Online Master of Business Administration Programs

Accelerate your path to professional advancement with the strategic leadership expertise gained through an MBA online from Fitchburg State University.

Gain the organizational knowledge and business acumen to expand your career opportunities

Advance to leadership roles in the modern professional world with a dynamic online MBA from Fitchburg State. We offer multiple in-demand program options that empower you with the skills to succeed in a wide range of industries. Complete your online business master’s degree conveniently and on your schedule with our flexible, 100% online coursework. Benefit from instruction by the same experienced faculty who teach on campus as you prepare for roles crafting innovative solutions to modern business challenges.

Why choose a Fitchburg State MBA online program?

  • Fast completion times: With our dynamic and flexible programs, you can complete your MBA online in as few as 12 months.
  • 100% online coursework: Complete your studies on your schedule with asynchronous coursework accessible 24/7.
  • Affordable tuition: Keep your budget intact by paying your tuition one course at a time.
  • Streamlined admission: Get started on your online MBA quickly thanks to a simplified application process and no GMAT requirement.

Which online program is right for you?

GRADUATE DEGREE

Master of Business Administration in Accounting Online

As few as 12 months Duration
30 Credit Hours
$13,080 Total Tuition

Solidify your expertise in accounting with the Master of Business Administration in Accounting online program. This MBA degree offers you a thorough foundation in business, combined with advanced financial knowledge, to prepare you for management positions in accounting across various industries.

As part of the curriculum, you will study accounting and auditing research techniques, international accounting topics, business ethics, and technology advancements. You will also explore the impact of informational systems in streamlining accounting processes. The curriculum focuses on participatory learning through online class discussions and collaborative learning groups.

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GRADUATE DEGREE

Master of Business Administration in Business Analytics Management Online

As few as 12 months Duration
30 Credit Hours
$13,080 Total Tuition

With the demand for qualified data analytics professionals continuing to rise, our comprehensive MBA in Business Analytics Management prepares you for senior roles across diverse industries. Benefit from exceptional convenience and affordability in this comprehensive program, as you develop technology-focused strategies and strengthen your understanding of core business functions. Learn about data-based decision making, analytics project management, and emerging data issues, including social, ethical, and legal concerns.

As part of the curriculum, you will utilize both quantitative and qualitative analysis and will explore modern ethical and compliance issues related to artificial intelligence, personal data usage, and social networking.

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GRADUATE DEGREE

Master of Business Administration in Finance Online

As few as 12 months Duration
30 Credit Hours
$13,080 Total Tuition

Master the complexities of domestic and international finance and build leadership strengths in the online Master of Business Administration in Finance program. Affordable and comprehensive, this IACBE-accredited program explores financial theories and practices applicable to managers, investors, and lenders. Learn how to develop long-range capital planning and accurately assess traditional and electronic investment information from diverse sources.

As part of the curriculum, you will study investment theories and market efficiencies from both a domestic and international perspective. Additionally, you will explore the changing financial needs of entrepreneurial ventures as they evolve from start-up through maturity.

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GRADUATE DEGREE

Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management Online

As few as 12 months Duration
30 Credit Hours
$13,080 Total Tuition

Gain the qualifications you need to propel your career forward in an exciting and growing industry with the Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management online program. Designed for working professionals, this MBA online prepares you with a broad range of skills to identify existing business problems and implement effective solutions across an evolving healthcare industry.

As part of the curriculum, you will study advanced topics in healthcare marketing, finance, legal issues, and more to gain a thorough perspective on healthcare management. Courses are taught by the same degreed Fitchburg State faculty who teach on campus—many of whom are working professionals in a region known as a hub for healthcare innovation and research. The curriculum focuses on participatory learning through online class discussions and collaborative learning groups.

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GRADUATE DEGREE

Master of Business Administration in Human Resources Management Online

As few as 12 months Duration
30 Credit Hours
$13,080 Total Tuition

Support companies in achieving their organizational goals when you earn the Master of Business Administration in Human Resources Management degree online. This in-demand MBA offers you the essential tools required for management roles in human resources, recruitment, risk management, employee training and development, and more.

