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2017 Graduate Catalog 1.2 (SUMMER - FALL) 
2017 Graduate Catalog 1.2 (SUMMER - FALL) [ARCHIVED CATALOG - Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

General Management (M.B.A.)

The Utica College blended MBA is designed for midcareer professionals who are looking to further their education and advance their career while managing issues of work/life balance. Offered in a “blended” or “hybrid” model, this program allows students to choose the method of access which best suits their personal and educational preferences. All course work for the program may be accessed in a class room, online, or through a combination of both class room and online learning. The program offers a contemporary and integrated core business education and the opportunity to pursue a unique, applied concentration tied to specific career outcomes.

The blended MBA provides students who have completed their undergraduate education and obtained 2 years of professional experience contemporary, integrated skills in general business management and the ability to choose 12 credits of electives designed to fit their professional and educational interests. This 30 credit hour program requires the student to complete 15 credit hours (ten (1.5) credit courses)  in the business core before finishing their program with 12 credit hours (four 3credit courses) in an area(s) of their choosing and a 3 credit masters research project. The program is designed so it can be completed in two and one-half years of part-time study.

Graduates from this program will be able to:

  • Manage the decision-making process
  • Manage human capital
  • Manage strategy and innovation
  • Manage the task environment
  • Manage administration and control
  • Manage logistics and technology

The faculty have identified several advising specializations, groups of courses within the elective offerings that provide students with a focused path of study. Elective specializations are not formal parts of the curriculum but options within the elective section of the program. Students do not have to focus on a specialization but can with the consent of their advisor, simply elect to take courses that meet their needs or interests. The specializations identified by the faculty are:

  • Business Analytics
  • Cyber Policy
  • Cybersecurity
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Health Care Management
  • Insurance and Risk Management
  • General

Academic Requirements (30 Credit Hours)

Elective Classes (12 credit hours)

After completing the business core, students choose four 3-credit graduate-level elective courses. Students may opt for a general selection of business courses, may fashion their own elective specialization, or may follow Utica College developed advising specializations.

Business Analytics

The business analytics specialization focus on two aspects of the data science field: using theoretical models in the collection, design, and analysis of quantitative and qualitative data, and the real-world process of creating and implementing solutions based on that data.  Students will learn to be data thinkers by understanding the power of data, the limits of data analysis, and apply their learning to projects.  Projects encompass the whole data analysis process from data acquisition and wrangling, analysis, and conclude by communicating identified findings and solutions.

Cyber Policy

The Cyber Policy specialization prepares cybersecurity professionals and high-level decision makers in industry and government for the challenges and evolving domains of cyberspace and cybersecurity. Upon completion, you will understand how to legally and ethically deal with sensitive data and information in a variety of application domains and settings.


The Cybersecurity specialization provides an advanced understanding of the history and evolution of cyber intelligence, as well as the impact cybersecurity networks, protocols and associated systems have on institutions, privacy, business, and government applications. Upon completion, you will have key skills in cybersecurity analysis, and cybercrime investigation and response.


The specialization is customized for strategic early-career or mid-career professionals who are motivated to bring a communication, information, or media business idea to fruition. Students will be introduced to fundamental concepts supporting contemporary media business models and learn the necessary steps to launch a media product or organization. The specialization includes concepts such as audience/market analysis, the importance of diverse revenue streams, user engagement and experience, and prototype development. 


The Finance specialization prepares you to understand economic forces and how they relate to profitability and growth, as well as introduces you to managerial accounting and contemporary issues in cost management. Upon completion of the MBA in Finance, you will be able to expertly analyze and interpret the information in financial statements, conduct corporate financial analysis, and have experience using real-world financial models and tools.

Health Care Management

The Health Care Management specialization prepares you for the challenges of patient-centered care, with an understanding of the complex ethical and legal issues involved from an organizational level. With an MBA in Health Care Management, you’ll gain the ability to assess, plan, and implement information technology projects within a health organization. Students also graduate with a deep knowledge of global health politics and services to better serve companies and agencies within the health sector.

Insurance and Risk Management

The Insurance and Risk Management specialization prepares you to understand non-speculative risks faced by businesses and individuals, as well as how to mitigate those risks. Upon completion, you will have demonstrable expertise in risk management and insurance issues like life and health insurance, disability income, retirement, investment and financial planning.

General Management

The General specialization is perfect for business professionals who need more than one area of focus, as it offers a broad knowledge base tailored to the needs of your career. You will have the opportunity to select any four graduate level courses available to design your expertise to your current and future needs.

Additional Requirements

After completing the above requirements, students must complete both of the following: