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UAlbany Weekend MBA program overview


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The UAlbany Weekend MBA is the best value for the money in New York State. An all inclusive $38,400 gets you the business knowledge you need to grow your career and live the life you are destined for. Business Management, Legal, Accounting and many more topics are covered in the two year 44 credit program.

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UAlbany Weekend MBA program overview

  1. 1. June 29, 2011 / power up ›› THE WEEKEND MBA PROGRAM WEBINAR Overview of the UAlbany Weekend MBA Program
  2. 2. <ul><li>30 years marketing communications experience </li></ul><ul><li>2 degrees in communication </li></ul><ul><li>Have taught marketing in School of Business since 1998 </li></ul><ul><li>Have headed Weekend MBA Program since 2008 </li></ul>MEET the Program Director Twitter: @UAlbanyMBA
  3. 3. <ul><li>You missed studying for exams, reading textbooks, and working on projects! </li></ul><ul><li>Another tool in the toolbox </li></ul><ul><li>Build a solid business foundation </li></ul><ul><li>Become a more well-rounded business executive </li></ul><ul><li>Position yourself for even greater success </li></ul><ul><li>Provide more value to you employer </li></ul>WHY return to school?
  4. 4. <ul><li>48 credits over 22 months </li></ul><ul><li>Cohort structure </li></ul><ul><li>Fall entry only </li></ul><ul><li>Focus: rising professionals/managers </li></ul><ul><li>Classes held every other weekend </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Friday 2:00-8:30 p.m. & Saturday 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m . </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Location: Executive Education Center – Clifton Park, NY </li></ul><ul><li>Investment: $38,400 (includes tuition, all course materials, fees and meals, international trip) </li></ul>WEEKEND Overview
  5. 5. <ul><li>University at Albany Weekend MBA Program $38,400 </li></ul><ul><li>Binghamton University Executive MBA Program $39,800* </li></ul><ul><li>University at Buffalo Executive MBA Program $40,000** </li></ul><ul><li>RIT Executive MBA Program $57,500 </li></ul><ul><li>University of Rochester Executive MBA Program $83,500 </li></ul><ul><li>RPI Executive MBA Program (moved to RPI’s Hartford, CT campus, February 2011) $84,365** </li></ul><ul><li>Fordham University Executive MBA Program $88,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Cornell University Executive MBA Program $138,800 </li></ul><ul><li>New York University Executive MBA Program $144,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Columbia University Executive MBA Program $148,320 </li></ul>VALUE
  6. 6. <ul><li>Contract program </li></ul><ul><li>Does NOT qualify for federal/FAFSA funding </li></ul><ul><li>Private graduate student loans </li></ul><ul><li>Scholarship awards available </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Chambers of commerce </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>General </li></ul></ul>FINANCING Options
  7. 7. <ul><li>Wide range of backgrounds, ethnicities, religions, job experiences, professions, and ages </li></ul><ul><li>Demographics: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>United States, China, Haiti, Turkey, Pakistan, Korea, India, Canada, Germany, Egypt, Lebanon, Bangladesh, Cameroon, Jamaica, Cuba, Spain, and Afghanistan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Traveling greater distances, crossing state and national boundaries </li></ul></ul>STUDENT Diversity
  8. 8. <ul><li>Professional Experience: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wide range of professions within our program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>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 </li></ul></ul>STUDENT Diversity
  9. 9. <ul><li>Class size – 24 </li></ul><ul><li>Average age – 40 </li></ul><ul><li>54% male and 46% female </li></ul><ul><li>3 Masters degrees </li></ul>CLASS of 2011 Snapshot
  10. 10. <ul><li>Class size – 29 </li></ul><ul><li>Average age – 40 </li></ul><ul><li>60% male and 40% female </li></ul><ul><li>2 Ph.D.s, 7 Masters degrees </li></ul>CLASS of 2012 Snapshot
