Graduate Bulletin

Spring 2018

Effective for Fall 2015, applicants with an awarded Bachelor’s degree in Business are eligible for a 36 credit track MBA in Accounting, MBA in Finance, MBA in Marketing or MBA with concentrations. All other applicants with an awarded Bachelor’s degree, regardless of undergraduate major, are eligible for a 48 credit track in MBA in Accounting, MBA in Finance, MBA in Marketing, MBA in Health Care Management or MBA with concentrations. The available concentrations are Human Resources (HR), Innovation, Management, or Management Operations.

All students admitted prior to the Fall 2015 semester must follow the MBA track for the term they were admitted under. Please refer to the Graduate School Bulletin archives to find your program plan for your admit term.

Description of the MBA Program

In today’s world of constant change and extraordinary opportunity, the need for business education has never been greater. Our MBA degree program is taught by leading Stony Brook faculty. They are complemented by key executives recruited as visiting professors from throughout the tri-state region—industry leaders who have built stellar careers in today’s global business world.

Our students participate in a vibrant learning environment where they gain the knowledge, skills, and insights necessary to manage complex organizations. Our dedicated faculty has both academic and business experience, and teaches not only the broad principles of management, finance, and marketing but also the more intangible aspects of leadership, communications, and business strategy.

The College of Business offers flexible full and part time programs with day, evening, and Saturday courses at our beautiful main campus in Stony Brook, Long Island, which is located 60 miles east of New York City. We also offer some courses for the MBA program in an online format. As a result of our relationship with business schools overseas, our programs extend to the far corners of the globe.

Full-time students are encouraged to spend a summer session or a semester in the study abroad program to learn about business in Africa, China, Europe, India, Korea, Greece, or the Middle East. These experiences provide students with a competitive edge in the job market as businesses increasingly look for employees with overseas experience. Today most businesses are global in nature, whether they are multinational corporations or small local businesses with overseas suppliers, customers, or a diverse international workforce.

By focusing on strategic, managerial, analytical, and technical processes and outcomes critical to success in a broad spectrum of industries, Stony Brook University’s MBA program helps students recognize ways in which they can add value to their firms and advance their careers.

Superior Teaching in a Nurturing Learning Environment: The Stony Brook program prides itself on its superior teaching and its dedication to working with each student to develop his or her business and managerial skills. We seek to bridge the gap between theory and practice by selecting faculty members who can clearly communicate the practical benefits of managerial knowledge.

Placement and Career Services

Career Services

The Career Center, located on the ground floor of the Melville Library at the foot of the Zebra Path, provides a variety of career and life planning services to MBA students. These services include: online listings of on- and off-campus jobs and internships, resume referrals, on-campus interviews, job and internship fairs, workshops on topics including resume preparation and interviewing, individual counseling, and additional resources online and in print.

Job & internship listings, applications, and resume referrals (when the Career Center forwards appropriate resumes to interested employers) happen through Handshake - to access it, visit

Many companies visit the campus to conduct one-on-one interviews with MBA students. It is suggested that graduate students contact the Career Center at the beginning of their first semester for more details.

Job and internship fairs, in which employers visit the campus to discuss their organizations and share available job openings, are held regularly. These fairs provide graduate students with unique opportunities to meet, have brief interviews with, and leave resumes with a significant number and variety of employers.  For dates and details, visit and look under Career Center Upcoming Events.


For those who are about to begin the process of searching for a job, writing a resume, and/or interviewing, group workshops are offered which provide information on these and related topics. Other workshops offer networking opportunities and insight into particular careers & employers. For dates and details, visit and look under Career Center Upcoming Events.

Individual Counseling

Professional career counselors are available to assist with questions pertaining to any facet of the career decision-making process, from deciding on a specific business path to finding out how to effectively search for a job. Topics which are frequently discussed include: selecting a specialization, researching companies, obtaining experience through volunteer and internship positions, job search strategy, and marketing the value of a graduate degree. Those interested in discussing these or other issues are encouraged to drop by or set up appointments by calling or visiting the Career Center.

 Website and Career Resource Library

The Career Center's website and Career Resource Library contain a wealth of information on a variety of topics related to the career planning process. Materials include information on occupations, labor market trends, salary levels, job hunting, resume writing, employment interviewing, and many other areas. Those MBA students interested in pursuing doctoral study can look through directories and information on entrance tests required. Detailed information on potential employers, including annual reports and related documents, is included in what's available