About This Program

Contact

Admissions Contact

Danielle Clough
Senior Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions
(413) 748-3225
dclough@springfield.edu

Two Options for Completion

Earn your MBA in one year in our on-ground program in Springfield, Mass.

Earn your MBA with a concentration in non-profit management in one year in our fully online program.

Our Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs are designed for students ready to accelerate their careers and are structured to help you get off to a fast start. There are two ways to earn your MBA:

  1. On-ground at our main campus in Springfield, Mass. Students can complete their MBA through evening coursework offered in a face-to-face class format. 
  2. Online. Students can complete their MBA with a concentration in non-profit management coursework delivered fully online. 

Both options require only 30 credits to complete and provide you with a traditional Springfield College graduate education built upon experience and excellence.

Courses, which provide a blend of theory and practice, will equip you with the experiences and acumen that are critical to working in business settings. You will receive training in areas including finance, marketing, accounting, economics, and management. Our popular internship program allows students the opportunity to gain real-world experience that is greatly valued by employers. A Springfield College MBA will position you to be marketable if you are launching your career or as a means to accelerate it. 

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Master of Business Administration

The courses in the Master of Business Administration 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, 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.

This program is held on ground at the Springfield, Mass. campus and can be completed in one year.

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Master of Business Administration in Nonprofit Management

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 Master of Business Administration with a concentration in nonprofit management has reaped the benefits of the Springfield College 135-year history in leadership development and continues to prepare talented nonprofit managers to strategically lead their organizations.

This program is taught completely online and can be completed in one year.

Evan Popham, Alumni

"The Springfield College MBA program taught me core business concepts at an extremely high level. What you don't see on the surface of the program is perhaps more important, the MBA taught me Situational Leadership, Agility (adapting readily to new situations), Networking Skills and Professional Demeanor. These key traits have served as fuel for my professional development and serve as a terrific complement to the business acumen this program provided me."

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Evan Popham

Five Reasons to Choose the Springfield College MBA Program

MBA graduate PJ Andrews '16, G'17, shares his top five reasons for enrolling in the Springfield College Master of Business Administration program.

Graduate student PJ Andrews who majored in the Master of Business Administration Program

Students gain relevant career experience

The MBA grad fellows attended the Grinspoon, Garvey & Young Entrepreneurship Conference, where they hosted a table with information about Springfield College. 

MBA Grad Fellows host a table at the Grinspoon, Garvey & Young Entrepreneurship Conference

 

Admissions Requirements

The on-ground program enrolls students in the fall term only.

The online program enrolls students in all terms.

Complete the application form. No application fee.

Start your application process by completing the online application form. Be sure to complete your application by submitting all the required materials outlined in this section. 

Graduate Admissions Essay

Once your application form is processed you will receive an email with your application portal login credentials. Once you login to your application portal you'll be able to upload your 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. Once your application form is processed you will receive an email with your application portal login credentials. Once you login to your application portal you'll be able to upload your resume

Letters of Recommendation

This program requires three 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.

Official Transcripts from All Institutions Previously/Currently Attended

  • An official transcript from each college/university you have attended is required.
  • 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. In some cases, including if you plan to request coursework be transferred, a course-by-course translation is required. For this we recommend the World Education Services or Josef Silny & Associates, Inc.
  • In order to be considered official, transcripts must be received directly from the original source, by email to graduate@springfield.edu, or mailed to the college address:

    Springfield College
    Office of Graduate Admissions
    263 Alden Street
    Springfield, MA 01109

International Applicants

All international applicants from non-English speaking countries are required, in addition to the items listed above, to submit:

  • Proof of English language proficiency by way of the TOEFL or IELTS. 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. In some cases, including if you plan to request coursework be transferred, a course-by-course translation is required. For this we recommend the World Education Services or Josef Silny & Associates, Inc.

Our Associate Director of International Admissions Nicholas Venn can answer any questions you may have about enrolling in Springfield College as an international student. You may email him at nvenn@springfield.edu or via phone at (413) 748-3891.

To submit materials:

After submitting your online application form you will receive user login credentials to access your student application portal. From that portal, you will be able to upload your graduate admissions essay and your resume. Recommenders will receive an email when you submit your application and will be able to upload your letter to your application. In order to be considered official, transcripts must be received directly from the original source, by email to graduate@springfield.edu, or mailed to the college address:

Springfield College
Office of Graduate Admissions
263 Alden Street
Springfield, MA 01109

APPLY ONLINE

The priority application deadline for the on-ground program is August 1.

Applications for the online program are reviewed on a rolling basis prior to the start of the intended term of entry.

Priority deadlines for the online program are as follows:

  • April 15 for summer entry
  • July 15 for fall entry
  • December 1 for spring entry

The total cost per credit at our main campus in Springfield, Mass. is $1105. This covers full access to all amenities on campus. Students enrolled in this program are eligible for scholarships and fellowships.

The total cost per credit for the online option is $680.

VIEW ADDITIONAL FEES AND ESTIMATED INDIRECT EXPENSES

FELLOWSHIPS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

 

IACBE Accreditation

Springfield College has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA. 

IACBE Accreditation

AACSB Membership

As a member of the AACSB Business Education Alliance, Springfield College is part of the world’s largest global business education network, connecting educational institutions and businesses to develop exceptional global leaders.

AACSB Business Education Alliance Member

Fellowships & Scholarships

Let us help you make your graduate education as affordable as possible.

Student Employment

Work on our campus to earn money while pursuing your graduate degree.

AmeriCorps

Make a lasting impact on students' lives while helping to fund your education