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2019-2020 Van Loan Catalog 
2019-2020 Van Loan Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration - Full-time Intensive (Master of Business Administration)

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The MBA program is designed for individuals who wish to advance their careers or for those students who want to begin a career in business. The program employs a collaborative, applied concepts approach to learning regardless of the program delivery. Each course has a strong ethics component, real-time skills, and projects relevant to students’ professions. 

Faculty who have extensive experience in business and management infuse the classroom with a dynamic, hands-on approach to real-world problem solving. The global environment, the technological environment, and the ethical dimensions of managerial decisions pervade the MBA program. 

Program Options
The Van Loan School of Graduate and Professional Studies offers the MBA degree in two different options: 

  • Full Time MBA
  • MBA for the Experienced Professional

The Full Time MBA option is a nine-month, daytime, full-time course of study designed for those who have just completed a Bachelor degree. This is a 36-credit program that may have certain prerequisites for some students. The full-time MBA program utilizes the cohort learning model where a group of students enter the program together, progress through as a cohesive group, and complete the program at the same time. Peer exchange and practical application are central themes of this model. Faculty who have extensive experience in business and management infuse the classroom with a dynamic, hands on approach to real world problem solving. The global environment, the technological environment and the ethical dimensions of managerial decisions pervade the MBA program. 

Note: Up to 24 credits of the listed prerequisites may be waived if the student can demonstrate completion of the prerequisite courses or equivalent, with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 at the undergraduate level through an official transcript or with permission from the MBA program director.

Admission Requirements

All candidates must apply online at: www.endicott.edu/Van-Loan/Van-Loan-Admissions

Applicants should submit the following to Van Loan School Admissions, Endicott College, 376 Hale Street, Beverly, MA 01915

  • Non-refundable $50.00 application fee (check made payable to Endicott College, cash or online) Application fee waived for veteran and military students;
  • Two letters of recommendation (one academic reference and one professional reference);
  • Official transcripts of all post-secondary academic work sent directly from the institution(s) including confirmation of undergraduate degree, date confirmed, and any other graduate work;
  • Essay of 250-500 words on career goals and motivation for graduate study;
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for all students whose native language is not English; minimum score of 550 (paper-based) or 79 (iBT) is required. The institutional code for Endicott College is 3369. Endicott also accepts an IELTS score of 6.0 or better;
  • Interview with the program director (only required for some programs)
  • All admissions requirements must be satisfied in order to be formally accepted in a degree program. Students must be formally admitted to a program before the completion of six Endicott credits.

International Applicants for Graduate Admission
Endicott College welcomes and encourages applicants from around the world. International applicants are required to hold a college or university degree equivalent to a four-year American baccalaureate degree. Educational documents in a foreign language are required to be translated into English. All transcripts and translations of transcripts must be official originals and must show courses completed, grades received, grading scale, duration of study, degree or diploma received, and the date conferred. Endicott College reserves the right to request verification of the credentials by an external agency.

International applicants must submit current TOEFL scores when their native language is not English or when their baccalaureate transcript is not from an institution where English is the language of instruction. Once students have been admitted as degree candidates, Endicott College will send detailed instructions about the process for acquiring an Endicott-sponsored student visa.

Program of Study

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the program, the student will be able to:

  • Articulate leadership theory for professional application in the professional world
  • Apply market research, company evaluations, analysis of situations, and recommendations for solutions to business case analysis projects and/or papers.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills to articulate current management trends, including cross-cultural and global awareness
  • Demonstrate knowledge of accounting processes, key financial statements and financial analysis to determine key management decisions quantitatively
  • Demonstrate knowledge of key aspects of the MBA program, finance, accounting, management and leadership knowledge, research, writing and presentation skills


All or some pre-requisite courses may be waived based on many variables. Please contact the Associate Dean of the MBA program to determine individual pre-requisite courses needed for admission.

Total Prerequisite Requirements - 18 cr.


Electives-12 credits

Students must choose four electives. Students will have the option of following specialized courses in focus areas of their choice, or the option to do 1-2 internship/field study/self-directed courses as part of their electives through courses BUA574/BUA575, as well as two others of their choosing. Students will have an option of selecting across the specialized areas for self-driven elective selections. 

Total Required Credits - 36 credits

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