As part of the curriculum, you will explore the functions and roles in human resources from a manager's perspective, examine personnel relationships, thoroughly read on employment and labor law, and study contemporary issues in management. You will also conduct your own research on selected human resources topics. The curriculum focuses on participatory learning through online class discussions and collaborative learning groups.

Upon completion of this program, you will gain the advanced knowledge and skills you need to compete in a growing industry. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, human resources managers will be in high demand through 2026.

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GRADUATE DEGREE

Master of Business Administration in Management Online

As few as 12 months Duration
30 Credit Hours
$13,080 Total Tuition

Rise to upper-level management positions with the knowledge and skills you will gain in the Master of Business Administration in Management online program. This MBA online program prepares you with the industry knowledge and leadership skills you need to advance to management positions across a wide range of businesses.

As part of the curriculum, you will explore specialized management topics, including strategy formulation, the role of the general manager, the design of strategic planning systems, financial reporting systems, marketing management techniques, and much more. You will also conduct your own research on selected management topics. The curriculum focuses on participatory learning through online class discussions and collaborative learning groups.

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GRADUATE DEGREE

Master of Business Administration in Marketing Online

As few as 12 months Duration
30 Credit Hours
$13,080 Total Tuition

Prepare for advanced roles in marketing by developing your abilities to reach consumers and drive results in the Master of Business Administration in Marketing online program. This MBA online program helps you gain a broad-based business background with an emphasis on real-world marketing applications.

In this program, you will deepen your knowledge of market research, analysis, communications, strategies, and more. More specifically, you will study forms of marketing and communication related to advertising, promotion, public relations, and publicity. Plus, you will learn to implement effective marketing strategies that play a direct role in business decision-making. The curriculum focuses on participatory learning through online class discussions and collaborative learning groups.

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GRADUATE DEGREE

Master of Business Administration in Supply Chain Management Online

As few as 12 months Duration
30 Credit Hours
$13,080 Total Tuition

Learn to maximize profits and minimize waste with a Master of Business Administration in Supply Chain Management. This high-demand online MBA program gives you a robust general business background with the ability to solve logistics problems and become a valuable asset to any organization.

The curriculum focuses on core knowledge related to transportation, logistics, and distribution management within supply chain operations as well as the utilization of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for effective decision-making. You will learn to use the widely used professional GIS software program ArcGIS.

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Fitchburg State University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE).

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How Is the Job Market for MBA Graduates?

MBAs remain in high demand across the globe and continue to see excellent job growth in a variety of industries. According to the most recent Corporate Recruiters Survey released by the Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC), MBA graduates are in high demand.

93%

MBA graduates are in demand. 93% of the Fortune Global 500 and 91% of all public companies plan to hire MBA talent in the year ahead.

— Graduate Management Admissions Council

National employment data from Burning Glass Technologies indicates that two of the top states for MBA recruiting – New York and Massachusetts – are in New England. Project management is the most sought-after MBA skill among that region's employers, and Certified Public Accountant is the credential most frequently requested.

What Are Some of the Top Industries Recruiting MBA Grads?

MBAs impact every area of business, but you'll find more of them working in some fields than others. Here are the top industries seeking MBA graduates, according to GMAC.

Energy/Utilities 88%
Healthcare 84%
Consulting 82%
Technology 80%
Finance/Accounting 77%
Manufacturing 76%
Products 70%

Source: Business School Hiring Report, Graduate Management Admissions Council

Employment Trends for MBA Graduates in New England:

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Figures represent employment opportunities in New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and Rhode Island.

Source: Burning Glass Technologies, 2019

Is the Post-MBA Salary Bump Real?

Yes, many MBA graduates see a welcome increase in their earning capacity post-MBA. Business school news site Poets & Quants notes that in certain industries, the MBA salary bump can be huge. Some physicians, for example, can actually double their salary with an MBA, by moving into executive positions with hospitals or healthcare systems, or starting a new medical business. P&Q also reports that consultants and investment managers are likely to see a nice pay increase after earning their degree, as are professionals in private equity, marketing and HR.

