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Norwich Graduate, Class of 2018

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Master of Business Administration

Earn an MBA Geared to Thrive in Today's Business Environment

Have you dreamed of leading a multinational corporation? If so, it’s time to earn your MBA from Norwich University. Increasingly, an MBA degree is the minimum requirement for some of the best careers in management, finance, and other business areas.

For nearly 200 years, Norwich University has graduated some of the finest business leaders in the world. Now it’s your turn. Norwich gives you the tools to approach business from a global perspective through hands-on learning, a dynamic curriculum, industry relevant specializations and collaboration with other students.

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Why Norwich?

Learn from expert faculty members dedicated to your success, providing one-on one feedback, guidance and a personal learning experience.

Specialize by choosing from one of seven industry-relevant concentrations or choose our general MBA.

Prepare to sit for PMI exams with our PMI-accredited Project Management concentration.

Benefit from an ACBSP accredited MBA program.

Apply to one of four start dates per year.

Benefit from a university recognized as offering Best Value with respect to high academic quality and low net cost of attendance, according to U.S. News & World Report.*

*Rankings are based on undergraduate programs and on students who received the average level of need-based finanical aid.

Accreditation & Recognition

Norwich University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.).

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Recognized for academic excellence, U.S. News & World Report ranks Norwich University in the top 100 for Regional Universities in the North. Rankings are based on undergraduate programs.


Norwich University's MBA program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.


Norwich University's Project Management concentration in the MBA program is accredited by the PMI Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC).


Scholarship Opportunities

Norwich University offers a range of opportunities to help you lower your overall tuition costs. Contact our admissions team today to learn more about the below options. Please note that scholarships are not additive. In addition to the below scholarships, students may also be eligible for discounts if their organization partners with Norwich University.

Achievement Scholarship

Recognizing your past academic and professional achievements, the Achievement Scholarship is for newly enrolled students. You could receive a $4,200 scholarship, which will be distributed equally over the courses of the program. To be considered for this scholarship opportunity, submit your application package (application form, resume, letter of intent, and essay (if applicable)) for your program of interest at least one week prior to the upcoming application deadline. The Scholarship Selection Committee will review all application materials and select the recipient. 

Norwich Alumni Scholarship

Norwich University alumni and their spouses, parents, and children are eligible to receive our Alumni Scholarship. The scholarship is award for each term of enrollment at $425 per term.

Active Duty Military Scholarship

Active duty, National Guard, and Reserve personnel are eligible to receive a $250 award for each term of enrollment in an online master’s degree program.



Core Curriculum

Norwich’s 36-credit online MBA program is made up of six courses, each of which is delivered through our online classroom over 11 weeks. Students master one course at a time, to create a strong foundation of knowledge and context for future topics.

Our graduates can:

  • Understand and be able to apply the key concepts used in the primary functional areas of business management.
  • Apply critical and creative thinking skills to identify business problems and recommend implementable solutions that meet business objectives.
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate and interact effectively among managers and members of business organizations and their related communities.

Independent Research Project (IRP)

All concentrations require that students embark on an independent research project (IRP) by the start of the fourth course and complete it, in three phases, by the end of the sixth (last) course. Students are encouraged to identify a corporate partner to focus on in a case study and with whom to practice the skills gained in their concentration courses. If students are unable to use their own employer, they may select another enterprise. Students will receive instructions for completing each phase of the independent research project in the first week of the three concentration courses.

Core Courses

General Path Courses

Our General path enables you to develop your business foundation through in-depth business management courses, giving you a comprehensive education ideal for your goals. After completing the core courses, students choose two elective courses prior to the final seminar in international business.

Choose Your Online MBA Concentration

After core curriculum coursework, you will choose a concentration in MBA. Depending on their career goals, students can pursue a general MBA degree or focus their studies on one of seven concentrations.

Project Management

Study core business management theories and develop specific project management skills with our PMI GAC accredited project management concentration.

Courses are cross-listed with the Master of Science in Information Security & Assurance Program.

Project Management Institute LogoAccredited by the PMI Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC)
PMI accreditation of Norwich’s MBA project management concentration signifies that the courses meet the comprehensive academic quality and excellence standards necessary in the industry. Completion of Norwich’s MBA project management courses only fulfills the education requirement for students interested in seeking certification through PMI. To obtain PMI certifications, such as the Project Management Professional (PMP) or the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) designations, students will need to separately pursue the certification process administered through PMI, which includes submitting an application to PMI, acceptance by PMI of your application, and passing a certification exam administered by PMI.

