PROGRAM TYPE
Hybrid (Online/Remote)

DEGREES
MBA

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Linda Marie Nolin, MBA, ACB

Director of Graduate Business Programs, Professor of Practice in Business
Business Administration
(508) 849-3272
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Global Cohort MBA Program

Program Overview

Note: This program is for international students who wish to pursue their MBA degree from their home country.

This specially designed hybrid MBA Program allows international graduate students to earn their Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree from an accredited American school while remaining in their home country.  Taking a combination of on-line courses and remote courses where Anna Maria College professors teach live via video conference, students maintain the same class schedule and progress through the curriculum together as part of a cohort group for the duration of their studies.

Total Courses:
10-12

Length of Study:
12-24 months

Total Cost:
$1,755 per course; full tuition ranging from $17,550 to $21,060 

Course Delivery:
A mix of synchronous (real time, in the evening) and asynchronous (online) learning.  Evening classes are held once a week.

More Information

About Anna Maria College
MBA Curriculum
Course Descriptions
Admission Requirements
Frequently Asked Questions
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About Anna Maria College

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Located in Paxton, Massachusetts, Anna Maria College has served as a prominent Catholic Liberal Arts Institution since 1946. Guided by the values of its founders, the Sisters of St. Anne, the College has long forged a strong reputation for educating students to become individuals who will transform their world as ethical leaders and community-oriented professionals.

To be successful in a dynamic business world that is in constant flux means mastering not only business theories, but acquiring the breadth of knowledge, flexibility, and skills to anticipate changes to come in the global marketplace. Anna Maria College’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) Program positions students to become change makers – business leaders with the credentials and confidence to pivot first and stand out with new ideas.

This approach to business education is so successful that Forbes Magazine lists Anna Maria’s MBA among its ”Education Innovators” with a program that delivers maximum ROI. Our program advantages further include:

  • A high-personalized learning experience in small classroom settings
  • Expert faculty who are leading practitioners in their fields
  • An accelerated pace: two eight-week courses over six consecutive terms that provides you with the opportunity to complete the program in as little as one year of study
  • A productive combination of theoretical and hands-on learning

ANNA MARIA COLLEGE IS ACCREDITED BY
THE NEW ENGLAND COMMISSION OF HIGHER EDUCATION

NECHE

MBA Curriculum

The Master of Business Administration consists of 36 credits (12 courses), including a Capstone Project. Two eight-week courses are offered in each of the Fall I/II, Spring I/II and Summer I/II terms.  Remote classes will be held once a week in the evening.

12 Core Courses (3 credits each)

  • BUS 607   Financial Analysis
  • BUS 614   Decision Making/Quantitative Analysis
  • BUS 622   Applied Strategic Leadership
  • BUS 638   Marketing Strategies
  • BUS 641   Crisis Management
  • BUS 651   Legal Issues in Business
  • BUS 655   Economic Decision-Making in a Globalized Economy
  • BUS 701   Research Methods and Technology
  • BUS 710   Information Security
  • BUS 733   Capstone Project
  • BUS 760   Business Ethics
  • BUS 798   Special Topics – Business Continuity Management

Prerequisite courses
Please note that the following five prerequisite courses are required of all MBA candidates.  These requirements may be met by having an undergraduate business degree or related work experience.  Any student that needs to complete the pre-requisite courses can take them for free online at http://www.coursera.org/upenn/.

  • BUS 512 Financial Accounting
  • BUS 523 Management
  • BUS 543 Economic Theory and Practice
  • BUS 569 Marketing Theory
  • BUS 571 Managerial Statistics 

Mid-Career Track MBA: Your Work Experience Counts
Students who have relevant progressive work experience of four years or more in business may be eligible to waive up to two courses (or six credits) from the MBA Curriculum as determined by the Program Director on a case by case basis. Thus, a student could earn their MBA Degree from Anna Maria in 10 courses or 30 credits.

Course Descriptions

BUS 607 Financial Analysis

Prerequisite: BUS 512 or equivalent

Provides the basic tools, techniques, and concepts necessary for an understanding and analysis of corporate investments and financial decisions.

BUS 614 Decision Making/Quantitative Analysis

Prerequisite: BUS 571 or equivalent

Introduces the use of probability theory in decision making. Delves into methods such as P.E.R.T., decision making under conditions of certainty and uncertainty, decision trees, linear programming, games theory. Ethical considerations of decisions.

BUS 622 Applied Strategic Leadership

Focuses on the study and analysis of human behavior patterns. Special consideration is devoted to the role of the manager as a leader and motivator of people.

BUS 638 Marketing Strategies

Prerequisite: BUS 543 or equivalent

Presents a study of the marketing process through case analysis and projects.

