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  • M.B.A. in Business Administration

    Who will you be in one year? Let's find out . . .
    A Mercy MBA has a lot to offer, potential for one year completion with unique Turbo start, GMAT optional, executive faculty.
    School of Business
    Dobbs Ferry, Bronx & Manhattan

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Business Administration M.B.A. Curriculum

Business Core 18 Credits
Area of Concentration Electives 12 Credits
Capstone Courses 6 Credits
Total 36 Credits

Business Core

  • MBAA 501 Financial Accounting
  • MBAA 502 Corporate Finance
  • MBAA 507 Intro to Quantitative Analysis
  • MBAA 601 Quantitative Meth Bus Research
  • MBAA 602 Managerial Economics

Plus choose one course from the following:

  • MBAA 604 Operations Management
  • FINC 742 Financial Statement Analysis
  • HCLR 720 Financial Management of Health Care Institutions

Area of Concentration Electives

Students are required to take 12 credits of advanced graduate work beyond the Core. Advanced graduate courses are defined as all courses offered by the Graduate MBA Program numbered 700 to 799, and some courses listed under the Areas of Concentration.

For a concentration, four courses must be in the same area. Areas of concentration include Accounting, Finance, Health Care Management, Human Resource Management, International Business, Management, Managerial Analytics, Marketing, and Organizational Leadership. 

A student may also opt for a dual concentration. 

The following concentrations are offered:

Accounting - four Accounting courses are required:

  • ACCT 742 Financial Statement Analysis
  • ACCT 722 Taxation
  • ACCT 737 Advanced Cost Concepts
  • ACCT 765 Accounting and Reporting

Finance - four Finance courses are required:

  • FINC 742 Financial Statement Analysis
  • FINC 703 Corporate Financial Policy
  • Plus two additional Finance courses

Health Care Management - four Health Care Management courses are required:

  • HLCR 720 Financial Management of Healthcare Institutions
  • Plus three additional Health Care Management courses

Human Resource Management - Any four Human Resource Management courses are required:

  • HRMG 500 Intro to Human Resource Mgmt.
  • HRMG 630 Employment Law - A Survey of Labor and Employment Laws
  • HRMG 650 Current Issues Human Res Mgt
  • HRMG 710 Recruitment and Selection
  • HRMG 715 Training and Development
  • HRMG 730 Organizational Behavior
  • HRMG 750 Wage/Salary Admin & Comp
  • HRMG 775 Employment Law Today
  • HRMG 770 Labor Relations
  • HRMG 780 Int'l Human Resourcement Mgt

International Business

  • Any four International Business courses are required for the International Business concentration.

Management - Any four Management courses are required for the Management concentration.

Managerial Analytics - four Managerial Analytics courses are required:

  • ANLC 751 Introduction to Managerial Analytics
  • ANLC 752 Data Management
  • ANLC 753 Visualization
  • ANLC 754 Data Business Decisions and Analysis


  • Any four marketing courses are required for the Marketing concentration.

Organizational Leadership - Any four Organizational Leadership courses are required:

  • ORGL 510 Becoming Transformational Ldr
  • ORGL 515 Practicing Ethical Leadership
  • ORGL 520 Aligning Meaning and Purpose
  • ORGL 540 Collaborative Communication
  • ORGL 545 Leading Diverse Teams
  • ORGL 580 Implementing Change Initiative

Capstone Courses

The student may select one of two tracks to complete the Capstone requirement. Track I, for six credits, involves a Thesis or a Business Plan Preparation. A high GPA and thesis proposal are requirements for Track I. The Track II option is a comprehensive Case Study Analysis.

Track I - Thesis or Business Plan

  • MBAA 810 Capstone Seminar I
  • MBAA 811 Capstone Seminar II

Track II

  • MBAA 815 Comprehensive Case Analysis I
  • MBAA 816 Comprehensive Case Analysis II

Advisement and Plan of Study

Those students looking for advice and direction on academic issues, individual plans of study, course waivers and program requirements should contact the office of the Graduate Business chair or designee. Non-Degree students must obtain permission to register from the Graduate Business chair or designee before the beginning of each session.

