The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program at Mount St. Joseph University prepares students with technical and organizational knowledge and skills to be effective, ethical and socially responsible business professionals.

The MBA degree is offered in two tracks:

  • The Post-Graduate MBA is available to working professionals who have completed an undergraduate degree.
  • In the 4+1 MBA program, students complete four MBA courses (12 credits) during their senior undergraduate year at Mount St. Joseph for dual (undergraduate and graduate) credit. Grades for these courses are included in calculation of the student’s undergraduate GPA.  Students then complete an additional year of graduate coursework to complete 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 3.0/4.0 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.
  7. Successful interview with the MBA program director or designee.

Admission Requirements for the MBA Program, 4+1 Track

Application completed during the junior undergraduate year, to include:

  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.
  3. Completion of the MBA Required Foundational Course form, available from Admission.
  4. Name, phone number and email address for two references, or two letters of reference.
  5. One-page, typed personal statement—instructions available from Admission. (Requirement waived for applicants with cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0 or higher.)
  6. Successful interview with the MBA program director or designee (upon request).

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 - Financial (3)
FIN 300 Corporate Finance (3)

MGT 300 Management/Org Behavior (3)
or
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.