Earn two degrees in five years
The MBA 4+1 is a five-year program comprising four years of undergraduate work at Springfield College, after which students will achieve a bachelor’s degree, and one additional year, during which they’ll pursue an MBA.
Students can save up to a year, or more, in time. Traditional MBA programs typically take two or more years to complete (or longer if completed on a part-time schedule).
Achieve a graduate degree before you begin full-time work
Studying for an MBA, while also working full time, can be challenging. Rather than interrupting a career to pursue an MBA degree, you can complete both the undergraduate degree and MBA in five years. Classes are offered in the late afternoon and evening. You can work part-time and go to school.
Eligible for higher level management
The MBA 4+1 prepares students for higher-level management positions. The MBA at Springfield College prepares candidates as highly qualified leaders. The specialized skills and leadership qualities provides students with a competitive advantage over others. Most of the leading business organizations prefer to hire MBAs for higher management positions.
An MBA degree helps students in quickly climbing up the corporate ladder. According to a recent survey, high performing successful MBAs are more likely to reach top management levels of Fortune 500 companies and other corporate areas. MBAs with specialized skills are commonly selected to lead start-up companies. (http://www.mba-guide.net/mba-resources/benefits-of-mba/)
Partnerships with business, nonprofits, and healthcare organizations
The MBA 4+1 program introduces students to business, nonprofits, and healthcare organizations in the Pioneer Valley. Corporate residencies, internships, experiential learnings, seminars, lectures, and dinners will give students opportunities to meet executives from various companies and organizations. Students will be able to cultivate relationships with those executives and build partnerships.
Develop broad network of colleagues and other professionals
Social networking during the MBA academic term helps in establishing business contacts and referrals. In the long run, students can avail these contacts in improving their business position in the market as well as using them for information and referral.