University at Albany Weekend MBA Program Overview


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The presentation provides an overview of the University at Albany's record-setting Weekend MBA Program. Learn about its AACSB-accreditation, cohort structure, international trip, incredible student diversity, 22-month term, all-inclusive nature, and its status of being the value leader among executive-level MBA programs in New York State. The program enables you to learn concepts over the weekend and apply them to your job on Monday. Contact Program Director Don Purdy at, at 518.442.4964, or at @ualbanymba if you have any questions, need additional information, or would like to sit in on a class.

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University at Albany Weekend MBA Program Overview

  1. 1. January 25, 2012 / power up ›› THE WEEKEND MBA PROGRAM INFORMATION SESSION at the Clifton Park Executive Education Center
  2. 2. <ul><li>Weekend MBA Program </li></ul><ul><li>Evening MBA Program </li></ul><ul><li>Full-Time MBA Program </li></ul><ul><li>MS Professional Accountancy, Forensic Accounting, and Accounting </li></ul><ul><li>MS in Taxation and Tax Practice </li></ul>PROGRAMS at the School of Business
  3. 3. <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
  4. 4. <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?
  5. 5. <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: $40,800 (includes tuition, all course materials, textbooks, fees, meals, and international trip) </li></ul>WEEKEND Overview
  6. 6. <ul><li>University at Albany Weekend MBA Program $40,800 </li></ul><ul><li>Binghamton University Executive MBA Program (Bing.) $41,850* </li></ul><ul><li>Binghamton University Executive MBA Program (NYC) $43,160* </li></ul><ul><li>University at Buffalo Executive MBA Program $50,000** </li></ul><ul><li>RIT Executive MBA Program $58,500** </li></ul><ul><li>University of Rochester Executive MBA Program $86,500 </li></ul><ul><li>Fordham University Executive MBA Program $87,550** </li></ul><ul><li>RPI Executive MBA Program (moved to RPI’s Hartford, CT campus, February 2011) $88,580** </li></ul><ul><li>Cornell University Executive MBA Program $145,380** </li></ul><ul><li>New York University Executive MBA Program $149,000** </li></ul><ul><li>Columbia University Executive MBA Program $154,320** </li></ul>VALUE * doesn’t include int’l trip **doesn’t include airfare as part of int’l trip
  7. 7. <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
  8. 8. <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
  9. 9. <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
  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>Class size – 27 </li></ul><ul><li>Average age – 38 </li></ul><ul><li>74% male and 26% female </li></ul><ul><li>1 Doctoral degree </li></ul><ul><li>2 Masters degrees </li></ul>CLASS of 2013 Snapshot
  12. 12. <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
  13. 13. <ul><li>Eight days </li></ul><ul><li>Seven site visits/management presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Optional cultural trips </li></ul><ul><li>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! </li></ul>INTERNATIONAL Trip
  14. 14. <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
  15. 15. 2012 will lead us to …
  16. 16. <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
  17. 17. <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
  18. 18. <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 4-year stretch in program history! </li></ul><ul><li>So much great news and so little space means … </li></ul>VALUE Proposition I
  19. 19. <ul><li>MBA programs rated among the top 15 in 2 categories – Opportunities 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
  20. 20. <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
  21. 21. <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><ul><li>Facebook : </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>YouTube: </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
  22. 22. <ul><li>We hope to receive your </li></ul><ul><li>online application package soon! </li></ul>QUESTIONS?