The City University of New York MBA


  • World Class University
  • Online Degree Programs inspires working professionals to become innovators, influencers, and decision makers across all areas of business.
  • With an emphasis of maintaining corporate ethical practices in a global environment, the program examines case studies and organizational models to help students solve timely issues related to diversity.


  • Studying closely with an experienced network of supportive faculty, industry experts, and peers from around the country and the world, students in the program enhance their abilities to leverage managerial skills, effectively execute business strategies, and remain competitive.
  • Additionally, students have the opportunity to take advantage of the CUNY School of Professional Studies Entrepreneurship Network, which connects students and their business aspirations to the many activities supported by CUNY.
  • The MS in Business Management and Leadership program is designed as a vehicle for promotion, entry into a new field at the management level, or the groundwork for further study.
  • Students and graduates can pursue careers as a strategy director, payroll manager, public relations director, business resiliency analyst, operations risk manager, data analyst, paid search campaign manager, e-business specialist, and human resources generalist.

US News and World Report Ranking

  • Ranked No. 16 Best Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs in the U.S
  • Ranked No. 1 Best Online Master’s in Emergency Management Programs
  • Ranked No. 4 Best Online College in New York.
  • Value Colleges ranked online MS in Business Management and Leadership degree #10 in their Top 25 Best Value Online Master’s in Management Degrees for 2019.

Nobel Rankings

  • Ranked No. 13 Nobel Laureates
  • Ranked No. 26 MacArthur Winners
  • Ranked No. 151 Fulbright Scholars

In-state Tuition

  • $305
  • $495 Per Credit average at Private Colleges

University Reviews

  • Intelligent evaluated graduate-level management programs, including Master of Science (MS) and Master of Arts (MA) degrees, based on reputation, flexibility, faculty, outcomes, and cost, and gave them an Intelligent Score on a scale of 0 to 100.
  • “The master’s degree has opened new career opportunities with my employer… I’m now in a supervisory role with a greater level of responsibility and seniority.”
  • The MOST important thing I learned at CUNY SPS is knowledge of self. I learned that I could be a good student. I learned that I could digest and process subjects like statistics, accounting and organizational behavior. Most importantly, I learned that I could do what I set out to do!
  • “Everything I am currently learning in class helps me understand what I do at work. My courses guide me through my everyday assignments, and also help me polish my leadership skills.”
  • My supervisors have already seen impressive growth and have increased my responsibilities, thus making my position more challenging and rewarding.

Admission Requirements

  • Applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  • Applicants are required to write a personal statement, upload a resume, and provide two letters of recommendation which speaks to their academic and professional abilities.
  • An individual interview may be necessary.
  • Transcripts from all institutions attended, both undergraduate and graduate, must be submitted. Work experience relevant to graduate study is strongly preferred.

Application Deadlines

  • Spring 2021 Priority Deadline: November 5, 2020
  • Spring 2021 Regular Deadline: Dec 3, 2020

Financial Aid

  • As part of the City University of New York, we place quality, affordability, and value at the forefront of everything we do.
  • There are many financial aid options for students of all backgrounds.
  • The financial aid counselors work with students to combine federal and state funds, grants, loans, or veterans’ benefits to help pay for their education.


  • The CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS) offers various scholarship opportunities to recognize outstanding students and help finance their education. In the past five years, have awarded over $500,000 in scholarship funds to deserving students.
  • The Office of Scholarships assists all levels of students with their financial needs by guiding them through the CUNY SPS scholarship application process.

Career Services

  • Committed to helping students and alumni reach academic, personal, and professional goals to achieve career success.
  • Services are designed to assist the CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS) population when they are seeking a new full-time job, considering a career change, or exploring internship opportunities.
  • Additionally, we have programs to address on-the-job issues, professional development and career assessment needs.
  • Career Services at CUNY SPS is flexible and accessible, utilizing a mix of the latest in technology and digital communications tools as well as traditional methods of advisement and presentations to meet the diverse needs of our community.