Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Where Experience Becomes Expertise.

The Dolan MBA prepares students with the diverse skills required for upper-level management and leadership positions. A generalist degree, the Dolan MBA provides a broad foundation of knowledge, with the opportunity to concentrate in one of five areas of business: accounting, finance, information systems/business analytics, management, or marketing. In addition, the curriculum includes foundational business course work in all the disciplines, as well as four breadth modules, each with courses on the most-relevant and topical advanced knowledge needed for effective managerial decision-making: Module 1- Decision Metrics; Module 2- Insights and Analysis; Module 3- Ethical Leadership; Module 4- Strategic Decision-Making. 

Contact Us

Pam Pillo, director of graduate recruitment and admissions, ppillo@fairfield.edu  or 203-254-4000, x3219

Mark LeClair, PhD, interim director of graduate programs mleclair@fairfield.edu

Awards & Rankings

Dolan Graduate Programs Rank Among the Best in the Nation

 

The Fairfield Dolan Experience

New Building - Coming This Fall

Graduate Information Session

Join us at an upcoming Graduate Information Session where we can answer your questions one-on-one, give you an opportunity to meet our faculty, and introduce you to the Fairfield University community.

 

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Time & Agenda: 6 - 7 p.m.
Faculty Program Overview (optional campus tour begins at 5:30 p.m.)

Location: Kelley Center - Directions

Meet the Students

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Kelly Bommer ’17

Master of Business Administration

Academic Services and Administrative Operations Graduate Assistant, Fairfield University
Undergraduate Degree: BA, Management, Fairfield University

The Dolan School offers a premier opportunity to receive a higher education degree. The faculty are extremely supportive, allowing you to achieve your goals. The flexibility of the program gave me the opportunity to also pursue coursework and apply ideas to the sports management industry.

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Sara Cadrain

Master of Business Administration

Associate at TRI Corporation
Undergraduate Degree: BS, Accounting, University of Connecticut

I had been out of a learning environment for over 25 years and was a little nervous about going back to school as a more “mature” student. My experience at Dolan has been incredible, not only from an academic perspective, but it has also allowed me to meet people and make connections

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John Kubicsko

Master of Business Administration

Sales Manager at Two Roads Brewing Company
Undergraduate Degree: BA, Music Studies, William Paterson University of New Jersey

The Dolan School is truly somewhere that fosters learning and pushes each student to their full potential. My peers in the classroom have all been fantastic to work with and have helped me become a better version of myself.

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Saurav Uprety ’18

Master of Business Administration

Undergraduate Degree: BS, Marketing and Finance, Fairfield University

The Dolan School’s MBA program has provided me with the opportunity to gain exposure and interact with working professionals, while also learning more about my topic of interest, finance. This program has taught me how to think critically, how to become a better decision maker, and has instilled in me many academic qualities.

MBA Students at a Glance

Age Range: 21 –51
Average Age: 27
Average GPA: 3.85
Female: 35%
Male: 65%


Undergraduate Majors: Accounting / Mathematics / Biological Science / Business Administration / Civil Engineering / Communications / Economics / Engineering / English / Finance / General Studies / Government / History / Information Systems / Kinesiology / Management / Marketing / Media / Music / Philosophy / Political Science / Sociology / Sports Management

Working at: Bank of America / BNY Mellon / Deloitte / UBS / Avon / AMG Funds / Aon Hewitt / Prudential Financial / US Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management / People’s United Bank / General Electric / Sun Products Corporation / Gartner / Subway / Sikorsky Aircraft / EY / KPMG / Estee Lauder Companies / Everlast Worldwide, Inc / Inspira Marketing Group / Silver Capital / Sun Trust Bank / Reed Exhibitions/ Medtronic / Financial Accounting Standards Board

Career & Professional Development

Today's graduate student must be prepared with skills to last a lifetime of job searches and career shifts. Dolan’s close partnerships with nationally recognized companies and successful alumni will open the door to top notch learning opportunities and lifelong connections. Whether students are looking to start their career, advance their career within their current organization, or pivot to another career, Dolan will provide students with the necessary skills and resources needed to succeed.

Dolan Rankings

#12

Graduate Finance

#15

Graduate Business Analytics

#15

Graduate Marketing

#21

Graduate Accounting

U.S. News and World Report

Course Offerings

For complete course descriptions please view the online course catalog.

Dolan Lecture Series

The Dolan Lecture Series features highly accomplished, visionary, and internationally recognized business leaders.

Dean's Executive Forum

The goal of the Dean’s Executive Forum is to feature business leaders across industries to share their experience with students in an informal setting. Programs are developed in collaboration with a Dean’s Executive Forum Student Committee and are held three times a year.

More About Dolan

Admission to Dolan

Applicants for the MBA must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university (or the international equivalent). Applicants are required to meet all program prerequisites, which include the following undergraduate courses:

  • College-level Mathematics
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Statistics

Graduate Fellowship

The Dolan School offers merit-based graduate fellowships that provide substantial financial support towards the cost of tuition. In addition, students who qualify can apply for a competitive scholarship that covers much of the cost of attending. Admitted students are eligible to apply for a limited number of entrance scholarships. These one-time awards are applied to offset the cost of the first semester of study. As these are very competitive, it is best to apply early if you wish to be considered for this form of support.

Contact Us

Pam Pillo, director of graduate recruitment and admissions, ppillo@fairfield.edu or 203-254-4000, x3219

Mark LeClair, PhD, interim director of graduate programs mleclair@fairfield.edu

Not sure if you are ready for the full MBA? Consider getting your Mini MBA. All classes count toward an MBA and you can see if it’s right for you.

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