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power up ›› THE WEEKEND MBA PROGRAMINFORMATION SESSION at theChamber of Schenectady CountyMarch 27, 2012 / www.albany.edu/...
PROGRAMS at the School of Business•   Weekend MBA Program•   Evening MBA Program•   Full-Time MBA Program•   MS Profession...
MEET the Program Director•   30+ years marketing    communications experience•   2 degrees in communication•   Have taught...
WHY return to school?                                     •   You missed studying for exams,                              ...
WEEKEND Overview•   48 credits over 22 months•   Cohort structure•   Fall entry only•   Focus: rising professionals/manage...
VALUE•    University at Albany Weekend MBA Program                                 $40,800•    Binghamton University Execu...
FINANCING Options•   Contract program•   Does NOT qualify for federal/FAFSA funding•   Private graduate student loans•   S...
STUDENT Diversity•   Wide range of backgrounds, ethnicities, religions, job    experiences, professions, and ages•   Demog...
STUDENT Diversity•   Professional Experience:    •   Wide range of professions within our        program    •   Bank vice ...
CLASS of 2012 Snapshot•   Class size – 29•   Average age – 40•   60% male and 40%    female•   2 Ph.D.s, 7 Masters    degr...
CLASS of 2013 Snapshot•   Class size – 27•   Average age – 38•   74% male and 26%    female•   1 Doctoral degree•   2 Mast...
INTERNATIONAL Trip•   Mandatory for all Weekend MBA students since 2005•   Research proves that being in country is more  ...
INTERNATIONAL Trip•   Eight days•   Seven site visits/management presentations•   Optional cultural trips•   Last month in...
LIGHTS, camera, action!www.albany.edu/business/weekendmba
PREVIOUS Ports of Call•   2006 – Buenos Aires, Argentina•   2007 – Dublin, Ireland•   2008 – Budapest, Hungary•   2009 – S...
2012 will lead us to …www.albany.edu/business/weekendmba
APPLICATION Materials•   Complete online application•   Upload 1-2 page personal statement•   Official transcripts (3.0 GP...
GMAT Waiver•   15 years full-time work experience•   5-10 years professional experience plus    Masters degree from accred...
VALUE Proposition I•   AACSB accredited•   All-inclusive program investment is    value leader among NYS executive-level  ...
VALUE Proposition II•   MBA programs rated among the top 15 in 2 categories –    Opportunities for Women and General Manag...
WEBSITE and GMAT Information                               University Web Sites                    University at Albany – ...
CONTACT Information•   Don Purdy, Program Director    •   E-mail: dpurdy@albany.edu    •   P: 518.442.4964 | F: 518.442.49...
QUESTIONS?                    We hope to receive your         online application package soon!www.albany.edu/business/week...
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UAlbany Weekend MBA Information Session Presentation at the Chamber of Schenectady County

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  1. 1. power up ›› THE WEEKEND MBA PROGRAMINFORMATION SESSION at theChamber of Schenectady CountyMarch 27, 2012 / www.albany.edu/business/weekendmba
  2. 2. PROGRAMS at the School of Business• Weekend MBA Program• Evening MBA Program• Full-Time MBA Program• MS Professional Accountancy, Forensic Accounting, and Accounting• MS in Taxation and Tax Practicewww.albany.edu/business/weekendmba
  3. 3. MEET the Program Director• 30+ years marketing communications experience• 2 degrees in communication• Have taught marketing in School of Business since 1998• Have headed Weekend MBA Program since 2008www.albany.edu/business/weekendmba
  4. 4. WHY return to school? • You missed studying for exams, reading textbooks, and working on projects! • Another tool in the toolbox • Build a solid business foundation • Become a more well-rounded business executive • Position yourself for even greater success • Provide more value to you employerwww.albany.edu/business/weekendmba
  5. 5. WEEKEND Overview• 48 credits over 22 months• Cohort structure• Fall entry only• Focus: rising professionals/managers• Classes held every other weekend • Friday 2:00-8:30 p.m. & Saturday 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.• Location: Executive Education Center – Clifton Park, NY• Investment: $40,800 (includes tuition, all course materials, textbooks, fees, meals, and international trip)www.albany.edu/business/weekendmba
  6. 6. VALUE• University at Albany Weekend MBA Program $40,800• Binghamton University Executive MBA Program (Bing.) $41,850*• Binghamton University Executive MBA Program (NYC) $43,160*• University at Buffalo Executive MBA Program $50,000**• RIT Executive MBA Program $58,500**• University of Rochester Executive MBA Program $86,500• Fordham University Executive MBA Program $87,550**• RPI Executive MBA Program (moved to RPI’s Hartford, CT campus, February 2011) $88,580**• Cornell University Executive MBA Program $145,380**• New York University Executive MBA Program $149,000**• Columbia University Executive MBA Program $154,320** *doesn’t include int’l trip **doesn’t include airfare as part of int’l tripwww.albany.edu/business/weekendmba