All questions regarding degree requirements and waivers must be discussed with the Office of Graduate Admissions during the first session of study; no changes will be permitted thereafter.

Transfer Credits

Advanced graduate courses taken at other graduate schools of business prior to admission to the MBA program may be transferred for credit with the permission of the Graduate Business chair or designee, provided the student requests the transfer of credit in writing at the time of application. Transfer credit must be advanced work and is limited to six credits for courses with a grade of B or better completed within the five-year period prior to admission to the MBA program. The grades received in those courses for which transfer credit is granted are not computed in the quality-point average for work performed in the program. All transfer credits must be from courses completed within the last five years.

Maintenance of Matriculation

It is expected that students will fulfill the requirements for their graduate degree by registering over successive sessions. For cohort programs, registration is required during summer session(s). For non-cohort programs, summer registration is not required. Registration is accomplished by either enrolling in classes or maintaining matriculation. The Maintaining Matriculation fee is $100 per session and is processed as a registration.

Students who have not maintained matriculation and wish to return to their program within one year after their last course will be charged the Maintaining Matriculation fee of $100 for each missed session. Maintenance of matriculation without attending classes is limited to one year. Activated U.S. Military Reservists are not required to pay the Maintenance of Matriculation fee.

Procedures for Readmission

Students who have not attended classes for one year and who have not maintained matriculation, but are desirous of resuming their studies, are required to file an application for readmission with the Office of Graduate Admissions. Such students are required to re-enter under the existing admission standards and program requirements of the program at the time of re-entry.

Change of Status

Upon the satisfaction of all academic and/or technical deficiencies, the special matriculant must make a written request to the Graduate Business chair for the removal of deficiencies. Application forms are available in the Office of the Graduate Business chair.

Maintenance of Good Academic Standing

The cumulative GPA for both good academic standing and degree conferral is a 3.0. A student admitted as a Special Matriculant is required to achieve a 3.0 average or better after completing a certain number of credits as stipulated by their respective program. Grades are subject to review by the faculty advisor and Graduate Business chair at the end of each term. If the academic average falls below 3.0, the student will be placed on academic probation.

Students who have two or more Incompletes on their academic record will be put on an academic hold and will not be allowed to register. Future registration for any subsequent courses will not be permitted until all of the Incompletes but one are resolved and graded. A grade of F or FW in any graduate course is grounds for dismissal from the program.

Academic Probation

All students who have a cumulative GPA of below 3.0 will be placed on academic probation. If a student will not be able to achieve a cumulative GPA of 3.0 within a reasonable time, the student will be dismissed from the program. If a student receives a grade of F or FW in any course, the student may be subject to dismissal from the college. For all students on probation, future registrations must be reviewed and approved by the Graduate Business chair or designee of the student's program as well as the school dean.

In all subsequent terms in which the student is on probation, the student is required to achieve a term GPA of 3.0 or better. If the 3.0 or higher is not achieved, the student will be dismissed. Students who receive a grade of less than B may be required to repeat the course. Students will be allowed to repeat a course only once.

Capstone Advisement

It is expected that Capstone students shall make satisfactory progress with their program's culminating activity. After the student registers for all sections of their Capstone requirement, they will be given one subsequent term to complete their work. The Maintaining Matriculation registration must be completed for this subsequent term if no other courses are taken. After this period, a Capstone Continuation fee (equal to the cost of one graduate credit) will be charged for each additional term required to complete the project. Students can only register for Capstone Continuation for two terms.

A student's degree will not be released until all Maintaining Matriculation and Capstone Continuation registration and fees are recorded appropriately on a student's record.

Incomplete Grades

The grade of Incomplete may be granted for a course in which the student has not completed all course requirements due to extenuating and unforeseeable circumstances. The student must request an incomplete grade directly from the instructor; it should not be considered automatic.

All grades of Incomplete must be completed within one year. If not completed in a year, the course must be retaken.

Degree Requirements

Each candidate for a degree or certificate must have completed all course requirements with a quality point index of not less than 3.0. The words, "With Distinction" will appear on the diploma of a degree student whose quality point index, upon meeting all requirements for graduation, is at least 3.75.

