Four-Semester MBA

Our four-semester MBA option is designed for students with diverse backgrounds and professional experiences, providing them with the necessary skills to advance as leaders in the global business environment.

This option is designed for students of all academic backgrounds, meaning no business or accounting undergraduate degree is required.

Program highlights:

  • Earn an MBA from a nationally-ranked institution
  • Customize your curriculum or declare a concentration in Business Analytics, Finance, Marketing, Management Information Systems, Leadership/Consulting and Supply Chain Management. Learn more about our elective course offerings here.
  • No need to select elective coursework until your second year, giving you time to explore career options and craft your curriculum to obtain the skill sets required for success in your desired industry
  • A required internship allows you to gain valuable, resume-building experience
  • Over 80 percent of recent Binghamton University MBA students received a job offer within three months of graduation

Coursework and Curriculum

Our MBA curriculum is designed to prepare you with the essential tools needed to be effective leaders in today's rapidly changing corporate, non-profit and public sectors.

During your first year, you will establish a foundation of universally-accepted business fundamentals through our core courses, critical for every manager to comprehend. Students work in task-oriented teams, drawing upon the experience and skills of peers to solve challenging business problems relative to today's managerial challenges.

As you discover your interests, a more individualized study structure is used during the second year of the program. You have the opportunity to explore numerous elective course offerings, including cross-disciplinary electives, or customized independent study. With advising from faculty, you can also design interdisciplinary projects based on specific career tracks, strengthening your connection between passion and profession.

Year 1 

Fall Semester Spring Semester
MGMT 501: Accounting for Managers MGMT 500: Management Information Systems
MGMT 503: Statistical Analysis for Mgmt MGMT 502: Managerial Economics
MGMT 505: Finance for Managers MGMT 506: Marketing for Managers
MGMT 508: Organizational Behavior MGMT 507: Operations Management
MGMT 516: Business Communications  

Year 2

Fall Semester Spring Semester
MGMT 504: Programming for Business Analytics MGMT 540: Strategic Management
MBA Elective MBA Elective
MBA Elective MBA Elective
MBA Elective MBA Elective

We require our four-semester MBA students to participate in a career-related internship prior to finishing the program to ensure a range of valuable experiences to help launch your career.

Electives: One elective must be a technical skills elective, and one elective must be an interpersonal skills elective. Learn more about our elective course offerings here.

Concentrations: To complete a concentration, a minimum of four courses (sixteen credit hours) is required. Concentrations are optional. Learn more about our elective course offerings here.

One-Year Option

Students who have clearly defined career goals and have taken coursework in microeconomics and statistics have the option of completing the program in one calendar year.

Binghamton University is one of the only institutions in the United States offering this program option to those without an undergraduate degree in business.


Begin your application at this link.

When prompted to choose your MBA pathway, select 4-semester MBA - available to students of all undergraduate majors from the drop-down menu.

While we accept GMAT and GRE scores for consideration, they are not required for our MBA program.

Students admitted into this program option typically have an undergraduate GPA of 3.3 or higher. Applicants with significant work experience and/or strong GMAT/GRE scores (while not required) are also considered for admission.

Information regarding admissions, financial aid, housing and program costs can be found on the Graduate School website.

Contact or call (607) 777-4696 with general questions. You can also contact:


Degree Fall Spring
MBA March 15 (Recommended) December 1 (Recommended)