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What is an Online MBA?
Classes in the Online MBA meet over the Internet; you’re not required to travel to campus. The Online MBA is the ideal choice for professionals who travel for business or parents with young children. You’ll read lectures, get assignments, engage in classroom discussions, get to know your professors and other students, and submit your coursework online, via Manhattan–our own easy-to-use educational software.
Curious? Take our online quiz.

The classroom is virtual but the education and quality are real.

Who we are:
Western New England College has been a leader in professional education since 1919. More than 33,000 alumni have graduated from our NEASC accredited programs. The School of Business, which offers the Online MBA Program, is in candidacy for accreditation by AACSB International. To learn more about our College, visit

Over 5,000 men and women–including CEOs, CFOs, and corporate presidents–have graduated from our MBA program since 1956. The Online MBA follows the same curriculum, uses the same outstanding faculty and resources, offers you the same great opportunities for career advancement as our Evening MBA.

How does the Online MBA work?

You'll enroll in two courses per term and complete your degree in less than two years.
The Online MBA curriculum consists of the General Program only; no concentration is available. Degree requirements are the same as those for on campus study. Applicants must have earned a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university.

Students must complete 37-48 credit hours:

  • 11 waiveable foundation credits;
  • nine core courses (28 credit hours);
  • three assigned electives (nine hours credit hours)

See the General Program Curriculum.

Students who have begun MBA study at another institution may transfer up to 12 credits into a Western New England College MBA program.

Classes forming now for fall 2003

The Online MBA follows an accelerated schedule–with classes offered over four eleven-week terms per year. We've developed a fixed schedule of two core classes each term. This will allow you to earn your degree in less than two years.

The foundation classes will be offered this summer (7/7-9/22/03). Two core classes will be offered each term beginning in the fall (9/29-12/18/03).

Click here to see the sample 2003-2004 Online MBA Curriculum and Schedule.

A complete description of MBA policies and classes is available in the 2002-2003 College Catalogue.

What are the tuition and fees?
There is no additional charge for our online courses. Tuition for 2003-2004 will be:

$472 per credit plus $10 per credit general service fee and a $20 registration fee per term. Cost for 3 credits:

$1,416— Tuition
      30 — Service Fee
      20 — Registration Fee
$1,466 TOTAL

Click here for information on tuition refunds.

How do I apply?
You may download an application (pdf format/requires Adobe Acrobat Reader
). You can also request an application by mail. Contact us by email at, by phone at 800-325-1122 ext. 1249, or use our online contact form.

Submit your application along with:

  • a nonrefundable $30 application fee
  • two essays (see the checklist on page 2 of the application)
  • an official transcript from all institutions attended
  • an official GMAT score report
  • two recommendations (download pdf forms)

(More information is provided on the checklist of the application).

You may enroll in the Online MBA under Provisional status while you're completing all parts of your application. However, you will not be allowed to register for more than two 600-level courses until you have been formally admitted.

How do I get my textbooks and library materials?
Online students can locate textbooks through the College bookstore. Books can be shipped via UPS ground or next day service. Orders can be made over the phone at 413-782-1284 or online at (choose "Main Campus").

Today’s electronic reference tools make it easier than ever to locate the information you need to conduct research for papers and reports. As a Western New England College student, you have access to the excellent resources at the D’Amour Library. Many of their materials and services, including reference help, are available online.

Our Online Writing and Reading Program offers a wealth of student resources -- dictionaries, reference tools, research guides and more.

How can I find out about career opportunities?

A variety of Career Resources including career counseling, online resume posting and access to job listings, are available to our MBA students

What if I'm still not sure if online learning is right for me?

Curious to know if online learning is a good fit for you? Take our online quiz–only you see the results.

Contact a Continuing Education advisor:
413-782-1249 or 800-325-1222 ext. 1249. We can be contacted electronically using our online contact form or by emailing us at

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