Albertus Magnus College
Highest Degree Level
Originally founded as a women’s college by the Dominican Sisters of Saint Mary of the Springs, (now known as the Dominican Sisters of Peace) Albertus Magnus College began its existence with the signing of a charter on July 13, 1925. Following the acquisition of several large facilities, becoming co-educational in all of its programs, and experiencing vast growth in enrollment, Albertus has become a greater presence in the education world. Currently, more than 2,000 students — 90% of which are full-time — enroll annually in more than 50 different programs.
The New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) accredited Albertus Magnus College through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education, which is a non-governmental, nationally recognized organization. The business programs at Albertus are specially accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), including the online MBA program.
Although Albertus offers more than 50 undergraduate and graduate degrees total, only two programs are offered entirely online: the Bachelor of Science in Business Management and the Master of Business Administration programs. The private institution ranked 136 in the 2012 edition of Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report.
Requirements vary for each specific program at Albertus Magnus College, but the office of admissions has listed the general requirements that apply to all those who wish to enroll. This includes completing an application form (either online or downloaded and mailed), submitting an official transcript from a fully accredited high school, SAT or ACT scores, a personal essay, at least one recommendation from a high school teacher, college counselor, or guidance counselor who is knowledgeable of the student’s academic potential and ability. The non-refundable application fee is $35 and must be sent in with the other required documentation and information.
Admissions for the Bachelor of Science in Business Management have specific requirements. In addition to the general requirements, applicants must transfer a minimum of 54 semester credits from a regionally accredited college or university from CLEP, ACE, or another standardized evaluation. Applicants must also have had two years of full-time work experience and one letter of recommendation.
Those seeking admission to the online MBA program must also meet the following requirements: hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited higher education institution, a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5, have at least three years of management or related experience, and a score of at least 600 on the TOEL exam if English is not the primary language of the applicant. Official transcripts from all formerly attended degree-granting institutions must be submitted along with a CT driver license, an application form for online degree, and a 500-600 word essay outlining business career interests, reasons for entering the program, and expectations.
For additional information regarding the admissions process at Albertus Magnus College, click here.
The Online Classroom
Albertus Magnus College provides two online degree programs through the School of New Dimensions, which strives to bring the most current and practical business and management education to students across the nation. The learning structure is designed around a cohort system which allows students to work with someone throughout the program’s duration. Typically students stay with their assigned cohort for the entire program. In addition to working one-on-one with a cohort, students will be a part of a Learning Team of 3-5 students who work together to complete specific assignments. Students have the opportunity to choose how they do this; they may meet in person, entirely online, or a blend of the two.
The online Bachelor of Science in Business Management degree program provides a curriculum foundation that covers all the areas of business that are functional; this includes accounting, management, marketing, and finance. Students will receive the necessary preparation to enter and be promoted in an ever-changing, competitive, professional business world.
In the same way that the B.S. in Business Management is intended to boost the career readiness of bachelor graduates, the MBA program offered by Albertus is designed to advance the job status and education of employees looking to move up to managerial positions. The program utilizes practical work-related experiences and through a process of collaborating learning and student interaction in a unique and intensive method.
In keeping with the mission of Albertus Magnus College, the faculty supports the strong influence of Catholic beliefs within the institution. Because it was founded by the Dominican Sisters of St. Mary of the Springs, the college holds to the belief that each person is a being of divine origin. The institution as a whole is devoted to the pursuit of truth in all of its dimensions.
Based on the belief system, students are encouraged to commit themselves to scholarly exploration, academic freedom principles, and intellectual growth. The diversity within Albertus contributes greatly to the perspective differences among the students as well as the faculty. Given the 15:1 student to faculty ratio, every student will receive personalized attention and readily available assistance from the capable professors and instructors throughout the duration of the program.
Why We Stand Out
- U.S. News & World Report ranked Albertus Magnus College #136 on the Best College’s list for Regional Universities (North).
- The Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence is available to online students to improve their critical thinking skills for both reading and math related studies.
- Albertus Magnus College is structured around a strong Catholic belief system.
- Career services are available to students after graduation to help connect them with potential employers, polish their resume, and prepare for interviews.
- More than 100,000 books and resources are available online at the campus library and bookstore to provide students with any necessary information required to complete assignments or research.
- For students completing degree programs online, the Information Technology Services supports all online related resources and provides assistance to students who may be experiencing technical difficulties with the programs.
Upon being accepted to Albertus Magnus College, students are encouraged to consider the financial aid options available to them depending on their eligibility. The financial aid process begins with the completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online. This will determine the student’s financial eligibility for assistance based on Expected Family Contribution (EFC) subtracted from the Cost of Attendance (COA). This will determine the amount students are eligible to receive in the form of federal grants.
Additional aid can be acquired in the form of scholarships, grants, and loans from Albertus College. To view a full list of the scholarships and grants offered, click here. Loans have to be repaid, unlike grants and scholarships, but the benefit is that payments are spread out in more manageable increments over the course of time. Depending on the loan, interest may apply at 5% or higher.
- Bachelor of Science in Business Management
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