Lasell to Launch Professional MBA Program this Fall

Lasell to Launch Professional MBA Program this Fall

March 14, 2014

Lasell's graduate program offerings will expand by one this Fall to include a new online Professional Masters in Business Administration.

The Professional MBA, which was recently approved by Massachusetts Board of Higher Education, is designed for the working professionals and requires a minimum of three years professional work experience for application.

"The program explores aspects of leadership in a global, changing world including a focus on marketing, economics and entrepreneurship," says Dr. Joan Dolamore, dean of graduate education at Lasell.

The new Professional MBA will offer 36 credits over four, 15-week modules so that students can finish in 18 months. Most modules will be team-taught by two or three instructors, according to Dolamore.

Lasell's online graduate courses are asynchronous, allowing working professionals to access the class materials online 24/7. Students can also communicate with each other in an online "café" environment.

Alums can access all of Lasell's the graduate programs with a 10 percent tuition discount and may be able to waive certain admission requirements. Rolling admission is open for the program starting either in September 2014 or January 2015.

The creation of the Professional MBA is consistent with a goal in the College's strategic plan to initiate four new graduate degree programs by 2017. Lasell recently added a graduate concentration in Health Communication (within the M.S. in Communication program) and will soon add another concentration in Hospitality (within the M.S. in Management program). A proposal is also forthcoming for an M.S. in Criminal Justice with multiple concentrations.

More information about tuition and the Professional MBA program is available online at: