Master of Business Administration
Marist students have many reasons for wanting a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree. You might be looking for a strategic way to advance your career with your current employer. Or, you might feel the need to freshen up your skill set as you prepare for a new position. Or, you may be looking for credentials to open the door to a whole new career.
Don't be intimidated about pursuing an MBA if you don't have a business degree. You'll find your Marist classmates come from a wide range of interesting backgrounds. Many have traditional business management degrees, but, many more come to their MBA from accounting, banking, brokerage, engineering, systems analysis, IT, health care, human resources, manufacturing, and marketing. That means you'll enjoy participating in a dynamic, well-informed level of classroom interaction (whether in person or online) with interesting peers who broaden your perspective and challenge your thinking.
If you need flexible scheduling to balance pursuing your MBA with work and family commitments, but still want the prestige of a degree from a recognized, accredited college, the Marist MBA will meet your needs. More than 90% of our students complete their MBA while working full time. Structured for part-time study, the program provides a broad-based business education while being sensitive to the time demands of today's working adults. You can take classes in a traditional classroom or online, moving between the two formats to accommodate your work, family, or travel schedule. Campus-based courses are held at the Marist Fishkill Center, a professional office complex with ample parking, technology-enhanced classrooms, conference space, a quiet study lounge and state-of-the-art computer labs. Classes meet one evening per week, Monday through Thursday. Online classes are, of course, available 24/7. We've offered high-quality online courses for more than 10 years at Marist. Our professors know how to maximize your online experience, and the course management system is well-tuned.
See the college catalog for entrance and program requirements, and the course descriptions to learn more about the specific topics you'll be studying.