Time Limit

Requirements for the MBA must be completed within five years from the date of the candidate's admission (exclusive of time spent in the Armed Forces). Exceptions will be considered only if a student requests in writing an extension of time in advance and receives the approval of the Graduate Business chair and school dean.


A degree candidate must complete at least 30 credits of courses offered in the MBA program. To be in residence, the student must have registered for courses offered by Mercy College in the MBA programs.

Academic Program Sequence Map

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2019 - 2020 

2018 - 2019

2017 - 2018

2016 - 2017 Academic Sequence Map:

Will I have to quit my job to participate in the MBA Program and/or the Turbo Program?
No. Mercy College’s MBA Program offers the flexibility needed for today’s professionals. Classes are offered in the evenings, on weekends, and in some cases, through distance learning.
Are GMATs required?
No, GMATs are not required for admittance to Mercy’s MBA Program. They may be used optionally.
How many credits in total are needed to finish an M.B.A.?
Mercy College’s MBA Program consists of 54-57 credits if no waivers of pre-requisites are awarded, and as few as 33 credits with waivers/Turbo. Successful completion of the Turbo can accomplish up to 21 credits being waived. The Turbo Program is offered several times per year across multiple campuses.
Can I transfer graduate credits previously taken at another qualified institution?
Advanced graduate courses taken at other graduate schools of business prior to admission to the MBA program may be transferred for credit with the permission of the Graduate Business chair or designee. Such courses may be used to meet elective requirements, provided the student requests the transfer of credit in writing at the time of application. Transfer credit must be advanced work and is limited to up to six credits for courses with a grade of B or better completed within the five-year period prior to admission to the MBA program. The grades received in the course for which transfer credit is granted are not computed in the quality-point average for work performed in the program.
Where are classes offered?
Classes are offered in Dobbs Ferry, the Bronx, and MT/NYC. Some courses are also offered online.
Do most students work while enrolled?
Yes. Many find the workload challenging but manageable.
What are the requirements to be enrolled in the M.B.A. program?
A Bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 3.0 or higher is recommended. However, applicants who do not meet those guidelines will receive full consideration for admittance to the program after completing an interview with the Executive Director of Graduate Business Operations or designed faculty member.
If I successfully complete the Turbo Program, do I have to complete the MBA in one-year?
No. The Turbo Program will give students the opportunity to waive up to 21 credits of the business core based on the results of your final exams. You can choose to complete the remaining 33-36 credits in whatever timeframe works best for you for up to five years.
What is the Turbo Program?
The Turbo Program is an intensive test preparation program for students who would like to try to get the MBA pre-requisites waived. This can apply to both business and non-business majors. With this program, students can complete their MBA studies in one year if desired.
Is Mercy College a nonsectarian institution?
Yes. Qualified applicants are admitted without regard to race, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age or physical disability.
John Power Instructor, Graduate Business
John Fuller Chair, Assistant Professor, Graduate Business
Raymond Manganelli Associate Professor, Graduate Business
Thomas Coughlan Associate Professor, Graduate Business
Victor Petenkemani Associate Dean, School of Business
Manuel Ron Assistant Professor, Graduate Business
Victoire Denoyel Assistant Professor
Zachary Williams Assistant Dean, School of Business
Gary Bernstein Adjunct Faculty
Joseph Cooper Adjunct Faculty

Business Administration Overview

You can't have fear in business, which is good - because you don't. You trust your gut, you aren't afraid to try new things. Aren't afraid to see how far you can climb. You have the grit and determination that it takes to succeed in business. And this is why you need a business degree.

Earn your MBA in the heart of the business capital of the world. In just one year, you can put the country's premier business credential in your hands. 

You will learn through hands-on-experiences giving you the opportunity to work on real projects, for real clients. 

Classes are taught by former executives, CEOs, CFOs and entrepreneurs - industry leaders from Wall Street to Main Street - who bring their extraordinary professional experience into the classroom. 

The program is flexible, with night and weekend classes available in Dobbs Ferry, the Bronx and Manhattan, allowing students to work while earning their degree. 

