Online Master's Degree in Business Management and Leadership (M.S.)


Program Description

The online Master's Degree in Business Management and Leadership (M.S.) 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.

Career Prospects

Graduates of the online M.S. in Business Management and Leadership are prepared to advance in jobs within a variety of fields including banking, finance, management, consulting, marketing, accounting, and human resources.

Admission Criteria

Applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, with a GPA of 3.0 or better to qualify for admission.  Applicants with a variety of undergraduate majors and professional backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Applicants are also required to write a personal statement, upload a resume, and provide two letters of recommendation. Work experience relevant to graduate study strongly preferred. 

*International students may enroll in fully online degree programs. However, our online programs do not qualify for student visas.

 Application Deadlines


For more information about the program, contact or 212.652.2869.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between an MBA and the M.S. in Business Management and Leadership?
Unlike the MBA, which presumes and often requires appropriate work experience as it grooms the experienced to move up in management, the MS in Business Management and Leadership is more versatile, more open. The needs it addresses "access, affordability, versatility" distinguish the degree from what might seem similar offerings, both in CUNY and beyond. 

Can I get credit towards the M.S. in Business Management and Leadership for life experience?
Although related business experience may be helpful in understanding some coursework, credit is not awarded for life experience. The courses are designed to be academically rigorous, incorporating the latest theoretical foundation on which current accepted business practices are based.