Business Degree Partnership Programs

4-1 Programs with Clarkson University or Rochester Institute of Technology

4-1 programs are open to students in the business administration major. In these programs, a student earns an undergraduate degree from SUNY Oneonta and either an M.S. or an M.B.A degree from Rochester Institute of Technology or Clarkson University. The first four years are taken at Oneonta with remaining years taken at the partnering university.

Acceptance into a partnering university is not automatic. Principal eligibility factors are undergraduate cumulative grade point average (GPA) and score on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT).

The particular degree partnership programs are:

  • 4-1 M.B.A. or Management Science Program with Clarkson University
  • 4-1 M.B.A. Program with Rochester Institute of Technology

Clarkson University Partnership

A student who completes the required foundation courses during their undergraduate years at Oneonta will be able to earn a M.B.A. degree from Clarkson University with just one year of study at Clarkson’s Graduate School of Management, a school accredited by AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Clarkson offers programs leading to an M.B.A. in finance, management information systems, marketing, operations management, and accounting, as well as an M.S. in management systems.

1 Year Visiting Student Program with FIT

The 1 Year Visiting Student Degree Partnership Program is offered in conjunction with The Fashion Institution of Technology (FIT) in New York City. Students receive a combination of liberal arts and business coursework from Oneonta, along with in-depth training at FIT in a specialized field. Students receive both a B.S. from SUNY Oneonta and an A.A.S. from FIT at the conclusion of their fourth year.

The particular degree partnership programs are:

  • 1 year Visiting Student Program with FIT Fashion Business Management
  • 1 year Visiting Student Program with FIT Advertising & Marketing Communications
  • 1 year Visiting Student Program with FIT Textile Development and Marketing
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