Master of Science in Business Management and Leadership

Format: Online

The MS in Business Management and Leadership online degree program inspires working professionals to become innovators, influencers, and decision-makers across all areas of business. With an emphasis on maintaining corporate ethical practices in a global environment, the program examines case studies and organizational models to help students solve timely issues related to diversity, sustainability, and consumer trust. Unlike the MBA, the MS degree provides versatility and flexibility to all students as they learn the core business functions in addition to the emerging industry areas. The program grounds itself in the ability to help students analyze numerical and non-numerical data alike so they can become better at explaining and justifying their decisions.

Studying closely with an experienced network of supportive faculty, industry experts, and peers from around the country and the world, students in the program enhance their abilities to leverage managerial skills, effectively execute business strategies, and remain competitive.  Additionally, students have the opportunity to take advantage of the CUNY SPS Entrepreneurship Network, which connects students and their business aspirations to the many activities supported by CUNY.

Career and Academic Prospects

The MS in Business Management and Leadership program is designed as a vehicle for promotion, entry into a new field at the management level, or the groundwork for further study.  Students and graduates can pursue careers as a strategy director, payroll manager, public relations director, business resiliency analyst, operations risk manager, data analyst, paid search campaign manager, e-business specialist, and human resources generalist.

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.

Application Deadlines

Applications for Spring 2018 are due by December 11, 2017

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Student/Alumni Profiles

Estelle Yessoh

MS in Business Management and Leadership

"Everything I am currently learning in class helps me understand what I do at work. My courses guide me through my everyday assignments, and also help me polish my leadership skills."

Larry J. Strong

MS in Business Management & Leadership 2013

The MOST important thing I learned at CUNY SPS is knowledge of self. I learned that I could be a good student. I learned that I could digest and process subjects like statistics, accounting and organizational behavior. Most importantly, I learned that I could do what I set out to do!

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