MBA - Non-Profit Management
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Designed for students ready to accelerate their careers, the MBA in Non-Profit Management at Springfield College is structured to help you get off to a fast start. In this uniquely positioned program, you will have the ability to complete the program in just one academic year. You also can pursue the degree at your own pace on a part-time basis.
The emerging nonprofit leader requires a master’s program specifically designed for an environment where success is measured by its valued work as well as its fiscal sustainability and strategic vision and growth.
The courses in the MBA program, which provide a blend of theory and practice, will provide you with learning experiences and business acumen that are critical to working in business. You will receive training in areas including finance, marketing, accounting, economics, and management. Our popular internship program allows students the opportunity to gain the business experience that is greatly valued by employers. The business skills and experience that you will develop in one academic year will position you to be highly marketable as you launch your professional career.
How to Apply:
Applicants for the MBA program must have completed at least two of the following foundational courses at the graduate and/or undergraduate level, or a combination of coursework and demonstrated professional experience. Each course should be the equivalent of at least 3 credit hours of academic work as evidenced by a grade of "C-" or better on an official transcript from a regionally accredited institution.
- Financial or Managerial Accounting
- Financial Management
- Economics (Microeconomics or Macroeconomics)
Applicants who have not completed the foundational undergraduate prerequisite coursework stated above may complete them by one or a combination of the following methods:
Taking the following Undergraduate CLEP/DANTES/DSST examinations receiving a passing grade leading to 3 credit award recommendations:Principles of Macroeconomics. This exam covers aggregate demand and aggregate supply, and monetary and fiscal policy tools.
Principles of Microeconomics. This exam covers economic principles applying to consumers and businesses.
Financial Accounting. This exam focuses on concepts from an introductory financial accounting course.
- Credit by Examination. Students may challenge the prerequisites based on their previous work experience by completing a comprehensive exam based upon the outcomes of the graduate level Foundations of Business course.
Applicants can enroll in Springfield College's MBA Foundations of Business course (BUSM 500). These applicants are given "provisional acceptance," and are limited to taking BUSM 500 Foundations of Business and BUSM 650 Leadership and Governance for Nonprofits in their first term. Students must earn a “pass” for BUSM 500 and earn a “B” (3.0) for BUSM 650 in order to continue in the MBA program.
Consistent with the admissions requirements of the Master of Business Administration program at the Springfield location, applicants must:
- Possess an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited college or university
- Show the ability to succeed academically
- Through coursework at the graduate and/or undergraduate level, or a combination of coursework and demonstrated professional experience, applicants must have a background in at least two of the following disciplines:
Please note: If you do not have the undergraduate prerequisites of Economics, Finance, or Accounting, you can still apply, but will need to take BUSM 500 Foundations of Business and BUSM 650 Leadership and Governance in Nonprofits as your first term courses.
Consistent with the graduation requirements of the Master of Business Administration program at the Springfield location, students must:
- Successfully complete all required and elective courses (30 semester hours)
- Have a 3.0 or above GPA
- A maximum of six credits may be transferred from a regionally accredited institution, if a final grade of B or above was obtained, and if courses are consistent with concentration requirements
- Complete the FREE online application: Once your application form is processed you will receive an email with your application portal login credentials and instructions for submitting supplemental materials as listed below.
Essay: In two to three double-spaced pages, please describe significant life experiences that have contributed to your interest in your field, your understanding of this field, your occupational objectives, and why you have chosen Springfield College.
Resume: Please include any college activities, out-of-school leadership experiences, work history, and community involvement to support your interest in or qualifications for graduate study.
Two letters of recommendation: Recommenders will receive an email when you submit your application and will be able to upload your letter to your application.
Interview: This program requires an interview
- Transcripts: An official transcript from each college/university you have attended is required. In order to be considered official, transcripts must be received directly from the original source, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to the college address:
Office of Graduate Admissions
263 Alden Street
Springfield, MA 01109
In addition to the above admissions requirements, all international applicants from non-English speaking countries are required to submit:
- Proof of English language proficiency by way of the TOEFL or IELTS: Other tests may be accepted on a case-by-case basis. Please refer to our language requirements for more information on acceptable tests, minimum scores, exemptions, and conditional acceptance. If your undergraduate degree was earned in the United States and you successfully completed college-level English, we will consider English language proficiency met.
- Please note: Transcripts must be in English. If the transcript is not in English you will be required to submit a professional credential evaluation completed by any member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). For this we recommend SpanTran, with its customized portal for Springfield College applicants. World Education Services or Josef Silny & Associates, Inc. are also recommended for your credential evaluations.
The Office of International Admissions can assist you with questions you may have about enrolling at Springfield College as an international student by emailing email@example.com.
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis as space is available.
Application and Supporting Materials Deadline: May 1
Application and Supporting Materials Deadline: September 1
Application and Supporting Materials Deadline: February 1