Students Say

“Close proximity to New York City,” an excellent “reputation for quality” (particularly in New York), “one of the best accounting programs in the nation,” and a small program size that ensures students won’t get lost in the crowd, are among the top reasons students give for choosing the MBA program at Binghamton University. It also doesn’t hurt that it “all comes with an extremely reasonable price tag,” with “cheap tuition” even for out-of-state students.

Overview

Applicants
245
Acceptance Rate
37%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.48
Years Work Experience
3.83
Average Age
23

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
580 - 640
GPA
3.2 - 3.72

Deadlines


Regular Application Deadline
March 1

Rolling Admission Deadline
May 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Undergraduate GPA
Non-Academic


SCHOOL TYPE AND ACCREDITATION

School Type
Public

AACSB-approved
Yes

Overall

Students Say

“Close proximity to New York City,” an excellent “reputation for quality” (particularly in New York), “one of the best accounting programs in the nation,” and a small program size that ensures students won’t get lost in the crowd, are among the top reasons students give for choosing the MBA program at Binghamton University. It also doesn’t hurt that it “all comes with an extremely reasonable price tag,” with “cheap tuition” even for out-of-state students.

The four-semester MBA program at Binghamton University (BU) employs “an extremely team-based approach” to education “that replicates real-world business in a way many other business programs do not,” students inform us. This is especially true in the first year, during which the program covers core essentials. One student explains, “The first year of the program requires students to stick with a set group of students to work on projects, presentations, papers, and cases. It can be difficult at times, but the lessons learned are crucial for the real world.” Full-time MBA students are also required to obtain an internship during the course of the program, which may be used toward fulfilling an elective course requirement. The school also offers a Fast Track Professional MBA in New York City (with classes taking place on Saturdays over the course of a year), and a Fast Track MBA to Binghamton undergraduates. The program allows them to earn both a BA and an MBA in five years, no small feat considering that a Binghamton MBA requires 69 credits, “more than any other university.”

For a state school, BU provides excellent service and a “smart organizational system.” Students tell us that “the school really tries to adapt to the latest management concepts and ideals” and that administrators are “are diligent and available to help students with interviews and networking opportunities.” Most of the professors have been practitioners in their respective fields at one point or another, which means “the tone of the course matches the tone of the discipline and serves to address the gap between theory and practice that plagues weaker business programs.” The only knock on teachers is that “many are foreign,” so that “sometimes it is difficult to understand what is being said due to accents.” Most often, however, instructors “can communicate easily with the students.” Another asset to the program is that “the alumni that are in highly respected companies are great, and everyone really tries to pull for other Binghamton students.” “I have also interfaced with alumni on many occasions, gaining insights into investment banking and asset management,” says one student.


PROGRAM TYPES

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
No

Executive
Yes

Online
No

Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
6:1
Total Faculty
64

65.6
Full-time
34.4
Part-time
20.3
Minority
18.75
Female

Specialities of faculty

Academic specialties of faculty
URL

Leadership Studies

Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
Yes

Sustainability course is
Optional

Description
The purpose of this course is to prepare students to participate in and lead financially successful, socially responsible and environmentally sustainable enterprises. It seeks to develop students’ capacity to understand and appreciate social and environmental challenges confronting managers in today’s businesses. The goal will be to help students gain knowledge and skills to integrate social and environmental sustainability with commercial and economic success. The course will also touch upon global issues related to sustainable management, addressing deployment of sustainable practices in corporations internationally. Students will be introduced to complexities of a practicing sustainable business in a globalizing world.

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
No

Description

Career overview

Career Rating
92
Average Starting Salary
$57,500

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
59%
Graduate Facilitated
41%
School Facilitiated

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

23%
Consulting
23%
Information Technology
18%
Marketing
18%
General Management
14%
Finance/Accounting
5%
Operations/Logistics

Graduates Employed by Region

59%
Northeast
14%
Midwest
5%
International
5%
Mid-Atlantic
5%
South

Job Function

Job Function % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Consulting 23% $60,000 $61,200 $45,000 $78,000
Information Technology 23% $64,000 $60,000 $42,000 $65,000
Marketing / Sales 18% $50,000 $50,000 $40,000 $60,000
General Management 18% $45,000 $50,667 $45,000 $62,000
Finance / Accounting 14% $62,000 $62,000 $62,000 $62,000
Operations / Logistics 5%

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Financial Services 36% $52,500 $55,883 $45,000 $78,000
Manufacturing 14% $63,000 $63,000 $62,000 $64,000
Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology / Healthcare 14% $65,000 $63,333 $60,000 $65,000
Consulting 9% $61,500 $61,500 $58,000 $65,000
Government 9% $64,000 $64,000 $64,000 $64,000
Consumer Products 5%
Media / Entertainment 5%
Non-profit 5%
Technology 5% $42,000 $42,000 $42,000 $42,000

Prominent Alumni

Mark Deutsch
Partner/Private Equity

Matthew Singer
Partner/Accounting

Gary Meltzer
US Advisory Leader/Investment Mgmt & Real Estate

Howard Eisen
Managing Director/Business Development

Allen Zwickler
Managing Director/Finance

Dates

Application Deadlines
Feb 1

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$18,282

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$6,509

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
48%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
8%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
53%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
14%

New Students Receiving Loans
39%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$11,130
Tuition (Out-State)
$18,320
Fees (In-State)
$1,695
Fees (Out-State)
$1,695

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$464
Tuition (Out-State)
$763
Fees (In-State)
$100
Fees (Out-State)
$100

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$0
Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$6,800
Academic Expenses
$750

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
58
Part Time
5%

In State
70.9%
Out of State
29.1%
Foreign Countries Represented
106

Demographics

16.70%
Minorities
27.30%
International

46% female
55% male

Campus Life

Students Say

Many classes for the fall are held in the evenings at Binghamton’s “centralized campus,” which “leads to very long days, especially for those who also have part-time jobs” and hampers extracurricular involvement. As these “motivated” students progress through the program, however, the school offers “plenty opportunities to get involved on campus,” from the Finance Society to stock pitch and M&A competitions that allow students to “apply coursework to real-world topics and compete with fellow students in a constructive manner.” The latter “implements various activities throughout the year including coffee hours, open bars, networking events,” “horseback riding, bowling, etc.” There is also a wide range of work experience among students, which benefits those at all stages of their careers. “The breadth of industry knowledge in the program is very impressive and fosters meaningful class discussions that drive home course material,” says a student.

The city of Binghamton “has lots of things going for it besides the downtown bar scene. For one thing, there is a hometown hockey team and baseball team, an opera house, numerous playhouses, and theaters, too. We are also the carousel capital of the United States. Binghamton is ethnically diverse as well, and there are often ethnic festivals going on throughout the Southern Tier.” Also, “living expenses here are not much,” especially when compared to the cost of living in much of the rest of the state. The university also “has a great Division-I athletic department that provides exciting competitions for the students to attend,” and many do.


More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Alesia Wheeler-Wade
Assistant Director of MBA/MS Accounting Programs

Address
School of Management
P.O. Box 6000
Binghamton, NY 13902-6000
Abu Dhabi

Phone
607-777-2317

Fax
607-777-4872

Email
somadvis@binghamton.edu