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Saint Rose President Marcia J. White and Albany Law School President and Dean Alicia Ouellette, J.D. holding MOU

The College of Saint Rose and Albany Law School have partnered on a new MBA+Gov pathway. The pathway, an ideal collaboration for two institutions located in the capital of New York State, allows students to pursue the Saint Rose Flex MBA while also earning an advanced certificate in Government Affairs and Advocacy from Albany Law School. 

Saint Rose President Marcia J. White and Albany Law School President and Dean Alicia Ouellette, J.D., affirmed the partnership in a formal memorandum of understanding signing ceremony at Saint Rose on November 15. 

“As former press secretary to the majority in the New York State Senate, I am so proud to form this partnership with Albany Law School, combining the strengths of our Saint Rose Flex MBA with Albany Law’s expertise in government affairs and advocacy,” White said. “It is the perfect advanced degree program for two Albany institutions to offer a powerful, government-centered workforce, including agency officials, employees in the Legislature, and lobbyists.” 

The unique Flex delivery model at Saint Rose empowers students to take courses the way they want – in person, via livestream, or online on their own time – and change it up from week to week. The Saint Rose Flex MBA is a 12-course (36-credit) program. Within the MBA program, students may choose three Government Affairs and Advocacy courses from Albany Law, which are offered fully online in an asynchronous format, so students don’t have to log on at a set time. 

Full-time students can complete the MBA+Gov program in one year. Part-time students, taking two classes per semester, can complete the program in two years. 

“As two institutions that are based in the heart of New York State’s government, it makes perfect sense that we bring together the expertise of both programs in this way,” Ouellette said. “Working with Saint Rose to bring our knowledge of government affairs and advocacy to their MBA program allows students to get two respected credentials at the same time positioning them perfectly to advance their careers.” 

Huether School of Business and Albany Law representatives at MOU signing ceremony on November 15, 2022

Huether School of Business and Albany Law School representatives at the MOU signing ceremony on November 15, 2022, for the new MBA+Gov pathway.

Students select from a host of courses for their advanced certificate, including Administrative Law: Rules and Regulations, State and Local Governments, Government Spending and Grants, NY Lobbying: Process and Players, Influencing Policy Through Litigation, Legislative Process and Statutory Interpretation, and Government Ethics. Students do not need a law background to pursue the program. 

Core courses in the Flex MBA program include Management Communication/Social Responsibility, Organizational Behavior and Management, Budgeting and Cost Analysis, Managerial Economics, Human Resource Management, Marketing Management, Managerial Finance, Production and Quality Management, and Strategic Management. 

The cost of the program is $846 per credit with grants and scholarships available, reducing the per-credit cost by as much as 32%.  

To learn more visit, www.strose.edu/mba-gov. 

About The College of Saint Rose: Founded in 1920, The College of Saint Rose is a private independent college located in the state capital of Albany, New York. The College is home to nearly 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students across many programs. It is a top granter of degrees and certificates in education in the state, offers the only sales major in New York State, has one of the top forensic psychology programs in the country, and is home to the only Cold Case Analysis Center in New York, where students in the fields of criminal justice, forensic psychology, and forensic science work alongside law enforcement on real cold cases. Students experience a Theory in Action approach to learning in both their undergraduate and graduate studies, and the College still lives its founding mission of serving the dear neighbor and meeting the needs of the times. 

About Albany Law School: Founded in 1851, Albany Law School, is the nation’s oldest independent school of law. It educates and empowers tomorrow’s leaders, engaged professionals, committed public servants, inspiring community change-agents, and creative problem solvers. Albany Law connects the classroom to the profession, government, and the community through experienced-based learning, engaged scholarship, and a robust network of alumni and supporters. Students develop a sophisticated understanding of legal policy and doctrine, a broad range of professional competencies, and a deep commitment to justice and ethical values.