Schools agree to transfer deal
SUNY Cobleskill President Marion Terenzio and SUNY Empire State College President Merodie Hancock announced Tuesday an agreement to open a new pathway for business students to earn a graduate degree.
The articulation agreement allows qualified Bachelor of Business Administration students at SUNY Cobleskill to transfer smoothly into the Master of Business Administration in Business Management program at SUNY Empire. The agreement immediately enables SUNY Cobleskill BBA students to cross-register for up to nine credits of SUNY Empire MBA coursework, and establishes a framework for developing a combined BBAMBA program registered jointly by both institutions.
“SUNY Cobleskill is dedicated to creating learning pathways tailored to continuous and suitable student progress from secondary school through to their desired goals,” said SUNY Cobleskill President Marion Terenzio. “This new partnership with SUNY Empire State College gives our business students a valuable opportunity to continue seamlessly to a graduate degree program.”
“Today’s agreement with SUNY Cobleskill is all about getting students to complete their MBA in the most convenient, time- and cost-efficient manner possible, while at the same time, ensuring students receive the highquality SUNY education they expect, need and deserve,” said Merodie A. Hancock, president of SUNY Empire State College. “My thanks go to President Marion Terenzio, Provost Susan Zimmermann, and their hard-working staffs, for making today’s agreement possible and I look forward to offering additional opportunities, and even greater access, to our graduate programs for more Cobleskill students.”
To qualify for cross-registration, SUNY Cobleskill BBA students must have successfully completed at least 75 credits of coursework and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above. The combined BBA-MBA program, outlined by the agreement, will allow SUNY Cobleskill BBA students to apply for the program after completing 60 credits of coursework with a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or above at the time of admission. Application fees, application essays and letters of recommendation will be waived for successful applicants.