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Master of Business Administration

Overview of MBA Program

Master of Business Administration (MBA) provides students with a rigorous and advanced study to develop current and future business professionals across all industries.

The goal of our programs is to provide a business education that is theoretically rooted in the social and behavioral sciences and supported by real-world business experiences. Instructional methods include student teams, experiential learning and case study. A major objective of the program is the development of strong interpersonal skills. As such, group projects are required in most of the courses.

Offered through Niagara’s Holzschuh College of Business Administration, the 33+ credit hour program features an innovative curriculum of five blocks of coursework. 

  • Program can be completed with 12-24 months
  • Business Foundation courses can be waived with proof of previous course work
  • Flexible scheduling to meet your needs of evening, weekend, or online courses
  • The balance of three advised electives are customized to a student’s desired career path, from either accounting or finance tracks

Students completing the program will be challenged to advance their skills for professional advancement. Courses are taught by industry professionals in smaller class sizes for optimal experience and learning.

Business Foundation Courses*

Prior to beginning our program, students must demonstrate competence in the business foundation courses. If you received your bachelor’s degree in business, these courses are subject to be waived.

If you received a non-business bachelor’s degree, students can obtain competence through our MBA IQ Program.

  • MBA IQ is a self-paced module based system
  • You can begin this program at any time but must complete the subject matter prior to registering for the associated course
  • Students may need all or only a few modules
  • Our Academic Advising team will evaluate your official transcripts to determine what modules are required for your admission
  • Students must submit their pass rating from each required module. Should you fail a module, you can repeat as needed

* For students who have previously studied and successfully completed undergraduate coursework on the topics covered, prerequisite courses may be waived through evaluation on a case-by-case basis.


Choose the concentration to position yourself for the career you want!

  • Accounting concentration  allows students to gain academic and practical insight in the field of accounting and prepare students to take the CPA exam. Students should consult accounting faculty for further details.
  • Business Administration concentration gain from the study of a wide body of knowledge including finance, human resources, accounting, and strategic studies.
  • Finance concentration allows students to gain insight into the key sub-areas of finance, including corporate finance, investment analysis and portfolio management. 
  • Healthcare Administration concentration provides you with a rigorous and in-depth understanding of managerial science with practical and strategic applications in the healthcare industry.
  • Human Resources Management concentration allows students to gain a broad range of knowledge in the area of human resources. Graduates are prepared for a wide variety of careers in general management and human resource positions in both the public and private sector. 
  • International Business concentration study a wide variety of coursework, including international management, global economics and finance, providing a broad background that can be applied to careers in general management, finance, and trade-related businesses.
  • Professional Accountancy is designed for students who completed their undergraduate studies in a field other than accounting and now seek to change careers or accelerate your career to new heights. 
  • Strategic Management allows students to gain insight into the key sub-areas of product and marketing communications, marketing engineering and global marketing strategy. Concentration is offered online or in person.
  • Strategic Marketing allows students to gain insight into the key sub-areas of product and marketing communications, marketing engineering and global marketing strategy. 
  • Supply Chain Management and Global Business concentration will provide the skills and knowledge necessary for students who wish to pursue careers in the supply chain management, international logistics or product sourcing functions of an organization.

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Why MBA at NU?


Complete your studies in as little as one year (or at your own pace) – with a flexible schedule that includes on-campus, online, hybrid, and weekend course offerings.


We provide an affordable tuition rate that allows for access to scholarships, graduate assistantships, and corporate partnership discounts. Additionally, working professionals may have access to employer reimbursement funding.


Faculty leading these courses have extensive field and research experience and are leaders within the industry regionally. They bring that expertise into the classroom, offering the most in-depth look into industry operations and best practices.

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"Niagara truly understands the diverse care er field of accounting. Faculty help students see paths beyond the traditional CPA route, and advise them on which ones may suit them best. I took electives in data analytics, which led me to a career in fraud detection and deterrence."​
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Auditor/Investigator NYS Office of the Attorney General​




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