BUS 641 Crisis Management

Focuses on research and training issues related to emergency planning and disaster recovery. Current practices, existing strategies, and past emergencies will be identified, analyzed. Proactive response lessons will expose the student to a variety of human and natural crises.

BUS 651 Legal Issues in Business

Prerequisite: BUS 569 or equivalent

Explores the application of economic theory and decision science to solve managerial problems in a global context. Includes economic optimization, supply/demand, interaction, elasticity determinants, labor/capital substitutions, technology driven productivity gains, and capital investment methodology.

BUS 655 Economic Decision-Making in a Globalized Economy

Prerequisite: BUS 569 or equivalent

Explores the application of economic theory and decision science to solve managerial problems in a global context. Includes economic optimization, supply/demand, interaction, elasticity determinants, labor/capital substitutions, technology driven productivity gains, and capital investment methodology.

BUS 701 Research Methods and Technology

Provides an overview of qualitative research methods and research utilizing online databases.  Business research is a systematic inquiry to provide information to guide managerial decisions. It is a process of planning, acquiring, analyzing, and disseminating relevant data, information, and insights to decision makers in ways that mobilize the organization to take appropriate actions, to maximize performance.

BUS 710 Information Security

Provides an in-depth exploration of computer and information security in an increasingly technologically dependent world. Emphasis is placed on the collection and protection of proprietary information from competitive intelligence gathering and espionage in a setting of global economic turbulence. Computer security issues include viruses, hackers, frauds, disaster recovery.

BUS 733 Capstone Project / Company Internship

Prerequisites: All core courses; Program Director approval required

Provides real world practice in the areas of the student’s program concentration. The project is from business, government, and non-profit organizations in the community. Students in specific concentrations are expected to provide major contributions to the corresponding project requirements. A written summary and oral presentation are required.

BUS 760 Business Ethics

Study of moral philosophy, values, and ethical decision-making in today’s business environment.

BUS 798 Special Topics in Business – Business Continuity Management (BCM)

Students will explore the ISO 22301 Business Continuity Management (BCM) through case study analysis. Emphasis will be placed on identifying potential threats to an organization and the impact of said threats on the organizations resilience and capability of creating effective responses to safeguard the entities stakeholders, reputation, brand and value.   This course will integrate disciplines of Crisis Management, Disaster Recovery, Emergency Response, Operational Relocation and Technology Continuity.

Admission Requirements

Applications for the Global Cohort MBA Program will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee and the MBA Program Director. Graduate admission is both competitive and fair, where the College uses a holistic approach to identify an applicant’s motivation and ability to be a successful graduate student. Applications are reviewed for completeness based on the totality of the candidate’s profile, including prior academic success, work experience, personal statements about their interest in the program, and supportive references or letters of recommendation.

To be considered for admission and matriculation into the Global Cohort MBA Program, students must apply by completing the following requirements:

  • ApplicationApply using the special Global Cohort MBA application. Applicants will receive a User ID and Password to the AMCAT Admission Portal Account. Please keep this information available as you will be able to track the information required to complete your application in the portal. Admissions decisions will be posted in the portal.
  • College TranscriptsAll international students must submit an official transcript showing successful completion of an earned bachelor degree from a regionally accredited United States college or university, or an equivalent of a US Bachelor degree from a nationally accredited institution outside the United States. “Official” means that the school records are certified by an appropriate school official, such as the principal or registrar.

Note: If your transcript is not in English, you must have it evaluated by an independent foreign credential evaluation service. When requesting evaluation you should specify a course-by-course evaluation in American semester hours with specific notation as to those courses completed at the graduate level, and request that the evaluating agency state the highest level of education completed. Applicants need to have a grade point average (GPA) of 2.7 or better to be considered for admission.

  • Resume: Please provide an updated resume that documents your professional background and qualifications for graduate study.
  • Proof of English ProficiencyFor international student applicants whose native language is not English or whose undergraduate degree was not taught in English must demonstrate their English proficiency. There are multiple ways to satisfy this requirement. Applicants should submit results of one of the following English tests that meet the listed minimum recommended scores for direct admission for graduate degree programs:

Duolingo: 90
TOEFL: 80
IELTS: 6.5
Pearson Test of English (PTE) exam: 59
Cambridge Advanced English Exam (CAE): 176

  • Standardized TestingAlthough not required for admission, standardized testing such as MAT, GRE, or GMAT scores may be submitted for additional consideration.
  • Personal StatementAll students must submit a 500-word personal statement describing their educational goals and explaining why they wish to pursue the Global Cohort MBA Program.
  • Two Letters of Recommendation Reference letters should be submitted from individuals who are acquainted with the applicant’s ability and aptitude for graduate study. In cases where a student may have been away from an academic setting for several years, employers and supervisors may be used.
  • $40 Application Fee. This fee will be waived for applicants to the Global Cohort MBA Program.

