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Master of Business Administration 

MBA Part-Time Evening

Program of Study

If you’ve already taken certain business classes, up to ten credits may be waived to help you finish sooner.

First Year

  • Organizational Behavior
  • Economic Analysis
  • Accounting for Managers
  • Human Resources Management
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Advanced Excel
  • Database Management
  • Presentation Skills


Second Year

  • Operations Management
  • Financial Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Information Technology Management
  • Strategic Management
  • International Business
  • Elective

Third Year

  • Three Electives
  • Research Project

See the Graduate Bulletin for details.

For more information, please contact Jennifer North at [email protected] or 518-956-8370.

Elective Tracks for the Part-Time Evening MBA Program

Focus on services marketing and learn how to conduct market research and apply consumer behavior concepts to marketing strategy, social media marketing, B2B marketing, and sales management and performance analysis.

Two of the following: 

  • Services Marketing
  • Advanced Concepts in Food Marketing
  • Digital Marketing
  • Selected Topics in Marketing 

Required: Research Project in Marketing


Study financial concepts and learn how to manage investment portfolios and analyze and assess the value of alternative investments in commodities, hedge funds, private equity, real assets, and structured products.

Two of the following: 

  • The Fixed Income Securities Market
  • Private Equity and Venture Capital
  • Corporate Financial Problems

Required: Finance Research Project


Learn how to influence and lead change management initiatives.

Understand the different types and methods of organizational change and learn how it can affect employees, functional units, and business performance.

Two of the following: 

  • Leadership and Managerial Skills
  • Change Management
  • Creativity and Entrepreneurship

Required: Management Research Project

Information Systems and Business Analytics

Gain skills in database management and business intelligence that you can use to support decision making, solve problems, and improve business operations. Courses cover common asset management and analytics applications.

Two of the following:  

  • Business Dynamics: Simulation Modeling for Decision-Making
  • Foundations of Data Management and Business Analytics for Managers
  • Topics in Business Analytics and for Managers
  • Project Management

Required: Information Systems and Business Analytics Research Project

New Venture Development

Want to work for a young company, launch your own business, or provide services for start-ups? Learn how to assess opportunities, write a business plan, create goals and strategies, seek funding, and manage new businesses.

Two of the following:

  • Creativity and Entrepreneurship
  • Private Equity and Venture Capital
  • Advanced Concepts in Food Marketing
  • Project Management

Required: Management Research Project


Help prevent computer network and digital data security breaches by learning how to identify information system vulnerabilities, recognize threats, mitigate risks, respond to incidents, and protect data from cyber-attacks. 


  • Information Security Risk Assessment
  • Introduction to Information and Cybersecurity
  • Cybersecurity Research Project
Career Services for Part-Time MBA Students

Many students in the evening MBA program are working toward promotion in their current workplace. Others are earning their master’s to gain the skills they need to start their own business, get a higher-paying job with another company, or move into an entirely new career field. 

The School of Business offers a variety of career services to help you achieve your professional goals. Learn how to update and improve your resume, write a polished cover letter that reflects your education and experience, and practice interviewing so you’re ready for the real thing.

In addition, you can easily connect with a wide variety of recruiters on campus who are hiring for positions with  regional, national, and international consulting firms, corporations, nonprofits, and government agencies.

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"I manage project management and business analysis for the CAP COM Federal Credit Union. I prioritize which items our business works on, which involves quantifying and comparing options and then making sure the right deliverables are submitted on time. Earning my MBA at UAlbany has helped me navigate project strategies and have successful interactions with my C-level team members."

- Matt Whalen, MBA, Information Systems and Business Analytics, ‘18
  Director of Project Management Office, CAP COM Federal Credit Union


Admissions Requirements
Admission Deadlines
  • Fall: August 1
  • Spring: December 1
  • Summer: May 1

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis as space remains available.

There is no departmental assistantship consideration for this program.

Required Application Materials
  • Resume (3 years of post-baccalaureate full-time work experience required)
  • Transcripts from all post-secondary schools attended
  • Official GMAT scores (or equivalent graduate test score. GRE, LSAT, etc.)*
    • Test score waivers available: See note below
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of goals
    The statement is generally one to two pages discussing what you have to offer the program and what you wish to get out of the program.  It should include a brief description of the applicant's field of interest, related background, desired area of study and research emphasis or career goals.

*The GMAT will be waived as a requirement for admission to the MBA Part-Time program for Fall 2021 applicants.

GMAT Waiver Requirements
  • 3.6+ undergraduate GPA and required 3 years of work experience
  • 3.2+ undergraduate GPA and 5+ years of full-time work experience
  • Non degree study path
    • Apply to the program as a non-degree seeking student
      • Requires Resume and Transcripts only
    • Take 9-12 program credits and achieve a GPA Of 3.3 or better to waive the GMAT on your degree application.

To request a waiver, simply include a brief statement in your application.

Student Learning Objectives

Learning objectives that UAlbany students are expected to attain through their course of study within their academic program.

Master of Business Administration
  • Students will be able to show comprehension of three to five key concepts from Human Resources, Finance, Marketing, Accounting, IT Management, and Operations Management.
  • Students will be able to analyze and report the impact of change on the strategy of an organization.
  • Be able to understand the ethical, CSR, sustainability and corporate governance  issues faced by managers within functional areas and propose solutions.
  • Be able to apply analytic skills to the solution of business problems.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of effective communication and  leadership skills in a team or organizational setting.