Costs

2019-2020
Per Credit
2020-2021
Per Credit
MBA per credit tuition $823 $854
MBA Comprehensive Fee (charged once per lifetime) $538 $538
MBA Technology Fee (charged once per semester) $80 $80
Part Time Registration fee (per session) $20 $20

Frequently Asked Questions

What concentrations are offered within the MBA program?

There are four concentrations:

  • Accounting
  • Financial Planning
  • Healthcare Leadership
  • Management

Where do I start the application process?

Can I take classes online?

Classes are structured in a flexible format and may be taken on-campus, online or a combination of both. The online courses must be taken live, during the actual face-to-face session.

When are classes held?

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

How long is each session?

Each session is 8 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 (12 months)
  • Financial Planning- 36 credits (24 months with a built in break for the CFP Exam)
  • Healthcare Leadership – 36 credits (14 months)
  • Management – 36 credits (14 months)

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: www.scholarships.com, www.elmselect.com or www.finaid.org. The Elms College FAFSA code is: School Code: 002140.

Can I get financial aid?

Yes, most graduate applicants qualify for financial aid when taking two courses per semester. 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 accept transfer credits?

Yes. Upon approval from the program director, a maximum of nine (9) credits of coursework from another institution will transfer into the MBA or MS program.

Do you offer VA benefits?

Yes. VA benefits are coordinated through the Registrar’s office. The Registrar’s office can be reached at 413-265-2314 or via email at .

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?

We have rolling admission but the deadline is one month prior to the semester starting date.

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 master of business administration program

Do you require the GMAT?

No. The GMAT is not a requirement.