Twenty-first century business requires competent managers and administrators – women and men with the ability to plan, inspire, and direct the work of others. The professional M.B.A. program at Sage Graduate School is designed to develop leaders who can manage complex organizations and who have the desire and capability to move into high level positions. For nearly three decades, Sage MBA’s have taken major leadership roles in business, government, health care and non-profit organizations. Top management positions are well within the reach of our graduates.
The Sage M.B.A. is particularly tailored to professionals in the workplace. The M.B.A. program is contemporary and practitioner oriented and includes behavioral aspects of management. Thanks to our flexible schedule, with evenings, weekend, summer, and on-line courses even the busiest student can complete their degree within two years. Our experienced faculty delivers technical, operational, and analytic knowledge and skills through courses such as finance, economics and marketing. These areas are supported by courses in human resource management, management information systems and strategy/executive decision making. Our faculty believes in hands-on applications, case work, and outside “real-world” business projects which allow our students to have both a practical and theoretical base to their education. When combined with business experience, the Sage M.B.A. will develop leaders prepared to make effective decisions in any organization.
Students can choose from among several specialized courses in fulfilling their elective category, or opt to concentrate in Business Strategy, Finance, Marketing, or Human Resources. These concentrations are structured to cover the knowledge and skills central to establishing competencies in the area most critical and interesting to the student. For those students who do not want an area of concentration they may choose from a wide number of traditional MBA elective and/or may elect to take graduate courses found in other graduate programs. For example, the student can complete their nine credit hours requirement by choosing from a vast array of complementary graduate courses in areas such as Health Services, Community Psychology, or Education, etc. Taking electives outside of department offering must however be first approved by the Program Director or your Advisor.
Applicants to the program must meet the general admission requirements for Sage Graduate School. The Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT) is not required for admission.
The Sage M.B.A. requires a minimum of 42 semester hours of graduate coursework. If students do not have previous preparation in management/business, proficiency coursework also may be required. To determine whether proficiency coursework is necessary, prospective students should meet with the program director. All students taking M.B.A. courses, including non-matriculants, must seek academic advisement on a regular basis by contacting the M.B.A. office at (518) 292–1700.
The Sage M.B.A. assumes a certain level of technical proficiency. The College uses MS-Office ® as the standard for electronic communication. Students should have proficiency with MS-Word ® and a working knowledge of Excel ® and Access ®. The standard statistical software used by the college is SPSS ®. Educational versions of this software are available through the College Bookstores. Most M.B.A. classes are taught in classrooms wired for internet connections. Students are encouraged to bring their own laptops.