An MBA Program for Unparalleled Professional Development

Individuals with a master’s degree in Business Administration are sought for leadership positions in business, government, health care and non-profit organizations.

The MBA Experience

As a student in our MBA program, you’ll take advanced classes in finance, marketing, human resources, management information systems, business strategy and executive decision making and you will be able to tailor a concentration to your specific interests. As you study the many aspects of managing complex organizations today, you will learn strategies and skills to implement during a capstone experience, when you and a team of colleagues complete a consulting project for a business, non-profit or government agency. 

Your MBA classes will be led by full-time professors with doctorates and by adjuncts who are also directors of state agencies, business-owners and chief officers in financial, health care and technology fields — many who have taught at Sage for years.

Online and On-Campus with Competitive Tuition

Our accredited MBA program is convenient for working adults. Classes are held on Russell Sage College’s campus in Albany and online and you can combine in-person and online MBA courses for the most flexibility. Most MBA classes are offered in the evenings or one day a month on a weekend or in a reduced seat time format.

Student-Centered, Whether Online or In-Person

The same faculty members teach the same MBA classes online and on campus, so your own learning style and the demands on your time can be the deciding factors when it comes to choosing the combination of online and in-person classes that work for you.

And we keep our MBA program small, to allow a level of individual attention that is rare in business school. As a matter of fact, the dean of the School of Management advises all MBA students personally — and we annually celebrate our top students at the Sigma Beta Delta international business honor society induction ceremony.

Most students complete our MBA program in three years by attending part time and taking two courses during fall, spring and summer semesters.

And Russell Sage College’s MBA program does not charge fees — so when you factor in the fees charged by other MBA programs, you’ll see our tuition is competitive. We also have two discount programs — the Health Alliance Agreement and Businesses for a Better Sage — which offer a 10% percent discount on tuition and deferred billing.

“We don’t have large lecture halls, so you’re building a relationship with the faculty who teach.”

Kevin Fletcher, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor and Chair, School of Management
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Your Future

Russell Sage College’s MBA program will prepare you with the skills, knowledge and confidence for the next stage of your career.


Individuals with a master’s degree in Business Administration from Russell Sage College work in state government and health care, manufacturing and service-based organizations. They lead high-tech 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 Russell Sage College’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.

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, lively discussions and a capstone project with a local business.


You’ll have an opportunity to present your work at Russell Sage College’s annual Graduate Research Symposium. You’ll also network with government and nonprofit leaders, health care, finance and technology executives, and start-up entrepreneurs and small-business owners at school-sponsored events like employer panels and weekend-long business-plan intensives.

Program Objectives

Russell Sage College’s 42-credit Master of Business Administration curriculum includes 10 foundation MBA courses, three 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. 


The Board of Commissioners of the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) 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.


Application Requirements

Please include official transcripts from all the post-secondary institutions you attended, two letters of recommendation, a one-to-two page essay describing your career goals and a resume with your application to Russell Sage College’s MBA program.

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