Requirements for the Masters Degree in Business Administration

The MBA curriculum prepares students for careers in management in business, government, and nonprofit organizations. The MBA may be pursued either full-time or part-time. Full-time students require two years of coursework with an internship in the summer between the two years. Part-time students may follow the same curriculum over a longer period, not to exceed five years. Admission is available in the fall and spring.

Students in the 5 year, 60-credit, Combined BA/BS/BE + M.B.A program complete the first year of the MBA after their junior year and prior to their fifth year at Stony Brook.

The College of Business offers MBA 3 different credit track options for the MBA in Accounting, MBA in Finance, MBA in Health Care, MBA in Marketing and MBA with options to concentration in either Human Resources, Innovation, Management, or Management Operations.

60 Credit MBA Track: The 60 credit track is required for students in the BA/BS + MBA program, as well as students who would like the option to take additional elective courses to gain a more in depth knowledge of their field of study. The 60-credit program is comprised of 18 three-credit courses plus a six-credit industry project. The 18 courses include 11 required core courses plus 7 electives. Four of the seven elective courses must be taken in the respective degree subject area or a student’s field of concentration, , (Human Resources, Innovation, , or Management). This 60-credit program is completed over a two-year period. Students in the 60 credit program are required to complete an internship. The internship is typically completed during the Summer after the first year of the program.

Internship Requirement
The College of Business internship program provides full time students with important practical training in business management. Ideally the internship is a paid eight-to twelve-week full-time summer position in a business, government, or nonprofit organization. Students must write a faculty-approved internship report in the semester following the internship. All 60 credit students must enroll in MBA 599, Internship Practicum, for zero to one credit in the term during which they are participating in their internships.

48 Credit MBA program: All students who have earned a Bachelor’s Degree (regardless of the major), are eligible for the 48 credit track. The curriculum includes curriculum requires 16 three-credit courses (MBA 501-MBA 507; MBA 511; MBA 512; MBA 522; MBA 589; MBA 592). Within the 16 three-credit courses, students take 12 required core courses, including a 3 credit  industry project (MBA 522) and 4 electives, which must be in the area of your degree program or from one of the areas of concentration..

36 Credit MBA Track: Students who have earned a Bachelor’s degree in business are eligible for a 36 credit MBA. Students will take 12 three- credit courses, which includes seven required core courses (MBA 501; MBA 503; MBA 506-507; MBA 511; MBA 512; MBA 522 - a 3 credit industry project) and five elective courses. Four of the 5 elective courses must be taken  in the respective degree subject area or from one of the concentrations. Students will not have to take the following core courses: MBA 502, 504, 505, 589, or 592.

Part-time MBA: Offering a flexible evening and Saturday course schedule to accommodate work schedules, this program can be completed between two and five years. We also offer convenient summer courses to help accelerate program completion.

Core Courses

Our core courses cover a broad range of topics in the first year, including finance, accounting, marketing, leadership, team building, communications, decision-making, economics, innovation, ethics, law, operations research and organizational behavior. In the second year, students focus on an area of concentration such as information management, finance, marketing, human resources, health system management or general management. Students also engage in an industry project in the second year to get hands-on experience in applying the knowledge from the classroom to the business world. Finally, students take a capstone course in business strategy.

Concentrations: 

Students must take 4 electives from their specific area of concentration in order to earn that concentration.

36 credit track: Students in the 36 credit track will take a total of five 500-level MBA elective courses, four of these must be in their area of concentration.

48 credit program: Students in the 48 credit program must take four elective courses in their area of concentration.

60 credit program: Students in the 60 credit program will take seven (7) 500-level MBA elective courses, four of these must be in their area of concentration.

Innovation Concentration Electives:BUS 554, BUS 567, FIN 552, MBA 509, MBA 538/HRM 538, MBA 530, MBA 540, MBA 563, MBA 570, MBA 571, MBA 574, MKT 535, MKT 565, MKT 567

Human Resources Concentration Electives: HRM 532, HRM 533, HRM 537, HRM 538, HRM 541, HRM 545, HRM 547, MBA 530

Management Concentration Electives: MBA 509, MBA 515, MBA 517, MBA 530, HRM 538/MBA 538, MBA 540, MBA 543, MBA 560, MBA 563, MBA 566, MBA 570, MBA 571, MBA 574, MBA 588, BUS 554, BUS 567, FIN 536, FIN 549, FIN 552, FIN 541, MKT 516, MKT 518, MKT 535,MKT 555, MKT 575, MKT 564, HRM 532, HRM 533, HRM 547

Operations Management Concentration Required Course: MBA 543; Electives: MBA 509, 517, 540, 574, 587, 595

MBA in Finance

Finance lies at the heart of both corporate and governmental success. Critical financial decisions involving the creation of capital, its day-to-day management, and its redeployment into more productive areas of companies and the economy are central to the continued prosperity of businesses and nations around the world. Stony Brook’s MBA in Finance will prepare students for positions in corporate finance, investment banking, financial management, broker-dealer firms, consulting firms, commercial banks, financial markets, securities firms and government agencies.

