Colby-Sawyer College offers baccalaureate students the opportunity to complete a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a 5th year of study. The MBA focuses on strategic and operational knowledge and practices in order to plan, implement and assess projects in the workplace. The business fundamentals are utilized in the culminating real-world consulting field experience in a disciplinary area.
M.B.A. Program Academic Policies
A minimum grade of B- is required in all MBA courses. Students may only repeat one M.B.A. course one time if necessary.
Only students with senior standing may take graduate courses. A maximum of 8 graduate credits may be applied to undergraduate work.
This is a 5-year MBA for our current students. The most likely candidates are business and healthcare administration majors. It is also a program for students in other majors who choose to complete a minor in business as well as three additional business courses taken during undergraduate study. The MBA is focused on making and implementing decisions for the good of the organization. The coursework focuses on these concepts and activities and culminates in a 240-hour consulting field experience. In the field experience, small groups of students will work with and in partner organizations in departments and around projects most suited to their MBA pathway or career interests. Students will also be enrolled in a field experience seminar concurrently with the field placement.
Students must take any three electives or can complete one of two current concentrations by focusing electives from the disciplines of healthcare administration or project management. A concentration in human resource administration will be available in 2-3 years.
MBA students are required to abide by the academic policies as written in the Professional Learner Catalog. Please review that document for further information.
Upon completion of the MBA program, students will:
- Execute strong business communications both orally and in writing.
- Assess the impact of environmental issues including global, social, economic, political, legal, ethical and other factors in strategic and operational decision making.
- Collect, analyze and apply quantitative and qualitative data to make effective recommendations for solving problems and planning initiatives.
- Synthesize and interpret data to exercise critical thinking in planning, implementing and assessing projects.
- Produce and utilize financial statements, economic principles, computer analytics, and management techniques to support the operational, tactical and strategic functions of a business.
- Demonstrate and employ practical application of concepts in small groups as project consultants in an area partner organization.