State University of New York (SUNY) is a public college founded in 1861 as the Oswego Primary Teachers Training School. The school offers more than 100 academic programs leading to certificates of advanced study, bachelor's degrees and master's degrees in four schools: School of Education, School of Business, School of Communications and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The university's online MBA is ideal for on-the-go students who value affordability and flexibility and who are seeking to advance their careers and develop their business skills.

SUNY College at Oswego Accreditation Details

SUNY College at Oswego is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of College and Schools. Each academic program is approved and registered by the New York State Education Department. All of the MBA programs at SUNY College at Oswego are accredited through the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Since 1916, this organization has served as the academic regulator of college business programs and sets the standards for business school accreditation. SUNY College at Oswego's online MBA degree program is one of only four AACSB-accredited MBA programs in New York.

SUNY College at Oswego Application Requirements

To be admitted into SUNY College at Oswego, a student must provide an official transcript, a business essay discussing the student's experiences and goals, purpose statement indicating the reason for applying for the online MBA program, resume, two letters of recommendation and an application fee. Application to the school's online MBA program is done so on a rolling basis, and interested students must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited university or college. Applicants must also have at least a 2.6/4.0 undergraduate grade point average as well as a minimum score of 500 on the Graduate Management Aptitude Test for admission. Applications are reviewed after the prospective student has paid the $65 application fee and submitted all required materials. Reviews typically take two to four weeks, and the student will receive an official decision in the mail.

Tuition and Financial Aid

In-state students can expect to pay $600 per credit hour for the online MBA, while out-of-state residents will pay $1,016 per credit hour. SUNY College at Oswego offers a number of financial aid options for eligible students, including scholarships, loans and grants. The school also offers education programs for veterans, including the post-9/11 GI Bill and the Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program through the Veterans' Administration. Education benefits include the Veterans' Educational Assistance Program, the Survivor's & Dependent's Educational Assistance Program and the Montgomery GI Bill for selected reserve and active veterans.

Online Degree Available

The online MBA program at SUNY College at Oswego was ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the Best Online Programs for 2016, and the program also ranked 14th in the country for U.S. News & World Report's Best Online Degree Programs: Business (Graduate) in 2014, making the program number one in New York. The university's School of Business ranked in the top 15 for accounting in 2009 by the Princeton Review's "Student Opinion Honors for Business Schools."

The online MBA at SUNY College at Oswego consists of 36 graduate credit hours of elective, directed elective and core study which build upon the 21 credit hour foundation of accepted management principles, concepts and skills. The program provides students with the confidence, knowledge and skills necessary to lead in today's global industries, and the online and on-campus MBA programs follow the same curriculum, ensuring that both distance learners and traditional students receive consistent education. The school's award-winning faculty stress practical problem-solving situations through evolving coursework consistent with the latest AACSB-accredited standards.

Students must fulfill a number of core requirements, including courses in international business, marketing management, managerial finance, management science and management information systems. Online learners must also choose one advanced tool course such as project management, futures and options markets or investment analysis and portfolio management as well as four MBA elective courses. Students must also complete a capstone course in management policy, which will cover the study of decision-making and strategic management within an organization. Electives may include advanced auditing, which will cover the methods involved in electronic auditing as well as professional liability and responsibility in the event of audit failure and the analysis of risks associated with the audit process. Other electives include financial accounting theory, public sector accounting, project management, personnel management, employment law and cyber law, which will examine the regulatory and legal environment of e-businesses.

Students will learn the characteristics, types and concepts of management information systems with an emphasis on microcomputer applications as well as financial management skills which incorporate the quantitative methods utilized in rational business decision-making. The curriculum will emphasize basic analytical tools and financial concepts, current liability management, current asset management and capital budgeting under conditions of risk and certainty. Marketing management courses will explore marketing functions and techniques with an in-depth analysis of problems through cases.

Online students will also focus on the formulation of deterministic linear models, sensitivity analysis and linear programming. Coursework will include topics relating to the challenges and opportunities associated with doing business in the international arena with a special emphasis on the multinational firm, the international allocation of productive and financial resources, the management of political and financial risk, the complexity of marketing and managing due to environmental diversity, the implications of international business and the structures and strategies of international business.

Graduates of the online MBA at SUNY College at Oswego will develop team membership and leadership skills necessary for coordinating and implementing organizational activities. Graduates will also be able to integrate management techniques and business knowledge to aid control and planning in a changing environment. Career opportunities include logistics manager, human resource specialist, marketing manager, financial advisor or project manager.

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The online MBA is designed to help students currently in management positions to develop their careers as they seek to enhance their business skills, expand their career opportunities or to allow them to move into management positions. The advanced curriculum combines practical applications with established theoretical concepts, and the award-winning faculty at the SUNY College at Oswego's School of Business utilizes students' professional experiences to design graduate courses from a learner-centered perspective.