About the Program
The MBA faculty are devoted to excellence in teaching. The overwhelming majority of MBA full-time faculty hold doctoral degrees, are actively engaged in research, and publish peer-reviewed articles in their fields of study. Many have been tapped to share their expertise by teaching classes in places such as China, Europe, Australia, and Russia. Members of our faculty have received awards and grants to continue expanding their knowledge in their field of study. In the MBA program, small class sizes allow students to benefit from the depth of faculty knowledge in a breadth of areas including: accounting, business administration, finance/financial planning, human resource management, international business, marketing, and information technology. Through their personalized approach, faculty firmly ground student learning with a solid base in theory and then guide each student to develop skills that are practiced and refined through collaborative, team-based learning projects. To round out the MBA experience, faculty draw on the vast knowledge of regional business leaders to connect students with alumni and supply local case studies which represent challenges that face today’s business community.
In order to become licensed as a CPA in New York State, candidates must complete 150 hours of education, including at least 33 credits in accounting. Completion of the accounting concentration within the MBA program, in conjunction with a 120-credit B.S. in accounting at St. John Fisher College, or another comparably accredited institution, will fulfill the 150-hour educational license requirement.
One of the requirements for certification as a CPA in the State of New York is that the applicant “be of good moral character.” New York State requires that “any information indicating that an applicant has been convicted of a crime, or has committed an act which raises a reasonable question as to the applicant’s moral character shall be referred to the director of the Office of Professional Discipline.” Please contact the New York State Education Department if there are any concerns in meeting this “good moral character” requirement.