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Earn Two Degrees At One Time
More and more, successful business leaders require both broad strategic perspectives and the analytical capacity to make decisions based on data. Fairfield Dolan’s dual Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) degree program combines foundational business skills with specialized knowledge for data management and analytics.
The MBA/MSBA dual degree prepares professionals with data analytics and strategic management skills so graduates stand out in today’s highly demanding and competitive job market. The dual degree program is designed to help prepare students with both technology-driven skills and broad, strategic perspectives.
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Fairfield Dolan | Master of Business Administration
Fairfield Dolan | MSBA
Leanne De Los Santos
Assistant Dean of Graduate Programs
Mousumi Bose Godbole
Requirements & Curriculum
|Select at least three (3) MBA pre-requisite courses (below)|
|Introduction to Accounting|
|Principles of Finance|
|Fundamentals of Analytics|
|Introduction to Economics|
|Two (2) MSBA pre-requisites courses (below)|
|Applied Business Statistics|
|Select any* one (1) course from each subject area (below)
|Legal and Ethical Environmental Business|
|(*Provided all pre-requisites are covered.)|
|Seven (7) MSBA courses (below)|
|Three (3) MSBA Foundations Courses (below)|
|Leading with Analytics|
|Data Munging in Python|
|Data Warehousing and Visualization|
|Select three (3) MSBA Professions Courses (below)|
|Analytics Consulting and Strategy|
|Statistic and Forecasting|
|Business Intelligence and Data Storytelling|
|Data Science and MLOps|
|Big Data Management and DataOps|
|MSBA Capstone: Business Analytics Applications|
|Four (4) MBA concentration courses, fulfilling three (3) MSBA electives|
|Accounting (Optional specialization: Taxation)|
|Management (Optional specializations: Strategic Human Resources or Global Strategy, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship)|
|Marketing (Optional specialization: Marketing Analytics)|
Note that Business Analytics is not allowed as a concentration within this dual degree.
*Depending on prior background and knowledge, students can complete the dual degree program with as few as 48 credits up to a maximum of 60 credits.
A detailed list of course requirements, offerings, and more can be viewed in the University’s course catalog.
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Fairfield Dolan offers a number of programs with a strong focus on analytics. We invite you to compare our programs to determine what is best for you.
Fairfield Dolan offers merit-based graduate fellowships that provide substantial financial support towards the cost of tuition. In addition, students who qualify can apply for a competitive scholarship that covers much of the cost of attending. Admitted students are eligible to apply for a limited number of entrance scholarships. These one-time awards are applied to offset the cost of the first semester of study. As these are very competitive, it is best to apply early if you wish to be considered for this form of support.
Synchrony Co-Op Program-for MSBA candidates interested in an immersive internship and capstone research potential with Synchrony Financial.
The Hartford Co-Op Program-for MSBA candidates interested in an immersive full-time internship and capstone research potential with The Hartford.
Please contact Leanne De Los Santos, assistant dean of graduate programs at email@example.com for additional information.
More About the MBA/MSBA
The Fairfield Dolan Experience
Career & Professional Development
Today's graduate student must be prepared with skills to last a lifetime of job searches and career shifts. Dolan’s close partnerships with nationally recognized companies and successful alumni will open the door to top notch learning opportunities and lifelong connections. Whether students are looking to start their career, advance their career within their current organization, or pivot to another career, Dolan will provide graduate business analytics students with the necessary skills and resources needed to succeed.
Professional Co-Op Programs with The Hartford and Synchrony
Fairfield Dolan has partnered with both The Hartford and Synchrony, two Fortune 500 companies, for Co-Op programs for graduate students, particularly those interested in business analytics fields. These opportunities immerse Fairfield graduate students in a real-life work environment, working shoulder-to-shoulder with the employees of the companies on projects. The Programs offer flexible in-person and/or remote positions ranging from 20 to 40 hours per week, 3 to 6 month engagements.
Benefits of these paid Co-Operative Opportunities
- Gain practical work experience in areas that complement student strengths, interests and coursework
- Actively learn and thrive as a responsible team member in the “real world”
- Establish contacts in the workplace for networking and potential employment opportunities
- Develop the marketable skills necessary for success in the workplace
Engaged Alumni Network
Alumni play a significant role in the mentoring and advocacy of current students by helping our students gain industry or company insight through informational interviews, mentorship, and more.
Executive Series and Leadership Opportunities
Complementing Fairfield Dolan’s traditional pedagogical mission is a series of diverse and distinctive events designed to enrich graduate student coursework including the Dolan Lecture, Dean’s Executive Forums, Fairfield StartUp Showcase, and Professional Development Series Events.
Diversity and Inclusive Excellence
As a Jesuit, Catholic university, Fairfield is dedicated to diversity and inclusion; to radical hospitality in service of racial, social, and economic justice.
Fairfield Dolan’s 80,500 square foot, $40 million facility gives Fairfield business students every advantage they need to make them future ready.
We invite you to view the Dolan Update, a year in review of Charles F. Dolan School of Business News.
Faculty & Administration
Fairfield University’s Charles F. Dolan School of Business boasts experienced faculty who teach students the fundamentals, ethics, and new developments in business on a local and global scale.
Frequently Asked Questions
Depending on how many prerequisite courses are required, the dual degree program can be completed as quickly as in two years of full time study, or even sooner if some courses are taken during summer sessions.
All MSBA courses are offered both in-person and online. MBA courses are offered in a hybrid format blending online and in-person learning with some options offered fully online.
Applications are considered on a rolling basis.
GMAT/GRE waivers are routinely granted for sufficiently strong undergraduate performance, substantial work experience, and other possibilities. Please see the admissions page for more information.
Yes. Please see the admissions page for more information on international applications.