Overview

Applicants
65
Acceptance Rate
91%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.23
Years Work Experience
2.08
Average Age
23

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
440 - 540
GPA
2.87 - 3.60

Deadlines


Rolling Admission Deadline
August 15

Other Admission Factors

Academic

GMAT Score
Undergraduate GPA
Letters of Recommendation
Essay / Personal Statement
Non-Academic

Interviews
Work Experience

School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Public

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Program Types

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
Yes

Executive
No

Online
Yes

Faculty Information

Total Faculty
30

76.67
Full-time
33.33
Female
23.33
Part-time
20
Underrepresented Minorities


Students Say

Students who enroll in the School of Business at SUNY Oswego can expect several things: excellent value for their money, intimate classes, knowledgeable professors, state-of-the-art facilities, and an excellent hockey team. As one student puts it, “In most areas, the school of business is at the top of its class. The classes are challenging and worthwhile. Most professors are really good at their areas. They are also widely available to help students both inside and out of class,” and “really want to see the students succeed.” According to most of the students, the “very small classes promote learning and student-professor interaction.” The program “provides a lot of hands-on work and team activities to help form a strong work ethic” among students.

Designed as a degree in general management, an MBA from SUNY Oswego provides a solid grounding in the basics of modern business organization. The school says that “this program is intended to be equally applicable to private, public, and governmental sectors of management.” The foundation subjects required of students include management, accounting, marketing, organization, law, and finance. In addition, students can choose to specialize in a specific field such as international management, manufacturing management, organizational leadership, or financial services. Foundation course requirements include management information systems, managerial finance, marketing management, management science I, international business, global perspectives on organizational management, and management policy. Students have a choice of taking classes at the Oswego Campus, at the Metro Center in downtown Syracuse, and online. In addition to general management electives, students can also specialize in accounting. Students in the accounting track can gain professional experience by participating in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Students interested in finance can spend a semester at the Levin Institute’s International Finance and Global Banking in New York City.

Students find their coursework both rigorous and exciting. As one puts it, “the professors are excellent and the classes are fun and challenging.” Another says, “the course load is challenging, requiring solid communication and organization skills.” Fortunately, the student body as a whole is “reliable and helpful.” “We help each other out in our classes. I think the students in the graduate program really create a bond with one another.”


Concentrations

Accounting
Entrepreneurship
Healthcare Administration
Human Resources
Finance
Leadership/Management
Marketing

Center for Research

Accounting
Human Resources
Finance

Specialities of Faculty

Academic specialties of faculty
URL

Consistent with the focus of our program and our AACSB accreditation standards, our faculty are specialized in accounting, management, marketing, health services administration and finance. We also offer most elective courses in these areas.

Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
Yes

Sustainability course is
Optional

Description

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
Yes

Description
https://www.oswego.edu/sustainability/sustainability-team

School's environmental commitment 1:
Energy star compliant multi-function devices, with automation. The Grand Challenges Project: Fresh Water for All.

School's environmental commitment 2:
98% usage of laptop computers. Less energy and more efficient. Remove paper footprint by Blackboard Learn and scan to PDF.

School's environmental commitment 3:
Automation of turning off machines for individual machines and computer labs.

Career Overview

Average Starting Salary
$57,368
Accepted employment by 3 months after graduation
14%

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
76%
Unknown
14%
School Facilitiated
11%
Graduate Facilitated

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

88%
Finance/Accounting
78%
General Management

Graduates Employed by Region

100%
Northeast

Students Say

Although Oswego has a lot to offer—lovely campus, low cost, quality education, inti- mate program—most students wish it would go further in strengthening its Career Services department. There is little aid specifically for prospective MBAs, and the job search is often directed almost entirely by the student. As one puts it, “Connecting with employers is a difficult task. Linking up with quality employers looking for graduates with postgraduate degrees needs to be addressed.” The exception is accounting, which has numerous national and regional public accounting firms actively recruiting through- out the year.

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
Finance / Accounting 88% $50,000 $53,500 $42,000 $67,000
General Management 78% $60,000 $74,775 $32,100 $105,000

Prominent Alumni

Al Roker
NBC Today Show weather anchor

Alice McDermott
National Book Award Winner and best-selling novelist

Ken Auletta
New Yorker Columnist & critically acclaimed author

Robert Moritz
Chairman and Senior Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Harold Morse
Founder of The Learning Channel and Ovation TV Network

Dates


Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$18,103

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$3,248

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
76%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
9%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
61%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
9%

New Students Receiving Loans
81%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$15,000
Tuition (Out-State)
$24,390
Fees (In-State)
$1,180
Fees (Out-State)
$1,180

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$625
Tuition (Out-State)
$1,016
Fees (In-State)
$49
Fees (Out-State)
$49

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$14,290
Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$14,290
Academic Expenses
$1,800

Student Body Profile

Total Full-Time Enrollment
91
Part Time
46%

In State
95.6%
Out of State
4.4%
Foreign Countries Represented
5

Demographics

14.30%
Underrepresented Minorities
5.50%
International

32% female
68% male

Campus Life

Students Say

Students say their “classmates are very intelligent. They provide a lot of feedback to one another, work well together, and create a competitive environment which prepares people for the job market.” All rave about their “beautiful campus,” which, they proudly point out, is also extremely “technologically-advanced and mostly wireless.” The typical MBA’s social life is strong, and there are “plenty of bars around for an active nightlife.” As one student says, “At Oswego, I had the opportunity to make new friends from all over the world. The social life is active and I consider myself lucky.” For the most part, students claim to be “very active on campus. There is a multitude of clubs and organiza- tions to choose from.” Students enjoy their “great gyms to work out in or play a game of racquetball.” Plus—as is typical in upstate New York—the school’s athletic life centers on their “excellent hockey team, instead of football.” As one student puts it, “what’s excellent about living on campus here is that there is every resource that you could pos- sibly need available on campus. There are new buildings and renovations, from a new student center to the newly renovated freshman residence hall and new business center with technology classrooms.”

More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Dr. Kristen Eichhorn
Dean Graduate Studies

Address
606 Culkin Hall
SUNY Oswego
Oswego, NY 13126
United States

Phone
315-312-3152

Fax
315-312-3577

Email
13126


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