MBA in General Management
Designed for working professionals, you can earn your MBA from MCNY in as little as one year. We offer evening and weekend classes, as well as a selection of online courses and accelerated programs.
Whether you are interested in our MBA in Media Management, Financial Services, or our General MBA, all of our MBA programs go beyond the traditional curriculum to include a built-in travel abroad component.
MCNY MBA students gain a global business perspective from a study in places like London, Paris or Frankfurt.
At the centerpiece of MCNY MBA programs is the College's Purpose-Centered Education model, where students work methodically every semester to further increase their understanding of the world of business while contributing to the development of their Constructive Actions.
The Constructive Action focuses on strategic analysis, planning, and implementation to define innovative business models, products, customers, market segments and geographical markets for the future. Rather than alternating an academic and internship or work-related semester as practiced in some work-study programs, the MCNY MBA curriculum requires simultaneous interaction between knowledge and action, study, and practice, as each student is expected to develop and complete a real-world Constructive Action during each Purpose.
To achieve these goals, students in the MBA programs are required to complete three Purposes of integrated full-time study and practice in Industry and Venture Assessment (Purpose 1), Business Planning, Development and Marketing (Purpose 2) and Venture Implementation, Actualization and Evaluation (Purpose 3) as applied to their selected area of specialization in General Management.
The MBA program in General Management comprises three purposes (1 - 3) and revolves around five dimensions: Purpose, Value and Ethics, Self and Other, Systems and Skills. These dimensions form the core of courses offered for each specific purpose.
The course contents are geared toward achievement of the overall program goals. The three Purposes and the Courses offered in each are given below:
Purpose 1: Industry and Venture Assessment
- Purpose: CA 1 – Strategic Industry Analysis
- Skills: Managerial Accounting
- Self & Others: Emerging Technologies and Business Empowerment
- Values & Ethics: Business Law & Ethics
- Systems: Intra and Entrepreneurship & Business Management
Purpose 2: Business Planning, Development, and Marketing
- Purpose: CA 2 – Strategic Planning
- Skills: Managerial Economics
- Self & Others: Marketing in a Flat World
- Values & Ethics: Project Leadership
- Systems: Organizational Behavior, Development & Transformation
Purpose 3: Implementation, Actualization, and Evaluation
- Purpose: CA 3 – Strategic Management & Evaluation
- Skills: Managerial Finance
- Self & Other: People, Conflict, Negotiation & Resolution
- Values & Ethics: Corporate Social Responsibility / International Practicum
- Systems: Innovation & Knowledge Management
The Purpose Dimension (semester courses) is where students actualize their Constructive Actions. The Purpose Dimension seminars are, therefore, the critical forums where, via discussions, planning, research, and shared exploration of problems and solutions, student learning is assessed, clarified and put into contextual focus. In these seminars, each student contributes actively, bringing ideas, research findings, specific problems, and plans concerning his or her specific Constructive Action with a particular business venture in his/her particular industry, to share with other students of the seminar.
Additionally, a goal of each seminar is to foster and apply skills critical to developing professional and mutually beneficial relationships among students. As mutual contributors, students will bring their insights from fieldwork, assigned readings, and lectures in the other Dimension classes into a focus that integrates theory with their individual Constructive Actions. As such, students must identify an appropriate field placement during each Purpose to execute their Constructive Action. The field experience may vary from one Purpose to the next if necessary and can be achieved via any of the following: existing employment, internship and/or mentoring.
After attaining an MBA in General Management from MCNY, graduates of the program will lead the process of change for self, others and for a sustainable global community. The program has specific reasons that graduates will work towards acquiring their degrees at MCNY and these include the following:
- Manage change in a dynamic global environment and across the value chain.
- Develop new opportunities for self and others through Constructive Action.
- Apply emerging technologies for business growth.
Career opportunities for MBA graduates are projected to increase in 2014. MBA graduates are employed in mid to high-level management positions in marketing, finance, information technology, human resource, strategic planning, and consulting in both domestic and global opportunities. Additionally, many MBAs also pursue entrepreneurial ventures and chart their own professional course by developing and investing in their own ideas and ventures. For those looking to corporate opportunities, the demand for newly minted MBAs is expected to increase. The Graduate Management Admission Council's (GMAC) employer survey indicated that 76 percent of employers will hire MBA graduates in 2013, up from 69 percent in 2012.
According to a survey from The 2013/14 QS TopMBA.com Jobs & Salary Report, there will be a 16 percent increase in MBA opportunities in 2014 based on responses from employers (TopMBA Website, 2013).
Additionally, GMAC's Corporate Recruiters Survey, "employers in the US expect to pay MBA graduates substantially more in 2012 than new hires with only a bachelor's degree. This translates into annual earnings for new MBAs that are US$40,000 higher, on average, than the salaries bachelor's degree holders can expect."
U.S. News & World Report LP also reported that "M.B.A. Hiring Continues to Grow; Employment among M.B.A. grads is highest since before the recession."
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Last updated March 12, 2018