MBA Program: Curriculum

The Stony Brook MBA Program includes a 60-credit program and 48-credit program. Students with at least five years' relevant work experience may qualify for the 48-credit program. Students in both programs are required to complete core courses, plus elective courses in an area of concentration.

The 60-credit MBA curriculum comprises 18 three-credit courses plus a six-credit group project (MBA 521). Within the 18 three-credit courses, students take 11 required core courses plus 7 electives. Students in the 60-credit program are also required to complete an internship (MBA 599). Students in the 60-credit program typically complete their internship or participate in a study abroad program in the summer between the first two years.

The 48-credit MBA curriculum includes 15 three-credit courses plus a three-credit group project (MBA 522). Within the 15 three-credit courses, students take 11 required core courses plus 4 electives, all of which must be in one area of concentration.

MBA Program Bulletin

MBA Program Class Descriptions

Core Courses:

All are 3 credits unless indicated

  • MBA 501: Managerial economics
  • MBA 502: Finance
  • MBA 503: Data Analysis & Decision Making
  • MBA 504: Financial Accounting
  • MBA 505: Marketing
  • MBA 506: Leadership/Team Effectiveness
  • MBA 507: Ethics & Law (MBA 566 Business Law or BUS 520 Law and Foreign Policy may be taken in place of MBA 507)
  • MBA 511: Technological Innovations
  • MBA 512: Business Planning & Strategic Management - Capstone course
  • MBA 521: Industry Project (for the 60-credit MBA Program, this class counts as 6 credits)
  • MBA 522: Industry Project (for the 48-credit MBA Program, this class counts as 3 credits)
  • MBA 589: Operations Management
  • MBA 592: Organizational Behavior

Elective Courses:

7 electives for the 60-credit MBA Program (3 credits each)
4 electives for the 48-credit MBA Program (3 credits each)

The College of Business offers over 40 elective courses in different concentration areas.


Concentration Options:
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing
  • Accounting
  • Innovation
  • Health Care Management*

*Health Care Management can be taken either as a concentration (4 classes) or as an advanced-certificate program (6 classes); the latter requires a separate application. For more information, please contact the College of Business Office of Student Services at 631-632-7171 or OSS@stonybrook.edu.

How a Typical 60-credit Stony Brook MBA Program is Organized:

All courses are 3 credits unless indicated

First Year, Fall Semester*

  • MBA 589: Operations Management
  • MBA 506: Leadership/Team Effectiveness
  • MBA 504: Financial Accounting
  • MBA 505: Marketing
  • MBA 511: Technological Innovations

First Year, Spring Semester

  • MBA 501: Managerial economics
  • MBA 503: Data Analysis & Decision Making
  • MBA 502: Finance
  • MBA 507: Ethics & Law (MBA 566 Business Law or BUS 520 Law and Foreign Policy may be taken in place of MBA 507)
  • Elective

Summer

  • Study abroad/internship (usually completed in the summer)

Second Year, Fall Semester

  • MBA 521: Industry Project (for the 60-credit MBA Program, this class counts as 6 credits)
  • MBA 592: Organizational Behaviour
  • Elective
  • Elective

Second Year, Spring Semester

  • MBA 512: Business Planning & Strategic Management
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective

How a Typical 48-credit Stony Brook MBA Program is Organized: (example given is part time, evening program)

All courses are 3 credits unless indicated

First Year, Fall Semester*

  • MBA 506 Leadership/Team Effectiveness/Communication
  • MBA 504 Financial Accounting
Winter Session
  • MBA Elective
First Year, Spring Semester
  • MBA 505 Marketing
  • MBA 589 Operation Management

Summer Session

  • MBA 503 Data Analysis and Decision Making

Second Year, Fall Semester

  • MBA 502 Finance
  • MBA 511 Technological Innovations
Winter Session 
  • MBA Elective

Second Year, Spring Semester

  • MBA 501 Managerial Economics
  • MBA Elective
Summer Session
  • MBA 507 Ethics and Law (MBA 566 Business Law or BUS 520 Law and Foreign Policy may be taken in place of MBA 507)
Third Year, Fall Semester
  • MBA 522 Industry Project (for the 48-credit MBA Program, this class counts as 3 credits)
  • MBA 592: Organizational Behaviour
Third Year, Spring Semester 
  • MBA 512 Business Planning and Strategic Management - Capstone course
  • MBA Elective 

*Students may start in the Fall or Spring semester. For purposes of demonstrating the program organization we highlighted a Fall start, however this course plan can be taken if starting in the Spring.

College of Business • Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794-3775 • Phone: 631.632.7171 • Fax: 631.632.8181
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