2009-2011 Graduate Catalog 
    May 27, 2020  
2009-2011 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Executive, General Concentration, M.B.A.

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Director: Linda Carlone, B.A., M.S., University of New Haven

The executive master of business administration is a fully accredited, graduate-level degree program designed for middle- and upper-level professionals who have meaningful managerial responsibility. Applicants are required to hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution. The program provides the opportunity to earn an M.B.A. degree, the quality standard in business education, in two years without career interruption.

The program is uniquely scheduled so that working professionals can participate with maximum convenience for themselves, their families, and their companies. Each class progresses through the program as a group, thus providing an opportunity for a continuing exchange of ideas and information. Individual participation is emphasized through class discussions and interaction and cooperation with other professionals in the class. The program fosters a direct connection between what is learned in class and what is applied in business. Classes meet one afternoon per week for six hours. The university also offers a Saturday class beginning every two years. The program is convenient, enjoyable, and personalized.

Generally, no transfer credit is accepted for admission to the Executive M.B.A. program. Admission is by a special application available from the program director and the requirements parallel those outlined above for the M.B.A. program. No GMAT is required because it is expected that applicants will have the administrative, professional, or business experience required for a waiver of the normal test score requirement.

Prospective candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible. New classes begin in September and February of each year. The admission procedure includes a screening interview with the director and review of the applicant’s credentials by the Faculty Selection Committee. Each candidate is considered on the basis of the special application form, official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate schools attended, two business-related letters of recommendation, and a letter of organizational support.

The program invites both individual and employer-sponsored applications. Information and application forms are available from the Office of the Executive M.B.A. Director, 203.932.7433, or lcarlone@newhaven.edu.

Program Requirements

The program consists of 19 modules, scheduled into two academic calendar years, plus either a master’s-level research paper or a domestic or international seminar. Classes meet from 2:30 to 8:30 p.m. one weekday each week in designated conference facilities. Each module is five sessions in length and has the value of 3 credits, except for the two-day 2-credit Communication Process module, for a total of 56 credits. Participants must be prepared to attend all classes, except for emergencies. Students must also be prepared to devote significant additional time for class preparation and reading assignments.

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