CCSU Launches New MBA Program

June 10, 2014



CCSU Launches New MBA Program


CONTACT: Janice Palmer, CCSU Media Relations - 860.832.1791, 860.538.2649,


May 13, 2014


NEW BRITAIN, Conn. – Central Connecticut State University’s School of Business announced today that the Connecticut Board of Regents has just approved its new Master of Business Administration (MBA) program. This news comes on the heels of the School being awarded accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Keeping mid-career professionals in mind, students will have the opportunity to specialize in accounting, business analytics, or create an individualized track in their pursuit of an advanced degree.

Siamack Shojai, Dean of the School of Business, lauded the program and pointed to the high quality of the faculty and relatively low cost of attending the program.

“We have created an affordable, flexible, and relevant MBA curriculum designed for the 21st century student, taught by exceptional faculty, and desired by the business industry,” Shojai said, and added, “We have all the pieces in place to hit the ground running in the fall and are now accepting applications for the program.”

He pointed out that the learning principles of lean management, business intelligence, and globalization will be integrated into the five disciplines of accounting, finance, management, management information systems, and marketing. “Companies today need employees who are both creative and knowledgeable in data-driven decision making,” he emphasized. “We will fully integrate modern ways of doing business with the classic business disciplines.”

According to Glynis Fitzgerald, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the School of Graduate Studies, the new MBA fulfills a need for students looking for a competitive edge in the business environment. “Our MBA program is another great chance for students to come to CCSU and receive a top-notch education at a reasonable price, and it adds another progressive program to the over 40 graduate programs we currently offer,” she said.

CCSU’s MBA program is now accepting applications for the fall semester. Students interested in applying or who are looking for more information should contact: Jason Snyder860-832-3251 or go or email at Follow us on Twitter: @CCSUMBA.