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Is the program accredited?

Fontbonne University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (www.ncahl.org, 312-263-0456). The Eckelkamp College of Global Business and Professional Studies has earned accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) for our Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Bachelor of Science in Marketing, Bachelor of Science in Sports Management, Master of Business Administration, Master of Management, Master of Science in Accounting and Master of Science in Supply Chain Management.

Do you accept transfer credits?

Yes, we accept transfer credits for both undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Your admission counselor will evaluate your transcript and advise you on which credits are eligible for transfer.

How much time does one course take?

Most courses follow our 8-week format, offered 6 times a year. Some courses will follow the 16-week semester format in the fall and spring.

How do I apply?

You need to complete an online application, request official transcripts, submit a self-statement, resume and letters of recommendation. If you will be applying for federal aid, you will need to complete the FAFSA and other required financial aid forms. 

Will I have an advisor?

Yes. Upon admission, you will be assigned an advisor and that advisor will be your main point of contact. He or she can assist you with questions about your core courses, registration, changes or additions to your schedule, and course withdrawals.

Are there any prerequisites for programs?

Prerequisites vary by major. Please see curriculum guides under each program for specific requirements.

Can I combine evening and online formats?

Please review the evening/online program chart for an overview of how each program is currently offered.

How long will it take me to complete a master’s degree?

If you enroll in two courses at a time, the minimum time required to complete either degree is about 12 to 14 months, subject to course availability. Enrolling for one course at a time, withdrawing from courses, and needing prerequisite requirements will lengthen degree completion time.

What is the difference between a Master of Management & Leadership and an MBA?

The Master of Management & Leadership focuses more on qualitative skills in the areas of management and supervision, compared to an MBA‘s quantitative focus on accounting and finance. The Master of Management & Leadership also concentrates more on the internal business functions of an organization, with students learning how to read and understand financial reports, while an MBA has a broader external focus, with students learning to prepare financial reports.

Can I be accepted into the Master of Management & Leadership or MBA program if I do not have an undergraduate degree in business?

Yes. Students in both business programs come from many different academic disciplines, as well as a myriad of industries, occupations and work backgrounds. You’ll be interacting with and learning from other adults and their areas of expertise.

What hardware and software do I need?

You need your own computer, and it should be convenient to use. For example, it would be difficult to take an online course and only have a computer available for use at work. For most courses you should have Word, PowerPoint and Excel within the MS Office suite.

How do I contact my instructor?

There are several ways to contact your instructor. You can email your instructor through Schoology; you can refer to the course’s supplemental statement for your instructor’s contact information; or you can contact your academic advisor to get your instructor’s contact information.

What are my instructor's credentials?

Instructors are professionally and academically qualified, generally bringing a minimum of a master’s degree and three years related experience to the classroom. This business experience allows our instructors to provide unique insight into the application of the theories you will be learning and bring real world experience into the classroom.

How do I get more information?

Contact the Office of Graduate Admission and Professional Studies at 314 863 2220 or eveonline@fontbonne.edu.

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