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MBA Frequently Asked Questions

Below are a number of frequently asked questions (FAQs) about our blended or online MBA programs. Your success is our highest purpose at Utica College, and we believe your search for information and answers should be effortless. If you have a question that is not listed below, please call (315) 732-2640 or toll free (866) 295-3106 to speak with a program manager.

Blended and Online MBA Frequently Asked Questions

Online Master's of Business Administration

1. How is this MBA different from others?
Utica College examined the current state of business and the skills organizations are looking for in leadership positions. This ACBSP accredited MBA program was designed with a modern, real-world approach to provide you with proven, relevant skills in-demand in the market today, with maximum flexibility in learning options at an affordable cost.

2. What specializations are available?
The online MBA offers distinct specializations designed to establish you as an enlightened leader with the breadth of knowledge necessary for data-driven, results-oriented decision organizational leadership. Among those specializations is a general option that allows you to tailor your graduate course elective selections to your career goals.

  • ::  Finance/Accounting
  • ::  Insurance & Risk Management (IRM)
  • ::  Cybersecurity
  • ::  Cyber Policy
  • ::  Data Analytics
  • ::  Entrepreneurship
  • ::  Health Care Management
  • ::  General*

*Students are also able to select any four 3-credit graduate-level elective courses to fashion their own elective specialization.

3. What is the job market like for this type of degree?
Increasingly, organizations are on the outlook for MBA graduates, making them some of the most sought-after candidates among business school graduates. Career prospects for MBA graduates continue to improve in both the U.S. and Asia-Pacific across industries, including double-digit increases in technology, nonprofit and government, and energy.*

*Source: GMAC 2014 Year-End Poll of Employers, Summary Report

4. What if I don't have a strong background in business or finance?
Our online MBA is designed to help a wide range of students ramp up to business expertise. All students, regardless of background, take a Pre-Assessment test of core business topics. Students who do not have an undergraduate business degree will be required to successfully complete short self-study modules and accompanying exams on any topic areas for which they tested poorly. These modules will provide students with the basic business knowledge needed to confidently enter our program. In addition, the core business classes in the first year are built to ground students in deep, relevant business knowledge.

5. Does this program have any on-campus residencies?
No. The online MBA program is 100 percent online. There are no on-campus residencies required to complete this program.

Create real-world success with an online MBA from Utica College. Request more information or call us at (315) 732-2640 or toll free at (866) 295-3106.