MBA - Master of Business Administration

Fairleigh Dickinson University - Silberman College of Business

Program Description
AACSB Accredited

MBA - Master of Business Administration

Fairleigh Dickinson University - Silberman College of Business

Advance to the Next Level in Your Career

Our educational focus combines essential business skills with the global perspective that is critical for success in the 21st century.

MBAs with Six Different Specializations

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Pharmaceutical Management

4+1 Combined BA-MBA Degree

Liberal arts or business undergraduate students can earn an MBA with one additional year of study through this innovative option. Designed for the motivated learner, the Combined Degree provides you with the broadened perspective and technological skills needed to manage enterprises engaged in global business.

Saturday MBA@FDU

The Saturday MBA@FDU features a balanced blend of in-class and online studies leading to an MBA in less than 21 months. Competitively priced, this 30- to 42-credit general MBA is an ideal option for business and non-business majors. Individuals with a prior academic business background may qualify to be excepted from some or all of the foundation courses (totaling 12 credits). All-day Saturday classes are offered, on average, every other weekend; the balance of other studies occurs online.

MBA Core Curriculum Requirements

The MBA program consists of 42 credits. In addition to the requirements set forth by each specialization (10 of 42 credits) and the capstone course (2 of 42 credits), all students must complete the Silberman College of Business core requirements for the Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree (18 of 42 credits) that includes:

Foundation Courses (12 Credits)

The Foundation includes six two-credit courses:

  • ACCT 5012 Financial Accounting: End-User Applications
  • DSCI 5012 Statistical Data Analysis
  • ECON 5012 Economic Analysis
  • FIN 5012 Principles of Finance
  • MGMT 5012 Foundations of Management
  • MKTG 5012 Marketing Principles

For each foundation course, the Silberman College of Business grants waiver credit. The waiver policy that governs each course is established by the department responsible for that course. Requests for waivers must be submitted and approvals received before the end of the student's first semester in the program. For further information please visit the Waiver Credit Policy Procedures section of the MBA Advising website.

Each waiver of a foundation course reduces the number of required credits by the amount indicated.

FDU MBA Core (18 Credits)

The MBA Core consists of nine required two-credit courses. These courses cannot be waived; however, a student will be eligible to transfer a maximum of two classes provided these credits have been earned in an MBA program at another AACSB-accredited institution under the conditions listed in the "Transfer Credit" section below. The MBA Core includes:

  • ACCT 6012 Managerial Accounting Applications
  • DSCI 6012 Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • ECON 6012 Managerial Economics
  • ENTR 6012 Entrepreneurship & Innovation
  • FIN 6012 Corporate Finance
  • LAW 6012 Society, Ethics & Legal Environ of Business
  • MGMT 6012 Organizational Behavior and Leadership
  • MIS 6012 Information Systems for Managers
  • MKTG 6012 Strategic Marketing

Capstone (2 Credits)

All MBA students must, within the final 8 credits of coursework, complete:

  • MGMT7012 Global Business Capstone

International Student Requirement

In certain circumstances, it may be necessary for students to further develop their proficiency in English in order to ensure academic success. In these cases, students are required to take the English for Professional Success course EPS 5109 as well as the lab EPS 5119.

Although EPS is a zero credit course students may elect to apply three developmental credits (using EPS) to their first semester plus six credits of graduate coursework to complete full-time student schedule requirements.

Transfer Credit

A maximum of 6 nonwaivable credits of graduate coursework required for a degree may be approved for transfer from another AACSB accredited college or university under the following conditions:

  • the coursework must be approved as part of the student’s program of studies;
  • it must not have been applied to the completion of the requirements for another degree;
  • it must have been taken at the graduate level;
  • it must have been taken within the past five years; and
  • the student must have received a grade of B or better.

Approval of transfer credit will be made by petition to the department chairperson. A transcript of the coursework must be on file before the petition can be considered. Only grades for courses taken at Fairleigh Dickinson University or taken off-campus with authorization figure into the cumulative grade point ratio.

MBA Specialization

MBA Accounting

Degree Requirements

All students enrolled in the MBA program must complete the MBA Core Curriculum in addition to their major-specific requirements listed below.

Students interested in the MBA Accounting Specialization are highly encouraged to schedule an appointment with the department chair for a review of the CPA exam requirements. Due to the complicated set of rules as well as the variations by state the department chair will best be able to determine what requirements a student needs to meet prior to sitting for the exam. To schedule an appointment please contact Dr. Ron West, Department Chair Accounting, Tax, and Law.

