Donald G. Purdy, M.A. UAlbany Weekend MBA Information Session Presentation at the Chamber of Southern Saratoga County

Donald G. Purdy, M.A. UAlbany Weekend MBA Information Session Presentation at the Chamber of Southern Saratoga County



Here’s a recap of the information covered during the April 12 event.

Here’s a recap of the information covered during the April 12 event.



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Donald G. Purdy, M.A. UAlbany Weekend MBA Information Session Presentation at the Chamber of Southern Saratoga County Donald G. Purdy, M.A. UAlbany Weekend MBA Information Session Presentation at the Chamber of Southern Saratoga County Presentation Transcript

  • power up ›› THE WEEKEND MBA PROGRAMINFORMATION SESSION at theChamber of Southern Saratoga CountyApril 12, 2012 /
  • 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
  • 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 View slide
  • 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 View slide
  • 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)
  • 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
  • FINANCING Options• Contract program• Does NOT qualify for federal/FAFSA funding• Private graduate student loans• Scholarship awards available • Chambers of commerce •
  • 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
  • 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
  • CLASS of 2012 Snapshot• Class size – 29• Average age – 40• 60% male and 40% female• 2 Ph.D.s, 7 Masters
  • CLASS of 2013 Snapshot• Class size – 27• Average age – 38• 74% male and 26% female• 1 Doctoral degree• 2 Masters
  • 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
  • INTERNATIONAL Trip• Eight days• Seven site visits/management presentations• Optional cultural trips• Last year 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!
  • LIGHTS, camera, action!
  • 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 …
  • 2012 will lead us to …
  • 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)
  • 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
  • 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 …
  • 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!
  • WEBSITE and GMAT Information University Web Sites University at Albany – School of Business – Weekend MBA – GMAT Information Web Site Telephone Numbers GMAT Registration – 518.438.6762
  • CONTACT Information• Don Purdy, Program Director • E-mail: • P: 518.442.4964 | F: 518.442.4975 • Twitter: @UAlbanyMBA • LinkedIn: • Facebook: • YouTube:• Kristin Donohue, Program Assistant • E-mail: • P: 518.442.4960 | F:
  • QUESTIONS? We hope to receive your online application package soon!