MBA Program FAQs

1. Why should I earn a Master of Business Administration?

Norwich University’s Master of Business Administration program provides a highly relevant, theoretical, and practical foundation in business administration that prepares students to lead effectively in an array of different organizations – from start-ups to mid-sized and large, complex enterprises. With a strong reliance on case studies, including an individual’s own organization, the program is designed to provide immediate ROI for our MBA students and their employers.

2. How do I qualify for the MBA program?

The Master of Business Administration program welcomes goal-oriented individuals who share our passion for public service and are committed to furthering their field and contributing positively to their community. For a list of eligibility requirements, visit the business administration program admissions page.

3. What courses can I take in the MBA program?

Students can choose from a variety of courses specific to their interests in the field of business administration. Course topics include strategic resources management, organizational leadership, managerial finance, strategic marketing, and operations management. For a complete course listing, visit the business administration program page.

4. What concentrations may I specialize in?

Students can choose either the general MBA, which provides an enhanced breadth and depth of foundational topics in business management, or one of five concentrations: finance, organizational leadership, project management, supply chain management and logistics, or construction management.

5. How much does the program cost?

The current, all-inclusive cost for the Master of Business Administration is $31,410. For detailed information about program costs, visit the Tuition Information page.

6. Do MBA students conduct a major research project?

MBA students who choose to enroll in one of the three concentrations (i.e., project management, finance, or organizational leadership) conduct a major research project, called the Independent Research Project, over the course of three semesters as a degree requirement. This project utilizes the student’s employer, or other approved organization (a multi-national corporation is preferred), as a case study, and builds upon foundational material presented in the program’s courses. Students have the opportunity to put theory into practice, and offer real solutions to business challenges. An executive summary of this project is presented in person during residency.

7. How have graduates of the program applied their degree?

MBA alumni are employed by organizations such as Boeing, Eaton Corporation, General Dynamics, IBM, Proctor & Gamble, Chevron, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Bank of New York Mellon, Nationwide Insurance Company, Cigna, Deloitte Consulting, and Fidelity Investments. For more information, visit the MBA career outcomes page.

8. How are the MBA faculty members selected?

Most MBA instructors hold PhDs, and a smaller number hold MBAs and other master’s degrees, from established universities. They must demonstrate a wide range of university/college-level teaching experience and solid, practical experience in business. To meet some of the featured program faculty, visit the MBA program page.

9. What are the requirements for applying to the MBA program?
  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally or nationally accredited institution or an equivalent degree from a foreign institution, as evaluated by WES, IERF, or SpanTran.
  • The GMAT is not required to apply, but may be requested based upon an applicant's undergraduate GPA
  • If English was not the language of degree study, proof of English language proficiency and minimum score of 600 (paper-based test) or 94 (Internet-based test, or iBT) on the TOEFL are required, unless otherwise noted in specific articulation agreements
  • Two-year minimum work experience required for admission into the MBA program
10. Can I work full-time while studying in the MBA program?

Yes, the MBA program is designed to complement your day-to-day work schedule.

11. How long is the MBA program?

The program’s six courses (each six credits) take approximately 18 months to complete. Depending on when you start the program, you can expect your degree to be conferred in 18 to 24 months.

12. Is the MBA program accredited?

Yes. In addition to the university’s regional accreditation, the MBA program is accredited by the Accreditation Council Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), which develops, promotes, and recognizes best practices that contribute to continuous improvement of business education.