Specialization Requirements (10 Credits)

Required Courses

  • ACCT 6630 Intermediate Financial Accounting 1
  • ACCT 6635 Intermediate Financial Accounting 2

Electives (Choose One)

  • ACCT 6605 Federal Income Tax I - Individual
  • ACCT 6640 Advanced Financial Accounting
  • ACCT 6617 Cost Measurement, Plan, and Control
  • ACCT 6618 Auditing Concepts and Methods
  • ACCT 6800 Graduate Independent Study

MBA Finance

Financial concerns are a part of nearly every organizational decision, whether the organization is a business firm, non-profit organization or government agency. For that reason, financial executives are of central importance to overall planning and control. Even non-financial executives must know enough finance to effectively oversee financial concerns within their areas of expertise.

The MBA in finance at Fairleigh Dickinson University provides students with the concepts and tools for participating in the financial decision-making process for a variety of businesses and organizations that require special understanding of financial analysis, financial management, and financial systems. Students are prepared to evaluate and recommend financial strategies available to them in oral and written form.

Students pursue a broad range of studies to enable them to develop personally and in their profession. The program provides the flexibility for students to choose the several sub-areas within finance where they can specialize for their potential career needs.

This specialization is offered through Silberman College of Business on both Fairleigh Dickinson University's College at Florham (Madison, NJ) and Metropolitan Campus (Teaneck, NJ). Silberman College of Business holds prestigious accreditation by AACSB International -- the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business - which recognizes the quality of its faculty, academic programs, and resources. Less than a quarter of all U.S. business schools hold this recognition, adding value to your graduate business degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Career Opportunities in Finance

Whether student interests lie in the area of securities, banking, or insurance industries or that of a financial professional, the job opportunities in the field of finance have never been more promising.

Graduates of the finance program receive an educational foundation for a variety of positions, including treasurer, controller, stockbroker, a commodities trader, financial planner, cash manager, pension fund manager, insurance adjuster and other positions in investment and banking. Opportunities also exist for advancement to middle and senior management positions in the public, private and government sectors. Other jobs for finance majors include credit manager, sales, trust administer, financial planning and management, real estate, corporate financial management, risk management and insurance, marketing and securities.

Special Features

Students are encouraged to work with the faculty on research projects. Varied coursework, state-of-the-art finance trading labs with Bloomberg software, well-equipped lecture rooms provide finance students with a solid preparation for entry into the world of finance and for career advancement.

In addition, the proximity to New York City -- the financial capital of the world -- offers the opportunity for on-site visits to institutions such as the World Bank, the U.S. Treasury, the New York Stock Exchange, the NASDAQ, the American Stock Exchange, the United Nations, and Wall Street. Guest speakers from Jefferies Securities, New York Stock Exchange, United Nations, and Music Boulevard have in turn visited the University.

Silberman College of Business offers students state-of-the-art computer resources and access to the University's extensive online research library and databases from anywhere in the world at any time.

Degree Requirements

All students enrolled in the MBA program must complete the MBA Core Curriculum in addition to their specialization requirements listed below.

Specialization Requirements (10 Credits)

Required Courses

  • FIN6701 Strategic Financial Decisions
  • FIN6721 Financial Markets and Investments
  • FIN6731 Portfolio Management

Electives (Choose Two)

  • FIN6742 Global Finance
  • FIN6751 Mergers and Acquisitions
  • FIN6800 Graduate Independent Study
  • FIN6801 Seminar in Corporate Finance

MBA International Business

International Business as a Field of Study

As a consequence of the high rate of global integration and increasing levels of political instability worldwide, it is imperative that firms hire knowledgeable professionals who are able to navigate the complex global economic landscape if they are to prosper. Fairleigh Dickinson's MBA in International Business curriculum provides students with the specialized and in-depth education necessary to successfully manage organizations in today's complex global environment.

Career Opportunities in International Business

A wide range of related employment opportunities can be found in this field with national and international government agencies, non-government organizations, the travel and leisure industry, transportation and banking in such areas as global corporate operations and international financial services. Additionally, this graduate program is designed to provide students with a solid academic foundation to pursue doctoral level studies.

Outstanding Faculty

Our renowned faculty members, both full- and part-time, have both relevant terminal degrees and a wealth of experience in the real global environment, bringing their real-world experiences to bear on in the classroom.

Degree Requirements

All students enrolled in the MBA program must complete the MBA Core Curriculum in addition to their specialization requirements listed below.

Specialization Requirements (10 Credits)

(specialization courses offered at the Metro campus only)

Required Courses

  • IBUS6012 International Business Concepts
  • IBUS6020 Economics of International Trade

Electives (Choose Three)

  • IBUS6072 International Management
  • IBUS6706 International Marketing
  • IBUS6742 Global Finance
  • IBUS6800 Graduate Independent Study

MBA Management

The MBA in Management is designed for students who wish to develop the interpersonal and management skills needed to advance to levels of leadership in their companies, as well as develop a long-term perspective and value system which will serve them their entire careers. Students in the program will improve their skills in managing people and organizational systems, build their leadership capabilities, and become well versed in team building and employee motivation. The program builds knowledge of how business strategy affects organizational interaction with the marketplace and how to structure the workplace to enhance organizational growth and productivity.

