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

The Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) is a 48-credit accelerated graduate degree designed for the working professional. The M.B.A. provides 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 increasingly dynamic and global environment. The M.B.A. provides the opportunity to profit from practical work-related experiences through collaborative learning and student interaction.

During the final eight courses, students prepare a comprehensive Capstone project, which consists of the development of working business plan for an entrepreneurial endeavor or business consulting activity.

Master of Business Administration is offered in three flexible formats:

  1. Online - Take one to two classes every eight weeks from the comfort of your own home. All weekly assignments are offered asynchronously, meaning you have the ability to work on them at your own time and pace.
  2. Blended - Take one to two classes every eight weeks through a combination of in-class sessions and online assignments. (Classes are held at our beautiful New Haven campus.) Our blended classes are arranged so you go to school one night per week; all other assignments are done from the comfort of home. 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.
  3. FLEX - Choose to take classes in either a Blended or Online format. Some students are not sure of their schedules. They may want to take Blended classes during one eight-week session but then sign up for online classes during another eight-week session. With our FLEX format, you can choose how you wish to take your classes every time you register for a new course!

Objectives

Students who successfully complete the M.B.A. should be able to demonstrate:

  • Advanced critical thinking and communication skills
  • Advanced understanding of concepts in the functional areas of business
  • An ability to apply formal concepts to real world situations
  • A capacity for informed moral decision making in the business environment

Accreditation

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

Formats

The M.B.A. is offered through the Accelerated Degree Program and the New Dimensions Program in on-ground and blended courses. The New Dimensions Program also offers a fully-online M.B.A.

Admission Requirements

  • A completed application and a $50 non-refundable application fee
  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 2.8 on a 4.0 system*
  • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges attended
  • For non-native English speakers, minimum TOEFL score of 550 paper-based, 80 internet-based, or 213 computer-based
  • Proof of immunization in accordance with Connecticut State requirements
  • For online degrees, a Connecticut Driver’s License or DMV Photo ID
  • For applicants who intend to use Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Educational Benefits
    • Military, university and college transcripts
    • Certification of Eligibility letter or, for reservists, Notice of Basic Eligibility
    • Veteran’s Intent to Register form
  • Two letters of recommendation from former professors or professional associates
  • A written essay of 500–600 words, double spaced, detailing the applicant’s professional interests, reasons for applying to the program, and educational expectations.

*Students who do not meet the above G.P.A. requirement may be admitted on a provisional basis. Provisionally admitted students may be required to complete prerequisite courses or to earn a 3.0 cumulative grade point average in 12 credits before being fully admitted to the program.

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

Program of Study (48 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 520M Accounting Concepts

MB 612 Financial Theory (W)

MB 611 Research Methods for Business

MB 518 Marketing Concepts and Strategies (W)

MB 636 Legal Issues in Business (W)

MB 638 Financial Statement Analysis

MB 660 Strategic Management Capstone *

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.

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

MB 612M Financial Theory (W)

MB 611M Research Methods for Business

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)

(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.

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