The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program at Mount St. Joseph University prepares 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 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 for both 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.

Admission to the MBA Program

Requirements for admission to the MBA program 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. At least three years of significant workplace experience showing career growth, increasing responsibility and leadership potential (Saturday MBA track only)
  4. Completion of the MBA Required Foundational Course form
  5. Names and contact information for two references including phone and email address, or two letters of reference 
  6. Submission of a one-page, typed personal statement
  7. Successful interview with the MBA program director or designee.

MBA Academic Policies

  • MBA students must maintain a 3.0 GPA as described in the section on general academic policies for Mount graduate programs.
  • A maximum of nine semester hours of graduate-level courses taken previously may transfer to the MBA program. The transferability of courses is determined by the program director.

Program Requirements

Hours: 36, assuming all Foundation courses have been taken

(36 MBA program hours and 15 Foundational credit 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

Undergraduate Foundational Coursework - 15 hours

ACC 213 Principles of Accounting I (3)
FIN 300 Corporate Finance (3)

MGT 300 Management/Org Behavior (3)
MKT 300 Principles of Marketing (3)

MTH 174 Statistics I (3) CMA

One of the following:

ECO 201 Economic Issues (3)
ECO 211 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
ECO 212 Principles of Microeconomics (3) CEP

MBA Program Courses - 36 hours

ACC 600 Managerial Accounting (3)
ECO 600 Global Economic Issues (3)
FIN 610 Managerial Finance (3)
MGT 500 Corporate, Legal and Ethical Responsibility (3)
MGT 510 Managing Innovation and Technology (3)
MGT 580 Group Dynamics & Team Building (3)
MGT 602 Leadership in Organizations (3)
MGT 603 Project and Operations Management (3)
MGT 605 Leadership Seminar I (3)
MGT 606 Leadership Seminar II (3)
MGT 607 Strategic Management (3)
MKT 520 Marketing for Management (3)

For students accepted into the 4+1 MBA program for MSJ undergraduates, four dual credit courses are taken before full acceptance in the MBA program; these count towards both undergraduate and graduate programs.

MGT 500 Corporate, Legal and Ethical Responsibility (3)
MGT 510 Managing Innovation and Technology (3)
MGT 580 Group Dynamics & Team Building (3)
MKT 520 Marketing for Management (3)

Optional internship elective:

BUS 605 Internship (1-3)

Program Outcomes

  • Graduates will effectively communicate business ideas in writing and in speaking.
  • Graduates are able to critically evaluate, analyze, and interpret information to solve problems and make business decisions.
  • Graduates will make decisions informed by ethical and social responsibilities related to business practices.
  • Graduates will recognize and appreciate diversity and will have gained a global perspective grounded in an understanding of the complexity of the social environments within which organizations operate.
  • Graduates demonstrate knowledge of core business functions and use appropriate technology to obtain financial and business information.
  • Graduates will demonstrate effective interpersonal, group, and team skills  and lead effectively in team-based environments.