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The Intensive, Full-time Program (M.B.A.)

This intensive full-time program is an excellent option for students who want to pursue an MBA immediately upon undergraduate school graduation. The program’s challenging curriculum and engaging real-world experiences prepare students to be leaders in their field, in all economic sectors, whether working across town or across the globe. The program faculty bring extensive international and domestic business experience and connections, which is enhanced by an ever-growing community of successful alumni.

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Program Overview

Full-time study in the MBA program is available to both business degree undergraduates and those with Bachelor degrees in other areas. Please see the Admissions Requirements tab on this page, and call us to learn more about whether this program is right for you.

Core courses are designed to build proficiency in finance, management, marketing, business writing and communication as well as teamwork skills.  Additional courses are specifically tailored to students’ potential career paths, including Marketing and Sales, Finance, and General Management. Small cohorts of 15-20 students allow for a rich and collaborative learning environment, in which students are exposed to case studies, business opportunities and field study experiences. Students have the option to study abroad through Van Loan’s branch campus in Madrid, Spain, and ongoing partnerships in Hong Kong, Athens and Mexico City.  Studying abroad is often highly valued as students enter an increasingly global working world. Classes are held Monday through Friday 8:30am-12:30pm allowing for degree completion in 9 months.

Curriculum

The following is a list of core courses in our three concentration areas: Marketing & Sales, Finance and General Management. These courses can be intermingled based on your specific area of focus. 

Marketing and Sales:
Managing in the Global Environment
Small Business Management
Accounting from a Manager’s Perspective 
Leadership Principles
Web 3.0 Communication and E-Commerce
Managing in an Evolving Workplace
Recruitment and Selection
Sales Force Management
Field Study Project
Managing Information Systems (MIS)
Managerial Finance
Business Policy and Strategy

Finance:
Leadership Principles
Financial Reporting
Business Legal Issues
Small Business Management
Managing in the Global Environment
Managing in an Evolving Workplace 
Recruitment and Selection
Web 3.0 Communication and E-Commerce
Sales Force Management 
Field Study
Managing Information Systems (MIS)
Evaluating Capital Investments

General Management:
Introduction to Homeland Security
Compensation and Benefits
Financial Marketing and Institutions
Waterfront Planning
Hotel Revenue Management
Managing in an Evolving Workplace
Recruitment and Selection
Business Policy and Strategy
Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management
Sales Force Management
Field Study
Managing Information Systems (MIS)

Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate the analytical and problem solving skills needed to solve complex challenges in business.
  2. Understand and be able to use team building, collaborative behaviors and project management in the accomplishment of group tasks.
  3. Effectively communicate in writing and through oral communication within the conventions of business
  4. Demonstrate the critical inquiry and analysis skills needed to engage constructively in intellectual discourse within business.
  5. Design, execute, and present a personal project, which synthesizes and applies selected knowledge, skills and experiences appropriate to the students’ personal and professional goals and/or their chosen area of specialization.

Admissions Requirements

1. Application and $50 non-refundable application fee.

2. 250-500 word essay explaining your professional goals and reason for pursuing the degree.

3. Resume.

4. Two letters of recommendation.

5. Official transcripts of undergraduate and graduate coursework.

6. Personal interview.

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