Master of Business Administration (MBA)

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Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Choose the MBA program that best fits your career needs and life balance.

Go beyond the curriculum with an MBA degree from Fairfield University. Available in two formats, online and hybrid, you have more options than ever to set yourself apart in your career. And no matter which version works best for you, you’ll have access to the best the Dolan School of Business can offer.

Our MBA program is meant to help you develop broad and strategic perspectives across multiple business functions, such as accounting, finance, economics, marketing, management, and analytics. This gives you the opportunity to concentrate and customize your MBA to best fit your career goals.

The Fairfield Dolan MBA is also available to students living in Shanghai, China. With a focus on finance, the program is designed for experienced professionals from many industries including pharmaceuticals, accounting, wealth management, fashion, engineering, economics, and finance. To learn more about the Shanghai program, please contact Program Co-Director Wendy Weng or Leanne De Los Santos.

Completion Time: 1 – 2 Years

Schedule: Full-time | Part-time

Start Dates: Spring (January) | Summer (May) | Fall (September)

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Curriculum

Build upon your existing business experience.

Whether you enroll in our online or hybrid MBA, you will participate in a robust curriculum designed to broaden your leadership skills while specializing in industry-specific concentrations.

Choose the 100% online MBA program for its flexibility.

With no requirements on campus, you will follow a structured MBA experience paired with the flexibility online has to offer. Balance your full-time job with life and your education while receiving one of the most impressive MBAs in the U.S. With the online MBA program, you can choose from four concentrations: analytics, finance, marketing, or cybersecurity.

  • Legal and Ethical Environment of Business
  • Accounting Information for Decision-Making
  • Global Competitive Strategy
  • Stakeholder Value
  • Information Fundamentals of Analytics
  • Customer Value
  • Leadership
  • Accounting (optional specialization: Taxation)
  • Finance
  • Analytics
  • Management (optional specializations: Strategic Human Resources or Global Strategy, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship)
  • Marketing (optional specialization: Marketing Analytics)

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AACSB Accredited

AACSB accreditation means that the Dolan School of Business has proven to be among the top 5% in business education anywhere in the world. This quality is recognized across the globe by top employers, other universities, and recruiters.

Whether you choose to take your MBA in an online or hybrid format, your degree from Dolan can elevate your career.

Highlights

Unparalleled leadership coaching for both the online and hybrid MBA programs.

Dolan MBA degree students have access to BetterManager Leadership Coaching that provides personalized leadership coaching to prepare you for the next phase of professional and career growth. It is Dolan’s mission to develop ethical leaders and well-rounded individuals – and this training supports that. Additionally, there is a professional development series for graduate students through the Center for Career Development, which will help you with resume reviews, mock interviews, professional headshots, etc.

Customize your MBA to fit your precise career goals.

Today’s best business leaders are celebrated not just for their broad leadership abilities but also for their deep understanding of specific challenges. By earning your MBA with Fairfield, you will have the opportunity to dive deeper into functional concentrations such as marketing, finance, analytics, and more. The online and hybrid MBA programs each offer something unique for you to choose from and develop expertise in.

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"It's a more intimate experience with your professors. It's a lot more face-to-face. They keep in touch with you and want to see you in advance. It's really that dynamic and that environment in the classroom that definitely helps me learn the content and helps it stick."

– Brandon Borsanyi, MBA '17
Team Leader at Morgan Stanley

Faculty & Academic Approach

Find your mentors here.

Fairfield University’s Charles F. Dolan School of Business boasts experienced faculty who teach students the fundamentals, ethics, and new developments in business on a local and global scale. Under their guidance, you will explore topics and concentrations synonymous with the level of professionalism and expertise you will become known for in your career.

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Regina Kim, PhD

Regina Kim, PhD

Dr. Kim teaches in the areas of managing diversity and inclusion, conflict management, negotiation, and research methods (both quantitative and qualitative). Her research focuses on workforce diversity, cross-cultural management, and conflict management and negotiations.

Michael McDonald, PhD

Michael McDonald, PhD

Dr. McDonald teaches Principles of Finance in the MBA program. He holds a PhD in finance from the University of Tennessee and his work has been quoted by the Wall Street Journal, CNN, Nasdaq.com, Bloomberg, Reuters, and many other outlets.

Jie Tao, PhD

Jie Tao, PhD

Dr. Tao has a doctoral degree in information systems and helped design the curriculum for the MSBA program. He has published papers in several journals and presented research at premier academic conferences. His special interests include data analytics, data structure, process mining, and deep learning.

Explore the Dolan School of Business

The Dolan School of Business offers a variety of strong graduate programs to help students achieve their business goals. We are committed to maintaining a community in which you can succeed and connect as a graduate student. We boast a 99% job placement rate for our graduates who then turn around and become highly engaged alumni.


In addition to being AACSB accredited, Dolan is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as Best Grad Schools: #18 Marketing, #19 Accounting, #19 Finance, #21 Business Analytics.

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Admissions & Aid

Ongoing support for your MBA degree.

From your first admissions conversation to graduation and beyond, you’ll find support at every turn. The Fairfield University student support network is second to none, offering personal, academic, and financial guidance for students earning their Master of Business Administration.

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Admission requirements

Applicants to the master’s in business administration program must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university (or the international equivalent).

Application Priority Deadline: We will work with you right up to the start of classes for program acceptance, but for the priority consideration, your application and all supplemental materials must be received no later than three weeks prior to the start of each term.

  • A completed online application.
  • A non-refundable $65 application fee paid by credit card. Application fee is waived for current Fairfield students and for those who attend an information session.
  • A professional resume. Applicants are required to submit a current resume that includes employment and education history (submit online).
  • A personal statement. Students should describe why they want to undertake graduate studies in public health (submit online).
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended demonstrating a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. All foreign transcripts must be evaluated by an approved evaluating service.
  • Two recommendation forms and letters, one of which, preferably, from a current employer or supervisor. Recommendations are completed online. At the time of application, candidates must provide the email addresses and names of their two recommenders.

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