The GAC and PMI logos are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc. For the full list of PMI’s legal marks, please contact the PMI Legal department.

Construction Management

Focus on core concepts for career success, such as project finance and accounting, project scheduling, strategic resource management, and effective communication.

Energy Management

Our curriculum is designed to help you develop strategic solutions that enable corporations or institutions to become more energy efficient by reducing their energy demands and usage.


Learn today’s most relevant theories, best practices, and skills focused on foreign exchange markets, managing multinational corporations, the global financial environment, portfolio management, and other areas of concern.

Organizational Leadership

Develop the analytical and problem-solving skills and knowledge of the theories and best practices needed for leading an organization today.

Courses are cross-listed with the Master of Science in Leadership program.

Supply Chain Management

With this concentration, you can cultivate the advanced skills needed to affordably and effectively manage supply and demand within and across companies.

Technology Management

This concentration is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills required to be an effective business leader within all areas of business with specialized expertise in technology management.

MBA Comprehensive Exam

A comprehensive exam is a requirement of the MBA program and is part of the graduation requirement. The exam will cover business concepts discussed throughout the MBA program and is administered during the student's final course. Exam dates and instructions will be provided by Norwich staff well ahead of time. The exam will not affect the student's grade for the course.


Our MBA program ends in a residency at the historic Norwich University campus in Vermont. During this time you will have the opportunity to meet with fellow students, faculty, and program staff in both formal classroom and informal settings. Academic recognition ceremonies and commencement cap off the week, and family and friends are encouraged to attend.

Norwich covers the cost of all meals and accommodation on campus.



At a Glance

  • No GRE/GMAT required
  • Undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or higher

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Eligibility Requirements

  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally or nationally accredited U.S. institution, or an equivalent degree from a foreign institution, as evaluated by WES, IERF, SpanTran, or CED.
  • If English is not your first language, proof of English language proficiency is required. This can be demonstrated in one of three ways:
    • TOEFL - a minimum score of 550 (paper-based test) or 80 (Internet-based test) is required.*
    • IELTS – a minimum composite score of 6.5 is required.*
    • The applicant holds a baccalaureate or master’s degree from a college/university/institution in which the primary language of instruction was English.

Please Note:  All eligibility requirements are expected to be met unless noted in specific articulation agreements or memoranda of understand (MOUs).

Application Process

We encourage you to contact an admissions advisor (see below) if you need help at any stage of the application process. You will be required to submit the following items:

  • Application form
  • Resume that includes 3 professional references with contact information
  • Official transcript of your undergraduate degree from a regionally or nationally accredited university
  • Letter of intent
  • Proof of English language proficiency if applicable (TOEFL)

To contact an admissions advisor:

Phone: 802-962-4330

Contact Admissions

Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EDT
Extended hours available by appointment

Call: 1-802-962-4330

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    Transfer Credits
    You may receive the equivalent of up to 12 semester credits for study conducted elsewhere. Norwich complies with VA regulations and guidelines as it pertains to transfer credits.
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    International Admissions
    Norwich University welcomes students from all countries who want to study through our online programs. You must complete all steps in the admissions process.
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    Norwich Alumni Benefits
    Reconnect with Norwich to complete your master's degree. As apart of our alumni community, you are eligible for a $2,500 scholarship and other benefits.

Non-Discrimination Statement

Norwich University, in compliance with Title IV of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, or physical handicap in any of its policies, practices, or procedures.

Tuition & Fees


When applying for the online MBA program at Norwich University, there are two essential factors to consider: what does it cost, and how can you pay for it? There are many ways to get financial assistance and several financial strategies that can help you achieve your academic and professional goals. We are here to help you identify and pursue the options that are best for you.

2021-22 Tuition and Fee Schedule - Master's Programs

Rate Per Credit
Additional Expenses Total

Technology - $300/term
Library - $75/term
Graduation - $150/one-time


Careers & Outcomes

Average starting salaries for recent MBA graduates in the U.S. reached $91,940 in 2016, according to U.S. News & World Report* which means earning your MBA does more than demonstrate your commitment to advancement and expertise — it also pays off. Norwich University’s accredited online MBA program provides you with a foundation for success in a broad range of careers in nearly any sector.