  7. 7. FINANCING Options• Contract program• Does NOT qualify for federal/FAFSA funding• Private graduate student loans• Scholarship awards available • Chambers of commerce • Generalwww.albany.edu/business/weekendmba
  8. 8. STUDENT Diversity• Wide range of backgrounds, ethnicities, religions, job experiences, professions, and ages• Demographics: • United States, China, Haiti, Turkey, Pakistan, Korea, India, Canada, Germany, Egypt, Lebanon, Bangladesh, Cameroon, Jamaica, Cuba, Spain, and Afghanistan • Traveling greater distances, crossing state and national boundarieswww.albany.edu/business/weekendmba
  9. 9. STUDENT Diversity• Professional Experience: • Wide range of professions within our program • Bank vice presidents and senior vice presidents, physicians, engineers, scientists, project managers, consultants, nurses, attorneys, salespeople, hospital executives, marketing directors, graphic design, lobbyists, human resources, financial services, information technologywww.albany.edu/business/weekendmba
  10. 10. CLASS of 2012 Snapshot• Class size – 29• Average age – 40• 60% male and 40% female• 2 Ph.D.s, 7 Masters degreeswww.albany.edu/business/weekendmba
  11. 11. CLASS of 2013 Snapshot• Class size – 27• Average age – 38• 74% male and 26% female• 1 Doctoral degree• 2 Masters degreeswww.albany.edu/business/weekendmba
  12. 12. INTERNATIONAL Trip• Mandatory for all Weekend MBA students since 2005• Research proves that being in country is more effective learning tool … and more fun, too!• Returning students better able to understand complex foreign financial transactions, understand cultural differences and their impact, and are more confident in pursuing foreign ventures within their organizations.www.albany.edu/business/weekendmba
  13. 13. INTERNATIONAL Trip• Eight days• Seven site visits/management presentations• Optional cultural trips• Last month in Munich, visited/heard from BMW, SAP Deutschland, German American Business Association, Nokia Siemens, Volvo Trucks, Faurecia, Mummert & Company, with optional trips to Salzburg, Austria, BMW World, and Dachau!www.albany.edu/business/weekendmba
  14. 14. LIGHTS, camera, action!www.albany.edu/business/weekendmba
  15. 15. PREVIOUS Ports of Call• 2006 – Buenos Aires, Argentina• 2007 – Dublin, Ireland• 2008 – Budapest, Hungary• 2009 – Santiago, Chile• 2010 – Beijing, China• 2011 – Munich, Germany• 2012 – Stay tuned …www.albany.edu/business/weekendmba
  16. 16. 2012 will lead us to …www.albany.edu/business/weekendmba
  17. 17. APPLICATION Materials• Complete online application• Upload 1-2 page personal statement• Official transcripts (3.0 GPA)• Upload current resume• Upload 3 recommendation letters• GMAT score (580)/upload GMAT waiver request• Online $75 application fee (credit card)• July 31 deadline (soft)www.albany.edu/business/weekendmba
  18. 18. GMAT Waiver• 15 years full-time work experience• 5-10 years professional experience plus Masters degree from accredited institution, depending on credits• Terminal degree from accredited university• LSAT score• GRE score as part of previous Master program applicationwww.albany.edu/business/weekendmba
  19. 19. VALUE Proposition I• AACSB accredited• All-inclusive program investment is value leader among NYS executive-level MBA programs• Incredible student diversity• Dedicated, full-time staff who are committed to facilitating the best possible educational experience• Enjoying most prolific 4-year stretch in program history!• So much great news and so little space means …www.albany.edu/business/weekendmba
  20. 20. VALUE Proposition II• MBA programs rated among the top 15 in 2 categories – Opportunities for Women and General Management – by The Princeton Review!• Voted Most Innovative Business School in Northeast Region of U.S. by European CEO magazine!• U.S. News & World Report has recognized the School as one of the “Best Business Programs”!• $64 million School of Business building under construction – targeting 2013 for occupancy!www.albany.edu/business/weekendmba
  21. 21. WEBSITE and GMAT Information University Web Sites University at Albany – www.albany.edu School of Business – www.albany.edu/business Weekend MBA – www.albany.edu/business/weekendMBA GMAT Information Web Site www.mba.com Telephone Numbers GMAT Registration – 518.438.6762 1.800.GMATNOWwww.albany.edu/business/weekendmba
  22. 22. CONTACT Information• Don Purdy, Program Director • E-mail: dpurdy@albany.edu • P: 518.442.4964 | F: 518.442.4975 • Twitter: @UAlbanyMBA • LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/donpurdy • Facebook: www.facebook.com/weekendmba • YouTube: www.youtube.com/ualbanymba• Kristin Donohue, Program Assistant • E-mail: kdonohue@albany.edu • P: 518.442.4960 | F: 518.442.4975www.albany.edu/business/weekendmba
  23. 23. QUESTIONS? We hope to receive your online application package soon!www.albany.edu/business/weekendmba
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