College of Staten Island

Graduate Catalog 2015-2016

Master of Science in Business Management (MS)

School of Business, Building 3N, Room 235

Dean, Susan Holak, BS, MPhil, PhD

Program Coordinator: Assistant Professor Deepa Aravind

Building 3N, Room 202

Telephone: 718.982.2963


The College of Staten Island offers a program leading to the degree of Master of Science in Business Management. Designed for a broad spectrum of students with undergraduate degrees in business and related fields, it is focused on strategic management and accounting skills with required courses in major decision-making areas. Students will study advanced analytical methods and theory and acquire experience with new technology.

The Department of Business at CSI also offers Baccalaureate degrees in Accounting and in Business (with concentrations in Finance, International Business, Management, and Marketing,) and, in conjunction with the Department of Computer Science, a Baccalaureate degree in Information Systems. The Department of Media Culture offers degrees in Corporate Communications; the Department of Political Science, Economics, and Philosophy offers degrees in Economics. Graduates in all of these disciplines are potential candidates for the Master’s degree program in Business Management.

In addition, the program serves Accounting graduates who will need 150 hours of baccalaureate and post-baccalaureate education to sit for the Certified Public Accountant examination.

The Master’s degree program in Business Management at CSI is unique in CUNY. It specializes in management decision making and is thus appropriate for both accounting and non-accounting student populations.

Objectives of the Master’s degree program in Business Management include:

  • Graduates with a background in accounting will acquire the credentials to sit for the CPA examination.
  • Graduates will learn the analytical methods currently used to assess businesses and non-profit organizations, planning and implementation processes, and control methods.
  • Graduates will update and hone their skills in decision making, analysis, and technology.
  • Graduates will understand current theories and issues of business ethics, ethical dilemmas, and the role of ethics in decision making.
  • Graduates will be familiar with the global marketplace and its implications for business.

Business Management Admission Requirements

The program admits students for the fall semester only.

A graduate Business Management Steering Committee comprised of the Program Coordinator and Deputy Area Coordinators from Accounting, Finance, Information Systems, International Business, Management, and Marketing will determine admissions using the following criteria:

  • Baccalaureate degree in Business or related fields such as Accounting, Corporate Communications or Economics.
  • Overall Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher.
  • Letter of intent
  • Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT). Students with degrees in corporate communications may choose to take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
  • CSI Graduates who have a GPA of 3.2 or higher in their accounting or business pre-major and major requirements may be exempt from taking the GMAT.
  • The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam is a requirement of student for whom English is a second language. The minimum score required for TOEFL is 600 (paper), 250 (Computer), or 100 (Internet). The minimum score for the IELTS exam is 7 (overall band).
  • Two letters of recommendation from instructors or employers. One letter, whenever possible, should come from a current or former employer.
  • All applicants must demonstrate proficiency in business fundamentals by having completed the following undergraduate coursework before starting the MS:
    • 2 courses in Accounting**
    • 1 course in Communications (may be a communications course or a business course with a strong emphasis on business presentations)
    • 1 course in computer fundamentals (i.e. MS Windows, Office, Internet skills)
    • 2 courses in Economics (microeconomics and macroeconomics)
    • 2 courses in quantitative methods (minimum of pre-calculus and statistics)
    • 1 course in Management
    • 1 course in Marketing

**CSI offers a graduate proficiency accounting course (ACC 600)

Applicants may substitute a passing score on the CLEP examination for any of the proficiency requirements.

  • The Admission Committee may request an interview

Business Management Degree Requirements

Students in the Master’s degree program in Business Management are required to take 30 credit hours, or ten courses at three credits each, at the graduate level. Most students will have satisfied prerequisites in accounting (two courses), communications (through a communications course or through business classes with major presentation requirements such as upper-level courses in management and marketing), computer fundamentals (one course equivalent to BUS 150), economics (two courses equivalent to microeconomics and macroeconomics and quantitative methods (minimum of pre-calculus and statistics) as undergraduates. Those who have not fully completed the prerequisites, may be permitted to remedy undergraduate proficiencies, but courses taken to remove the deficiencies must be in addition to their regular coursework.

With prerequisites satisfied, all students are required to take four core courses:

MGT 600

The Administrative Process

MGT 605

Business, Government, and Society

MKT 600

Strategic Marketing Management

FNC 600

Financial Management

These courses, as well as later courses, may involve case studies, computer simulations, formal presentations and projects, and exploring the Internet.

