Business Administration (M.B.A.)
The master of business administration (M.B.A.) is a 48 credit program (18 credits of the lower courses may be waived) which features a cross-functional pedagogical approach. Students have the opportunity to study in the general M.B.A. program or one of four new concentrations — accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, and music management. The accounting concentration satisfies the CPA education requirements while preparing students to take the CPA exam. The entrepreneurship concentration provides the skills to start, manage, operate, grow, and sustain an entrepreneurial venture. The finance concentration prepares students to take the CFA examination. The music management concentration is one of only two programs in the U.S. and takes advantage of William Paterson’s close proximity to New York City. The Cotsakos College of Business at William Paterson University gives future business leaders an edge through a dynamic curriculum that is designed to meet the changing demands of an internationally and technologically oriented marketplace.
The M.B.A. program is accredited through AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. AACSB accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide. Only the top 5 percent of business schools in the world are accredited by AACSB.