Course Format & Structure

    • Mount Mary's Master of Business Administration (MBA) is offered in an accelerated class format designed to accommodate working professionals. Students can choose to either attend class in-person or remotely join the live class online. You can choose to take courses during all terms or just a few terms each year.
    • MBA core courses meet eight times for three hours over an 8-week term. You'll take one class, one evening per week for eight weeks.There are five accelerated terms each year beginning in August, October, January, March and June.
    • MBA elective courses meet eight times for two hours over a 12-week term (two weeks on, one week off). Elective courses begin in August and January.

Prerequisite Requirements

To be eligible to apply for the MBA program, you must have completed a course in college algebra (or a comparable course approved by the MBA Program Director). You can take MAT 111 at Mount Mary to complete this requirement.

Undergraduate coursework in accounting and statistics are prerequisites for graduate coursework. These two undergraduate courses are not required for admission to the MBA program, but are required prior to taking any MBA courses. These courses can be taken at Mount Mary.

Degree Requirements & Completion Time

Thirty-three graduate credits are required to complete the MBA program. Degree-seeking students take eight core classes, two elective courses, and a capstone course. 

MBA Core Courses (24 credits)

  • BUS 630  Managerial Economics
  • BUS 635  Information Technology
  • BUS 640  Accounting
  • BUS 670  Corporate Finance
  • BUS 660  Operations Strategy
  • BUS 680  Business Analytics
  • BUS 610  Managerial Communication
  • BUS 625  Marketing Management

MBA Elective Courses (8 credits)

Students must take two elective courses for a total of eight credits.

  • BUS 700  Leadership and Organizational Behavior
  • BUS 701  Small Business Management
  • BUS 710  Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Business
  • BUS 711  Managing Talent and Organizational Culture
  • BUS 720  Healthcare Leadership
  • BUS 721  Healthcare Informatics and Operations
  • Design Your Own (4-8 credits)

Capstone Course (1 credit)

  • BUS 800 Strategic Management Capstone 

See complete degree requirements and a listing of courses in the Graduate Bulletin. View a list of frequently asked questions on the MBA program.


Transfer Credits

For prior credit to be considered for transferring to Mount Mary, you will need to submit your official transcripts during the admission process. Transcripts submitted after admission will not be considered for transfer or prior credit.


Take Courses Before Formal Admittance

You can enroll in graduate courses before being officially accepted to a graduate program. Find current or upcoming courses in the My Mount Mary Course Search.