MBA and Professional Accelerated MBA

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Garden City, Online

Develop a modern business mind-set and elevate your career options with a Master of Business Administration degree from our high-ranking business school at Adelphi in New York.

Our Two MBA Programs

The Willumstad School offers two MBA programs:

  1. the weeknight MBA: 33 – 51 credits
  2. the fast-track Professional Accelerated MBA, online or low residency: 33 credits

What Do You Gain From an MBA?

Our MBA Program will examine 21st-century management issues on a macro and global level and help students gain a solid foundation in business fundamentals. Design your own path by either opting to take a more general approach and spreading your studies over several functional areas or choosing to specialize in one of a number of areas such as accounting, finance, health services administration, human resource management, information systems, management, marketing or sport management.

Why Earn Your MBA at Adelphi in New York?

  • Earn a valuable business degree while maintaining your career thanks to our program’s flexibility, which includes evening classes, online MBA course options and full- and part-time enrollment options.
  • Receive personal attention from faculty with real-world experience who are available to advise you both inside and outside of the classroom and are dedicated to your success.
  • If you specialize in accounting, you’ll have the option to prepare for the CPA Exam with our review course from Becker Professional Education , a leader in the exam-prep industry. You’ll receive intensive preparation for all four sections of the exam, giving you the opportunity to pass each of them within months of graduation. Passing the exam greatly increases your marketability.
  • Benefit from our school’s reputation as a member of a select group of AACSB internationally accredited institutions meeting the highest standards for business education.
  • Not sure if you are ready to commit to a full MBA degree? Try one of our 9- to 15-credit certificate programs in digital marketing, finance, human resource management, management or marketing analytics first. All of the credits from your certificate stack into your weeknight MBA degree program.
  • Looking for additional education after completing your MBA program? Consider one of our specialized master’s degrees in accountingbusiness analytics or supply chain management, with one or more of your MBA courses transferring into the MS program (upon review and approval).

How Long Does It Take to Earn an MBA Degree?

It may take as little as one year—but some take several years to do so, depending on various factors. Adelphi’s Robert B. Willumstad School of Business offers several options, ranging from our flexible weeknight MBA program in Garden City, which you can pursue full or part-time, to our Professional Accelerated MBA program for the student with managerial work experience. You decide, based on your own work schedule and family life commitments.

Weeknight MBA: Traditional Track

Advantages of this traditional program:

  • 8 specialization options, with Becker add-on for accounting specialization students
  • Flexible courses offered Monday through Thursday — in fully online on your own schedule, in person or hybrid model
  • Our digital marketing, finance, human resource management, management and marketing analytics certificates all count toward the MBA program
  • Can be tailored to accommodate graduates of business and non-business programs

Professional Accelerated MBA: Fast-track

Advantages of this fast-track program:

  • Cohort model — learn with a group of peers who take all of the courses together
  • Flexible low-residency model (combining online and campus-based instruction) or fully online on your own schedule
  • 8-week term schedule during the fall and spring semesters makes enrolling full-time manageable
  • Networking with guest speakers

Two years of managerial work experience, such as people management or project management, is required for the Professional Accelerated MBA program.

90%* * based on Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2022
of our master’s graduates say that Adelphi University increased their understanding of the roles and responsibilities of professionals in their field
based on Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2022

Consider Our Stackable Approach

Icon showing a graduation cap on a rectangles used to represent a stack of concentrations Not sure when you’ll have the time to commit to your MBA? Try one of our 9- to 15-credit certificate programs in:

All of the credits from your certificate stack into your MBA degree. The stackable MBA is a new approach that allows you to earn multiple credentials that can then be applied at your own pace over time toward your full MBA degree.

Being able to take the credits you’ve earned for a certificate and then put them toward your MBA means you won’t have to retake courses you’ve already completed or pay additional tuition costs.

The benefit from stacking credentials is that you can add each certificate to your résumé as you build your way to your MBA, rather than waiting to complete the full MBA. This can be a particularly useful strategy if you’re balancing your education with a full-time job.

My internships have been more valuable than I even thought they’d be. I went in trying to gain experience and build my résumé, but I’ve ended up learning so much more about employers—what they’re looking for and how they expect you to perform, ask questions, work with others and act. It’s been eye-opening, and it’s the reason I was able to land a great job and get started on my career.

Joseph Lucito MBA ‘18 CPA

Weeknight MBA Specializations

Choose from any of these specializations to enhance your résumé, expand your expertise and advance your career.


An MBA with a specialization in accounting will help you gain technical, analytical and managerial skills that will give you an edge in this in-demand field.

You will gain a deeper understanding of taxation in financial transactions. You will study accounting theory and learn about the principles of financial reporting. You will explore the field of auditing, and review the processes for conducting internal and external audits for businesses and organizations.

An MBA with a specialization in accounting gives you the ability to provide expert advice on a wide range of critical business matters. The specialization is part of the 5th year of the 150 hour requirement for the CPA license.


Our finance courses focus on problem-solving skills and critical thinking skills so that you will gain a deeper understanding of topics like the valuation of stocks and bonds, and the relationships of risk and returns, in financial markets.

With this specialization, your coursework will focus on the use of discounted cash flow valuation approach as well as relative valuation techniques in valuation of financial securities. You will also gain an understanding of the efficient capital market theory and anomalies, as well as differences between fundamental analysis and technical analysis. In addition, you will learn to analyze financial problems, opportunities, and questions that confront the management of international firms.

