Ithaca’s M.B.A. program grounds students in the advanced concepts of business management while giving them hands-on opportunities to practice business leadership. Coursework begins with function-level analysis, creating an understanding of how each management function contributes to the firm as a whole. In addition, students learn to integrate the various functions into firm-level analyses, problem solving, and decision making.
Courses routinely blend the formal study of management theory with real-world management practice. Through case studies, class projects, and experience in the school’s trading room and technology lab, students ultimately discover how theoretical knowledge is employed in practical situations.
Applicants seeking admission to the M.B.A. program must have completed, prior to matriculation in the program, one of the following:
Candidates in the M.B.A. program complete nine required courses. Five are in the functional areas of accounting, finance, management, marketing, and operations management. Two courses address the challenge of managing in a global economy and the integration of functional knowledge into strategic decision making. The remaining two courses analyze the historical development, present characteristics, and future projections for selected industries. Candidates complete the program requirements by taking three elective courses.
1 Students applying to the M.B.A. program must also have completed the following three courses or their equivalent: