Master of Business Administration - Message from the Director

Dear Prospective Student,

As you consider a graduate program in business, it's clear that credentials such as the MBA will need to prepare you for a marketplace that is unpredictable, risky, and challenging. For a person like you, though, this same market also provides an exciting arena for business growth, for developing and implementing new ideas/visions, and for you to experience personally and professionally rewarding outcomes.

The MBA program at the Dolan School of Business is positioned to provide you with the academic resources necessary to successfully navigate this dynamic business landscape. Our curriculum will provide you the opportunity to gain novel insights into each of the foundational areas of business, while also allowing you to concentrate on advanced, cutting-edge topics in a specific discipline. Our faculty excels in the classroom by establishing meaningful, mentor-oriented relationships with students. They also create learning environments including best-case business practice and, in addition, the critical social and ethical implications of management decision-making.

Faculty in the Dolan School are thought-leaders in their respective fields, meaning that they research areas that not only advance specific discipline knowledge but also have real, practical implications for firms and their management systems. In addition, we have facilities and technologies in place to enhance and support curricular and faculty endeavors, so that students learn from both faculty and colleagues - what you bring into the classroom based on your life and business experiences.

When you choose to pursue a Fairfield MBA, we will work with you closely to construct a program of study that is professionally appropriate, academically rigorous, yet flexible enough to fit your lifestyle. As a Jesuit institution, our faculty prides itself on teaching in a way that promotes active learning, reflection and self-evaluation. Coursework is a balance of essential theory and analysis combined with practical, "real-world" insights.

Take a moment to learn more about our MBA program and do not hesitate to contact us directly if you have questions. We look forward to hearing from you!


Dr. Mark Ligas
Associate Dean
Director of Graduate Programs
Dolan School of Business


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