Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) in Management Berkeley College
Built on the proven tradition of business and professional education at Berkeley College, the Larry L. Luing School of Business® offers the opportunity for advanced study to prepare the leaders of tomorrow. The Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degree in Management program at Berkeley is anchored in the core values of integrity, stewardship, sustainability, and inclusiveness and is designed to help exceptional individuals stand out in the professional world. The M.B.A. degree in Management Program at Berkeley offers six (6) different specializations - known as Concentrations - that earn a transcript notation upon completion of the degree.
Why pursue an M.B.A. at Berkeley College?
The Berkeley College M.B.A. in Management program is designed to accommodate the busy schedules of professionals, helping you advance your career and expand your opportunities and earning potential. The program stands out in many ways, including:
- Available concentrations in some of today’s most in-demand areas
- The ability to choose electives that correspond with your career goals and apply concepts from coursework to real-world situations in your current career
- Dedicated support services and resources
- Exceptional networking opportunities with classmates, professors, and other connections
- The flexibility of studying: On campus in New York City; On campus in Woodland Park, NJ; Online; A blend of both on-campus and online classes
The Berkeley M.B.A. emphasizes
- Knowledge to guide effective action
- Communication in professional contexts
- Information for planning and stewardship in the contemporary business environment
- Practical skills for the professional workplace
- Learn to succeed from those who already have.
Our M.B.A. professors all have exceptional academic and corporate backgrounds. Each has built their corporate credentials in diverse industries and undertaken numerous management roles and responsibilities throughout their careers. As a team, they have a broad range of business experiences and analytical perspectives on contemporary issues that will prove to be invaluable to you.
Four-year Combined Bachelor’s/Master’s Option
Berkeley College makes it possible for high-achieving students in certain programs to complete a B.B.A. or B.S. and an M.B.A. in Management in as little as four years, assuming full-time enrollment in three semesters per year. This option offers many benefits, including the ability to:
- Graduate with an M.B.A. much sooner than through the traditional route
- Expand career opportunities and earning potential with an advanced degree
- Save significant tuition cost
This option is open to students in the following B.B.A. and B.S. programs (on-site and online programs approved in New Jersey and New York City only):
- Fashion Merchandising and Management
- Financial Services
- General Business
- Health Services Management
- International Business
- Justice Studies-Criminal Justice
- Marketing Communications
- National Security
In this option, students will attend full-time, for three semesters per calendar year. Students must also complete:
- All requirements for the M.B.A. in Management degree in just one calendar year
- One M.B.A. core course as an undergraduate elective
- 33 M.B.A. credits in the three semesters of their fourth calendar year of study
To be considered for the Four-year Combined Bachelor’s/Master’s Option, current Berkeley College undergraduates or transfer and prospective students must meet the following admission criteria:
- A cumulative GPA of at least 3.50
- Full-time enrollment or intention to study full-time
- Successful completion (B or better) of all undergraduate courses considered required courses in the student's chosen B.B.A. or B.S. major
- Students meeting these criteria will receive a letter of invitation to apply for this option once they have earned 60 undergraduate credits.
In addition to the Management program, M.B.A. students have the opportunity to select a specific concentration in:
- Accounting (Note: The Accounting Concentration is only offered by Berkeley College - New Jersey, at the Woodland Park campus and Online)
- Financial Management
- Healthcare Management
- Human Resources Management
- Law Enforcement Executive Management (Note: The Law Enforcement Executive Management Concentration is only offered by Berkeley College – New Jersey, at the Woodland Park campus and Online)
- Supply Chain Management
Each M.B.A. concentration is comprised of a four-course (12-credit) sequence which replaces the existing electives.
Accounting (Note: The Accounting Concentration is only offered by Berkeley College - New Jersey, at the Woodland Park campus and Online)
The Accounting Concentration is a set of courses designed to meet the needs of professional accountants. Public accountants provide accounting, tax, and auditing services. They also serve as expert witnesses in litigation and help clients prevent, detect, and investigate financial fraud. The Accounting Concentration includes accounting theory with a focus on professional research to resolve accounting issues, federal taxation concepts and applications, the auditing process in a data-driven environment, and forensic accounting combined with analysis of frauds and detection and investigative tools. In addition, the concentration provides a route for CPA candidates to complete the 150-credit hour requirement for licensure and to improve their performance on the CPA exam.
