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AU on 'Short List' of least expensive, private business schools

U.S. News & World Report has included Alfred University (AU) among its “Short List” of 10 Least Expensive Private Business Schools. AU, with tuition during the 2012-13 academic year at $37,646, ranked number 10, one of only two NYS schools to make the list (the other is Rochester Institute of Technology’s E. Philip Saunders College of Business.)

Some students want to take cost into account when it’s time to go to graduate school, says U.S. News. If they are interested in getting a master’s of business administration (MBA) degree, their options for going to cost-effective private school are many, notes the publication. At least 12 private business schools had tuition and required fees less than $40,000 during the 2012-13 school year, according to data reported by the 140 ranked business schools in the annual survey.

The Alfred University MBA focuses on decision making and emphasizes the use of technology in management. The curriculum has a special focus on enterprise resource planning (ERP) and integrates the use of SAP business suites (R/3. BW, SCM, SEM, CRM). There are two majors within the program: business administration and accounting. The accounting major is designed for students with an undergraduate degree in accounting to meet New York State’s 150-credit-hour requirement to sit for the CPA (certified public accountant) exam.

Graduates of the Alfred University MBA program will demonstrate effective leadership and teamwork skills, integrate their functional knowledge of business to make decisions, use a global perspective in decision making and understand the need for ethical practices in business.