Course Offerings Emphasize

  • An approach to classroom instruction that fully engages the student in the learning process
  • Concentration on knowledge and skill sets that are practical and usable
  • A global perspective that emphasizes ethics and long-term sustainable business practices
  • The use of team-based teaching and learning

It is Our Goal that Our Management Majors Will

  • Receive solid conceptual grounding in management disciplines
  • Develop competencies to become highly effective individually and with others
  • Develop and demonstrate these competencies with hands-on learning, including work on real-world consulting projects and service to the community
  • Undergo rigorous assessment of their overall accomplishments
  • Enter a fast track to successful and rewarding careers

Our expert faculty combines scholarship, business experience, and teaching excellence to help students become more aware of the challenges that face global business leaders and develop the tools, competencies, and long-range mindset needed to meet these challenges. Our management curriculum emphasizes a strategic orientation towards managing people, leading individuals and organizations through times of change, and work on actual HR/OD consulting projects. We also promote the values of ethical leadership and sustainable business practices.

Career Opportunities

An MBA in Management can be used to pursue a wide variety of career opportunities. Those already employed in technical areas of business can use their management degrees to pursue managerial and leadership tracks in their companies. Students can also use their applied knowledge to pursue careers in management consulting or in mid-to-upper level managerial positions.

Degree Requirements

All students enrolled in the MBA program must complete the MBA Core Curriculum in addition to their specialization requirements listed below.

Specialization Requirements* (10 Credits)

Required Courses

  • MGMT6621 Strategic Human Resource Management
  • MGMT6633 Leadership and Change Management
  • MGMT6640 Leadership Development Project
  • MGMT6112 Managing Sustainability

Elective (Select One)

  • MGMT6625 Managing a Healthy Workforce
  • MGMT6700 Negotiation and Conflict Management

*Students specializing in Management are required to take MGMT7012 Management Capstone as their capstone course

MBA Marketing

The Marketing curriculum prepares students with a solid foundation in the fundamentals of marketing strategy, consumer behavior and marketing research.

Students build on this foundation by selecting from a number of marketing electives in specialized areas. The selection of electives is typically driven by the career goals of the students and include areas such as marketing research, advertising, sales, and promotions.

This specialization is offered at the Florham and Metropolitan Campuses.

Degree Requirements

All students enrolled in the MBA program must complete the MBA Core Curriculum in addition to their specialization requirements listed below.

Specialization Requirements (10 Credits)

Required Courses

  • MKTG6602 Marketing Research
  • MKTG6603 Consumer Behavior

Electives (Choose Three)

  • MKTG6605 Marketing Communications
  • MKTG6111 Digital Marketing Strategies
  • MKTG6112 Social Media Strategy
  • MKTG6113 Mobile Marketing Strategies
  • MKTG6800 Graduate Independent Study

MBA Pharmaceutical Management

The MBA in Pharmaceutical Management Program at Fairleigh Dickinson excels in integrating academic rigor with real-world experience. Join hundreds of working professionals in the pharmaceutical and life sciences industries currently enrolled at FDU. By continually building a cohesive “learning culture” with industry, the Pharmaceutical Management MBA provides a curriculum of direct relevance to market realities.

Currently, enrolled students represent more than 40 leading pharmaceutical companies. Classes are held on weeknights and Saturdays at FDU’s Teaneck and Madison campuses. By attending classes conveniently located to work and/or home, students graduate with a fully accredited MBA degree with specialized courses in pharmaceutical management. (Specialization courses at the Florham campus only)

Join a diverse student body ranging from entry level to the executive suite, from production, research, finance, and accounting to sales and marketing. Network with colleagues whose educational backgrounds vary from undergraduate majors in liberal arts, science, engineering and business to earned masters and doctoral degrees. Advance your career at FDU.

Degree Requirements

All students enrolled in the MBA program must complete the MBA Core Curriculum in addition to their specialization requirements listed below.

Specialization Requirements (10 Credits)

Required Courses

  • PHAR6601 Healthcare Systems Policy
  • PHAR6690 Managing the Value Proposition

Electives (Choose Two)

  • PHAR6615 Pharmaceutical Marketing and Product Development
  • PHAR6640 Management of Research and Technology in the Pharmaceutical Industries
  • PHAR6650 Management of Production, Purchasing and Quality Control in the Pharmaceutical Industries
  • PHAR6680 Structure, Regulation, and Strategy of the Pharmaceutical Industries
  • PHAR6800 Graduate Independent Study
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