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Real World Content and Connections

As a student in Russell Sage College’s MBA program, you will rarely be lectured at. Instead you will learn through case studies, engaging online discussions and a capstone project with businesses, nonprofits or government agencies.

You’ll also network with government and nonprofit leaders, health care, finance and technology executives, and start-up entrepreneurs and small-business owners at optional school-sponsored events like employer panels and weekend-long business-plan intensives.

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What is Flex?

The Flex format allows students to choose how they take their graduate classes each week – in person, via livestream, or online on their own time – when other programs require students to commit to one format. 

  • A program focused on what you really need to know: Your MBA classes will be led by full-time professors with doctorates and part-time faculty who are directors of state agencies, business owners, and chief officers in financial, healthcare, and technology fields.
  • Concentration in Healthcare Management: Specialize in leading people and projects in a healthcare setting. Take classes in program planning, analysis and evaluation, policy, finance, law, human resources, and management information systems.
  • Small class size: And we keep our MBA program small, to allow for individual attention that is rare in business school.
  • Flexible for working professionals: Our Flex format is geared toward the busy lives of today’s graduate students.
  • Affordable: Our per-credit cost is among the most competitive in the Capital Region but with the signature personal attention students expect at Russell Sage
  • Employer Discount: We also have a Workforce Development Partnership program, which offers a 10% discount on tuition and deferred billing to employees at partner organizations.

Course Requirements

Credits and Completion

The Russell Sage MBA is particularly tailored to professionals in the workplace. The MBA program is contemporary and practitioner oriented and includes behavioral aspects of management. Thanks to our Flex format even the busiest student can complete their degree within two years.

The Board of Commissioners of the International Accreditation Council for Business Education is pleased to announce that as of March 2014 the School of Management at Russell Sage College has been granted first-time accreditation. The School of Management has demonstrated a commitment to continuous improvement, excellence in business education, and advancing academic quality.

Russell Sage College’s 36-credit Master of Business Administration curriculum includes foundation MBA classes, elective or concentration courses, and a capstone experience. You will graduate with the skills, knowledge, and confidence required for executive roles in government, health care, manufacturing and technology, the nonprofit sector, and more. 

Easily Apply

We offer rolling admission, so apply anytime, and you can start when you are ready — fall, spring, or summer semesters.

Applicants should provide:

  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A one- to two-page career goals essay
  • A resume
  • An RSC graduate school application
Personal advising, experienced faculty

Our MBA program comes with a deep, Russell Sage-level of support from an assigned faculty advisor who works with you to ensure your success.

Your Future Career with a Master of Business Administration

Graduates of Sage’s MBA program work in state government and health care, manufacturing and service-based organizations. They lead technology companies and run mission-driven nonprofits.

Recent employers include Louis Vuitton; Ayco financial services; Humana managed care; General Electric; Global Foundries; the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Department of Health, Division of the Budget and Office of the Comptroller; and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.

Graduates of Sage’s MBA program have also been accepted to the highly-selective New York State Excelsior Service Fellowship program and to competitive doctoral programs in business.

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