The 60-credit MBA in Finance track  curriculum comprises 18 three-credit courses plus a six-credit industry project (MBA 521). Within the 18 three- credit courses, students take 11 required core courses plus 7 electives, 4 of which must be finance electives. We strongly encourage students to take all **7 electives in the area of finance. Students in the 60-credit program are also required to complete an internship (MBA 599).

The 48-credit MBA in Finance track curriculum requires 16 three-credit courses. Within the 16 three- credit courses, students take 12 required core courses, including a 3-credit  industry project (MBA 522) and4 finance electives.

The 36 credit MBA in Finance track requires 12 three-credit courses. Within the 12 courses, students take 7 required core courses including a 3 credit industry project (MBA 522), and 5 elective courses. Four of these electives must be Finance electives. *Students will not have to take the following core courses: MBA 502, 504, 505, 589, or 592.*

Course Requirements for the MBA in Finance

MBA 501 - Management Economics

*MBA 502 - Finance

MBA 503 - Data Analysis & Decision Making

*MBA 504 - Financial Accounting

*MBA 505 - Marketing

MBA 506 - Leadership & Team Effectiveness

MBA 507 - Ethics & Law

MBA 511 - Technological Innovations

MBA 512 - Bus Planning & Strat Mgt

MBA 521/522 - Industry Project

*MBA 589 - Operations Management

MBA 592 - Organizational Behavior

Elective courses:

36 credit track: Students in the 36 credit track will take a total of five 500-level MBA elective courses, four of these must be FIN courses.

48 credit program: Students in the 48 credit program must take four FIN elective courses.

60 credit program: Students in the 60 credit program will take seven  500-level MBA elective courses, four of these must be FIN courses.

MBA in Marketing

In today’s competitive business environment a strong knowledge of marketing is necessary since one must understand how to stand out and effectively compete against other companies who are targeting the same population. Marketing is a discipline which relies on psychology, sociology and others and applies this knowledge to the exchange process where a company or individual is completing a sale. One must understand consumer behavior, the competitive environment, the company and the culture in which one operates. At the more micro level, the effective marketer must regulate elements of the marketing mix in bringing their product to market. Understanding how to price, promote, distribute and create the right product is essential if one is to achieve success. Understanding how consumers think and what motivates them to purchase is essential in an environment where everyone is competing for the same sale. The M.B.A. in Marketing will prepare students for careers in Brand Management, Product Management Advertising and/or Marketing Research.

The 60-credit MBA in Marketing track curriculum comprises 18 three-credit courses plus a six-credit industry project (MBA 521). Within the 18 three-credit courses, students take 13 required core courses plus **5 electives, 2 of which must be marketing electives. We strongly encourage students to take all 7 electives in the area of marketing.

The 48-credit MBA in Marketing track curriculum requires 16 three-credit courses. Within the 16 three credit courses, students take 14 required core courses, including a 3 credit industry project (MBA 522) and 2 Marketing electives.

The 36 credit MBA in Marketing track requires 12 three-credit courses. Within the 12 courses, students take 9 required core courses, including a 3 credit industry project (MBA 522), and 3 elective courses. Two of these electives must be marketing electives. *Students will not have to take the following core courses: MBA 502, 504, 505, 589, or 592.*

Course Requirements for the MBA in Marketing

MBA 501 - Management Economics

*MBA 502 - Finance

MBA 503 - Data Analysis & Decision Making

*MBA 504 - Financial Accounting

*MBA 505 - Marketing

MBA 506 - Leadership & Team Effectiveness

MBA 507 - Ethics in Management

MBA 511 - Technological Innovations

MBA 512 - Bus Planning & Strat Mgt

MBA 521/522 - Industry Project

*MBA 589 - Operations Management

MBA 592 - Organizational Behavior

*MBA 565 - Marketing Reserach

*MBA 567 - Marketing Strategy

Elective courses:

36 credit track: Students in the 36 credit track will take a total of five 500-level MBA elective courses, two of these must be MKT elective courses.

