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Study Guide to Masters and Bachelors Degree Courses

Union Graduate College


Address Union Graduate College, 807 Union Street, Schenectady, New York 12308, USA
Tel. No. +1 518 388-8754
Fax No. +1 518 388-6686
E-mail address
Course title Degree Programs
Master of Business Administration
Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management

Joint Degrees Programs
MS in Bioethics with Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Type of course Full-Time Study
To be considered for full-time matriculated status, applicants must hold a bachelor's degree. Average applicants have a 3.2 undergrad GPA and 550 GMAT (GMAT not required for the MS in Bioethics). Full-time students typically take two years to complete the MBA. However, in some instances it is possible to complete the program at an accelerated rate.

Part-time Study
MS in Bioethics students typically complete the program on a part time basis over a three year period. Part-time MBA students may begin course work on a non-matriculated basis during any academic term. Students must hold a bachelor's degree and have an undergraduate grade point average of at least 2.7 on a 4.0 scale - or be reviewed by the Management Admissions Committee - to begin course work as non-matriculates. Up to three Core courses may be completed on a non-matriculated basis. Non-matriculated students may not take Advanced students courses. Must matriculate prior to fourth course. Part-time students typically take four to five courses a year and complete the program in four years or less. There are 5 terms available; Summer I, Summer II, Fall, Winter, and Spring.
Length of course The MBA program includes:
10 Required Core Courses
8 completed before you're eligible to move to advanced
10 Advanced Courses
2 Required
7 Electives - at least 1 in each advanced category
1 Capstone
12 of the 20 courses must be completed at the Graduate School
maximum of 8 waivers and transfers combined

Capstone MBA - 681 is typically the last class taken

Internship or relevant business experience is required

Healthcare Management program includes:
10 Required Core Courses
8 completed before eligible to move to advanced
10 Advanced Courses
7 Required
3 Electives

12 of the 20 courses must be completed at the Graduate College; maximum of 8 waivers and transfers combined Internship or relevant business experience is required

Capstone HCM - 681 is typically the last course taken

MS in Bioethics includes:
Nine of the 12 required courses are taught via distance learning by internationally recognized experts in bioethics. On-line courses are complemented by an on-site seminar, practica, individual master's projects, and capstone assessments.
Date of commencement / application deadline Graduation is once a year in mid June. International students requiring an I-20 or IAP-66 are encouraged to apply by March 1 for fall admission. Merit Scholarship is also allocated in early spring. Non-U.S. applicants who have not studied for at least two years in an English speaking program must also submit an official score from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The International Office provides a wide variety of personalized services to international students, including visa and immigration assistance.
Class size Small classes (average size 15) ensure that your education is not a "spectator sport." Almost all classes meet in the evening, enabling us to bring full and part- time students, from all educational backgrounds, together in exciting and diversified ways. Faculty are routinely accessible outside of class for individual student questions and conversation.
Accommodation Housing for graduate students is generally off-campus. There is very limited off-campus College sponsored housing. However, housing is plentiful and inexpensive within walking distance of the campus. A furnished room will cost approximately $460 per month. This includes heat and electricity. A telephone is not included -- students must pay for their own telephone service. A one-bedroom apartment (unfurnished - you buy your own furniture) costs from $300 to $600 and may not include utilities (heat and electricity). Many students share apartments. The staff will assist arrange housing prior to your arrival.
Fees Note: Same costs for domestic and international students

uition is based on a per course basis 2008/-09 tuition is $-2440/course
Full-time study generally is 9-10 courses/academic year
$100 registration deposit due at registration or matriculation with remainder due by the first week of classes.

Application fee: $60
One Time Resource Fee: $250

Withdrawal Charge/Refund:
- within 7 days of 1st class no charge except $100 deposit
- within 8 - 14 days of 1st class 75% Refund

Late Registration:
- before classes begin (after registration period) $50 - within 1-7 days of 1st class $150
- within 8-14 days of 1st class $300
Parking Fee - $15
Student grants / Financial Assistance The School of Management is committed to helping you meet your educational and career goals. We know that financing a graduate education can be a challenge. As long as funds are available, scholarships are given based on your undergraduate excellence and standardised testing. You must maintain a grade point average of 3.2 in the MBA program to automatically receive a merit scholarship in the second year.

Full Time Students
Full time students are automatically considered for merit scholarships and need not fill out a separate scholarship form. Merit scholarship can reduce tuition by up to 50%

Part-time Students
If you are pursuing the MBA on a part-time basis you will be considered for merit scholarships based on that portion of your tuition that is not reimbursable by your employer. If you are interested in being considered for part-time financial aid you must inform Rhonda Sheehan (; 518-388-6238) and submit a copy of your employer's tuition benefits policy.

International Students
All students, including international student , are considered for merit-based scholarships on an individual basis.
Admission requirements
  • Essay
  • Resume
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)
  • Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions with an international evaluator's report
  • Application fee of $60
  • Official TOEFL score report (international students only)
  • Student Profile 1. Countries of origin (number): 21
    2. Ratio Men: Women - 60:40
    3. Age Range: 22-60
    4. Average Age: 26 5. Average Work Experience: 0-2 yrs.
    Top recruiters of graduates
    of this Programme
    GE Power Systems
    Liberty Mutual
    Dean Mel Chudzik
    Contact for application Graduate College Admissions
    807 Union Street
    Schenectady, NY 12308, USA
    518-388-66686 fax


    About the Courses

    Master of Business Administration (AACSB Accredited)

    The M.B.A. Management program prepares students for analytical, managerial, and executive-level positions in a variety of enterprises. The design and delivery of the curriculum emphasize broad exposure to core business disciplines; the building of analytical, computer, communication, and human management skills; and the development of an ethical, systems-oriented, cross-functional perspective for decision making.

    The M.B.A. - Healthcare Management Program (AACSB and CAHME Accredited)

    The MBA in Healthcare Management prepares graduates for careers as administrators and analysts in health care, governmental, and private sector organizations with strong health care interests. Typical organizations hiring health systems graduates include hospitals, clinics, health maintenance organizations, consulting firms, planning and regulatory agencies and research firms. The curriculum is designed to help students to understand the complexities of the health care system and to provide the skills necessary to allocate resources, execute programs, and manage health and health-related facilities more effectively.

    About the School and University

    Union Graduate College is located on the picturesque campus of Union College in Schenectady, New York, just a few hours from Montreal, Boston and New York City. Also referred to as Tech Valley, the region offers the benefits of a growing economy, as well as a plethora of cultural, intellectual and outdoor activities. The College is part of Union University, a federation of private, independent institutions consisting of Union College, Albany Medical College, Albany Law School, Albany College of Pharmacy and the newly chartered Graduate College of Union University. Many of our programs are offered in partnership with these well-established institutions.

    The School of Management provides students with the highly marketable combination of practical business theory coupled with strong communication skills and the ability to manage professional teams successfully in today’s evolving business world.

    The distinguished faculty at the school is exceptionally supportive and accessible, and encourages a spirit of cooperation among students. The program promotes ethical business practices and the ability to work collaboratively with people from diverse cultural backgrounds creating win-win situations that foster growth. Students also benefit from the school’s longstanding relations with the business community and are placed in top-level companies for internships that often lead to permanent positions.

    The school of management is one of 28 graduate only programs accredited by AACSB International – the Association of Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The School offers the MBA as well as the MBA in Healthcare Management. This program is also accredited by ACEHSA, and is one of only 21 dually accredited health management programs in the nation.


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