Jamal Rashed, Ph.D., Dean, School of Business
The mission of the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program at Mount St. Joseph University is to prepare students with the technical knowledge, skills, and abilities to be business professionals who are ethical and socially responsible. The MBA degree is offered in two tracks.
The Saturday MBA is a great program for working professionals who want to further develop the technical knowledge, skills, and abilities that differentiate the person with an MBA in the workforce. The program is paced for the working adult where students can conveniently earn an MBA degree in just two years taking courses one at a time on Saturday mornings.
The unique 4 + 1 track allows admitted students to the program to complete the requirements for an MBA through dual credit courses in their senior undergraduate year plus one additional year at the Mount. Students apply for the program in the spring of the junior year in their undergraduate program. Students admitted into the 4 + 1 MBA program complete four MBA courses during their senior years (12 credits) which count dually for baccalaureate and MBA requirements. These 12 graduate credit hours will be calculated in the student’s undergraduate grade point average. The graduate courses and credit hours will be transferred to the graduate transcript when students become fully admitted to the MBA program. However, grades for these courses will not be calculated in the student’s graduate grade point average. Students who have already completed a baccalaureate degree enter the program as a graduate student in the Saturday MBA track.
MBA to MSOL Continuation Degree
With as little as one additional year of study, graduates of the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program from Mount St. Joseph University can earn a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership (MSOL) degree with as few as 6 additional courses. More courses may be required, depending on the courses taken in the MBA program. Graduate business courses that apply to the MSOL must have been taken no more than 6 years prior to starting the second degree and have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher. All 6 additional courses in the MBA to MSOL program must be taken at Mount St. Joseph University.