University at Albany Weekend MBA Information Session Presentation

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This is a revised information session presentation, including details on our international trip to Prague, hotlinks, and a slide on the EMBA Council's top 10 reasons to consider an executive MBA program.

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University at Albany Weekend MBA Information Session Presentation

  1. 1. September 10, 2013 / albany.edu/business/weekendmba power up›› THE WEEKEND MBA PROGRAM INFORMATION SESSION at the Albany-Colonie Executive Education Center
  2. 2. 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 your employer
  3. 3. EMBA Council’s Top 10 Reasons • Great investment • Knowledge to use • Powerful peers and friends • Income potential • Global view • Diverse experience • Leadership development • New opportunities • Stimulating projects • Confidence boost
  4. 4. 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 – Albany, NY • Investment: $41,760 (includes tuition, all course materials, textbooks, fees, meals, and international trip)
  5. 5. VALUE • University at Albany Weekend MBA Program $41,760 • 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 $62,500** • University of Rochester Executive MBA Program $86,500 • RPI Executive MBA Program (moved to RPI’s Hartford, CT campus, February 2011) $88,580** • Fordham University Executive MBA Program $90,177** • Cornell University Executive MBA Program $149,920** • New York University Executive MBA Program $157,000** • Columbia University Executive MBA Program $161,280** *doesn’t include int’l trip **doesn’t include airfare as part of int’l trip
  6. 6. FINANCING Options • Contract program • Does NOT qualify for federal/FAFSA funding • Private graduate student loans • Scholarship awards available • Chambers of commerce • General
  7. 7. 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, Nigeria, and Afghanistan • Traveling greater distances, crossing state and national boundaries
  8. 8. 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 technology
  9. 9. CLASS of 2013 Snapshot • Class size – 26 • Average age – 38 • 74% male and 26% female • 1 Doctoral degree • 2 Masters degrees
  10. 10. CLASS of 2014 Snapshot • Class size – 27 • Average age – 36 • 66% male and 34% female • 5 Masters degrees Academic Background Scientific/Technical/ Engineering Social Sciences Management/Business/ Accounting Other
  11. 11. INTERNATIONAL Trip • Mandatory for all Weekend MBA students • 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.
  12. 12. INTERNATIONAL Trip • Eight days • Site visits/management presentations • Optional cultural trips • Last month in Prague, heard from Civic Institute, Siemens, GE Money Bank, BRISK, Radisson Blu, Avast, Passion Communications, Kozel Brewery, and two crystal manufacturers!
  13. 13. PREVIOUS Ports of Call • 2006 – Buenos Aires, Argentina • 2007 – Dublin, Ireland • 2008 – Budapest, Hungary • 2009 – Santiago, Chile • 2010 – Beijing, China • 2011 – Munich, Germany • 2012 – India • 2013 – Prague, Czech Republic • 2014 – Stay tuned!
  14. 14. LIGHTS, camera, action!
  15. 15. 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)
  16. 16. 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 application
  17. 17. 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 5-year stretch in program history! • So much great news and so little space means …
  18. 18. 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 nearing completion – just moved in last month!
  19. 19. WEBSITE and GMAT Information University Web Sites University at Albany – albany.edu School of Business – albany.edu/business Weekend MBA – albany.edu/business/weekendMBA GMAT Information Web Site mba.com Telephone Numbers GMAT Registration – 518.438.6762 1.800.GMATNOW
  20. 20. CONTACT Information • Don Purdy, Program Director • E-mail: dpurdy@albany.edu • P: 518.956.8381 | F: 518.442.4042 • Twitter: @UAlbanyMBA • LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/donpurdy • Facebook: facebook.com/weekendmba • YouTube: youtube.com/ualbanymba • Sarah Martin, Program Assistant • E-mail: semartin@albany.edu • P: 518.956.8330 | F: 518.442.4042 • LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/sarahemartin1
  21. 21. QUESTIONS? We hope to receive your online application package soon!

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