You’ve decided that you need an MBA degree to enhance or advance your business career but you concerned about the costs.

So, what should you consider when searching for the best MBA program? During your selection process to decide the best MBA program for your own career goals, you should consider the following factors.


An MBA degree program can be expensive, depending on where you go. However, many colleges offset their tuition costs with various forms of financial aid.

Among the financial support options Adelphi offers its graduate students are graduate assistantships and part-time academic appointments that come in several forms, including teaching and research.

Explore our tuition costs for the various MBA options, as well as our scholarships and awards.


The best MBA programs today should provide options to students who must balance their education with work life and family life demands.

Adelphi’s Robert B. Willumstad School of Business offers a variety of MBA options to suit your particular needs. The weeknight MBA program, located at our Garden City campus, offers eight options for specialization and the MBA offers two specializations. Pursuing our MBA program part-time will take longer, three years or more. On the other hand, you can earn an Accelerated MBA here in just 12 months.


Accreditation is an important consideration for any business school since that assures that a college or university has met strict standards to adequately prepare their students for career success.

AABSB-Accredited-BadgeThe Robert B. Willumstad School of Business has been continuously accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) since 2007. Fewer than 5 percent of the world’s 16,000 schools that confer business degrees have earned the prestigious AACSB International accreditation.

Experienced Faculty

You should look beyond the MBA curriculum and see if a school’s faculty have the necessary education and professional qualifications and also if they are active in today’s ever-evolving business world.

Graduate business programs at the Robert B. Willumstad School of Business are taught by world-class scholars and accomplished professionals with real-world experience. Our expert faculty will sharpen your thinking with the latest technology, knowledge and research in a wide range of concentrations. Explores our web site for the backgrounds of our graduate faculty members. In addition, Willumstad faculty research is featured in Adelphi’s Academic and Creative Research Magazine and the Adelphi Business Review e-newsletter.

Solid Curriculum

You should set your career objectives, then choose an MBA program with the specialization areas best suited to teach you the necessary skills and knowledge to achieve those goals.

The weeknight MBA program offers eight options for specialization and the MBA offers two specializations.

Moreover, the Robert B. Willumstad School of Business, designated a Bloomberg Experiential Learning Partner, is 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.

Personal Approach

Adelphi and the Robert B. Willumstad School of Business emphasize the importance of a personalized approach to higher education. That means you’ll learn in smaller classes, with our faculty experts giving you personalized attention, while sharpening your thinking with the latest technology, knowledge and research. It also means personal support for our students.

Career Focus

Most colleges offer career advice and networking opportunities with potential employers.

Adelphi is recognized as being among the best in career guidance and development for its students by Colleges of Distinction for 2023 and among the best business schools for 2022 by The Princeton Review.

Graduate assistantships and networking opportunities at such topical lectures and seminars as the Hagedorn Lectureship on Corporate Social Responsibility and the Insight from Experts Speaker Series also play key roles in our students’ development.

Successful Outcomes

In planning to obtain your MBA, you want to know that you’ll have a promising career in business ahead of you. As in life, high price does not necessarily mean best quality. You should choose an affordable program that can lead to success.

Overall employment in business and financial occupations is projected to grow 7 percent from 2021 to 2031, resulting in about 715,000 new jobs over that decade, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The median annual wage for this group was $76,570 in May 2021, well above the median yearly wage for all occupations.

Moreover, according to the Graduate Management Admission Council’s annual corporate recruiters survey, the average starting salary for MBA graduates for 2022 in the United States was $115,000 (with finance MBAs averaging $102,000 yearly and marketing MBA’s, $97,000).

Why Choose Adelphi?

After taking all these important factors into consideration, you need to factor in how much time you can devote to earning an MBA without adding too much debt. And you’ll want a solid curriculum taught by expert and dedicated faculty.

Adelphi’s Robert B. Willumstad School of Business offers numerous MBA options to suit your particular needs. The weeknight MBA offers eight options for specialization.

Pursuing our weeknight MBA program part time will take longer, three years or more.

If you would prefer a faster track, you can earn the Accelerated MBA in just 12 months.

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