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Master of Business Administration in Management Online

Complete Coursework: in as few as 12 months Credit Hours: 30 Tuition: $12,510

Overview

MBA in Management

The Master of Business Administration in Management online program gives graduates the essential knowledge and capabilities to pursue a variety of management opportunities across the evolving business spectrum.

Our online courses are designed and taught by the same degreed Fitchburg State faculty, many of whom are working professionals. The curriculum focuses on participatory learning through online class discussions and collaborative learning groups.

Courses

To earn the Master of Business Administration in Management online, students must complete 10 courses (30 credit hours), including 18 hours of advanced core requirements, 6 hours of required management concentration courses, and 6 hours of directed elective courses.

To see the full list of MBA in Management courses online, review courses.

Admissions

Applications for the Master of Business Administration in Management online degree program are reviewed continuously for the next available term. We evaluate candidates using a holistic approach, taking into account both undergraduate GPA and professional work experience. You must submit undergraduate transcripts and a professional resume as part of the admission process. However, no GMAT is required for the Fitchburg State University online MBA.

To learn more about our MBA in Management online admission requirements, review admissions.

Tuition

Cost for the Master of Business Administration in Management online degree program is the same affordable price for students who reside in state or out-of-state. To help make the cost more manageable, students can pay for each course as they enroll. There is a $50 application fee, but all other fees are included in the total cost of tuition.

To learn more about our MBA in Management online tuition, review tuition.

Calendar

With multiple start dates each year, our Master of Business Administration in Management online degree program provides convenience for students. Students should consider application date deadlines, turn in all required documentation and fees, register for classes and pay tuition to begin on their desired start date from the calendar.

For more information, go to the full calendar of upcoming start dates for the MBA in Management online. Review calendar.

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Courses

For the Master of Business Administration in Management, the curriculum is comprised of 10 courses covering 30 credit hours, including 18 hours of advanced core requirements, 6 hours of required management concentration courses, and 6 hours of elective courses.

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Students must take the following courses.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course relates the knowledge of human behavior to the problems of organizational life. It examines individual behavior, as well as group and social behavior, in organizations. The course encourages discussion of the methods of changing behavior through organizational behavior and development.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course provides insight into the problem of identifying an organization’s informational requirements to facilitate the decision-making process. Topics presented include an analysis or information systems, communication theory, information flow, methods and procedures for gathering, disseminating and controlling information.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course embarks on a detailed study of concepts and procedural alternatives in the delineation of the market target. In addition, the course covers the development and implementation of the marketing mix and the control and analysis of the total marketing effort.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course examines principles of decision analysis in management of current assets, estimation of requirements for short-term funds, and valuation of capital budgeting and merger proposals.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course provides a study of financial reporting systems. Emphasis is given to the interpretation and uses of information contained in financial reports.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course provides a study of administrative processes dealing with the formulation of policy. Topics covered include strategy formulation, the role of the general manager, and the design of strategic planning systems. Attention is focused on problem identification, problem solving and decision-making. Extensive examination is made of cases involving a variety of institutions in both the public and private sectors. Prerequisite: at least 21 graduate hours completed or permission of chair.

Students must take the following courses.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course provides knowledge of the human resource from the manager’s perspective. The student develops an understanding of the role of personnel specialists. Topics covered include job analysis, employee selection, training, appraisal, promotion and discipline within the context of recent legal developments.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course examines management theory as an evolving body of knowledge influencing managerial practices. Management theories are compared and contrasted with the goal of understanding the assumptions and applications of each. Within the context of theoretical models, attention is directed to the differences in the environment in which firms must operate.

Students must take the following course.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course presents the principles, concepts and tools of economic analysis that are necessary for proper management planning. Its aim is to improve the understanding of how a market economy operates and to familiarize students with the tools that are useful in making economic decisions and in solving economic problems.

Students must take the following course.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course emphasizes trends, current research and contemporary problems in management. Students research, discuss and present reports on problems in management. (Course may be repeated twice with different topics with approval of chair of MBA Graduate Committee.)

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Admissions

Let’s get started! The admission process is the first step toward earning your online degree. Learn the requirements for the Master of Business Administration in Management online program, along with information on required documentation.

Master of Business Administration in Management Online Requirements

A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution, along with a professional resume, is necessary to apply for admission to the Master of Business Administration in Management online degree program.

Applicants must meet the following requirements to be eligible for admission:

  • Graduate application and $50 application fee
  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution, with official transcripts
  • Overall undergraduate GPA of not less than 2.8
  • Official transcripts of graduate level coursework from a regionally accredited institution (if applicable)
  • Professional resume
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores required for natives of non-English speaking countries
  • Students with undergraduate GPAs of less than 2.8 may also be considered for admission based on their professional work experience and a letter of recommendation.
  • No GMAT is required for the Fitchburg State University online MBA.

If your school needs to submit official transcripts by mail, please have them sent to:

Fitchburg State University
Admissions Office
160 Pearl Street
Fitchburg, MA 01420

Have a question? Call us at 844-351-9393.

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Tuition

The following is the tuition breakdown for students pursuing a Master of Business Administration in Management online:

Tuition for this program is the same for in-state and out-of-state students. The tuition shown below includes all fees.

Program Per Credit Hour Per Course Per Program
MBA in Management $417 $1,251 $12,510

Application fee: $50

If you are applying for financial aid, please use School Code 002184. For further information, please contact Financial Aid at (978) 665-3302 or finaid@fitchburgstate.edu.

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Calendar

Session Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Payment Deadline
Summer II 2017 July 10, 2017 June 5, 2017 June 12, 2017 July 3, 2017 July 6, 2017
Fall 2017 September 5, 2017 July 31, 2017 August 7, 2017 August 29, 2017 August 31, 2017
Fall II 2017 October 30, 2017 September 25, 2017 October 2, 2017 October 24, 2017 October 26, 2017
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International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education

The Master of Business Administration program at Fitchburg State University is accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE). The IACBE is the premier professional accreditor for business programs in student-centered colleges and universities throughout the world. The IACBE exists to promote, develop, and recognize excellence in business education.

Faculty Profiles

Dr. Michael Leamy, Director of Distance Education

Dr. Michael Leamy

“I believe that key skills most employers are looking for today are the abilities to communicate, work with a group, innovate and adapt to change. These are all skills highlighted in our program. I focus on them in my classes.”

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Dr. Renee Scapparone, Assistant Professor

Dr. Renee Scapparone

“I have been passionate about wanting to teach since an early age and find fulfillment to my passion when I see my students succeed from their academic and professional efforts.”

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