Charles Kroncke, Ph.D., Program Director

The mission of the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program at Mount St. Joseph University is to prepare students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to be business professionals who are ethical, socially responsible, and make strong contributions to organizations. The MBA degree is offered in two tracks:

  • ThePost-Graduate MBA is available to working professionals who have completed an undergraduate degree.
  • In the 4+1 MBAprogram, students complete four MBA courses (12 credits) during their senior undergraduate year at Mount St. Joseph for dual (undergraduate and graduate) credit. Students then complete an additional year of graduate coursework to finish the MBA.

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements for the MBA Program, Post-Graduate Track

  1. Degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Send official transcript directly from the institution attended to the Office of Graduate Admission, Mount St. Joseph University, 5701 Delhi Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45233.
  2. Verified cumulative GPA of 2.75/4.0 or higher, computed on undergraduate degree courses and additional prerequisite courses taken beyond the undergraduate degree.
  3. Resume demonstrating three years of significant workplace experience showing career growth, increasing responsibility and leadership potential.
  4. Completion of the MBA Required Foundational Course form, available from Admission.
  5. Name, phone number and email address for two references, or two letters of reference.
  6. One-page, typed personal statement—instructions available from Admission.

Admission Requirements for the MBA Program, 4+1 Track

Application for Provisional Status to the MBA program

Students apply for the MBA program during their junior year at the Mount. Acceptance to the 4+1 MBA program is provisional, allowing students to complete the first four courses in the MBA program during their senior year. Requirements for application to the 4+1 program are:

  1. Undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.75 or above
  2. Graduate Admission Application
  3. MBA Required Foundational Courses form
  4. One-page, typed statement of your career goals in the next five years and how an MBA will help you in achieving those 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 4+1 MBA students become fully admitted, graduate degree-seeking students at the end of their senior year upon the completion of the following:

  1. Undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above
  2. Completion of MBA foundational courses with GPA of 3.0 or above, or completion of an alternative method provided by the School of Business to demonstrate mastery of foundational areas
  3. Completion of the first 12 credits of the MBA program with a GPA of 3.0 or above

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 six semester hours of graduate-level courses taken previously may transfer to the MBA program. The transferability of courses is determined by the program director.
  • Admitted 4+1 MBA students complete four MBA courses during their senior year (12 credits). These 12 credits count toward both their baccalaureate and MBA requirements, and are included in calculation of the undergraduate and graduate grade point averages.

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 - Financial (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)
BUS 505 Legal and Ethical Responsibility (3)
BUS 510 Social Responsibility for Managers (3)
BUS 604 MBA Seminar I (3)
BUS 606 MBA Seminar II (3)
ECO 600 Global Economic Issues (3)
FIN 610 Managerial Finance (3)
MGT 585 Understanding and Managing Others (3)
MGT 602 Leadership in Organizations (3)
MGT 603 Project and Operations Management (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.

BUS 505 Legal and Ethical Responsibility (3)
BUS 510 Social Responsibility for Managers (3)
MGT 585 Understanding and Managing Others (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.