Overview

Applicants
186
Acceptance Rate
80%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.55
Years Work Experience
1
Average Age
22

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
560 - 665
GPA
3.41 - 3.69

Deadlines


Regular Application Deadline
March 1

Rolling Admission Deadline
May 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Undergraduate GPA
Non-Academic


School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Public

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Program Types

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
No

Evening
No

Executive
No

Online
No

Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
14:1
Total Faculty
42

83
Full-time
17
Part-time
7
Female


Students Say

“Close proximity to New York City,” an excellent “reputation for quality” (particularly in New York), “one of the best accounting programs in the nation,” and a small program size that ensures students won’t get lost in the crowd, are among the top reasons students give for choosing the MBA program at Binghamton University. It also doesn’t hurt that it “all comes with an extremely reasonable price tag,” with “cheap tuition” even for outof-state students.

The four-semester MBA program at Binghamton University (BU) employs “an extremely team-based approach” to education “that replicates real-world business in a way many other business programs do not,” students inform us. This is especially true in the first year, during which the program covers core essentials. One student explains, “The first year of the program requires students to stick with a set group of students to work on projects, presentations, papers, and cases. It can be difficult at times, but the lessons learned are crucial for the real world.” Full-time MBA students are also required to obtain an internship during the course of the program, which may be used toward fulfilling an elective course requirement. The school also offers a Fast Track Professional MBA in New York City (with classes taking place on Saturdays over the course of a year), and a Fast Track MBA to Binghamton undergraduates. The program allows them to earn both a BA and an MBA in five years, no small feat considering that a Binghamton MBA requires sixty-nine credits, “more than any other university.”

For a state school, BU provides excellent service and a “smart organizational system.” Students tell us that “the school really tries to adapt to the latest management concepts and ideals” and that administrators are “are diligent and available to help students with interviews and networking opportunities.” Most of the professors have been practitioners in their respective fields at one point or another, which means “the tone of the course matches the tone of the discipline and serves to address the gap between theory and practice that plagues weaker business programs.” The only knock on teachers is that “many are foreign,” so that “sometimes it is difficult to understand what is being said due to accents.” Most often, however, instructors “can communicate easily with the students.” Another asset to the program is that “the alumni that are in highly respected companies are great, and everyone really tries to pull for other Binghamton students.” “I have also interfaced with alumni on many occasions, gaining insights into investment banking and asset management,” says one student.


Concentrations

Accounting
Finance
Information Systems/Information Technology
Leadership/Management
Marketing
Supply Chain Management

Specialized Masters

Accounting
Business Administration
Taxation

Center for Research

Leadership/Management


Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
No

Sustainability course is
Optional

Description

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
No

Description

Career Overview

Average Starting Salary
$65,043
Accepted employment by 3 months after graduation
73%

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
63%
School Facilitiated
32%
Graduate Facilitated
5%
Unknown

Source Of Internship Acceptances
69%
School Facilitiated
24%
Graduate Facilitiated
7%
Unknown Facilitiated

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

28%
Consulting
21%
Finance/Accounting
14%
Marketing
10%
General Management
10%
Information Technology
10%
Other
7%
Operations/Logistics

Graduates Employed by Region

93%
Northeast
5%
West
2%
Southwest

Students Say

For a small program, Binghamton does a good job of bringing some major recruiters to its relatively remote location. One student informs us that “we have powerhouse recruiters from Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, the big four accounting, all the engineering firms, as well as many others. Without question, the recruiting at this school is on an incredible climb upwards. More and more powerhouse companies are coming to Binghamton.” Still, those here would like to see the school’s reputation grow at a faster rate, as “most rankings underestimate the potential on campus.” The Career Development Center offers counseling services, career workshops, resume-development services, resume- referral services, a career-resource library, and access to the alumni network.

Top employers of Binghamton MBAs include Ernst & Young, Deloitte, KPMG, Lockheed Martin, and Target.


Job Function

Job Function % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Consulting 28% $68,000 $66,125 $50,500 $74,000
Finance / Accounting 21% $67,800 $68,583 $59,000 $85,000
Marketing / Sales 14% $45,375 $48,438 $40,000 $63,000
Information Technology 10% $74,000 $72,667 $70,000 $74,000
Other 10% $70,000 $70,000 $65,000 $75,000
General Management 10% $62,000 $59,000 $50,000 $65,000
Operations / Logistics 7% $73,500 $73,500 $67,000 $80,000

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Financial Services 31% $70,000 $68,111 $50,000 $85,000
Other 25% $70,000 $65,393 $40,750 $80,000
Consulting 21% $64,750 $60,833 $40,000 $74,000
Manufacturing 7% $66,000 $66,000 $65,000 $67,000
Technology 7% $67,500 $67,500 $60,000 $75,000
Consumer Products 3% $71,500 $71,500 $71,500 $71,500
Government 3% $62,000 $62,000 $62,000 $62,000
Media / Entertainment 3% $50,000 $50,000 $50,000 $50,000

Prominent Alumni

David Zaslav
CEO & President of Discovery Communications

Robert Swan
CEO of Intel Corporation

Cathleen Ellsworth
Managing Director at BlackRock

Mitch Goldstein
Co-President at Ares Capital Corporation

Tom Porcelli
Managing Director and Chief US Economist at RBC Capital Markets

Dates

Application Deadlines
Jul 1

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$21,245

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$4,618

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
55%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
7%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
52%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
10%

New Students Receiving Loans
41%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$15,000
Tuition (Out-State)
$24,390
Fees (In-State)
$2,534
Fees (Out-State)
$2,534

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$625
Tuition (Out-State)
$1,016

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$17,068
Academic Expenses
$3,284

Student Body Profile

Total Full-Time Enrollment
200
Part Time
1%

In State
98.0%
Out of State
2.0%
Foreign Countries Represented
16

Demographics

6.00%
Underrepresented Minorities
6.00%
International

35% female
65% male

Campus Life

Students Say

Many classes for the fall are held in the evenings at Binghamton’s “centralized campus,” which “leads to very long days, especially for those who also have part-time jobs” and hampers extracurricular involvement. As these “motivated” students progress through the program, however, the school offers “plenty opportunities to get involved on campus,” from the Finance Society to stock pitch and M&A competitions that allow students to “apply coursework to real-world topics and compete with fellow students in a constructive manner.” The latter “implements various activities throughout the year including coffee hours, open bars, networking events,” “horseback riding, bowling, etc.” There is also a wide range of work experience among students, which benefits those at all stages of their careers. “The breadth of industry knowledge in the program is very impressive and fosters meaningful class discussions that drive home course material,” says a student.

The city of Binghamton “has lots of things going for it besides the downtown bar scene. For one thing, there is a hometown hockey team and baseball team, an opera house, numerous playhouses, and theaters, too. We are also the carousel capital of the United States. Binghamton is ethnically diverse as well, and there are often ethnic festivals going on throughout the Southern Tier.” Also, “living expenses here are not much,” especially when compared to the cost of living in much of the rest of the state. The university also “has a great Division-I athletic department that provides exciting competitions for the students to attend,” and many do.


More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Alesia Wheeler-Wade
Assistant Director of MBA/MS Accounting Programs

Address
School of Management
P.O. Box 6000
Binghamton, NY 13902-6000
United States

Phone
6077772317

Fax
607-777-4872

Email
13760


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