48 credit program: Students in the 48 credit program must take two MKT elective courses.

60 credit program: Students in the 60 credit program will take seven 500-level MBA elective courses, two of these must be MKT courses.

MBA in Health Care Management

The College of Business offers an MBA in Health Care Management Degree. This degree prepares students for careers in the exciting and tremendously growing field of health care. From industries such as hospitals, insurance and health services, to pharmaceuticals, biotech, and consulting, there is a huge demand for business professionals with health care acumen. This program will provide students with knowledge in health management, regulations, delivery systems and various industry segments that span the health systems of the 21st century. Courses in this program are offered in collaboration with Stony Brook's School of Health Technology and Management and the College of Business. In addition to health care management expertise, the degree will equip students with broad skills and knowledge in business, accounting, finance, marketing, operations, management, and leadership.  It allows for 4 classes in the health care management area, allowing students exposure to various aspects of health care management functions across various types of health care organizations.

The 60-credit MBA in Health Care Management track curriculum comprises 18 three-credit courses plus a six-credit industry project (MBA 521). Within the 18 three- credit courses, students take 11 required core courses plus **7 electives, 4 of which must be Health Care Management electives. We strongly encourage students to take all 7 electives in the area of Health Care Management. Students in the 60-credit program are also required to complete an internship (MBA 599).

The 48-credit MBA in Health Care Management track  requires 16 three-credit courses. Within the 16 three- credit courses, students take 12 required core courses, including a 3 credit  industry project (MBA 522) and 4 Health Care Management electives.

The 36 credit MBA in Health Care Management track requires 12 three-credit courses. Within the 12 courses, students take 7 required core courses, including a 3 credit  industry project (MBA 522), and 5 elective courses. Four of these electives must be Health Care Management electives. *Students will not have to take the following core courses: MBA 502, 504, 505, 589, or 592.*

Course Requirements for the MBA in Health Care

MBA 501 - Management Economics

*MBA 502 - Finance

MBA 503 - Data Analysis & Decision Making

*MBA 504 - Financial Accounting

*MBA 505 - Marketing

MBA 506 - Leadership & Team Effectiveness

MBA 507 - Ethics & Law

MBA 511 - Technological Innovations

MBA 512 - Bus Planning & Strat Mgt

MBA 521/522 - Industry Project

*MBA 589 - Operations Management

MBA 592 - Organizational Behavior

Elective courses:

36 credit track: Students in the 36 credit track will take a total of five 500-level MBA elective courses, four of these must be HAS elective courses.

48 credit program: Students in the 48 credit program must take four HAS elective courses.

60 credit program: Students in the 60 credit program will take seven 500-level MBA elective courses, four of these must be HAS courses.

MBA in Accounting

The College of Business is committed to providing students with a high quality education in accounting with a combined emphasis on theory and practical application. The MBA in Accounting is designed to provide students with the theoretical knowledge and analytical tools necessary to function in public accounting or private industry. The program will meet the education requirements for the Uniform Certified Public Accounting exam and licensing in New York State. We have designed the MBA in Accounting to accommodate a variety of students by establishing three paths of study. All three paths require the completion of accounting prerequisites prior to acceptance into the program

Traditional 60 Credit MBA in Accounting Program

Requires 18 three-credit courses plus a six-credit industry project (MBA 521). Within the 18 three- credit courses, students take 10 required core courses plus 8 accounting courses: ACC 542, ACC 562, ACC 590, ACC 591, ACC 594, ACC 596, ACC 597 and ACC 598. Students in the 60-credit program are also required to complete an internship (MBA 599).

48 Credit MBA in Accounting Program

Requires 16 three-credit courses. Within the 16 three- credit courses, students take 11 required core courses, including a 3 credit industry project (MBA 522) and 5 accounting courses: ACC 542, ACC 562, ACC 596, ACC 597, ACC 590.

