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University at Albany Weekend MBA Program FAQ


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Have additional questions about the University at Albany's record-setting Weekend MBA Program? Find the answers here or contact Program Director Don Purdy at, 518.442.4964, or at @ualbanymba.

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University at Albany Weekend MBA Program FAQ

  1. 1. Weekend MBA Program Frequently Asked QuestionsQ: How many credits are required to complete the program?A: 48Q: What is the typical schedule?A: The class meets on alternating weekends for 22 months with breaks for holidays and a short summer break between the first and second year. There is an international experience that is required for all students in the program. It usually happens in July between the first and second years of the program, and most travel costs are included in the program price (airfare, hotel, and most meals).Q: Where does the program meet?A: At our Executive Education Center in Clifton Park, NY off exit 9 and just behind the Price Chopper on Route 146.Q: What type of degree will I earn?A: Upon completion of this program, participants will receive a fully accredited University at Albany Masters in Business Administration degree.Q: How long after I apply will I know whether or not I have been accepted?A: Approximately two weeks from when we receive all of your application materials.Q: What is the size of the class?A: Class size is limited and we only admit students for the Fall semester. It is recommended that prospective students apply early since classes can fill quickly.Q: Is financial aid available?A: Yes, Weekend Program participants are eligible for private student loans. Traditional financial aid resources are not available. Please speak with Program Director Don Purdy before applying for financial aid.
  2. 2. Q: Can I apply previous coursework towards my credit requirements?A: Due to the cohort nature of the Weekend MBA Program, no course waivers or transfer credits are allowed.Q: How much is the program investment?A: The program investment for the Class of 2014 is $40,800 for the two-year program. It includes all tuition, textbooks, other course materials, meals, and the international experience.Q: Are all classes held off of the UAlbany campus?A: Over 85% are taught in our Clifton Park Executive Education Center. Some courses are taught on campus to take advantage of campus resources (computer labs, videotaping equipment, library resources, etc.).Q: Can I choose what classes I will take?A: No. In order to satisfy the diverse backgrounds of our executive participants, the program has been structured to provide the most relevant business education to business leaders. However, there are opportunities to pursue one of seven concentrations on the UAlbany campus.Q: How do I start the application process?A: Refer to the Applying to the Weekend MBA Program fact sheet for detailed instructions. Please call Don at 518.442.4964 or e-mail him at if you have any questions, need additional information, or would like to sit in on a class. Power up!