Business Administration

Master of Business Administration

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. Courses blend the formal study of management theory with practice, and students learn to integrate the various business functions into firm-level analyses, problem solving, and decision making. 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.

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, students discover how theoretical knowledge is employed in practical situations.

Prior to matriculation in the program, applicants seeking admission to the M.B.A. program must have completed one of the following:

  • a bachelor's degree in business or accounting;
  • a bachelor's degree in a non-business field plus successful completion of appropriate pre-M.B.A. modules;
  • a bachelor's degree in a non-business field plus significant undergraduate business coursework (such as a business minor). Transcripts are reviewed on a case-by-case basis, and successful completion of one or more pre-M.B.A. modules may be required before admission to the M.B.A. program.

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 challenges of managing in a global economy and strategic decision making. Candidates complete the program requirements by taking three elective courses.

Degree Requirements

  • Accounting: Financial Reporting & Control
  • Corporate Financial Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Sustainable Practices in Operations and Technology
  • Organizational Structure and Processes
  • Strategic Planning and Business Policy
  • Managing in a Global Economy
  • Decision Support Analysis
  • Industry Analysis
  • Three elective courses

Information on the pre-M.B.A. program is available at www.ithaca.edu/business/mba.