- MBA6605 Accounting Theory
- MBA6606 Advanced Taxation
- MBA6607 Advanced Auditing
- MBA6608 Forensic Accounting and Fraud
The Financial Management Concentration focuses on developing the knowledge required for decision-making as a Financial Manager. Financial managers analyze business trends, advise senior managers regarding financial issues, create financial statements and reports, organize investment activities, and develop strategies to maximize profits and reach the financial goals of their organization. Financial Managers work in many industries, including banks, manufacturing, service industries, investment firms, and insurance companies. The Financial Management Concentration covers financial institutions' structure and operation, the analysis of financial statements, the management of financial risk, the corporate treasury, and topics such as capital sourcing and valuation.
- MBA6660 Financial Markets and Institutions
- MBA6665 Financial Statement Analysis
- MBA6667 Corporate Treasury and Risk Management
- MBA6669 Contemporary Issues in Financial Management
The Healthcare Management Concentration offers a suite of courses covering subject areas important to Healthcare Managers. Healthcare Managers specialize in leading, directing, controlling, and administrating healthcare facilities, departments, and organizations and have a key role in the delivery of healthcare services. The Healthcare Management Concentration covers the wide scope of healthcare systems and the healthcare environment overall. The economic and cost-driven nature of the healthcare system comprised of government, non-profit, and private providers operating in a government-regulated environment are included in the scope of the study. The data-rich health informatics field, including the role of the Electronic Health Record, is explored. Practical Case Studies are used to demonstrate the distinctive ways functional disciplines are used to manage healthcare organizations.
- MBA6651 Healthcare Systems and Environment
- MBA6652 Healthcare Economics
- MBA6653 Healthcare Informatics
- MBA6654 Practical Case Studies in Healthcare Management
Human Resources Management
The Human Resources Management Concentration offers a suite of courses covering subject areas salient to Human Resources Managers. Human Resources Managers maximize the effectiveness of the organization's workforce, develop compensation regimes, oversee the recruitment process, and manage many other employee-related issues. The Human Resources Management Concentration offers a set of courses covering compensation and benefits and the closely related employee recruitment and selection process. Data Analytics and Workforce Planning processes, and the Analysis of the Design of Work are also explored. Students also are put in the role of a consultant using an interactive approach to deliver a strategic plan for Human Resources to contribute to organizational growth and performance improvement.
- MBA6640 Compensation and Employee Benefits
- MBA6641 Employee Recruitment and Selection
- MBA6643 Contemporary Issues in Human Resources Management
- MBA6644 Strategic Human Resource Management
Law Enforcement Executive Management (Note: The Law Enforcement Executive Management Concentration is only offered by Berkeley College – New Jersey, at the Woodland Park campus and Online)
The Law Enforcement Executive Management concentration is intended for students who have taken the core Justice Studies courses (Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Police and Society, and Criminology) in an undergraduate program and are seeking to acquire a graduate degree prior to entering the competitive field of law enforcement. The concentration also lends itself to career Law enforcement professionals who through the police academy, real-life experience, and in-service training will have the required foundational knowledge to succeed in the courses
- MBA6100 Law Enforcement Executive Accountability
- MBA6105 Law Enforcement Executive Leadership
- MBA6110 Crisis Leadership
- MBA6115 Law Enforcement Executive Policy and Planning
Supply Chain Management
The Supply Chain Management Concentration contains a category of courses focused on subjects pertinent to Supply Chain Managers and Logisticians. The many risks associated with managing domestic and international supply chains and risk mitigation are explored. Procurement strategies, international sourcing, and global supply chain management are addressed through case studies and other methods. The critical area of Supply Chain Logistics including e-commerce, 3PL, and reverse logistics is addressed along with sustainability, and legal and environmental challenges. Data-driven decision-making via the use of Supply Chain Analytics and Analysis, as well as relevant topics such as blockchain and artificial intelligence, are studied.
- MBA6672 Global Supply Chain Management
- MBA6673 Supply Chain Logistics
- MBA6674 Supply Chain Analytics and Analysis
- MBA6675 Supply Chain Risk Management
What do I need to apply?
Students must submit the following items as part of the admissions process.
- An application for admission
- Official transcripts from all undergraduate institutions
- $50 nonrefundable application fee
- Two letters of recommendation
- Personal statement
- Application for transfer credit
- TOEFL or IELTS scores for students graduating from an institution in a country where English is not the official language and English is not the student’s first language