What Is the Average MBA Salary?

More than half of all companies responding to GMAC's Corporate Recruiter's Survey plan to increase their MBA starting salaries in the year ahead. In fact, the median base salary for new MBA graduates is approaching a record-breaking high of $115,000.

Glassdoor recruiting data from New York, New Hampshire and Massachusetts (2019) provides a snapshot of some typical MBA occupations, and what you might earn in different New England cities.

Position Average Base Salary
New York City Boston Manchester
Finance Director $146,266 $138,712 $121,571
Controller $126,485 $121,017 $97,224
Sales Director $125,703 $125,382 $106,964
Human Resources Director $122,052 $118,094 $99,692
Audit Manager $110,905 $106,458 $90,728
Health IT Project Manager $110,813 $105,627 $94,245
Product Marketing Manager $108,148 $101,674 $95,857
Strategy Consultant $108,108 $108,165 $94,429
Regional Manager $99,702 $91,687 $86,110
Accounting Manager $99,510 $94,105 $79,107
Senior Financial Analyst $94,493 $82,120 $78,385
Senior Business Analyst $94,209 $90,464 $80,287
Logistics Operations Manager $85,767 $83,766 $80,230
Project Manager $81,910 $78,161 $68,223
Healthcare Analyst $76,920 $74,036 $70,999

Remember that base salary is just part of what you can earn with an MBA. Many positions that require a master's degree also come with additional financial perks, such as profit-sharing and bonuses that can raise your total annual compensation.

What Are the Fastest-Growing MBA Jobs?

Here are some of the top jobs for MBA graduates in the New England region, and their expected growth rate through 2028:

Occupation Group Growth Projected Through 2028 25th Percentile Salary Average Salary 75th Percentile Salary
Marketing Specialists 18.8% $80,606 $96,978 $103,548
Financial Managers 18.6% $95,127 $98,930 $107,396
Business Analysis 14.4% $77,148 $90,906 $97,866
Data Analysis and Mathematics 14% $89,792 $103,952 $116,145
Human Resources 11.4% $62,136 $74,289 $89,627
General Managers 10.4% $97,422 $120,787 $131,602

Source: Burning Glass Technologies, 2019

If you're ready for the next step up in your business career, an online MBA from Fitchburg State University can help you get ahead faster, and without breaking the bank.

Master of Business Administration in Finance

Duration: 12 months Credit Hours: 30 Tuition: $436 {tuition_specification_type_per_course}*

Apply by: 4/22/24 Start class: 5/20/24

Master the complexities of domestic and international finance and build leadership strengths in the online Master of Business Administration in Finance program. Affordable and comprehensive, this IACBE-accredited program explores financial theories and practices applicable to managers, investors, and lenders. Learn how to develop long-range capital planning and accurately assess traditional and electronic investment information from diverse sources.

As part of the curriculum, you will study investment theories and market efficiencies from both a domestic and international perspective. Additionally, you will explore the changing financial needs of entrepreneurial ventures as they evolve from start-up through maturity.

Master of Business Administration in Business Analytics Management

Duration: 12 months Credit Hours: 30 Tuition: $436 {tuition_specification_type_per_course}*

Apply by: 4/22/24 Start class: 5/20/24

With the demand for qualified data analytics professionals continuing to rise, our comprehensive MBA in Business Analytics Management prepares you for senior roles across diverse industries. Benefit from exceptional convenience and affordability in this comprehensive program, as you develop technology-focused strategies and strengthen your understanding of core business functions. Learn about data-based decision making, analytics project management, and emerging data issues, including social, ethical, and legal concerns.

As part of the curriculum, you will utilize both quantitative and qualitative analysis and will explore modern ethical and compliance issues related to artificial intelligence, personal data usage, and social networking.

Master of Business Administration in Accounting

Duration: 12 months Credit Hours: 30 Tuition: $436 {tuition_specification_type_per_course}*

Apply by: 4/22/24 Start class: 5/20/24

Solidify your expertise in accounting with the Master of Business Administration in Accounting online program. This MBA degree offers you a thorough foundation in business, combined with advanced financial knowledge, to prepare you for management positions in accounting across various industries.

