Master of Business Administration (MBA)
The newly redesigned curriculum has flexible options for working professionals. Choose from two concentrations; complete your degree in 16 months or three-to-four years; and choose from online or on-campus course offerings.
The FSU MBA students are typically working professionals looking to enhance their careers. An MBA can be the key to a higher salary, job security and career advancement. At Framingham State University, our program is delivered by real-world experts and backed by sound academic principles.
Framingham State is located in the economically vibrant MetroWest region. The University has cultivated relationships with many surrounding businesses and offers discounted tuition for employees of our corporate partners.
The Office of Graduate Studies and Continuing Education at Framingham State University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA. For a list of accredited programs click here.
The management concentration is structured to equip mid-level managers and business professionals for leadership and management roles. Students learn to link theory with practice, and to recognize the ethical, legal, and multi-disciplinary demands of a business environment that is increasingly global, technology-oriented, and diverse.
There are two tracks to complete the FSU MBA with a concentration in Management degree.
Blended Hybrid Track
In this option, students take classes in a blended mix of online and in class face-to-face learning. This gives the flexibility of scheduling that our working professional students demand, but also giving the highly valuable experience of being in the classroom with their peers and our faculty. This hybrid approach delivers the best of both world from an educational and networking experience. Classroom sessions are scheduled in the evening and courses typically run over a 15-week timeline during the spring, summer and fall semesters. Students can opt to be full-time with three courses per semester, or part-time, taking one or two courses per semester.
Typical times to complete the MBA in the blended track are as follows:
- Full time (three courses per semester) - 16 months
- Part time (two courses per semester) - 24 months
- Part time (one course per semester) - 48 months
In this option, students who do not have the flexibility to travel to the FSU campus can opt to take accelerated courses in an online only program. Courses are offered on an accelerated eight (8) week compressed timeline and students take one course at a time sequentially in these 8 week blocks. It should be noted that the online 8 week courses are the same contents and workload as the longer 15-week blended track, so students should plan for an intensive experience. Students will start courses in the fall on a cohort basis
Typical time to complete the online only MBA is 24 months.
Students admitted to the blended program will not be permitted to switch to the online-only track once they have matriculated into the program. The reverse is also true for the online-only track.
The concentration in biotechnology combines the core elements of the MBA with four key courses from the University's Professional Science Master's (PSM) Degree. Students undertake a highly competitive and desirable graduate track that focuses on both practical industry training and management skills improvement.
MBA Program Highlights
Project Manager, Global IT Consulting
“The MBA program at Framingham State University is truly world class. The whole learning experience, with some of the finest professors and professionals from diverse backgrounds, was enriching and rewarding. I learned the latest management practices and acquired valuable skills that provide me a competitive advantage.”
"My grandfather started a transportation business in the 1920s. When I was a child, I watched my father create daily schedules, bus routes, and annual budgets and financial needs for fuel and assets on a single piece paper. It was an art knowing how many of the 100 vehicles and drivers were available, stops and precise pick-up times, time between stops, vehicle capacity, weather conditions, cost, etc., all written using a series of codes."
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“IACBE accreditation is the gold standard for business programs,” says Framingham State MBA Director Dr. Steven Moysey, who led process. “Our MBA students can feel confident that the quality of their courses and outcomes of the program meet the very highest standards.”