Business Administration

Contact Information

phone: (716) 839-8329


Dr. Sharlene G. Buszka
(716) 839-8432

MBA Program Director

Dr. Carol Bartlo
(716) 566-7825

Degrees Offered

Accreditation Information

Master of Business Administration (MBA) program in Business Administration is an accredited program. You can find Business accreditation information in our catalog.


In support of Daemen University’s mission to prepare students for life and leadership in a complex multicultural world, the University’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is designed to provide business perspective and expertise to facilitate sustained economic growth in local and global communities. The program relies on experienced faculty who incorporate collaborative and integrative teaching methods necessary for the development of outstanding, ethical business leaders. The MBA program inspires graduates to become responsible and resourceful global citizens.

Program Objectives

Cross-disciplinary orientation

  • Students will compare and contrast theories, concepts, and best practices within the context of integrated business processes throughout their coursework.

Decision-making and organizational change

  • Students will analyze complete business problems using technology and other resources to form innovative strategies.

Ethical behavior and social responsibility

  • Students will research the larger global, ethical, political, and legal environment of business to recommend specific and sustainable management decisions.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will be able to integrate advanced level content knowledge of the core business concepts. 
  2. Students will be able to execute advanced quantitative and technology-based methods to inform complex business decisions.
  3. Students will demonstrate highly-developed communication skills across various business contexts.
  4. Students will be able to formulate advanced business and accounting analyses through research of relevant accounting and business information.  
  5. Students will be able to synthesize legal and ethical standards to inform complex accounting and business decisions.
  6. Students will be able to formulate advanced business change strategies through the integration of accounting and business concepts and analytical methodologies.  
  7. Students will be able to evaluate accounting and business issues in an advanced global context.

Admission Requirements

  • Complete the online application.
  • Submit a written statement from the applicant which describes the applicant’s interest in the MBA program.
  • Provide a resume of professional experience.
  • Have two letters of recommendation from an employer, professional colleague, or academic professor sent to the university.
  • Send to Daemen University, official transcript(s) from all accredited colleges or universities attended, indicating the award of an undergraduate degree (international applicants must submit foreign transcripts in the original language and an English copy).


  • Applicants with a GPA of 2.7 or higher will be considered for admittance. Applicants may be provisionally admitted to the program, and if so, may take no more than six graduate core credits toward the MBA degree until completion of the required foundation coursework, with a grade of B or higher.
  • Applicants must be enrolled in or have completed an accounting or business undergraduate degree at an accredited university or college (minimum GPA in business courses of 3.0), or hold a bachelor’s degree in an academic discipline other than business and must possess a minimum of 30 business related course credits with a grade of B or better.
    • The following courses must be included in the 30-credit requirement and must be completed by the beginning of the second semester of MBA study:
      • Financial Accounting
      • Managerial Accounting
      • Economics
      • Finance
      • Statistics
    • Daemen provides several flexible options to complete your prerequisite coursework; the exact number and type of courses are to be determined by the program director during the application process.

MBA Graduation Requirements

  1. Earn 36 credit hours
  2. Earn an overall program GPA of 3.0 (letter grade of B) or better is required to remain in the program and to be able to graduate. Courses with grades below a letter grade of B have to be approved by the program director to count toward the MBA graduation requirements. Re-take of courses below a letter grade of B may be required.
  3. File an Application for Degree form with the Registrar’s Office at the onset of the final term of study. The application form is accessible on the Registrar’s web page and is required to graduate.