Master of Business Administration (MBA)

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Design Your Own MBA

At Fairfield Dolan, each MBA student who comes to us is unique. Each has a different academic and professional background, a different idea of how best to learn, and different career goals for the future. No two people are the same, and Dolan MBA allows you to customize your curriculum based on your uniqueness. 

Because one size does not fit all, our students are given tremendous flexibility to design their own plans of study to suit their backgrounds, their learning styles, and their aspirations. With fewer required courses and more electives, starting in the spring 2021 semester, our students build the curriculum they want, mixing and matching a vast selection of business courses from all areas of Fairfield Dolan.

Studying under Dolan’s world class faculty in a breathtaking, modern setting, our MBA students are getting an education that is tailor-made and forward thinking. An MBA from Fairfield will put you ahead of the curve—so you can be more than unique, you can be uniquely qualified—and well prepared for the career of your dreams.

Fairfield Dolan | Master of Business Administration

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Director, MBA Program

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Office of Graduate Admission

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Dolan Rankings

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#18
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#20
Accounting
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#25
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MBA Students at a Glance

22 – 59
Age Range

25
Average Age

3.35
Average GPA

48%
Female

52%
Male

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

Requirements & Curriculum

Starting Spring 2021: Design Your Own Fairfield Dolan MBA

Course Credits
Requirement 3
Subject Areas 15
Concentration 12
Choose Your Own 6
Total Credits 36*

Coursework Details

Prerequisite Course
College-level Mathematics

Required Course
Legal and Ethical Environment of Business

Subject Areas
Accounting, Economics, Finance, Information Systems & Business Analytics, and Marketing

Students complete one course from each of the subject areas.

Concentration Areas
Accounting (optional specialization: Taxation), Finance, Information Systems & Business Analytics, Management (optional specializations: Strategic Human Resources or Global Strategy, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship), and Marketing (optional specialization: Marketing Analytics)

Students have the option to complete two concentrations.

Choose Your Own
Remaining 6-12 credits can be fulfilled with any Dolan graduate course offering.

*Candidates without a business related academic or professional background will be required to complete an additional 9 credits in core courses, totaling 42 credit hours.

A detailed list of course requirements, offerings, and more can be viewed in the University’s course catalog. Please note, the program requirements listed in the course catalog reflect the requirements of the former MBA program format. The information outlined above should be referenced for the current program requirements.

Dolan Admission

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

Compare Dolan Programs

Fairfield Dolan offers a number of programs with a strong focus on analytics. The Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA), Master of Science in Marketing Analytics and Strategy (MAS), and the Dolan MBA share many characteristics but are each unique. We invite you to compare these three programs to determine what is best for you.

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 Leanne De Los Santos at ldelossantos@fairfield.edu for additional information.

Stag Spotlight

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Kelly Bommer

Class of '17

Get to Know Kelly
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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."

— Kelly Bommer ’17

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Sara Cadrain

Get to Know Sara
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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."

— Sara Cadrain

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John Kubicsko

Get to Know John
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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."

— John Kubicsko

Saurav Uprety

Class of '18

Get to Know Saurav

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."

— Saurav Uprety

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Career & Professional Development

Today’s graduate student must be prepared with skills to last a lifetime of job searches and career shifts. Fairfield 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 careers, advance their careers within their current organizations, or pivot to another career, Fairfield Dolan will provide students with the necessary skills and resources needed to succeed.

Engaged Alumni Network

Alumni play a significant role in the mentoring and advocacy of current students by helping our students gain industry or company insight through informational interviews, mentorship, and more.

Executive Series and Leadership Opportunities

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Executive Series and Leadership Opportunities

Complementing Fairfield Dolan’s traditional pedagogical mission is a series of diverse and distinctive events designed to enrich graduate student coursework including the Dolan Lecture, Dean’s Executive Forums, Fairfield StartUp Showcase, and Professional Development Series Events.

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Faculty & Administration

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Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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.

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

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.

Tuition and fees for Fairfield's graduate programs.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

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

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

Yes, please review the application requirements for international students.

For information, please contact Assistant Dean of Graduate Programs Leanne De Los Santos at ldelossantos@fairfield.edu or 203-254-4000 x3219.

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