• Learn to analyze and solve workplace problems and to apply leadership and management practices that foster strong employee motivation, morale, and performance to create effective organizations
  • Complete this 10-course, 30-credit degree in 10 months full-time, with a cohort of students.


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Full-time program


Day and evening classes offered on-campus


Complete in as fast as 10 months


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Program Best Suited For

  • Primary audience: International students within two years of completing their bachelor's degree, who desire to apply business principles, practices, and competencies to their home business environments and to create more caring, open and productive workplaces.
  • May be interested: Domestic students within two years of completing their bachelor's degree in a non-business major may be interested in this degree to learn fundamental business knowledge and skills to apply your undergraduate degree in a business context. Students who have a business background and experience are more suited to the master's program in Leadership and Organizational Change.

Curriculum Examples

  • Management and Behavior in Organizations
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Accounting and Finance for Non-Financial Managers
  • Introduction to HR
  • Organizational Development and Change
  • Project Management

Value of your degree

  • Expected job growth for managers varies by field/industry. One area of significant expansion is medical and health services managers.
  • Jobs are projected to grow 23% from 2012 to 2022, as baby boomers age.

Making Grad School Affordable

Grants, scholarships, veterans benefits, loans, and undergraduate loan forgiveness are options for paying for this master's degree.


Why This Degree?

"The emphasis is on the human side of management and its long-term role in creating successful organizations and careers. This is a distinction from the traditional MBA degrees that focus more heavily on the financial and quantitative aspects of business."

— Albert C. Cabral, Program Director


What to Expect

  • Develop a holistic understanding of business and the convergence of elements required to create effective organizations.
  • Perform situational analysis and identify the key issues to be addressed by management.
  • Apply the relevant applications from various business disciplines and propose solutions to business problems.
  • Gain an understanding of the concept of human capital and what it means to lead in a humanistic, ethical, and socially responsible manner.
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Program Director

Albert C. Cabral

Albert C. Cabral

Program Director for Business Organization & Management, Human Resource Development and Human Resource Management Programs & Associate Professor of Management
Smyth Hall 147G

Education: M.B.A., Syracuse University; M.S. in career & human resource development from Rochester Institute of Technology.

Published and presented at the local and national levels on experiential learning, service learning, internships, and career decision making. Instrumental in developing the Experiential Education Academy for the National Society for Experiential Education and remains on NSEE’s Board of Directors. In 2010, Cabral received the Outstanding Faculty Advisor award from the National Academic Advisement Association. Professional management and career development experience from past roles includes directing internships for the college, working as a career services advisor for Rochester Works!, and serving as director of human resources for a mid-sized retail company.

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