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M.B.A. Program for International Students

The Department of Business and Economics at the College of Mount Saint Vincent is a student-centered learning community dedicated to preparing undergraduate and graduate students for employment or advanced study in economics or business, as well as for ethical and responsible citizenship and leadership roles in business and society, both nationally and internationally. 

The Department engages students in active learning and facilitates their development of analytical, critical thinking, communication and problem-solving skills. Department faculty are active scholars, focused on teaching and engaged in service to the CMSV and broader community, as well as ongoing professional development.

ACSBPThe M.B.A. Program for International Students is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The ACBSP accreditation standards are modeled on the Baldridge National Quality Program, which focuses on a student-centered learning approach in the classroom.

The College of Mount Saint Vincent welcomes applications from international students for its Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) Program. International students study on the College’s Riverdale campus, register for a full-time program of studies each semester, and are provided with accommodations and meals.


The Program
The M.B.A. program is a 60-credit, two-year program of study, with three levels of coursework.  For students without previous academic studies in business, the following curriculum must be completed:

Level 1:  The MBA Core – 30 credits, 10 courses
The Common Professional Component for the M.B.A. program is designed to establish a conceptual foundation for the remaining courses in the graduate program.
The core courses provide students with a firm theoretical and empirical knowledge base in the primary functional areas of business practice and organizational leadership.

The second goal of the core is to help students develop the necessary skills of data collection, analysis, interpretation and communication.

The third goal of the core courses is to provide the conceptual and theoretical knowledge base for advanced study in an area of specialization.

The 10 required Core courses are:

 • MBA 501 Managerial Accounting
• MBA 502 Financial Management
• MBA 503 Managerial Economics
• MBA 504 Data Analysis and Modeling for Managers
• MBA 505 Marketing Concepts & Strategies
• MBA 506 Managing Information Technologies & Innovation
• MBA 507 Business Law for Managers
• MBA 508 Management and Organization Theory
• MBA 509 Managing Human Resources
• MBA 510 Interpersonal and Organizational Communication

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Level 2:  The M.B.A. Concentration / Advanced Study – 18 credits, 9 courses
For International Students, the set of 9 courses on Level 2 will be selected in consultation with the M.B.A. faculty and the student’s academic advisor.  Generally, these 9 courses will be selected from the following list:

• MBA 641  International Marketing
• MBA 642  International Financial Management
• MBA 643  International Management and Cross Cultural Communication
• MBA 644  International Economics
• MBA 645  International Political Relations
• MBA 646  International Trade
• MBA 651 Health Care Administration
• MBA 654 Marketing for Health Care Programs 
• MBA 661 Managing Organizational Behavior
• MBA 662  Managing Diversity
• MBA 664  Managing Organizational Quality and Commitment
• MBA 665  Organizational Diagnosis and Change Management
• MBA 691     Investment and Portfolio Management
• MBA 692     Entrepreneurial Finance
• MBA 693 Regulation, Compliance, and Risk Management
• MBA 670/71 Independent/Directed Study
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Level 3:  The M.B.A. Capstone Courses – 12 credits, 4 courses
The M.B.A. program concludes with a set of required courses designed to complete the
areas of core competencies and to provide a unifying experience requiring the application of the
student’s acquired knowledge to an appropriate case study.

The first three of these represent traditional coursework in Business Ethics, Business Strategy/Policy, and International Business.

The fourth course is the capstone project requiring the  student to work in a team setting with other students, and to conduct primary research, evaluate, and analyze a specific business problem and then to formulate, present, and defend a set of recommended actions in the case.

• MBA 701  Organizational Leadership, Ethics & Social Responsibility
• MBA 702  Strategic Management
• MBA 703  Competing in a Global Business Environment
• MBA 704 MBA Decision Laboratory*
*Decision laboratory course includes managerial project consulting with an outside organization.


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Tuition and Fees
For the academic year 2012-2013, beginning September 2012, the comprehensive international fee for tuition at the College of Mount Saint Vincent for the M.B.A. program is $8,340 per term ($25,020 for three terms/12 months). 

For a standard, double occupancy room, Room and Board (not including textbooks, health insurance, transportation, or miscellaneous living expenses) will be $5,825 per term ($17,475 for three terms/12 months).

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