Curriculum Transition

Who should switch to the new curriculum?
Did the course waiver guidelines change?
How do I apply for the new curriculum?
Who can I contact if I have more questions?

SHOULD I SWITCH TO THE NEW CURRICULUM?

Beginning in Fall 2009, a new core curriculum will be introduced. If you recently started your program, you may want to switch to the new program, as old core courses will no longer be offered after Spring 2010. However, if you have completed most of your core, it may be better to stay on the curriculum you began with.

The new curriculum offers the possibility of waiving core classes and provides greater flexibility in class choice.

In the Fall 2009 MBA curriculum, students (with the exception of Accounting majors) will be required to complete between 45 and 58 credits, with the possibility of waiving a maximum of 13 credits from the Foundation Core. There is an additional Professional Core from which students choose 15 credits.

As in the current MBA program, students select a concentration comprised of 5 courses (15 credits). Students must also choose two additional elective courses (the Accounting concentration has additional requirements). All students finish with a capstone course.

If you are a resuming student, please follow the curriculum approved for you by the Office of Graduate Academic Advisement and Student Development.

Academic advisers are available to help you make the right choices in your program. Click to contact Office of Graduate Academic Advisement and Student Development.

CURRICULAR PARITIES

Fall 2003-Spring 2009 Curriculum
MBA 622 Marketing & Electronic Business 3
MBA 624 Financial & Managerial Accounting 4
MBA 630 Operations & Quality Management 3
MBA 632 Managerial Finance 3
INB 640 International Business 3
  Fall 2009 Curriculum
MBA 642 Marketing Management 3
MBA 640 Accounting for Decision Making 4
MBA 676 Managing Business Operations 3
MBA 648 Managerial Finance 3
MBA 674 Globalization, the New Economy, & Ethics 3

The courses being offered for the last time in Spring 2010, with no conversion to the new curriculum are:

MBA 620 Organizational Behavior & Leadership Skills
MBA 626 Business Economics
MBA 628 Business Statistics & Modeling

If these classes are required for your degree program and they have not yet been completed, you must include them in your Fall 2009 or Spring 2010 schedule. Failure to do so may require you to take two 3 credit courses to replace one.

WAIVER OF FOUNDATION CORE CLASSES

The Foundation Core is comprised of 19 credits (6 courses), up to 13 of which (4 courses) may be waived. To qualify for a waiver, students must demonstrate proficiency by completion of prior applicable coursework at an accredited or internationally recognized institution within 6 years before the student's first semester in the graduate program. Students may also waive a course by passing a proficiency exam. The requirements to waive a core class are:
  • Two directly related undergraduate courses of three or more credits each, completed within 6 years of initial enrollment with minimum grades of 'B'
  • One directly related graduate course of three or more credits, completed within 6 years of initial enrollment with a minimum grade of 'B'
  • Completion of 15 or more undergraduate credits (in a discipline specific to the course to be waived) with satisfactory grades.
The Office of Graduate Academic Advisement and Student Development can evaluate whether it would be beneficial for you to change curriculums. If you fill out an Application to Follow the Fall 2009 Curriculum we will evaluate any possible waivers, and assign you to whichever curriculum will put you on the fastest track to graduation. Applications can be found at either of our offices or online at www.pace.edu/lubin/graduateadvisement.

TO QUALIFY FOR A WAIVER, STUDENTS MUST DEMONSTRATE PROFICIENCY BY COMPLETION OF PRIOR APPLICABLE COURSEWORK AT AN ACCREDITED INSTITUTION WITHIN THE PAST 6 YEARS

APPLYING TO CHANGE TO THE NEW CURRICULUM

The Office of Graduate Academic Advisement and Student Development can evaluate whether it would be beneficial for you to change curriculums. If you fill out an Application to Follow the Fall 2009 Curriculum we will evaluate any possible waivers, and assign you to whichever curriculum will put you on the fastest track to graduation. Applications can be found at either of our offices or online at www.pace.edu/lubin/graduateadvisement.

CONTACT INFORMATION

New York City Campus:
One Pace Plaza
4th Floor West, Section E
New York, NY 10038
Phone: 212-618-6440
Fax: 212-618-6603
E-mail: gradadviseny@pace.edu
Monday-Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Fri 9:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m.

White Plains Graduate Center:
One Martine Avenue
Room 516
White Plains, NY 10606
Phone: 914-422-4188
Fax: 914-422-4188
E-mail: gradadviseny@pace.edu
Monday 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Tues-Thurs 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.