Admissions Requirements

Requirements

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)

OR 

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.

OR

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.

Please contact the assistant director of recruitment and admissions at the campus you wish to attend for further clarification and questions.  Click here for campus contact information.

Admissions Requirements

Consistent with the admissions requirements of the Master of Business Administration program at the Springfield location, applicants must:

  1. Possess an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  2. Show the ability to succeed academically
  3. 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:
    • Accounting
    • Finance
    • Economics

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.

Degree Requirements

Consistent with the graduation requirements of the Master of Business Administration program at the Springfield location, students must:

  1. Successfully complete all required and elective courses (30 semester hours)
  2. Have a 3.0 or above GPA
  3. 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 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

Three letters of recommendation are required. Recommenders should be academic and/or professional in nature (i.e. professor, employer, professional mentor, etc.) and should address your readiness for graduate level coursework. 

 

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 intladmissions@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

Curriculum

Deadline

APPLY ONLINE

Priority deadlines are as follows:

  • April 15 for summer (May) entry
  • August 1 for fall (September) entry
  • December 1 for spring (January) entry

All required supporting materials are due as follows:

  • May 1 for summer (May) entry
  • August 15 for fall (September) entry
  • December 15 for spring (January) entry

Cost

The total cost per credit for the online option is $700.

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