Overview

Applicants
55
Acceptance Rate
55%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.31
Years Work Experience
2
Average Age
25

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
470 - 570
GPA
3.2 - 3.7

Deadlines


Rolling Admission Deadline
December 31

Other Admission Factors

Academic

GMAT Score
Undergraduate GPA
Letters of Recommendation
Non-Academic


School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Private

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Program Types

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
Yes

Executive
No

Online
No

Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
19:1
Total Faculty
46

39
Female


Students Say

Armed with a "strong reputation" coupled with a "strong commitment to the Jesuit ideals of serving others," it's no surprise that students flock to attend Fairfield University's MBA program. Students here greatly appreciate that the school "caters to people who work full time." Moreover, Fairfield offers "small class sizes," "an extensive alumni network," and "great business contacts." Although the school offers a "challenging curriculum," some students feel that it is time for an overhaul or update. As one slightly chagrined student explains, "The University should take the time to conduct a thorough overview of its curriculum and concentrations. It could use some refreshing."

Fortunately, students are ebullient when it comes to describing their professors. They are truly "dedicated and experienced professionals" who are "very knowledgeable, accessible and open-minded." They "encourage students to think for themselves, even if that means challenging the professors in class." Additionally, they are highly accessible. Another highly content student shares, "many of them will go out to lunch or coffee and explain concepts or help with networking." Though the vast "majority of the school's professors care a lot about the quality of their teaching" some students feel that there's room for improvement. A second-year student clarifies, "Newer, younger professors with more current experience would be a welcome improvement to the program. I would like to have more women professors, as well." However, she does conclude by stating, "Overall I am very happy with my academic experience at Fairfield University and have learned a lot."



Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
No

Sustainability course is

Description

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
No

Description

Career overview


Students Say

Fairfield University's Career Center is truly focused on helping students find coveted internship and employment opportunities. The office endeavors to take advantage of the school's prime location between Boston and New York, developing relationships and connections with companies in both cities. Of course, some students wish they would also focus on opportunities within their own backyard. As one graduating student shares, "Fairfield should actively seek to build relationships with financial institutions based in Stamford (RBS, UBS, etc)." The career center continually offers resume work- shops and practice interview sessions. It also provides access to a number of local career fairs. Another student adds that Fairfield has "an extensive alumni network and great business contacts." However, some begrudge the fact that the office serves the entire university and feel this detracts from specific MBA prospects. As one student states, "It seems to me career placement is geared more toward undergraduates than graduate stu- dents; while Fairfield has addressed the career needs of graduate students lately, I think the efforts should be on par with the undergraduates."

Employers that frequently hire Fairfield graduates include General Electric, People's Bank, American Skandia, United Technologies, Pitney Bowes, The Common Fund, Bayer Corporation, UBS Warburg, Gartner, Unilever, and Pfizer.


Prominent Alumni

William C. Crager
President, Envestnet, Inc.

Sheila Kearney Davidson
Executive VP, Chief Legal Officer, New York Life Insurance Co.

Patricia E. Glassford
Vice President and CFO, GE Energy Management

Brian P. Hull
Chairman, Strategic Clients and Partnerships, UBS Group- Americas

Gavin G. O'Connor
Partner and COO, Investment Management Division, Goldman Sachs

Dates


Financial Aid Statistics


Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$19,560
Fees (In-State)
$500

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$815
Fees (In-State)
$500

Expenses per Academic Year

Academic Expenses
$1,000

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
79
Part Time
71%


Demographics


Campus Life

Students Say

Fairfield University manages to attract a "wide variety of student," ensuring the MBA program is an eye-opening experience. While students do admit that their peers can be "competitive," they quickly stress that they are also incredibly "friendly." Moreover, they are "hardworking," "creative," and "dedicated." There is also a healthy mix of students in their twenties, thirties, and forties. The older MBA candidates tend to "work full-time, have families, and go to school at night." These students tend to limit their interaction to "night and weekend classes" and "don't spend much time on campus other than for class." However, the younger MBA crowd is eager to move the discussion outside of the classroom. As one student says, "The social atmosphere is one of my favorite parts of the school. Group discussions and projects are obviously very fun, but so is grabbing a drink with a few students after class and even having professors tag along! We all have a great time talking about our current jobs, and grabbing tips from each other. I cannot say enough about how much I have loved getting to know the other students and pro- fessors." Another student continues, "The University has formed an office of graduate students, which has been doing a much better job of offering specific programs and ser- vices for graduate students of all schools." By and large, students appreciate Fairfield's "great" location, which is "not too rural, but not too urban either." They also enjoy the fact that it is "close enough to some of the major metro NY companies (IBM and Pepsi) without being in the hustle and bustle of it all." When students want to unwind, they frequently take advantage of downtown Fairfield "for dinner, drinks, and hanging out."

More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Dr. Mark Ligas
Associate Dean/Director of Graduate Programs

Address
1073 North Benson Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
United States

Phone
203-254-4000

Fax
203-254-4029

Email
mligas@fairfield.edu


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