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Earn Two Degrees at one Time
Many business professionals today find themselves in need of both broad strategic perspectives and in-depth specialized expertise in the field of finance. The dual degree Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Science in Finance (MSF) was designed to fit this need help candidates stand out in the highly demanding and competitive hiring process. The MBA degree is known to develop students with broad and strategic perspectives across multiple business factions, such as accounting, finance, economics, marketing, management, and operations. The dual degree provide students the benefit of earning two degrees in one streamlined program.
Fairfield Dolan | Master of Business Administration
Fairfield Dolan | MS in Finance
Leanne De Los Santos
Assistant Dean of Graduate Programs
Mousumi Bose Godbole
Requirements & Curriculum
|Select at least three (3) MBA pre-requisite courses if not previously fulfilled (below)|
|Introduction to Accounting|
|Principles of Finance|
|Principles of Economics|
|Applied Business Statistics|
|Two (2) MSF pre-requisite courses (below)|
|Principles of Finance|
|Introduction to Accounting|
|Six (6) MBA courses (below)|
|Legal and Ethical Environment of Business|
|(*Provided all pre-requisites are covered.)|
|Seven (7) MSF courses, fulfilling three (3) MBA electives|
|Global Financial Markets and Institutions|
|Four (4) MBA concentration courses*, fulfilling three (3) MSF electives
|(*Students may pick any MBA concentration except for Finance)|
A detailed list of course requirements, offerings, and more can be viewed in the University’s course catalog.
Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university (or the international equivalent) or have completed the equivalent coursework prior to beginning the program.
The Dolan School of Business offers Graduate Assistantships that support the Dean’s Office, Career Development Center, and academic departments. The positions are competitive and there is an interview and application process in the spring semester for the following academic year. Most positions are for the academic year, both fall and spring, requiring 150 hours of work each semester in exchange for a scholarship.
For additional information please contact Assistant Dean of Graduate Programs Leanne De Los Santos firstname.lastname@example.org.
More About the MBA/MSF
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.
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.
The MBA/MSF dual degree is offered in a hybrid format with a combination of hybrid, online, and in-person courses.
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.
Please contact Leanne De Los Santos, assistant dean of Dolan Graduate Programs, for admissions-related questions. Please contact Mousumi Bose Godbole, MBA program director, or Titos Ritsatos, MSF program director, for curriculum or advising questions.