Frequently Asked Questions
1. Why choose Dominican University’s GreenMBA?
The inspiring nature of Dominican's GreenMBA program draws talented students from the greater Bay Area, across the nation, and around the world. Students have the opportunity to develop their professional skills in an innovative and collaborative environment by engaging with forward thinking curriculum and participating in experiential class projects. Community events for students, alumni, faculty, and guests promote cross-pollination of ideas and the expansion of personal and organizational networks. Small classes, transparent communication, faculty-mentors, and collaborative, project-oriented learning create a supportive, challenging environment for all. We have a cultural and academic venue in which people are encouraged to explore their beliefs, purpose, passion, and the way they think from the inside out, and then translate this to meaningful and applied opportunities for growth.
2. What is the GreenMBA Schedule?
The GreenMBA is a 48-unit program with two structures to accommodate student's personal and professional demands:
1. Full-Time Schedule (24 months - Includes Summers)
- Fall and Spring Entry, Classes Saturday and Sunday twice a month
- The time estimate for class work is 33 hours/week.
- It is not recommended to hold full time jobs.
2. Part-Time Schedule (36 months - Includes Summers)
- Fall & Spring entry, classes generally only one weekend day (Saturday or Sunday) twice a month
- The time estimate for class work is 22 hours/week.
- This track is targeted for students with full-time jobs who can carve out an additional 22 hours per week for class work.
3. Do full-time GreenMBA students also hold jobs?
Yes! Many students do hold jobs while in school. The program has been designed with several program structures and bi-monthly weekend classes to give students the flexibility for work and other responsibilities. The admissions department at Dominican can help you determine which structure will work best for your situation.
4. What kind of work will I get with a GreenMBA?
GreenMBA graduates enter a wide variety of positions after graduation, including corporate, non-profit, government, academic, and entrepreneurial. See the student and alumni sections to find out more.
5. What background do most students have when they enter the program?
GreenMBA students enter the program with a variety of professional backgrounds, including corporate environments, entrepreneurial start-ups, small businesses, non-profits, and government agencies. Student educational backgrounds are equally diverse.
6. I’ve been out of school a long time…will I fit in at the GreenMBA?
Yes. Students of all ages are drawn to the GreenMBA. Many come into the program after spending years away from school and we strive to help students re-acclimate to the university environment.
7. Is there a required GMAT score for admission?
GMAT and GRE scores are not required but will be taken into consideration if submitted with your application.
8. Are there any prerequisites for the program?
In addition to a four-year undergraduate degree, students are required to take a Financial Accounting course before beginning their Finance classes. Information on qualifying classes is available upon request.
9. Where do most students live?
Many students relocate to the Bay Area from other states and countries to be in our program. Approximately 1/3 of students live in the North Bay, 1/3 live in the East Bay, and 1/3 live in San Francisco and the southern peninsula.
10. Is there an online feature?
All courses are delivered in-person; there are no online classes. There is an online community for the GreenMBA where class information is posted and members engage in discussions and share ideas.
11. What is required to apply for the program?
The admission office at Dominican University is available to help all applicants through the process. More information on application requirements is on the Admissions page.
12. When is my application due?
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. We are currently accepting applications for the next upcoming semester.
13. How much is tuition?
See our Tuition Page for current cost per unit.
14. Is there financial aid available?
Yes, students taking 6 or more credits qualify for financial aid. More information is available through the Financial Aid office at: http://www.dominican.edu/admissions/aid.html