Business, M.S. Program

Lehman College has established a graduate program leading to the degree of Master of Science in Business (MSB) with a specialization in finance, human resource management, international business, marketing, or e-business. The objective of this curriculum is to satisfy the growing need in today's business environment for professionals who have developed the necessary expertise, insight, and vision in tackling the technical, interpersonal, and conceptual problems specific to their chosen managerial subfield. The program also constitutes a threshold into higher academic or professional pursuits, such as earning a doctorate in business or law. 

Students wishing to do so may complete the degree program entirely online by taking online courses only. The online-only option is not available to students studying on an F1 Visa.

Admission to the Program:

Applicants to the MSB program must have earned their bachelor's degree from an accredited undergraduate institution in the U.S. or abroad with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (B) or equivalent. 

They must have completed:

  • 6 credits in Accounting;
  • 6 credits in Economics; and
  • 6 credits in Mathematics (MAT 132 or 171 or 172 or 174 or 175 or equivalent) and/or Statistics (BBA 403 or equivalent)
If conditionally admitted, applicants must satisfy the specified conditions within one year.

Applicants must submit a statement of career objectives, and two letters of recommendation. GMAT is optional in support of application. A minimum GPA of B (3.0) is necessary to maintain enrollment in the MS program in business. 

International Students must additionally obtain a minimum total score of 500 or equivalent on the TOEFL and comply with the applicable financial and visa requirements. Those who have earned their baccalaureate from a college or university in which the language of instruction was exclusively English are exempted from the TOEFL requirement. 

Curriculum: The 30-credit curriculum includes 12 credits in a common professional core, 12 credits in the chosen field of specialization, and 6 credits in two capstone seminar. Full-time students can complete their degree requirements within one year by taking the eight core and specialization courses in two consecutive semesters, Fall and Spring, and the two capstone seminars in the summer, one in each of the two summer sessions, but not both seminars in the same summer session. 

Course Requirements for the MSB degree are as follows:

Core Courses Requirement: 12 credits

Credits
MSB 700Organizational Behavior

3

MSB 701Quantitative Analysis for Managers

3

MSB 702Economic Analysis for Managers

3

MSB 703Computer-Based Information Systems for Managers

3

Major Field Requirement:12 credits

Completion of a block of 4 courses in one area of specialization:

Finance:

Credits
MSB 710Investment Analysis

3

MSB 711Capital Budgeting

3

MSB 712Financial Statements Analysis

3

MSB 713International Financial Management

3

Human Resources Management:

Credits
MSB 730Human Resource Management

3

MSB 731Employee Training and Development

3

MSB 732Managing Group and Interpersonal Dynamics

3

MSB 734International Human Resource Management

3

International Business:

Credits
MSB 720Managing in a Global Environment

3

MSB 713International Financial Management

3

MSB 722International Marketing Management: Culture, Law, and Politics

3

MSB 734International Human Resource Management

3

Marketing:

Credits
MSB 720Managing in a Global Environment

3

MSB 721Applied Marketing Research

3

MSB 722International Marketing Management: Culture, Law, and Politics

3

MSB 723Contemporary Issues in Marketing

3

E-Business:

Credits
MSB 720Managing in a Global Environment

3

MSB 722International Marketing Management: Culture, Law, and Politics

3

International Business, Marketing, and E-Business Specializations: No students will be admitted to the International Business, Marketing or E-Business specialization until further notice.

Capstone Seminars: 6 credits

Credits
MSB 795Seminar in Strategic Management

3

MSB 796Seminar in Ethical Issues in Management

3

NOTE: Two research-oriented tutorials, MSB 785: Independent Graduate Study in Business and MSB 790: Graduate Research Project in Business, 3 hours, 3 credits each, are available for qualified students intending to acquire a deeper understanding of a selected topic (MSB 785) or to conduct substantive research on a chosen project (MSB 790) upon the approval and under the supervision of a full-time faculty.