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2017-2018 Catalog and Handbook 
2017-2018 Catalog and Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Master of Science in Business Management and Leadership

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Associate Professor and Interim Academic Director: Edwin Knox, PhD
CUNY School of Professional Studies
101 West 31st Street, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Email Contact: Business@sps.cuny.edu​

The Program

The online MS in Business Management and Leadership provides a broad business education that focuses on the fundamentals of business management and critical leadership skills, and is immediately relevant to today’s business challenges and changing climate. It consists of seven courses in core business areas such as management, economics, and business law and ethics; two electives in emerging areas such as global entrepreneurship, managing diversity in the global environment, and new media and electronic commerce; and one capstone course that synthesizes all of the knowledge gained throughout the program.

Admissions Criteria

Applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Applicants are required to write a personal statement, upload a resume, and provide two letters of recommendation. An individual interview may be necessary.

Transcripts from all institutions attended, both undergraduate and graduate, must be submitted. Work experience relevant to graduate study is strongly preferred.

Program Requirements

30 credits are required to complete the Master’s Degree in Business Management and Leadership.


Students may need to take up to four (4) prerequisite courses in order to be ready for graduate level work. These are undergraduate courses in financial accounting, statistics, micro- or macroeconomics, and computer applications. Courses that fulfill the prerequisites must have been taken in the last five years with an earned grade of C or better. Some of the core courses are without prerequisites, and can be taken as early as the first semester in parallel with these undergraduate courses, if required.

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