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Yes, you will achieve a set of competencies that are comparable to other MBA programs. But due to the integrated Areas of Practice in the courses and the applied nature of all projects, your level of understanding and ability to apply your learning should exceed that found in a typical MBA program.
No. In fact, we highly encourage those with a variety of majors to consider the Champlain MBA as an opportune way to develop those skills needed for virtually any career. To make your transition into the degree as seamless as possible for those without an undergraduate degree in Business, Champlain has built four MBA Start-Up Courses to introduce you to the key concepts you will need to be successful in the MBA Core courses. These classes are offered for those entering the MBA program who need grounding in the language and key concepts that would be acquired in a typical undergraduate business program.
While some courses have prerequisites and must be taken in a prescribed order, the Champlain MBA offers a high degree of flexibility by having several courses that you can take to best fit your interests and schedule. This flexibility means that both the exact sequence of courses and the time required for you to complete the degree will depend on whether you need to take the MBA Start-Up Courses, the term in which you enter the program and the number of courses you decide to take in any given term.
While you can finish your MBA in less than two years, you are actually allowed six years to complete the program. Most graduate students will take approximately three years. We recommend that you think about the amount of time that you can devote to the program given professional, family and other time commitments. Plan to spend about 14 hours per week per course. It becomes a personal decision. You may want to start with one course and see how that fits with your schedule. Based on our experience, we do not recommend taking more than two courses (six credits) per term at the graduate level.
The Champlain MBA program operates on five terms per year. You can start your MBA in any term during the year. When you enter the program, you and your advisor will develop a personal plan that allows you to start and complete the program as soon as possible, given your own goals and the annual schedule of course offerings.
Yes - through one of two ways. Formally, you can extend your MBA by 9 credits and earn a concentration. Four concentrations are available: 1) Digital Forensic Investigation Management, 2) Health Care Management, 3) Information Technology Management or 4) Management and Conflict Resolution. Informally, you can tailor your course selection and field-based projects to your individual career needs and goals, giving you credibility and experience in a specialized area, with or without pursuing a concentration.
The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is optional but is highly encouraged as one means for a prospective student to demonstrate academic strength specific to the area of management. This is particularly important if an applicant has little work experience. Although work experience is part of the admission criteria, Champlain welcomes those students with little work experience but who can demonstrate their ability to perform in a program that integrates learning into the workplace. The GMAT provides the Admission Committee with additional evidence attesting to that ability.
No. In all of the MBA Core courses, however, projects, assignments and activities encourage you to apply the course content to a problem in the workplace. In order to complete your projects and meet the course requirements, it will be necessary that you have a linkage to an organization where you have access to people and information. While experience has shown that the easiest way to perform such workplace-based projects is to do them at a place of current employment, other options are possible. One, for example, is to arrange for an ongoing virtual internship at an organization. Another is to view the project requirement as a service-learning opportunity and to set up a work arrangement with a non-profit organization of your choice.
At the graduate level, academic credit cannot be given for life experience or familiarity with the material. The only option available for any reduction in the credit hour requirement is the transfer of a maximum of six graduate level credit hours from another institution. All transfer credit is accepted at the sole discretion of Champlain College.
We have five start terms per year. Please contact a Graduate Admission counselor at 866-282-7259.
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