Once these core courses have been completed, students are required to take four more advanced courses:

MGT 710

Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness

MGT 720

Global Business Strategy Aboard: Focusing on a Foreign-Based Firm

MGT 730

Strategic Human Resource Management

MGT 770

Managerial Decision Making and Applications

The capstone course, Managerial Decision Making and Applications, involves a comprehensive and integrative approach to managing an organization over time through computer simulation. There is a significant quantitative and financial aspect to the course complemented by a qualitative analysis of business policy and strategy over time. While not a thesis per se, a significant written assignment is required at the culmination of the course in addition to smaller papers during the term. This capstone course is comparable to those offered at many business schools worldwide. It is a very rigorous experience designed to bolster the program’s intent of training decision makers.

In addition, students will elect two courses from a group of eight:

ACC 725

Forensic Accouting

ACC 730

Accounting/Management Information Systems

ACC 740

Tax Strategies and Business Decisions

FNC 730

Financial Statement Analysis

BUS 720

Global Business Strategy: Focusing on a Foreign-Based Firm

FNC 740

Financial Planning

MKT 730

Services Marketing and Management

MKT 740

Business-to-Business Marketing

MGT 790

Seminar in Contemporary Business Topics (including topics in Information Systems, Internet Marketing, Entrepreneurship, etc.)

BDA 651

Computational and Statistical Methods for the Business and Economics

BDA 761

Big Data Management in a Supercomputing Environment

BDA 762

Analysis Techniques for Large-Scale Data - Spatial and Statistical Techniques

BDA 763

Forecasting for Managers and Researchers

BDA 764

Research Project in Large-Scale Data

BDA 765

Seminar in Big Data - Current Topics

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Graduate Catalog 2015-2016

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NRS 682 Advanced Pharmacology

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NRS 702 Advanced Health Assessment & Diagnostic Reasoning

NRS 703 Teaching and Learning for Cultural Competence Development

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NRS 754 Evaluation in Nursing Education

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PHT 70200 Medical Terminology

PHT 70300 Foundations of Patient Care

PHT 70400 Introduction to Physical Therapy Practice & Ethics

PHT 70500 Upper Extremity Kinesiology & Assessment

PHT 70600 Psychosocial Aspects of Clinical Practice

PHT 71000 Research Design

PHT 72000 Human Physiology and Exercise Physiology

PHT 73000 Structure and Function of the Nervous System

PHT 74000 PT Interventions and Preventions

PHT 75000 Physical Modalities - Clinical Decision Making and Application

PHT 76000 Lower Extremity Kinesiology & Assessment

PHT 77000 Directed Research I

PHT 78000 Clinical Medicine for PT

PHT 79500 Integumentary System: Assessment & Intervention

PHT 80000 Introduction to Musculoskeletal Examination

PHT 80100 Pulmonary Evaluation and Interventions

PHT 80200 Clinical Education: Education Theories

PHT 80300 Differential Diagnosis & Intervention in Clinical Orthopedics

PHT 80400 Introduction to Neurological PT

PHT 80500 Musculoskeletal Examination I

PHT 80600 Clinical Affiliation I

PHT 80700 Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation

PHT 80800 Differential Diagnosis in Neurological Evaluation

PHT 80900 Directed Research II

PHT 81000 Neurological Interventions I

PHT 81100 Cardiac Rehabilitation

PHT 82000 Clinical Orthopedics II/Radiology and Imaging

PHT 83000 Orthotics & Prosthetics

PHT 84000 Differential Diagnosis & Intervention in Clinical Neurology

PHT 85000 Musculoskeletal Examination II

PHT 86000 Directed Research III

PHT 87000 Health Promotion through the Life Span

PHT 87200 Topics in PT

PHT 88000 Neurological Interventions II

PHT 88100 Seminar on Organization and Management

PHT 88200 Pediatric Development and Assessment

PHT 88300 Pharmacology and Systems Review

PHT 88400 Musculoskeletal Examination III

PHT 88500 Electroneuromyography & Motion Analysis

PHT 88600 Clinical Affiliation II

PHT 88700 Clinical Decision Making

PHT 88800 Directed Research IV

PHT 88950 Clinical Affiliation III

PHT 89000 Clinical Affiliation IV

PHT 90000 Directed Research V

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