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Masters In Business Administration - Frequently Asked Questions

MBA Degree Program Frequently Asked Questions

Queens is pleased to announce the enhanced Flexible MBA beginning in Fall 2017. Some program details are also being enhanced to further align with the program experience. Speak to an admissions representative to learn more about changes to the program that may not be noted below.

What degree will I receive by completing Queens’ Online MBA program?
You will receive a Master of Business in Administration (MBA). Your diploma will not distinguish whether you completed the program online.

Who is the ideal student for this program?
The program's emphasis in leadership can benefit business professionals in any industry. Ideal candidates possess an interest in personal growth and desire to advance their careers, secure a promotion, or launch their own enterprise. Three years of work experience is preferred, but not required.

Is this program accredited?
Yes. The online MBA degree program is offered through Queens’ McColl School of Business, which is accredited by AACSB International - the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. AACSB Accreditation is known around the world as the longest standing, most recognized form of specialized/professional accreditation an institution and its business programs can hold. McColl is one of only 5 percent of business schools worldwide to earn AACSB Accreditation.

What are the admissions guidelines for the online MBA degree program?
Admissions requirements include:

  • Completed graduate application
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • One admissions essay (contact a program manager for more details)
  • Two letters of academic or professional reference
  • Resume outlining academic and professional background and recognitions, honors, and awards
  • Official GMAT/GRE scores (you may be eligible for a GMAT/GRE waiver; see below for details)

Criteria for waiving the GMAT/GRE:

  • At least 7 years of full-time, relevant work experience; or
  • At least 3 years of full-time, relevant work experience, and an undergraduate GPA above 3.0, specifically in quantitative courses; or
  • A professional certification such as a CPA or CFP; or
  • A relevant master’s, PhD, or terminal degree such as a JD or MD

Are there any on-campus requirements?
Yes. The online MBA at Queens incorporates two campus visits, one at the beginning of the program and one at the midpoint. During these residencies, you will meet one-on-one with your executive coach; hear keynote addresses from prominent executives; participate in team-building activities; network with faculty members and fellow students; and more. For more details, see the MBA Program Overview page.

What kind of support can I expect throughout the program?
In addition to an academic advisor and 24/7 technical support, you’ll have ongoing access to an alumni mentor who can offer career guidance and advice. You’ll also be matched with an executive coach, an established executive who will provide one-on-one coaching sessions during the program. Plus, you can always turn to our dedicated faculty members with questions about coursework and concepts. For more details, see the Executive Mentorship page.

What is the team-based learning approach?
Students are assigned to teams who they will work with for the duration of the program. Each team is made up of 5-6 students with diverse skill sets and backgrounds. The purpose of the teams is to enhance the online learning experience and enable students to draw on each other’s unique perspectives.

Team-based learning emulates situations that you may experience as part of a team in an organization.  Developing interpersonal skills and learning how to work, interact, and collaborate in this type of environment is essential to your success in this program, your career, and in life.

How will I interact with McColl School mentors?
You will have the opportunity to meet some of the McColl School mentors at the residency sessions. Throughout the program, our mentors are available to help students connect to the McColl School network and provide creative suggestions for balancing school with work and other responsibilities. They have a wide-array of professional experiences and thus offer an abundance of knowledge, expertise, and resources to you.

Our belief is that McColl School mentors will help students succeed through the sharing of challenges, solutions, and best practices.

Upon graduation, you’ll have the opportunity to become a mentor to others in the program, showing your commitment to the 3 Cs of Leadership: competencecharacter, and commitment to community ― the backbone of the McColl School experience.

Is it possible to sit through an on-campus course?
Unfortunately this is not possible due to the structure of the program. While your semester is divided into two 8-week sessions, the on-campus courses run the entire 16 weeks; therefore, the on-campus students won’t be covering the same material at the same time as the online students.

 How long will it take me to complete the MBA online?
You may be able to complete the program in just 24 months.

How do I get started?
If you’re ready to apply to the online MBA, go to the Apply Now page. For questions or more information about it program, don’t hesitate to call us at 866-313-2356 to speak directly with an admissions advisor, or request more information online.

How much is tuition for this program?
The tuition is $1,105 per credit hour starting the fall 2017 term. Please note that tuition rates are subject to change.