Program Value

The Weekend MBA is the value-leader among New York state executive-level MBA programs. What's more, you'll find a greater return on your investment. A recent study by the Executive MBA Council found that students who participated in an EMBA program increased their earnings by an average of 29% between starting and graduating the program!

The program investment for the cohort entering Fall 2014 is $42,000, billed in five to six installments (approximately every four months) equivalent to the number of credits covered in the upcoming period. This all-inclusive fee covers:

  • Tuition
  • Textbooks and classroom materials
  • Delicious Friday evening buffets, Saturday continental breakfasts, lunches, and refreshments
  • International travel expenses (airfare, hotel, and most meals)

Limited financial awards are available for both local chamber of commerce members and qualified non-chamber members. As a contract program, it qualifies for private graduate student loans, not federal student loans.

Compare this to the investment required for other EMBA programs in New York state and you’ll quickly see the financial advantage of our program:

University at Albany Weekend MBA Program

$42,000

University at Buffalo Executive MBA Program

$50,000**

Binghamton University Executive MBA Program (New York City)

$55,500*

Rochester Institute of Technology Executive MBA Program

$66,500

University of Rochester Executive MBA Program

$89,000

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Executive MBA Program (moved to RPI's Hartford, CT campus, February 2011)

$92,480**

Fordham University Executive MBA Program

$92,882

Cornell University Executive MBA Program

$157,416

New York University Executive MBA Program 

$163,000

Columbia University Executive MBA Program

$168,480

* does not include an international residency
**  does not include airfare as part of international residency

Next Steps

Take a look at our Degree Requirements and Student Profile pages to see if the Weekend MBA is a good fit for you.

For specific questions, feel free to contact Program Director Don Purdy at 518.956.8381, at dpurdy@albany.edu, or at @UAlbanyMBA.