David Sable: Avoiding the Trap of Conventional Wisdom

Mercy MBA students meet with Y&R CEO David Sable at the Manhattan Campus.

Business Administration FAQS

Do most students work while enrolled?
Yes. Many find the workload challenging but manageable.
Where are classes offered?
Classes are offered in Dobbs Ferry, the Bronx, and MT/NYC. Some courses are also offered online.
Meet Ana Guiu

Ana's one of many graduate business students who headed to Wall Street and made us proud. See what a Mercy MBA can do for you!

On Saturday March 3rd 25 MBA Students gathered first thing in the morning on the Manhattan campus to begin competing in 7 teams as contestants in the IBM Business Simulation. Walking in without knowing who their teammates were and just a little bit of preliminary information, after a cup of coffee, they were put right to work with a presentation that explained the structure, the rules of the day and the company their teams represented.

Students at IBM Simulation

Each team represented a supplier of IT Hardware, Software and Services to buyers (the IBM executives) from 3 major banks that had to do an annual refresh of technology.  The goal was to grow year to year Revenue and Gross Profit margins, not an easy challenge, while at the same time demonstrating a strong strategy for pricing, a go-to market approach, strong sales call acumen, multiple ethical decision-making skills, and flexibility to deal with changing circumstances throughout the day.

While the event was a busy and tiring 8 hour day, the Mercy MBA Students again distinguished themselves as competing favorably against all other Colleges that also participate in the Simulation.  The teams demonstrated thoughtful approaches, a coolness under pressure, and strong business acumen. 

Students at IBM Simulation

Naturally, at the end of the day, there were only two teams that were the “winners”, but the reality is that everyone was a winner this day as it was all about experiential learning, and everyone got a strong dose of the reality in the real world.  The participants universally saw the value and appreciated the opportunity to gain critical experiential learning.

Students at IBM Simulation

Congratulations to all the participants for distinguishing themselves and our MBA Program so well.

Meet Roxanne Maynard

Learn more about her story and learn about Business at Mercy College.


The areas of Accounting are designed to meet the needs of students preparing to work in the field of financial management and control, to expand their knowledge in these areas, or to enter or advance in the field of Accounting or Finance. 


The Finance area concerns itself with financial markets, corporation finance and security analysis. Emphasis is placed on the analysis of financial markets and financial management from the point of view of the economy as a whole as well as from that of the individual business organization. 

Health Care Management

This concentration prepares students for careers in the business of healthcare. Topics include medical ethics, finance, informatics, and systems. 

Human Resource Management

This concentration provides preparation for careers in the field of human resource management. The courses examine various areas of human resource management, including quality measurement techniques, employment law, recruitment and selection, training and development, compensation, benefits and labor relations. 

International Business

The International Business concentration focuses on decision-making in an international context and prepares professionals for positions within multinational organizations. Business functions are related to the sociocultural, political, legal and labor forces that affect global corporations.


The program of study in management stresses the application of analytic and critical skills to the business enterprise as a whole, as well as decisions the manager must make to plan, organize and control resources.

Managerial Analytics (formerly Quantitative Analysis)

Courses in Managerial Analytics allow students to develop competency in understanding the concepts of using deep data analytics to provide clear and new insight surrounding business information.


Courses in marketing are designed to offer the student the tools necessary for the managerial task of developing and distributing the company's goods and services.

Organizational Leadership

This concentration provides preparation for leadership roles at all levels of organizations. The courses, which focus on ethics and leadership, motivational theory and practice, organizational behavior, and team building, enable students to develop their abilities to align people and motivate them to achieve organizational goals. 

TURBO Program

The TURBO program is your ticket to a one-year MBA fast

  • The Mercy College TURBO Program prepares students who did not have an undergraduate business degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA within the last five years to take on the upper-level MBA courses. 
  • If a student has an undergraduate degree in Business Administration with a minimum 3.0 GPA from an accredited institution with the past 5 years, TURBO is not required. 
  • The TURBO Program is an intensive program running for 3 1/2 weeks. 
  • Consists of in-class hours Monday - Friday from 6 - 10 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Subject matter covered includes Basic Accounting, Marketing, Economics, International Business, Communications, Business Ethics and Management.

