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Fitchburg State University 2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
Fitchburg State University 2022-2023 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration, Human Resources Management Concentration, M.B.A.

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Business Graduate Committee

Program Chair

Beverley Hollingsworth, Ph.D.

Program Advisors

Denise Simion, Ph.D.


Beverley Hollingsworth, Ph.D. Chair

Michael Greenwood, Ph.D.

Denise Simion, Ph,D.

Kwahng Kimm Ph.D. 

Renee Scapparone D.B.A

James Page, Ph.D.

Marian Simion, Ph.D.

Marie Hunte, M.S.

James Monette, MBA

Patrck Malone, J.D., MBA

Brain Webb, MBA


Program Description - Campus Based MBA Program

The program is designed to prepare leaders in business and in administration. It seeks to develop decision makers with strong analytical skills who are socially responsible, sensitive to cultural diversity and aware of the broadening world market. The campus based MBA program is comprised of a common core of advanced courses in business, and a concentration in one of three areas: Accounting, Management and Human Resources Management, for a total of 30 credits.

To complete the degree students must fulfill the following:

Six courses (18 credits) in advanced core

In the advanced core students acquire advanced skills and knowledge regarding current business and management practice and methodology.

Specialized concentrations (9 credits )

The specialized concentrations for the on-campus/Hybrid MBA program are in the fields of Accounting, Management and Human Resources Management. Each concentration includes 3 specialized courses.

Elective course - Students complete one 3 credit elective course and can choose any 800 level or above course to fulfill this requirement.

Human Resources Management Concentration, (9 credits)

Students in the Human Resources Management Concentration take the following courses:

Elective Course (3 credits)

Elective Course Options: MGMT 9XXX Course from other Online MBA Concentrations (outside the core)

Total for Degree: 30 credits

MBA Admissions Standards and Criteria

We are accredited by The International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE). To enroll in the Master of Business Administration Program, a student must submit documents as outlined in the graduate admissions section as well as:

  • An undergraduate GPA not less than 2.8 (students below a 2.8 must also submit a letter of recommendation to be considered for admission)

  • TOEFL scores for natives of non-English speaking countries

Applicants to the MBA program who hold a bachelor degree in business are usually ready to begin the graduate-level coursework immediately, assuming that they have a suitable academic background. Professional experience is also a suitable foundation for graduate work. Students who do not hold a bachelor degree in business, or do not have the equivalent in professional experience, may wish to take courses at the undergraduate level to build a stronger foundation for graduate level work. Determination is made by the Graduate Program Chair.

Dual Concentration

Dual Concentrations

Students enrolled in the MBA program who have a GPA of 3.00 or higher after at least one semester of enrollment may request enrollment in one of the approved dual concentration options listed below. Students approved for a dual concentration will need to meet the requirements for the catalog year in which their dual concentration is approved.

Students enrolled in a dual concentration must complete the course requirements for each concentration. Each course in the program may only be counted once. Students in a dual concentration will complete a total of 39 credits.

One additional MBA concentrations below can be added to your current concentration with approval from the Graduate Department Chairperson and Graduate Academic Dean.

Students enrolled in the Campus Based MBA Program can choose from the concentrations that offer on-campus options (Accounting/Finance or Human Resource Management)

  • Accounting (online and campus based)
  • Business Analytics (online)
  • Finance (online)
  • Healthcare (online)
  • Human Resources Management (online and campus based)
  • Management (online and campus based)
  • Marketing Management (online)
  • Supply Chain Management (online)

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