The MBA 4+1 is a five-year program encompassing four years of undergraduate work, after which students will achieve a bachelor’s degree, and one additional year of graduate studies, during which students will pursue an MBA. The MBA at Springfield College offers both for-profit and non-profit concentrations.
For-Profit (Management) Concentration
According to a study by Accountemps, a global temporary staffing service for accounting and finance professionals, 80 percent of executives responding to the survey said that a graduate degree in business is still important to reach senior management ranks within most companies. And there is growing evidence that having an MBA not only gives you more leverage in dictating new job titles and salary, but also gives you leverage in achieving a better balance between work (read: fewer hours working) and life outside work.
Non-Profit ConcentrationThe nonprofit management concentration will open doors for you in the not-for-profit sector. Jobs as executive director of organizations with missions in the health field, recreation, youth, the arts, sports; as fund development officers; and as program directors. Presceia Cooper, Recruitment Manager of Commongood Careers has stated, “The non-profit sector really appreciates the skill set the MBA can bring to the organization. It’s a definite advantage…it’s definitely appreciated and an attractive degree.”
MBA 4+1 is Not Just For Business Majors!By declaring a minor in business management or nonprofit management by their sophomore year, non-business students are eligible to participate in the MBA 4+1 program and would not need to take preparatory classes. Students pursuing art, psychology, sports management, athletics, health related fields, and more, can gain a competitive advantage by earning an MBA at Springfield College. Having knowledge of the business sector is essential in a rapidly changing and global market.
For more information on the corporate residency program, please contact Kathryn Carlson Heler, Ph.D., director of the MBA program, at 413-748-3352 or at email@example.com.