Sep 30, 2020  
2019-2020 Springfield College Catalog 
2019-2020 Springfield College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration (non-profit management concentration)

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Program Information

The MBA with a concentration in nonprofit management is available to Springfield College students through our on-line program.  The program requires a minimum of 30 semester hours of graduate credit.  All students will enroll in the nine core courses, and in addition, students will select an elective course from those listed below. The MBA at Springfield College is designed so that students may reasonably complete the degree requirements in one year. Alternatively, students may elect to complete courses at his/her own pace on a part-time basis.

The program will prepare students with the knowledge, skill, and tools to:

  • Comprehend the theories and practices of business, accounting, management, marketing, and economics as taught on the graduate level.
  • Apply these theories and practices to decision-making, problem-solving, and managing strategically in business and nonprofit organizations
  • Analyze problems and challenges facing businesses and nonprofits in the 21st century.
  • Construct feasible and practical models and strategies to meet those problems and challenges.
  • Evaluate the success of those strategies.
  • Employ leadership and teambuilding skills to effectively attain those strategies.

Graduates will do so with awareness of the core values of Humanics, exploration of social responsibility of oneself and of business, and an understanding of the entrepreneurial spirit needed to address the ever-changing world of business and not-for-profit organizations.

Degree Information

Contact Information

For more information about the business administration major, contact either Professor Brenda Canning, chair of the Business Administration Departmentat (413) 748-3348 or the Admissions Office at (800) 343-1257.

II. Selectives (3 credits)

Select one course for a total of three credits from the following:

Admissions Requirements

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, or Economics.  Students not meeting these requirements must successfully complete BUSM 500, Foundations of Business, in their initial semester to be formally accepted into the program.cleardot.gif  In these instances, students will require a total of 33 credits to complete the program.

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