Frequently Asked Questions


What concentrations are offered within the MBA program?

There are 4 tracks of study offered:

  • Accounting
  • Healthcare Leadership
  • Management
  • Financial Planning

Where do I start the application process?

The application is available on our website, or you may contact the MBA program at: for further information.


Can I take classes online?

Yes. Classes are structured in a flexible format and may be taken on-campus, online or a combination of both.


When are classes held?

Classes are held one night a week: Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday evening from 6:00 - 9:30 p.m.


How long is each session?

Each session is 11 weeks long.


How many sessions are there?

There are 4 sessions in an academic year: Intersession, Spring, Summer, Fall.


How many credit hours is each track of the MBA? And, how long does it take to complete the program?

  • Accounting - 30 credits (15 mos.)
  • Healthcare Leadership - 36 credits (18 mos.)
  • Management - 36 credits (18 mos.)
  • Financial Planning - 36 credits (18 mos.)

What is the cost per credit?

Tuition for the 2016-2017 academic year is $744.00 per credit hour.


Are there any fees associated with the program?

There is a one-time comprehensive fee of $520.00 and a technology fee of $80.00 per session.


Are there any scholarships?

While Elms College does not offer any specific scholarships for its graduate programs, there are outside scholarships available. Feel free to check out these websites: or The Elms College FAFSA code is: School Code: 002140


Can I get financial aid?

Yes, most graduate applicants qualify for financial aid. You will need to fill out a FAFSA first, and then contact the Financial Aid office at Student Financial Aid Services (413)265-2249 or email:


Do you offer VA benefits?

Yes. VA benefits are coordinated through the Registrar's office. Please contact the Registrar, Fran Bliss @ (413)265-2236 or via email @


What if I do not have a business undergraduate degree? Can I still apply to the MBA program?

Yes. Elms College offers two bridge course, Accelerated Business Foundations and Excel Foundations for the MBA. These courses are designed to provide students with the background necessary to "bridge" the gap into a business program. Accelerated Business Foundations is an eleven week course comprised of four business modules: Accounting, Finance, Economics, Marketing and Management. Excel Foundations for the MBA gives the student an introduction to Excel and it's financial applications to provide a platform of knowledge to enter into the accounting and finance based classes of the MBA program.


When do I need to apply?

The Masters of Business Administration program has a rolling admission policy. Three months prior to the next semester start date is preferred.


What do I need to complete my application?

  • A signed completed application
  • Official undergraduate transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A one page personal goal statement
  • Copy of your current resume
  • An interview with the Director of the Masters of Business Administration Program

Do you require the GMAT?

No. The GMAT is not a requirement.

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