Graduate Catalog 2019-2020

Business Management (MS)

Lucille and Jay Chazanoff School of Business, Building 3N, Room 235

Founding Dean, Susan Holak, BS, MPhil, PhD

Program Coordinator for Strategic Management Track:

Professor Chandan Acharya

Building 3N, Room 214

Telephone: 718.982.2953

Email: chandan.acharya@csi.cuny.edu

Program Coordinator for Large-Scale Data Analysis:

Professor Hyuong Suk Shim

Building 3N, Room 224A

Telephone: 718.982.3309

Email: hyoungsuk.shim@csi.cuny.edu

The College of Staten Island offers a program leading to the degree of Master of Science in Business Management. Designed for a broad spectrum of students with undergraduate degrees in business and related fields, it is focused on strategic management and accounting skills with required courses in major decision-making areas. Students will study advanced analytical methods and theory and acquire experience with new technology. Students may choose either the Strategic Management Track or the Large-Scale Data Analysis Track in order to complete the Master of Science in Business Management.

The Department of Business at CSI also offers Baccalaureate degrees in Accounting and in Business (with concentrations in Finance, International Business, Management, and Marketing,) and, in conjunction with the Department of Computer Science, a Baccalaureate degree in Information Systems. The Department of Media Culture offers degrees in Corporate Communications; the Department of Political Science, Economics, and Philosophy offers degrees in Economics. Graduates in all of these disciplines are potential candidates for the Master’s degree program in Business Management.

In addition, the program serves Accounting graduates who will need 150 hours of baccalaureate and post-baccalaureate education to sit for the Certified Public Accountant examination.

The Master’s degree program in Business Management at CSI is unique in CUNY. It specializes in management decision making and is thus appropriate for both accounting and non-accounting student populations.

Objectives of the Master’s degree program in Business Management include:

  • Graduates with a background in accounting will acquire the credentials to sit for the CPA examination.
  • Graduates will learn the analytical methods currently used to assess businesses and non-profit organizations, planning and implementation processes, and control methods.
  • Graduates will update and hone their skills in decision making, analysis, and technology.
  • Graduates will understand current theories and issues of business ethics, ethical dilemmas, and the role of ethics in decision making.
  • Graduates will be familiar with the global marketplace and its implications for business.

Business Management Admission Requirements

The program admits students for the fall and spring semester. In order to be admitted to the program, the following is required:

  • Baccalaureate degree with overall Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher.
  • Letter of intent: A 1-2 page letter explaining your interest in pursuing a graduate program in Business Management.
  • Resume: A brief 1-2 page resume which should be fully up-to-date and include all post-college work experience.
  • Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE): We require a score report for the GMAT or the GRE (General). The CSI Institution code for GMAT is 282KN35 and for GRE is 2778. Students from CSI or an AACSB-accredited institution who have an undergraduate GPA of 3.2 or higher can request a waiver subject to review.
  • The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS):  The TOEFL or IELTS exam is a requirement of students for whom English is a second language. The minimum required score for the TOEFL is 79 (Internet). For additional information or to register for the exam, please visit the TOEFL website at www.ets.org. Our institutional code is 2778. For the IELTS, we will only accept the academic exam scores. The minimum required score is 6.5 (overall band). For additional information or to register for the exam, please visit the IELTS website at www.ielts.org.
  • Two letters of recommendation from instructors or employers. One letter, whenever possible, should come from a current or former employer. Recommendations can be hand-delivered or mailed to the address below or emailed by the recommender directly to graduateadmissions@csi.cuny.edu.
  • Transcripts:  Applicants must request official transcripts from all postsecondary institutions attended. If you are currently enrolled in a postsecondary institution, have one transcript sent now and another sent when you complete the courses that you are taking. Applicants who have been enrolled at CSI do not need to request a CSI transcript; the Office of Recruitment and Admissions will obtain a copy
*CSI students with an undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or higher may be fast-tracked. Please contact graduateadmissions@csi.cuny.edu.

Business Management Degree Requirements

Students in the Master’s degree program in Business Management are required to take 30 credit hours, or ten courses at three credits each, at the graduate level. Students may choose either the Strategic Management Track or the Large-Scale Data Analysis Track in order to complete the Master of Science in Business Management.

A. Strategic Management Track

Core Course

MGT 600The Administrative Process

3

MGT 605Business, Government, and Society

3

MKT 600Strategic Marketing Management

3

FNC 600Financial Management

3

Advanced Courses

MGT 710Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness

3

MGT 720Global Business Strategy

3

MGT 730Strategic Human Resource Management

3

MGT 770Managerial Decision Making and Applications

3

Electives: Select two courses from the following list.

ACC 725Forensic Accounting

3

ACC 730Accounting/Management Information Systems

3

ACC 740Tax Strategies and Business Decisions

3

BDA 651Computational and Statistical Methods for Business and Economics

3

BDA 761Big Data Management in a Supercomputing Environment

3

BDA 762Analysis Techniques for Large-Scale Data-Spatial Statistical Techniques

3

BDA 763Forecasting for Managers and Researchers

3

BDA 764Research Project in Large-Scale Data

3

BDA 765Seminar in Big Data - Current Topics

3

BUS 605The Business of Healthcare

3

BUS 710Labor Relations and Conflict Management

3

BUS 720Global Business Strategy Abroad: Focusing on a Foreign-Based Firm

3

FNC 710Healthcare Finance

3

FNC 730Financial Statement Analysis

3

FNC 740Financial Planning

3

ISI 710Information Systems for Healthcare

3

MGT 725Healthcare Management

3

MGT 790Seminar in Contemporary Business Topics

3

MKT 730/MGT 735Services Marketing and Management

3

MKT 740Business-to-Business Marketing

3

The Strategic Management Track offers students an opportunity to study management with a focus on management theory and decision-making skills. Students are given a firm grounding in management, finance, marketing, ethics, human resource management, and global business strategy and have the option to take courses in various areas of business practice.

B. Large-Scale Data Analysis Track

Core Course

MGT 600The Administrative Process

3

MGT 605Business, Government, and Society

3

MKT 600Strategic Marketing Management

3

BDA 763Forecasting for Managers and Researchers

3

Advanced Courses

BDA 761Big Data Management in a Supercomputing Environment

3

BDA 764Research Project in Large-Scale Data

3

MGT 720Global Business Strategy

3

MGT 770Managerial Decision Making and Applications

3

Business Data Analytics Courses

BDA 762Analysis Techniques for Large-Scale Data-Spatial Statistical Techniques

3

BDA 765Seminar in Big Data - Current Topics

3

The Large-Scale Data Analysis Track offers students wishing to study management with a focus on quantitative management the opportunity to focus their study on the areas of management that are strongly grounded in quantitative methods. The track is focused on large-scale data and includes significant opportunity to utilize the large scale computational resources of the CUNY High Performance Computing Center.

Total Credit Hours: 30