Potential career outcomes and median salaries include:

Construction Management

  • Industrial Production Manager
    $103,380 per year*
  • Construction Manager
    $93,370 per year*
  • Construction Project Manager
    $72,957 pear year**
  • Construction Senior Project Manager
    $110,465 per year**

Energy Management

  • Managing Consultant
    $118,644 per year**
  • Senior Energy Consultant
    $90,243 per year**

Supply Chain Management

  • Logisticians
    $74,600 per year*
  • Procurement Specialist
    $67,600 per year*
  • Purchasing and Acquisitions Manager
    $67,600 per year*

Project Management

  • Project Management
    $67,280 per year*

Organizational Leadership

  • Compensation and Benefits Manager
    $121,010 per year*
  • Training and Development Manager
    $111,340 per year*
  • Management Analyst
    $83,610 per year*

Technology Management

  • Computer and Information Systems Managers
    $142,530 per year*
  • Information Security Analysts
    $98,350 per year*


  • Financial Manager
    $127,990 per year*
  • Personal Financial Advisor
    $88,890 per year*
  • Financial Analyst
    $85,660 per year*

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


Our alumni have attained positions at top organizations, including*:

Places of Work
  • AT&T
  • The American Red Cross
  • Bank of America
  • Brookhaven National Laboratory
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Ford Motor Company
  • IBM Corporation
  • JetBlue Airways
  • U.S. Air Force
  • U.S. Army
  • U.S. Navy
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • U.S. Department of State
  • U.S. Department of the Treasury

What our graduates have to say:

  • of MBA respondents felt their Norwich education gave them a competitive edge in the job market.*
  • of our MBA respondents said they acquired practical skills through the Norwich MBA program that they can apply to the job.*
  • of MBA respondents said they advanced in their current field or career after graduation.*

Read more about our Master of Business Administration student outcomes.

*Source: Norwich University Master of Business Administration Graduate Survey, fielded March 2016.

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Faculty & Staff

Our MBA faculty are subject matter experts in project management, finance, organizational leadership, and business. They hold terminal degrees, and many hold industry certifications. Each are here to help you reach your academic, professional, and personal goals.

We have an in-house instructional design team that work hand-in-hand with program faculty and staff to ensure an efficient and interactive online learning experience in each course.


Get to know the graduates of Norwich’s online Master of Business Administration program.

Frequently Asked Questions

What courses can I take in the MBA program?

Students can choose from a variety of courses specific to their interests in the field of business administration. Course topics include strategic resources management, organizational leadership, managerial finance, strategic marketing, and operations management.

What concentrations may I specialize in?

Choose either the general path, which provides an enhanced breadth and depth of foundational topics in business management, or one of seven concentrations: construction management, energy management, finance, organizational leadership, project management, technology management, or supply chain management and logistics.

Do MBA students conduct a major research project?

All concentrations require that students conduct a major research project, called the Independent Research Project, over the course of three semesters as a degree requirement. This project utilizes the student’s employer, or other approved organization (a multi-national corporation is preferred), as a case study, and builds upon foundational material presented in the program’s courses. Students have the opportunity to put theory into practice, and offer real solutions to business challenges.

How have graduates of the program applied their degree?

MBA alumni are employed by organizations such as Boeing, Eaton Corporation, General Dynamics, IBM, Proctor & Gamble, Chevron, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Bank of New York Mellon, Nationwide Insurance Company, Cigna, Deloitte Consulting, and Fidelity Investments.

How are the MBA faculty members selected?

Most MBA instructors hold PhDs, and a smaller number hold MBAs and other master’s degrees, from established universities. They must demonstrate a wide range of university/college-level teaching experience and solid, practical experience in business.

How long is the MBA program?

The program’s six courses (each six credits) take approximately 18 months to complete. Depending on when you start the program, you can expect your degree to be conferred in 18 to 24 months.

Is the MBA program accredited?

Yes. In addition to the university’s regional accreditation, the MBA program is accredited by the Accreditation Council Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), which develops, promotes, and recognizes best practices that contribute to continuous improvement of business education.

How much is the online MBA program?
  • Price per credit - $808
  • Term tuition - $4,848
  • Technology fee - $300/term
  • Library fee - $75/term
  • Graduation fee - $150/one-time   
  • Total Program Cost (6 terms) - $31,488
Does Norwich accept transfer credits?

When you apply for admission to the MBA program, you can submit transcripts and course outlines from previously attended institutions of higher education to be considered for transfer credits. Transfer credits will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis and may be accepted for up to 12 credits.

Through an agreement between Norwich University and the Department of the Army/U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, up to six (6) credit hours may be awarded toward completion of the MBA program requirements.