Springfield College MBA Program Will Hold Open House/Information SessionNovember 3, 2010
SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Nov. 3, 2010 – The Springfield College MBA (master of business administration) program will hold an open house for prospective students on Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010, from 4 to 6 p.m., in the Business Administration Department, in Locklin Hall, on the campus.
Kathryn Carlson Heler, Ph.D., director of the program, will give a presentation about the program. She, faculty members and MBA students will answer questions. “It’s a solidly designed 30-credit program for students to achieve the MBA competencies identified by the International Assembly of Collegiate Business Education,” Heler said.
Students may complete the 10-course program in one year of full-time study, or two years with a residency in a business or nonprofit organization. The program includes concentrations of study in management and nonprofit management. The college offers daytime, late afternoon and evening MBA classes. According to Heler, “The MBA is often a requirement for corporate managers, and is increasingly essential in nonprofit administration. Funders demand that organizations be run with the same effectiveness and efficiency as businesses. Also, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts acute competition for nonprofit executive-level jobs through 2016, which gives job applicants with an MBA an advantage. In Hampden County alone, there are more than 5,000 nonprofit organizations.”
The MBA curriculum at Springfield College includes 21 credits of required courses in economics, financial management, corporate social responsibility and ethics, research and statistics, marketing, entrepreneurship, and global strategic management. The nonprofit concentration requires nine credits in leadership, accounting, fund development and philanthropy specific to nonprofits. The management concentration requires nine credits in accounting, organizational behavior and leadership, and project and information systems management.
The MBA program at Springfield College is open to persons interested in moving up in their company, or creating their own business or nonprofit organization, or repositioning themselves to other professions or businesses. Individuals with various backgrounds, such as business, healthcare, arts, sciences, and other fields are welcome. More information is available by calling Heler at (413) 748-3352.