You will have the opportunity to use the Riley Trading Room, where you will have access to our Bloomberg Terminals.

Health Services Administration

Learn what it takes to lead and manage healthcare organizations. You will learn the complexities of hospital management and healthcare policy, study regulatory oversight for quality and safety, and gain real-world experience in the operation of healthcare facilities.

You will gain critical knowledge of the ways hospitals operate, including budgeting and revenue cycle, operations management, and clinical functions such as quality management and safety.

You will also benefit from an internship within a healthcare organization and advisement by a faculty member while completing a health services administration project.

Human Resource Management

Looking to take your career to the next level? Our Human Resource Management program offers a comprehensive and internationally recognized curriculum that will prepare you to excel in the field of HR. This specialization is designed to align with the curriculum requirements of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). With our program, you’ll gain valuable skills and knowledge that will set you apart from the competition.

Information Systems

Learn technology’s role in all aspects of business. You’ll learn how to leverage IT to create value via innovative information technology and gain understanding of the economic, strategic, financial implications of IT projects. You will develop the expertise to manage resources and projects.

Learn to analyze, design and manage information systems, and study how you can integrate information technology and management strategy to find effective solutions and make data-driven decisions.

You’ll receive an introduction to database management system concepts, design, and implementation, including data flow analysis and distributed database systems.

You’ll be prepared for the modern workplace with networking and security essentials. With contemporary technologies, you’ll learn the Internet, security, and network design, and the latest in networking techniques and wireless networking, with an emphasis on security.


Are you looking to develop the leadership skills needed to excel in today’s ever-changing business environment? Our specialization in management is designed to help you do just that.

With this program, you’ll learn how to stay ahead of future trends in business and the global economy. You’ll develop expertise in leadership, team-building, and strategic development, making you a highly sought-after candidate in any industry.


Develop your skills as a marketing leader with our comprehensive marketing specialization program.

Our program covers integrated marketing communications, including both traditional and digital marketing methods. You’ll learn how to create and implement effective advertising strategies and develop social media marketing plans for global companies. Additionally, you’ll gain expertise in marketing research and analytics, explore consumer behavior, and learn to launch new products. Plus, you’ll discover how to effectively manage a sales force.

Enhance your credentials while pursuing your MBA with our Advanced Certificates in Digital Marketing or Marketing Analytics, which can be earned without taking additional courses.

Sport Management

Get an introduction to contemporary sport industry management strategies and marketing concepts, and enhance your communication and leadership skills in this exciting field.

You’ll examine sport licensing, sport alliances and sponsorships and sport merchandising. You will learn to analyze marketing strategies to understand how sport marketing practitioners advance and increase visibility of sport products, and you’ll learn the ways marketers promote products through sport. You’ll gain expertise in incorporating sponsorships and sales promotion activities into an integrated communications plan.

You’ll gain a thorough introduction to sport licensing and merchandising through topics such as licensing programs, product development, fashion forecasting, line planning, sourcing, pricing and vendor relations.

Exceptional Hands-On Learning

At Adelphi, we believe strongly in the power of hands-on learning and the value it plays in advancing the future careers of our students. By attending the Willumstad School of Business, students gain valuable firsthand experience directly applying their classroom knowledge to various internship opportunities.

Students can gain additional experience by participating in Adelphi’s Business Plan Competition, where they can present innovative ideas for new business ventures and be eligible for a number of cash prizes.

A very good thing about Adelphi is the small student-professor ratio. Professors do take that effort to try to know you. … I was able to intern with Mount Sinai Health in Manhattan. … If I wasn’t close to Manhattan, I wouldn’t have been able to accept this internship opportunity.

Anmol Kumar, MBA ’19 marketing manager at Google and previously director of marketing, Copyleaks

We’re an Official Bloomberg Experiential Learning Partner

Adelphi University’s Robert B. Willumstad School of Business has been designated a Bloomberg Experiential Learning Partner. We’re among a select number of colleges integrating Bloomberg terminal exercises into our curriculum. Our students in the high-tech James Riley Jr. Trading Room gain valuable hands-on experience and research expertise by using the same Bloomberg terminals as Wall Street professionals.

Zareen Parvez Shaikh Changed Her Career Path With an MBA

Zareen Parvez Shaikh, featured in Adelphi’s Spring 2022 episode of The College Tour on Amazon Prime, advanced her healthcare career with an MBA.

Program Info

Application Requirements

Applicants should submit the following application requirements:

  • Graduate application and $60 fee
  • Official transcripts from all prior institutions and proof of bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year institution
  • Personal essay
  • A letter of recommendation
  • Résumé

Additional Requirements

Graduate students officially registered in other divisions of the University may register for course work within the Robert B. Willumstad School of Business only if written permission from the appropriate dean, adviser or chair is presented at registration. It must indicate that the course work taken within the School of Business will count toward degree requirements in the corresponding program. Students registering on a continuing basis under this classification will be considered visiting students.

Graduate students officially registered in a business degree program at another accredited university may register for course work within the Willumstad School of Business if written permission from their appropriate dean, chair or program director is presented at registration.

At every turn, the faculty has provided invaluable guidance and demonstrated a genuine interest in my development as a student and as a person. The small class sizes stimulated intellectual discussion and the networking and career support prepared me for job interviews. Applying to Adelphi is one of the best decisions I have made.

Connor Lynn Current MBA Student

Awards & Recognition

Britt'ny Armstrong
Director of Graduate Programs
Phone Number
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