Transcripts and other documents can be sent electronically to gradadmissions@annamaria.edu or mailed to:

Graduate Admission Office
Anna Maria College
50 Sunset Lane
Paxton, MA 01612

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Anna Maria College an accredited American school?

Yes. Anna Maria College is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).

Do I have to travel to the United States to pursue the MBA degree?

No. International students can pursue the entire MBA Program while remaining in their home country.

What is the cost of this program?

The cost is $1,755 per course.  Depending on your prior work experience, the curriculum is 10-12 courses, with total tuition ranging between $17,550-$21,060.

How long is the program?

The total length of the program is 12 courses (36 credits).  With two courses each offered over six distinct eight-week terms – Fall I/II, Spring I/II, and Summer I/II – students can complete the program within one year’s time.

Can I get credit for previous work experience?

Yes. Students who have relevant progressive work experience of four years or more in business may be eligible to waive up to two courses from the MBA Curriculum as determined by the Program Director on a case by case basis. Thus, a student could earn their MBA degree from Anna Maria in 10 courses (or 30 credits).

Are the pre-requisite courses required to be enrolled in the program?

Yes. There are five pre-requisite courses that are required of all MBA candidates. These requirements; however, may be waived through previous education or experience, as determined by the MBA Program Director.

If I need to satisfy pre-requisites for upper-level courses, where can I take them?

Students that need to complete the pre-requisite courses can take them for free online at http://www.coursera.org/upenn/.

When does the program start?

At present, it is anticipated that cohorts will begin in late-August as part of the Fall 2021 semester.

How are courses offered toward this degree?

Global Cohort MBA courses are offered via a combination of synchronous and asynchronous learning formats.  Synchronous courses require students to attend classes remotely via videoconference on a set day and time.  Asynchronous courses are offered online and allows students to pursue their studies at any time of the day, following a designated schedule of readings and assignments with regular communication with the instructor.

When are classes held?

Courses are offered in accelerated eight-week sessions.  Remote classes meet once a week, in the evening, for four hours.  Typical class times run from 5:00-9:00 pm Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).  For time equivalencies, click here.

Will I be taking classes with the same students throughout my studies?

Yes. As a cohort program, students maintain the same schedule of courses and progress through the curriculum together.

What is the size of the cohort group?

Cohorts for this program will be approximately 20 students, allowing for a highly personalized learning experience for students where there is strong engagement with faculty.

Do the faculty teach on-site?

No. Anna Maria College faculty will teach courses online or remotely.  For remote classes, while in the United States they will be live on video conference with students in other countries.

What computer systems and technology will be used for classes?

Students will utilize the Engage System for all online courses.  The following applications will also be utilized via the internet: Zoom Meetings, Go to Meeting, Word, Excel, Quick Books, and PowerPoint.

What personal computer requirements are needed?

Minimum computer requirements needed to successfully connect to remote classes and the Anna Maria College network can be accessed at: https://annamaria.edu/campus-life/technology/#specs

Will I receive computer training and support as part of the program?

Yes. All students will receive an Engage System tutorial training session one week prior to the start of each online course, with computer support assistance made available by the College every term.  Technical support will be provided for all remote classes.

What documents are required for admission?

To be considered for admission, applicants must submit the following:

  • Application
  • College Transcripts
  • Proof of English Proficiency (if bachelor’s degree was not taught in English)
  • Personal Statement
  • Two Letters of Recommendation

Do I need to take the TOEFL, GMAT or GRE exams?

If your primary native language is English or your bachelor’s degree was taught in English, you do NOT have to submit any English proficiency scores.  The GRE and GMAT exams are also not required for admission; however, can be submitted for consideration at the option of the applicant.

Do I need to have my college transcripts translated?

If your transcript is not in English, you must have it evaluated by an independent foreign credential evaluation service. When requesting evaluation you should specify a course-by-course evaluation in American semester hours with specific notation as to those courses completed at the graduate level, and request that the evaluating agency state the highest level of education completed.

What is the minimum GPA for admission?

It is recommended that applicants have a grade point average (GPA) of 2.7 or better to be considered for admission.

How am I notified of my admission status?

Applicants will receive a User ID and Password to the AMCAT Admission Portal Account, where you will be able to track information required to complete your application.  Admission decisions will also be posted in the portal.

Should I be accepted into the program, is there an enrollment deposit required?

Yes. In order to secure your spot in the incoming class, a $100 deposit is required.  This amount would be deducted from your tuition bill.

Contacts

Further questions about the Anna Maria College Global Cohort MBA Program can be directed to the following:

Linda Marie Nolin, MBA, ACB

Director of Graduate Business Programs, Professor of Practice in Business
Business Administration
(508) 849-3272

Paul Vaccaro

Associate Vice President for Enrollment, Community & Corporate Outreach
Graduate Admission
(508) 849-3482

Graduate Admission Office