36 Credit MBA in Accounting Track

Requires 12 three-credit courses. Within the 12 courses, students take 7 required core courses, including a 3 credit industry project (MBA 522), and the following 4 Accounting courses: ACC 562, ACC 596, ACC 597, ACC 590. Students 36 credit track will also take one additional MBA elective. *Students in the 36 credit track will not have to take the following core courses: MBA 502, 504, 505, 589, or 592.*

Accounting/Prerequisite Requirements

ACC 210 – Financial Accounting

ACC 214 – Managerial Cost Analysis and Applications

ACC 310 – Intermediate Accounting I

ACC 311 – Federal Income Taxation I

ACC 312 – Financial Statement Reporting and Analysis

ACC 314 – Federal Income Taxation II

ACC 400 – External Auditing

BUS 325 – Legal Environment of Business

MBA in Accounting Core Course Requirements

MBA 501 – Managerial Economics

MBA 502 - Finance

MBA 503 – Data Analysis and Decision Making

MBA 505 – Marketing

MBA 506 – Leadership and Team Effectiveness

MBA 507 - Ethics and Law

MBA 511 – Technological Innovations

MBA 512 – Business Planning and Strategic Management

MBA 522 – Industry Project

MBA 589 – Operations Management

MBA 592 – Organizational Behavior

MBA Accounting Courses

ACC 542 – Accounting for the Small Business Entrepreneur

ACC 562 – Accounting Information Systems

ACC 590 – Advanced Auditing & Assurance

ACC 591 – Internal Auditing

ACC 594 – Governmental and Not-For-Profit Accounting

ACC 596 – Financial Accounting Theory

ACC 597 – Advanced Accounting Problems

ACC 598 – Forensic Accounting

Accelerated "Fast Track" BA/BS/BE + MBA: A 48-credit accelerated MBA program for high achieveing current Stony Brook undergraduate students. This program permits students to begin taking graduate credits during their undergraduate career. In their fifth year, students typically go directly into the second year of the MBA program. Students have opportunities for a summer study abroad and an internship. Contact the College of Business for a complete list of eligible majors and admissions criteria.

Dual Degree Programs

  • Combined MBA/ MA in Art History
  • Combined MBA / MS in Mechanical Engineering Combined MBA / MS in Computer Science
  • Combined MBA / MS in Biomedical Engineering Combined MBA / MS in Public Policy
  • Combined MPH (Public Health)/ MBA
  • Combined MD / MBA

MS in Accounting

The Master of Science in Accounting is designed to provide students with the theoretical knowledge and analytical tools necessary to function in public accounting or private industry. The program will meet the education requirements for the Uniform Certified Public Accounting exam and licensing in New York State. This is a 30 credit program designed to be taken full time over the course of two semesters. Students must meet all prerequisites to be considered for this program. This program offers only Fall admission.

Prerequisites: 30 general business credits; 3 law credits; accounting specific prerequisites: ACC 210, ACC 214, ACC 310, ACC 311, ACC 312, ACC 314, ACC 400

Course Requirements for the MS in Accounting

ACC 542 – Accounting for the Small Business Entrepreneur ACC 562 – Accounting Information Systems

ACC 590 – Advanced Auditing & Assurance ACC 591 – Internal Auditing

ACC 594 – Governmental and Not-For-Profit Accounting ACC 596 – Financial Accounting Theory

ACC 597 – Advanced Accounting Problems ACC 598 – Forensic Accounting

ACC 580 – Accounting Capstone

MBA 506 – Leadership, Team Effectiveness

MBA 507 – Ethics and Law

MS in Finance

The Master of Science in Finance is a unique opportunity to further your education in the field of finance. This 30 credit program is well suited to financial professionals who seek advanced finance skills, as well as students from other disciplines who seek to strengthen their finance expertise.  The Master of Science in Finance focuses on finance-specific topics, requiring ten finance based courses culminating in an expertise of the discipline.   This program will focus on developing an understanding of financial concepts and applications, preparing students to work in various areas of commercial finance such as, banking, investments and corporate finance. 

Course Requirements for the MS in Finance

MBA 502 Finance

FIN 536 Financial Management

FIN 539 Investment Analysis

FIN 540 Probability & Statistics for Finance

FIN 541 Bank Management

FIN 545 Capital Markets

FIN 549 Risk Management

FIN 552 Merger and Acquisitions

FIN 578 Behavioral Finance

FIN 580 Finance Capstone Course

MS in Technology Management - Korea

The Master of Science in Technology Management (MS – TM) is offered jointly by the College of Business and the School of Integrated Sciences & Technologies (aSSIST). This program was created with an emphasis on business and technology to meet the needs of Korea’s working professionals.

Students will take a total of 36 credits of TMP courses. Each course is 1.5 credits. The program is offered in a lock-step cohort over the course of one year. Exact courses and schedule of classes will be determined prior to the commencement of each new cohort. The majority of instruction for this program will take place in Korea with a three-week summer study at Stony Brook University’s main campus.