resource Management has received renewal of its alignment with SHRM’s HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates until December 2025. Throughout the world, 451 programs in 341 educational institutions have been acknowledged by SHRM as being in alignment with its suggested guides and templates. The HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates were developed by SHRM to define the minimum HR content areas that should be studied by HR students at the undergraduate and graduate levels.