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Fall 2016 Catalog and Handbook 
Fall 2016 Catalog and Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Master of Science in Business Management and Leadership

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Academic Director: B. Loerinc Helft
CUNY School of Professional Studies
101 West 31st Street, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Email Contact: B. Loerinc Helft, b.loerinc.helft@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.

Admission Criteria

In addition to the admission criteria for graduate degree programs, 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 who have previous academic coursework in business areas may, on the basis of individual academic review, waive up to five courses from the required courses and take approved electives.

Students may also 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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