Program Requirements

Hours: 51

(15 Foundational credit hours and 36 MBA program hours)

Candidates for the MBA must successfully complete the following to graduate:

  • 15 hours of Foundational course work with a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • 36 hours of MBA coursework with a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • MBA Integrative Project

Undergraduate Foundational Coursework (15 hours): 

ACC 213Principles of Accounting I (3)

FIN 300Corporate Finance (3)

MGT 300Management/Org Behavior (3)


MKT 300Principles of Marketing (3)

MTH 174Statistics I (3) MA/CMA


MTH 176Stats I With SPSS (3) MA/CMA

One of the Following:

ECO 201Economic Issues (3) S

ECO 211Principles of Macroeconomics (3) S

ECO 212Principles of Microeconomics (3) S/CEP


ACC 600Managerial Accounting (3)

ECO 600Global Economic Issues (3)

FIN 610Managerial Finance (3)

MGT 500Corporate, Legal and Ethical Responsibility (3)

MGT 510Managing Innovation and Technology (3)

MGT 580Team Building & Group Dynamics (3)

MGT 602Leadership in Organizations (3)

MGT 603Project and Operations Management (3)

MGT 605Leadership Seminar I (3)

MGT 606Leadership Seminar II (3)

MGT 607Strategic Management (3)

MKT 520Marketing for Management (3)

*Dual credit courses to be taken before full acceptance in the MBA program. Count for undergraduate and graduate programs.

MGT 500Corporate, Legal and Ethical Responsibility (3)

MGT 510Managing Innovation and Technology (3)

MGT 580Team Building & Group Dynamics (3)

MKT 520Marketing for Management (3)

Admission Requirements

MBA 4+1 Track:

There are two stages to the 4+1 MBA program application process: 1) application for provisional status and 2) progression to full admission status.

Application for Provisional Status to the MBA program

Students should submit applications for the MBA program in the spring semester of their junior year. Upon acceptance to the program, students will achieve provisional status into the MBA program and will be eligible to take the four graduate level courses during the senior year of their baccalaureate program. Requirements for obtaining provisional status are as follows:

  • An undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 (“B”).
  • Graduate Admission Application.
  • MBA Required Foundational Courses form.
  • Two letters of reference: 1) one from faculty in the School of Business who can attest to your ability to do graduate-level work and 2) a letter of ethical/character reference from someone familiar with the applicant other than immediate family. (This requirement is waived for Mount students with a 3.0 GPA or higher)
  • Submission of a one-page, typed statement of the applicant’s career goals in the next five years and how an MBA will help you in achieving your goals.  (This requirement is waived for Mount students with a 3.0 GPA or higher)

Progression to Full Admission in the MBA Program

Provisionally admitted MBA students become fully admitted degree-seeking students at the end of their senior year upon the completion of the following:

  • an undergraduate degree with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • all pre-requisite courses with GPA of 3.0 or higher from these courses
  • the required 12 credits of dual listed MBA courses with a grade of “B” or higher

Admission to the Saturday MBA Track:

Requirements for admission to the Saturday MBA track are as follows:

  1. A degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Send an official transcript verifying the degree directly from the institution attended to the Office of Graduate Admission, Mount St. Joseph University, 5701 Delhi Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45233
  2. A cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0 or higher, computed on the undergraduate degree courses and additional prerequisite courses taken beyond the undergraduate degree
  3. Completion of the MBA Required Foundational Course form
  4. Two letters of reference or names and contact information for two references including phone and email address
  5. Submission of a one-page, typed personal statement
  6. Successful interview with the MBA admission's committee.

***Effective July 1, 2014, the College of Mount St. Joseph became Mount St. Joseph University. Any reference within the catalog to the College will be understood to be a reference to Mount St. Joseph University after July 1, 2014, unless otherwise noted.***