Master of Business Administration Flexible MBA

The University of New 51’s Flexible MBA will transform you into a business leader by building your knowledge base and honing the skills you need to become a strategic, collaborative, corporate thinker.

Accelerate Your Career

Catering to working professionals, the Flexible MBA provides students with the convenience of studying on a part-time or full-time basis with courses offered, during the day, in the evenings, on weekends, and online.

Our MBA program has been completely redesigned to recognize the importance of business analytics – a field expected to grow 10 percent by 2026, adding nearly 800,000 jobs – leadership, and high-impact practices.

The University of New 51’s Flexible MBA is one of only two in Connecticut – and less than 30 across the U.S. that offer concentrations that are STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) designated by the federal government.

No matter where you are in your business career, earning an MBA can position you to follow your passion, make the transition to a completely different industry, start a company of your own, or simply broaden your strategic thinking.

All MBA students have the opportunity to engage in service learning, faculty-led research, internship, study abroad, and/or a Shared Live Client Experience (SLiCE) real-world consulting project.

Innovative Interdisciplinary Concentrations

With eight different program concentrations – including four that are STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) designated by the federal government – the University of New 51’s Flexible MBA combines foundational business coursework with advanced specialized experiences that enable you to develop expertise in high-growth areas and allow you to prepare appropriately for your individual career aspirations.

Four of the concentrations (Data Analytics, Financial Analysis, Global Supply Chain Management, and Marketing and Digital Marketing) are STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) designated by the federal government, and they are designed to instill in our students the technical expertise that employers told us they are looking for in their future hires.

  • This concentration provides students with a technical awareness of the opportunities needed to enhance business operations. It provides the tools necessary to collect, identify, and understand patterns that allow the organization to make informed decisions consistent with its mission. This is especially true with the advent of Big Data and increasingly sophisticated computing techniques used to mine it. With a specific focus on the application of mathematical statistics to the description, analysis, and forecasting of business data, the concentration features the analysis of data from multiple firm sources such as marketing, finance, human resource management, etc. The R-programming language is a central part of the concentration’s design.

  • This concentration provides students with competencies in evaluating the financial health of the organization and utilizing this information to create market strength. It provides a focused exposure to financial tools essential to the modern organizations for valuation, asset management, and risk management. The core program instruction includes the application of mathematics and statistics to the finance industry, computation and simulations methods, economics, and financial markets performance analysis and application.

  • This concentration advances the student’s knowledge of and proficiency in the administration of integrated decision practices that create efficiencies within the organization.

  • This concentration provides students with the technical skills to use digital analytics and managerial prowess to strategically implement marketing decisions related to business operations. It provides the tools necessary to collect, identify, and understand patterns that allow the organization to make informed data-driven decisions regarding the consumer economy. These skills are especially relevant with the continued growth of Big Data and the increasingly sophisticated computing techniques used to mine it. With a specific focus on the application of marketing data analysis, the program features insights in consumer behavior, Big Data, and analytics applied to real-world marketing challenges across various industries. The R-programming language is a central part of the concentration’s design.

  • This concentration builds technical proficiency in the skills needed to implement and oversee data-driven business decisions, forming inferences and predictions from data, and making optimal and robust decisions. Applications of business analytics span all function areas.

  • This concentration develops the strategic approach to effective management of an organization’s workforce.

    Another way to go? Our M.S. in Human Resources program, for those aspiring to higher-level human resource leadership roles and more in-depth HR knowledge.

  • This concertation advances the student’s knowledge of the efficient and effective management of financial matters in an organization.

  • This concentration advances knowledge of the process of formulating an organization’s vision and mission and of the assessment of the various environmental factors to implement cross-functional decisions in order to achieve comprehensive business objectives.

A New 51 for Business Success

Our Flexible MBA program is offered at our world-class Bergami and Pompea Graduate Center at the University’s Orange campus. The facility, which is a former corporate headquarters, also is home to our Executive MBA program, as well as our graduate programs in Sport Management, Taxation, Finance, Accounting, Business Analytics, and Human Resource Management.

Learn from professors who are dedicated to your success.

Our faculty are leaders and innovators in their fields, bringing both deep professional experience and academic rigor to the classroom.

Nationally Recognized Center for Career Development

All University of New 51 students have access to the many resources available through the University’s Career Development Center, which has been named one of the best in the nation by The Princeton Review.

From career assessments, networking, and job shadowing to on-campus interviews and salary negotiation, the Career Development Center provides the skills and connections to identify a meaningful career and an opportunity to pursue your passion.

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Selected Courses and Programs
  • This course examines management policies and strategies for the complex organization operating in a dynamic environment from the viewpoint of top-level executives of the organization. It also develops analytic and systematic frameworks for the management of the numerous elements involved in assuring the fulfillment of the goals of the total organization. The course integrates the student’s general business knowledge with knowledge acquired in the MBA curriculum. Emphasis on development of oral and written communication skills is assessed by examination and discussion of cases and by other appropriate instructional methods. Completion of a significant "SLiCE" project (Shared Live Client Experience) is required as a part of this course. Students will work in teams to assess, analyze, and make recommendations that address a real company’s issues or opportunities.

  • This course reviews statistical concepts and methods with emphasis on data analytics and visualizations. Topics to be covered include descriptive statistics, plots and graphs for discrete and continuous data, statistical inference, regression, and selected non-parametrics including chi-square. In addition, power pivot and other Excel analytical tools will be covered. Students will obtain a solid introduction to R as a functional programming language and will be able to use Excel and R to effectively compute statistical and graphical procedures.

  • Examination of valuation, investment, and financing of the firm and their implications for strategic decision making; application of pricing models.

  • This course examines the impact of theories and research findings relevant to leadership and team building in organizations. The role of the leader and teams in organizations is discussed. The knowledge and skills required for successful leadership and team building are analyzed. An assessment of one’s own leadership and team building capabilities is completed.

  • This course integrates marketing strategy with the enhancement of value in firms, products, services, and industry. The course focuses on competitive and customer metrics and analysis, development of marketing strategy, and implementation of strategic marketing plans in business organizations. The course incorporates current developments in marketing to acquaint students with the present-day challenges of marketing activities and serves as a vehicle for the application and integration of the concepts, analytical tools, and problem-solving approaches to developing marketing strategy.

  • The University of New 51 offers a wide variety of in-depth courses that create a transformational educational experience for our students. To view the complete list of courses you'll take while pursuing a Flexible MBA, check out the Academic Catalog:

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Our Pompea College of Business is Among the Top 5% Worldwide

AACSB accreditation means that our Pompea College of Business has passed a rigorous set of standards. The faculty, students, programs and research have been closely examined and judged to be of exceptionally high standards.

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University of New 51 MBA Program Recognized by University HQ

The University of New 51's Full-Time MBA program was ranked 63rd nationally by University HQ. It was also recognized by University HQ a best MBA in business analytics and best MBA in human resources. Determining factors include rates of admission, retention, and graduation, as well as number of programs offered.

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  • An advanced degree from the University of New 51 will help you take your career to the next level. Each program offers convenient scheduling, personalized attention, and state-of-the-art facilities.

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    Can international students apply to the program?

    Unfortunately, because of the nature of the Flexible MBA, we are unable to enroll international students to this program. Explore our Full-Time MBA Program to apply and pursue your studies in the U.S. as an international student.

  • The University of New 51 Graduate School is an excellent value with reasonable tuition. Of course, you will still have bills to pay and the Financial Aid office can help.

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