Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Samaria Mavben

The professional M.B.A. program at Sage Graduate School is designed to develop leaders who can manage complex organizations and who have the desire and capacity to move into high level positions.

For nearly three decades, Sage M.B.A.s have taken major leadership roles in business, government, healthcare and non-profit organizations. Top management positions are well within the reach of our graduates.

The Sage M.B.A. is particularly tailored to professionals in the workplace. The M.B.A. program is contemporary, practitioner-oriented, and includes behavioral aspects of management. Thanks to our flexible schedule, with evenings, weekend, summer, and online courses, even the busiest student can complete their degree within two years. When combined with business experience, the Sage M.B.A. develops leaders prepared to make effective decisions in any organization.

Program Requirements

The Sage M.B.A. requires a minimum of 42 semester hours of graduate coursework. If students do not have a background in management/business, prerequisite coursework may be required. To determine whether prerequisite coursework is necessary, prospective students should meet with the program director. All students taking M.B.A. courses, including non-matriculants, must seek academic advisement on a regular basis by contacting the M.B.A. office at (518) 292-1700.


Students can choose from among several specialized courses in fulfilling their elective category, or opt to concentrate in:

  • Business Strategy
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Human Resources

These concentrations are structured to cover the knowledge and skills central to establishing competencies in the area most critical and interesting to the student.

Students who do not want an area of concentration may choose from a range of traditional M.B.A. electives and/or may elect to take graduate courses in other programs. For example, the student can complete their nine credit hours requirement by choosing from complementary graduate courses in areas such as Health Services, Community Psychology, or Education.

Program Delivery

The Sage M.B.A. Program has always been known for its flexibility and its student focus. Our responsibility is to help define, inspire and grow strong business decision makers. To this end, Sage has created a series of curricular milestones that will aid in structuring student development. Three Sage milestones, revolving around class activities, are strategically placed at three different levels of the program. These milestones not only help to focus and organize the uniqueness of Sage's program, but are invaluable aids to student development and self-assessment.