Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Managing change is the greatest challenge in our fast-paced business world. It’s the ability to shift gears, drive innovation, and excel in times of challenge that separates the leaders from the followers. Through our Western New England University MBA program, you will enhance your critical thinking skills to define problems and generate innovative solutions that can turn obstacles into opportunities. No longer a luxury, the MBA is now an essential credential for business professionals looking to advance your degree to the next level.
Why Choose the MBA?
Long considered the region’s premier MBA program, the Western New England University Master of Business Administration also earns high marks for convenience and flexibility. You can complete your MBA studies 100% online with the added flexibility to attend optional evening in-class sessions. Now offering concentrations in Accounting, Leadership, Business Law, and Public Relations, the 12-course MBA program is one of the most affordable AACSB International accredited programs in New England. View our current tuition rates. You can pursue your degree full- or part-time through our 11-week terms. The University is accredited by AACSB International, the world's leading accrediting body for business schools.
What Will You Study?
You’ll gain knowledge of the functional areas of business and integrative approaches for the development of solutions to organizational and management challenges. You will develop an understanding of a variety of organizing, planning, controlling, team-building, and communicating skills necessary to demonstrate effective and management and leadership of organizations in globally diverse and dynamic environments. You’ll graduate with an appreciation for the ethical and social responsibilities that come with leadership and will be prepared to assess and evaluate the dynamic internal and external elements of today’s competitive global environment.
Successful completion of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution is required. A wide variety of academic backgrounds will be considered for admission. An undergraduate degree in business is not required, however, the MBA has three prerequisites: accounting, finance, and statistics. If you have not completed these courses previously, you may be able to begin your studies on a provisional basis while fulfilling any prerequisite requirements. The GMAT or GRE is required for admission. The minimum score will be based on your undergraduate GPA. There is the option to request a waiver of the GMAT. Please reference our GMAT Waiver Form for additional details.
How are Courses Offered?
Course Delivery: online with optional in-class (evening)
Total Credits: 36
Courses are offered through a flexible model that includes option in-class sessions as well as online via KODIAK, Western New England University's online learning management system. Through this online classroom you will be able to view lectures, complete and submit assignments, and participate in discussions.
Each course will consist of 11 class sessions, with as many as six sessions both online and campus-based, while five will be offered completely online. You choose whether you will attend the classes that take place on campus, or whether you complete your studies completely online.
*International candidates will be required to attend courses offered with six on-ground class sessions in order to be in compliance with student visa requirements.
The MBA consists of 36 credits, or 12 courses. By taking two courses per 11-week term, you can expect to finish in 18 months. If you take one course per term, you can expect to complete you degree in three years.
You have up to eight years to complete the program once you begin. MBA candidates working a full-time job typically complete the program in 18-22 months.
As graduates of leading business schools and universities, our MBA faculty are actively engaged in advancing the field of business through research, consulting, and scholarship. All tenured-tracked faculty have terminal degrees. This experience helps them to bring a real-world perspective to the business program at Western New England University.
The best business schools in the world are accredited by AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Western New England University is the only private institution in western Massachusetts accredited by AACSB International and among fewer than 5% of business schools in the world to hold this accreditation.
An MBA is an internationally respected credential that can prepare you to rise to leadership positions. Our status among just 5% of business schools worldwide accredited by AACSB International demonstrates our commitment to high academic standards and the caliber of our business faculty. Learn more about our support for international students.
KODIAK Online Learning
Our User-friendly Virtual Classroom Desire2Learn is a state-of-the art Learning Management System used by major universities and colleges around the world. At Western New England, we call it KODIAK after the University's mascot. KODIAK makes it easy for you to participate in class discussions, view calendars, communicate with faculty and classmates, post assignments, and view grades.