TURBO is offered several times a year. See upcoming events to find the latest TURBO offerings. 

Learn more about the program here

Upcoming TURBO Dates:

  • August 17 - September 12 - Online
  • October 31 - November 24 - Online

Business Administration Fast Facts

  • Earn your degree in just one year
  • Program available in Dobbs Ferry, the Bronx and Manhattan.
  • Taught by an executive faculty
  • Strategic Consulting Institute- consulting projects for IBM and other major corporations include assignments focusing on real asset portfolio optimization, life sciences analytics, marketing assessments, and customer satisfaction surveys
  • Flexible scheduling designed for professionals
  • Business & non-business majors welcome
  • GMAT optional
  • Advisory Board - IBM, PWC, JP Morgan, UBS, Accenture, and Merrill Lynch


The Master of Business Administration Degree at Mercy College is rooted in over a quarter century of tradition. It is an evolutionary program, geared to the requirements of today and the vision of tomorrow. The basic philosophy of the Master of Business Administration Program is to provide the graduate with an insight into the wide spectrum of business activity.

Strategic Consulting Institute

The Mercy College MBA program believes that experiential learning is important to the overall MBA experience. A unique aspect of our program is the Strategic Consulting Institute (SCI). 

  • The SCI gives students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in management consulting.
  • SCI clients include IBM, The City of White Plains, Westchester County Association, a Neurosurgery Group, the Government of Tanzania and an Entertainment Company as well as other Industrial, Government or not-for-profits organizations. 
  • All Graduate Business students are welcome to participate

Participation in the SCI is entirely voluntary on the part of the student. Projects are performed under the advice of one or more faculty members who act as the Directing Partner for engagement. There are typically student teams of about six and engagements are performed in a highly professional manner, utilizing real world consulting methodologies and last on average 8 - 12 weeks. Participation usually requires a commitment of 3 - 5 hours a week depending on the student's role in the project. Leadership consulting roles tend to require at least a five hour a week commitment. 

Degree Requirements

  1. Submit a completed Mercy College application.
  2. Submit a baccalaureate transcript. 
  3. Submit a current resume
  4. All international students must submit TOEFL scores and a formal evaluation of international coursework.

The applicant must have an acceptable record in undergraduate and other studies as reflected in official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended. Attention is given to overall grade averages, grade trends during undergraduate study and areas of scholastic strength. A strong knowledge of PC application in word processing, database, spreadsheets and graphics is expected. 

Students with a GPA below 3.0 are required to make an appointment for an interview with the Executive Director of Graduate Business Operations. GMAT is optional. Information and application forms for the test may be obtained from the Educational Testing Service, Box 966, Princeton, NJ, 08540. (800-GMAT-NOW).

Business Administration Objectives

The objective of the Master of Business Administration Program is to balance theory, reality, techniques and concepts that facilitate understanding of the spectrum of diverse management challenges. This is accomplished through the student's exposure to a rigorous curriculum and a professional faculty with credentials in both corporate and academic disciplines. A strong, integrated approach produces a graduate who has developed foundational skills in analysis, oral communication and decision-making that foster an ever-evolving search for knowledge.

Program Outcomes

  • Students should be able to solve problems using fundamental core business principles
  • Students should be able to synthesize information and analyze data to make business decisions
  • Students should be able to articulate ideas and defend positions
  • Students should be able to apply global business perspectives appropriately
  • Students should be able to work effectively in a team
  • Students should be able to evaluate ethical dilemmas to determine the impact of possible actions on stakeholder groups
Expectations of the Graduate

Graduates of the Master of Business Administration program will be expected to demonstrate knowledge of:

  • The application of essential business skills in decision-making, identifying problems, evaluation of options and implementation of recommended solutions. 
  • The utilization of foundational quantitative analysis and research skills to develop managerial strategies.
  • Diverse communication strategies within the global business environment.
  • The importance of today's manager as a leader and facilitator.