As part of the curriculum, you will study accounting and auditing research techniques, international accounting topics, business ethics, and technology advancements. You will also explore the impact of informational systems in streamlining accounting processes. The curriculum focuses on participatory learning through online class discussions and collaborative learning groups.

Master of Business Administration in Human Resources Management

Duration: 12 months Credit Hours: 30 Tuition: $436 {tuition_specification_type_per_course}*

Apply by: 4/22/24 Start class: 5/20/24

Support companies in achieving their organizational goals when you earn the Master of Business Administration in Human Resources Management degree online. This in-demand MBA offers you the essential tools required for management roles in human resources, recruitment, risk management, employee training and development, and more.

As part of the curriculum, you will explore the functions and roles in human resources from a manager's perspective, examine personnel relationships, thoroughly read on employment and labor law, and study contemporary issues in management. You will also conduct your own research on selected human resources topics. The curriculum focuses on participatory learning through online class discussions and collaborative learning groups.

Upon completion of this program, you will gain the advanced knowledge and skills you need to compete in a growing industry. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, human resources managers will be in high demand through 2026.

Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management

Duration: 12 months Credit Hours: 30 Tuition: $436 {tuition_specification_type_per_course}*

Apply by: 4/22/24 Start class: 5/20/24

Gain the qualifications you need to propel your career forward in an exciting and growing industry with the Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management online program. Designed for working professionals, this MBA online prepares you with a broad range of skills to identify existing business problems and implement effective solutions across an evolving healthcare industry.

As part of the curriculum, you will study advanced topics in healthcare marketing, finance, legal issues, and more to gain a thorough perspective on healthcare management. Courses are taught by the same degreed Fitchburg State faculty who teach on campus—many of whom are working professionals in a region known as a hub for healthcare innovation and research. The curriculum focuses on participatory learning through online class discussions and collaborative learning groups.

Master of Business Administration in Management

Duration: 12 months Credit Hours: 30 Tuition: $436 {tuition_specification_type_per_course}*

Apply by: 4/22/24 Start class: 5/20/24

Rise to upper-level management positions with the knowledge and skills you will gain in the Master of Business Administration in Management online program. This MBA online program prepares you with the industry knowledge and leadership skills you need to advance to management positions across a wide range of businesses.

As part of the curriculum, you will explore specialized management topics, including strategy formulation, the role of the general manager, the design of strategic planning systems, financial reporting systems, marketing management techniques, and much more. You will also conduct your own research on selected management topics. The curriculum focuses on participatory learning through online class discussions and collaborative learning groups.

Master of Business Administration in Marketing

Duration: 12 months Credit Hours: 30 Tuition: $436 {tuition_specification_type_per_course}*

Apply by: 4/22/24 Start class: 5/20/24

Prepare for advanced roles in marketing by developing your abilities to reach consumers and drive results in the Master of Business Administration in Marketing online program. This MBA online program helps you gain a broad-based business background with an emphasis on real-world marketing applications.

In this program, you will deepen your knowledge of market research, analysis, communications, strategies, and more. More specifically, you will study forms of marketing and communication related to advertising, promotion, public relations, and publicity. Plus, you will learn to implement effective marketing strategies that play a direct role in business decision-making. The curriculum focuses on participatory learning through online class discussions and collaborative learning groups.

Master of Business Administration in Supply Chain Management

Duration: 12 months Credit Hours: 30 Tuition: $436 {tuition_specification_type_per_course}*

Apply by: 4/22/24 Start class: 5/20/24

Learn to maximize profits and minimize waste with a Master of Business Administration in Supply Chain Management. This high-demand online MBA program gives you a robust general business background with the ability to solve logistics problems and become a valuable asset to any organization.

The curriculum focuses on core knowledge related to transportation, logistics, and distribution management within supply chain operations as well as the utilization of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for effective decision-making. You will learn to use the widely used professional GIS software program ArcGIS.

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