  11. 11. <ul><li>Mandatory for all Weekend MBA students since 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>Research proves that being in country is more </li></ul><ul><li>effective learning tool … and more fun, too! </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>INTERNATIONAL Trip
  12. 12. <ul><li>Eight days </li></ul><ul><li>Seven site visits </li></ul><ul><li>Optional cultural trips </li></ul><ul><li>Last year in Beijing, visited Microsoft, state-owned Topnew, B&Q, Lenovo, and BASF with optional trips to The Great Wall, the Peking Opera, Tiananmen Square, Temple of Heaven, Forbidden City, and more! </li></ul>INTERNATIONAL Trip
  13. 13. <ul><li>2006 – Buenos Aires, Argentina </li></ul><ul><li>2007 – Dublin, Ireland </li></ul><ul><li>2008 – Budapest, Hungary </li></ul><ul><li>2009 – Santiago, Chile </li></ul><ul><li>2010 – Beijing, China </li></ul><ul><li>2011 – Munich, Germany </li></ul><ul><li>2012 – TBD </li></ul>PREVIOUS Ports of Call
  14. 14. <ul><li>Complete online application </li></ul><ul><li>Upload 1-2 page personal statement </li></ul><ul><li>Official transcripts (3.0 GPA) </li></ul><ul><li>Upload current resume </li></ul><ul><li>Upload 3 recommendation letters </li></ul><ul><li>GMAT score (580)/upload GMAT waiver request </li></ul><ul><li>Online $75 application fee (credit card) </li></ul><ul><li>July 31 deadline (soft) </li></ul>APPLICATION Materials
  15. 15. <ul><li>15 years full-time work experience </li></ul><ul><li>5-10 years professional experience plus Masters degree from accredited institution, depending on credits </li></ul><ul><li>Terminal degree from accredited university </li></ul><ul><li>LSAT score </li></ul><ul><li>GRE score as part of previous Master program application </li></ul>GMAT Waiver
  16. 16. <ul><li>AACSB accredited </li></ul><ul><li>All-inclusive program investment is </li></ul><ul><li>value leader among NYS executive-level </li></ul><ul><li>MBA programs </li></ul><ul><li>Incredible student diversity </li></ul><ul><li>Dedicated, full-time staff who are committed to facilitating the best possible educational experience </li></ul><ul><li>Enjoying most prolific 3-year stretch in program history! </li></ul><ul><li>So much great news and so little space means … </li></ul>VALUE Proposition I
  17. 17. <ul><li>MBA programs rated among the top 15 in 2 categories – Opportunity for Women and General Management – by The Princeton Review ! </li></ul><ul><li>Voted Most Innovative Business School in Northeast Region of U.S. by European CEO magazine! </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. News & World Report has recognized the School as one of the “Best Business Programs”! </li></ul><ul><li>$64 million School of Business building under construction – targeting 2013 for occupancy! </li></ul>VALUE Proposition II
  18. 18. <ul><li>University Web Sites </li></ul><ul><li>University at Albany – </li></ul><ul><li>School of Business – </li></ul><ul><li>Weekend MBA – </li></ul><ul><li>GMAT Information Web Site </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Telephone Numbers </li></ul><ul><li>GMAT Registration – 518.438.6762 </li></ul><ul><li>1.800.GMATNOW </li></ul>WEBSITE and GMAT Information
  19. 19. <ul><li>Don Purdy, Program Director </li></ul><ul><ul><li>E-mail: [email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>P: 518.442.4964 | F: 518.442.4975 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Twitter: @UAlbanyMBA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LinkedIn : </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Kristin Donohue, Program Assistant </li></ul><ul><ul><li>E-mail: [email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>P: 518.442.4960 | F: 518.442.4975 </li></ul></ul>CONTACT Information
  20. 20. <ul><li>Wednesday, July 13, 12:15 p.m. </li></ul><ul><li>Overview of MBA Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Don Purdy and Melissa Palmucci </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Directors of Weekend and Campus MBA programs, respectively </li></ul></ul>MARK Your Calendars!
  21. 21. <ul><li>We hope to receive your </li></ul><ul><li>online application package soon! </li></ul>QUESTIONS?