Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)

The Albertus Magnus M.B.A. program is designed for working professionals looking to build a strong conceptual foundation for the successful management of business, with emphasis on the skills needed for creating new value for customers and maximizing competitiveness in an increasingly dynamic and global environment. Our M.B.A program provides the opportunity to profit from practical work-related experiences through collaborative learning and student interaction. Students select from the following specializations: Accounting, General Management, Health Care Management, Human Resource Management, Leadership, or Project Management.

Why Study Business Administration at Albertus?

"Flex" program where students choose between blended or online options on a course-by-course basis

Accelerated 8-week classes with 5 starting points per year

Professors with both academic qualifications and real world experience

Accessible and supportive faculty and staff

Small class sizes

Diverse student body

Financial aid for full-time students

Where will this degree take me?

A job sector that is projected to grow 8.6% according to the Connecticut Department of Labor in the next 10 years

Management occupations have an average salary of $97,230 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Career Opportunities

Management positions in a variety of companies, government or nonprofit organizations

Operations, materials or production managment

Sales representative/Manager

Entrepreneur

Small business owner

Human Resource Manager

Recruiter

Product or Project Manager

Market Research

Promotions Manager

Earn Your Degree With Our Accelerated And Flexible Courses

Master of Business Administration is offered in our new FLEX format.

With the FLEX format, you can choose to take each class in either a blended or online format. Each time you register for a new course, you can choose one of these formats:

  1. Blended - Classes run for eight weeks with a combination of one on-grounds session at our New Haven campus and one online assignment each week from the comfort of your home or office. Students who choose this option often enjoy the best of "both worlds" as they benefit from in-class discussion with their classmates and professors while maintaining the convenience of working on projects and assignments from home.
  2. Online - Online or Distance Learning classes run for eight weeks with two online "sessions" each week that you can "attend" from the comfort of your own home or office. All weekly assignments are offered asynchronously, meaning you have the ability to work on them at your own time and pace.

Accreditation

The M.B.A. is accredited by the State of Connecticut Board of Higher Education and the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education.

Program of Study (48 Credits)

Core Classes: 39 credits

MB 512 Ethical Issues in Business

MB 614 Information Systems for Managers (W)

MB 516 Organizational Behavior (W)

MB 521 Managing Human Resources (W)

MB 515 Economic Theory and Application

MB 615 Global Management (W)

MB 520 Accounting Concepts (W)

MB 612 Financial Theory (W)

MB 611 Research Methods for Business (W)

MB 518 Marketing Concepts and Strategies (W)

MB 636 Legal Issues in Business (W)

MB 638 Financial Statement Analysis

MB 660 Strategic Management Capstone *

3 Courses from one of the specializations areas 9 credits

MB 632 Organizational Development (E)

MB 630 Entrepreneurial Development (E)

MB 634 Operations Management (E)

The above courses are three credits each.

*MB 660: Strategic Management Capstone must be taken after all core course requirements have been fulfilled.

(W) May be waived with permission of the Program Director. A maximum of 12 credits may be waived.

(E) Elective course. Students may elect 9 credits of concentration or specialization courses. The elective courses listed above are offered in the General Management concentration. Those who select another concentration would substitute the appropriate courses.

Admission Requirements and Application Process

  • A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
  • A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.8 on a 4.0 system.
  • Two letters of recommendation from former professors or professional associates
  • Proficiency in the English language, as demonstrated either by a TOEFL score of 550 or better, or successful academic work for at least three years at a college or university in an English-speaking country.
  • A written essay of 500–600 words, double spaced, detailing the applicant’s professional interests, reasons for applying to the program, and educational expectations.
  • A completed application and a $50 non-refundable application fee
  • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges attended

Advanced Specializations

In addition to the thirteen core courses (39 credits), students will take three additional courses (9 credits) in an advanced specialization. Students may select an area of specialization from any of the following options: Accounting, General Management, Human Resources, Leadership, Marketing, or Project Management. Courses in each of the concentrations are listed below. Students may have a dual specialization or up to two specializations, if desired.

Program of Study, New Dimensions Program (48 Credits)

MB 512M Ethical Issues in Business

MB 614M Information Systems for Managers (W)

MB 516M Organizational Behavior (W)

MB 521M Managing Human Resources (W)

MB 515M Economic Theory and Application

MB 615M Global Management (W)

MB 520M Accounting Concepts (W)

MB 612M Financial Theory (W)

MB 611M Research Methods for Business (W)

MB 518M Marketing Concepts and Strategies (W)

MB 636M Legal Issues in Business (W)

MB 638M Financial Statement Analysis

MB 660M Strategic Management Capstone *

MB 632M Organizational Development (E)

MB 630M Entrepreneurial Development (E)

MB 634M Operations Management (E)

The elective courses listed above are offered in the General Management concentration. Those who select another concentration substitute the appropriate courses.

(W) May be waived with permission of the Program Director. A maximum of 12 credits may be waived.

(E) Elective course. Students may elect 9 credits of concentration or specialization courses. The elective courses listed above are offered in the General Management concentration. Those who select another concentration would substitute the appropriate courses.

Transfer Credits

Albertus Magnus College will accept a maximum of 6 graduate hours from a regionally accredited college or university. Such credits must have been completed within five years prior to entrance into the program, must have earned a minimum grade of “B” (3.0) or better, and must satisfy M.B.A. degree requirements. Transfer credits will be evaluated on an individual basis. All requests to transfer credits must be completed prior to starting the program.

Internal transfer students from other Albertus graduate programs must complete at least 50% of their requirements (24 credits) in the M.B.A. Program. The total of graduate credits and undergraduate waivers transferred into the program is limited to a maximum of 18 credits.

Waivers

Advanced-standing placement is possible for students with undergraduate business degrees. Students may receive a maximum of 12 credits waived based on undergraduate work completed within the last seven years. To receive a waiver, a minimum grade of 3.3 must be earned in the undergraduate courses being considered. Courses waivers are granted by the program director, who will notify the student of these waivers at the time of admission to the program. The program director will complete a “Waiver” form and submit it to the Office of the Registrar. This form will provide reference when an official audit is being conducted before graduation.

*Waivers must be granted upon initial admission to an Albertus graduate program. Students who are already enrolled in another Albertus graduate program will not be eligible for waivers.

Graduation Requirements

  • Complete all required coursework
  • Satisfactorily complete the Business Plan
  • Earn a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0. Students receiving a final grade of C– or lower in any course will be required to repeat that course
  • Complete all requirements within seven years of matriculation
  • Pay all tuition and fees

Graduation with Honors

M.B.A. students may qualify to graduate with honors who:

  • Have a cumulative grade point average of 3.90 and above.
  • Earn a grade of “A” in MB 660 Strategic Management Capstone