Master of Business Administration (MBA)

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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. 

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Fr. Gregory Konz, SJ

Interim Assistant Dean of Graduate Programs

203-254-4000

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Dolan Rankings

#19
Graduate Finance
#15
Graduate Business Analytics
(2018)
#14
Graduate Marketing
#20
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The Fairfield Dolan Experience

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Meet The Students

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.

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

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.

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.

Program Requirements

A minimum of 36 credit hours of graduate coursework are necessary to complete the MBA program. Candidates who lack a sufficient business related academic background may be required to complete up to 18 credits of core courses. MBA coursework is organized as follows:

Core Courses (18 credits)

Introduction to Accounting | Principles of Finance | Organizational Behavior | Marketing | Management | Business Operations | Applied Business Statistics

Breadth Modules (21 credits)

  • MODULE 1 – DECISION METRICS: Accounting Information for Decision-Making
  • MODULE 2 – INSIGHTS AND ANALYSIS: Information Systems and Database Management and Customer Value
  • MODULE 3 – ETHICAL LEADERSHIP: Legal and Ethical Environment of Business and Leadership
  • MODULE 4 – STRATEGIC DECISION-MAKING: Shareholder Value and Global Competitive Strategy

Concentration Courses (12 credits)

Concentrations include Accounting , Finance, Information Systems & business Analytics, Management, Strategic Human Resources, Global Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and Marketing & Marketing Analytics

Elective (3 credits)

For complete course descriptions please view the online course catalog.

Admission To Dolan

Applicants 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

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 Fairfield Dolan

Graduate Fellowship

Fairfield Dolan 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.

Women in Scholars Program-for candidates interested in pursuing a Fairfield Dolan graduate degree program.  This scholarship also includes a mentoring component with Bank of America and Merrill Lynch.

Please contact Fr. Gregory Konz, SJ at gkonz@fairfield.edu for additional information.

Contact Us

Fr. Gregory Konz, SJ,  interim assistant dean of graduate programss, gkonz@fairfield.edu  or 203-254-4000, x3219

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to have an undergraduate degree in business to apply?

No. The MBA program is designed to accommodate a variety of students from different backgrounds. Pre-requisite coursework includes College Math, Statistics, Microeconomics, and Macroeconomics. Prerequisite coursework can be completed at Fairfield University.

How long does it take to complete the MBA degree program?

Full-time candidates can complete the program in as quickly as one year.
Part-time candidates can complete the program in as quickly as two years.
The program is also designed to be self-paced. Regardless of full or part-time status, all degree work must be completed within 5 years from the date a student first enrolls in our graduate program.

How are courses offered?

  • Traditional: 14-week
  • Accelerated: 7-week
  • Intensive
  • Summer: 7-week accelerated
  • Online or hybrid formats of any of the above schedules

How are the courses structured?

Traditional courses are taught as lectures/seminars. Courses offered in other formats are designed to offer the same type of classroom experience as the traditional format. Some classes use online discussion, chats, blogs, electronic portfolios, and more as ways to enhance the course experience. Classes taught fully online deliver lectures through a variety of means, and use any or all of the above methods to ensure student participation, comprehension, and performance.

What is the tuition for this degree program?

See tuition and fees for Fairfield University graduate programs.

What is the application deadline?

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Do I need to take the GMAT or GRE exam?

The GMAT/GRE exam is required for applicants to the MBA program. This requirement may be waived. Please refer to our waiver policy here.

Can I transfer graduate credits? If so, how many?

We may consider graduate credits from other accredited graduate programs. If approved, up to 6 credits will be considered.

Can I apply to this program as an international student?

Yes, please review the application requirements for international students.

Whom do I call if I have questions?

For information, please contact Interim Assistant Dean of Graduate Programs Fr. Gregory Konz, SJ at gkonz@fairfield.edu or 203-254-4000 ext. 3219.

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