Earn the Online Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree

Increase your capacity for career advancement while setting yourself apart as a credible and ethical leader. In our distinctive online Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree program, you’ll develop your professional knowledge and business insight while exploring the moral and ethical dimensions of strategic foresight.

Whether you just recently completed your undergraduate degree or have been working in a professional setting for years, the Leadership MBA at Saint Joseph’s College positions students for long-term career success.

The Leadership MBA is a flexible, fully online MBA program with a distinctive difference - an emphasis on leadership that allows you to develop beyond your current level and move towards your interests and aspirations.

Learn more about the program and curriculum below.

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You will develop your business skills and your leadership expertise while enjoying the flexibility of an online MBA.

  • Quick time-to-completion: This MBA program allows for the possibility to complete your degree in just over a year. And, up to 6 transfer credits will be considered.
  • Budget-friendly tuition: Saint Joseph’s College offers a quality education at a cost significantly lower than other institutions.
  • Simple application process: In our rolling admissions process, we review applications regularly. Start a free application today.
  • No B.S. in Business and no GMAT required: You will avoid common barriers to enrollment.

Don’t wait to begin your path toward career advancement. Apply now and start during any of the five 10-week terms scheduled each year (offered in January, March, May, July and October).

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How much will this program cost?

  • $21,276*

*Excludes the cost of textbooks and nursing clinical fees. Assumes no transfer of credit, and, at the graduate level, that all preparatory requirements have been met. Prices are subject to change. Click here for full tuition and fee details.

How long will it take?

  • If following a full-time course schedule, a student can complete their MBA at Saint Joseph’s in just over a year.

* This timeline assume that the student takes no breaks between terms. Full-time is two courses per term, part-time is one course per term.


Designed for beginning, mid-career and senior professionals alike, this distinctive curriculum provides a customizable experience that explores foundational business topics in the context of contemporary business concerns while honing communication and problem-solving skills. And, with a wide selection of electives to round out your degree, you graduate with a focused education tailored to your own unique goals.

You’ll follow a loosely structured course progression that provides a transformational learning experience. As you progress through the program, you will gain fundamental business knowledge while deepening your understanding of the key disciplines of systems and leadership. And, most importantly, you will be recognized as a highly credible communicator and innovator.

The finely honed curriculum is uniquely designed within a framework that explores the many facets of leadership through the lenses of…

  • organizations as living systems
  • the role and dynamics of relationships
  • sustainability as a matter of thought and practice
  • strategy through integration of critical business concepts
  • compassionate leadership of self and others

Notable courses:

  • Leadership & Lifelong Learning
  • Leadership, Order & Change
  • Ethical, Social & Environmental Responsibility

Business Electives

Business electives encourage students to pursue their interests in the following areas:

  • Human Resources
  • Accounting
  • Health Sector
  • Quality
  • Marketing
  • Leadership


The capstone course, Strategic Management of the Sustainable Enterprise, provides students with the opportunity to bring all that they have learned through their studies and life experience to bear upon the task of application and forward movement. The course reflects the mission and values of Saint Joseph’s College with keen relevance to today’s global economic concerns and the utmost pragmatism for effective change.

4+1 Accelerated MBA program

Want to get a head start on your MBA? In our 4+1 Accelerated MBA program (exclusive for SJC undergraduate students), you can begin taking graduate courses in your junior year and apply credits earned toward your MBA immediately following your final undergraduate semester. Benefit from the flexibility of online course options at any time. Students may also apply credits to the MBA at SJC at a later date.

Compassionate Leadership & Sustainability program

Already have an MBA or other graduate degree? We now offer our Interdisciplinary C.A.G.S. program with a major in Compassionate Leadership & Sustainability. This six course program reflects the same passion and purpose as our Leadership MBA program, with the added bonus of providing the option to either pursue the development of a thesis, or, apply experience and academic studies in a practical application of strategy development.

Nursing Leadership program

Looking to expand the breadth of your nursing leadership education? Combine your MSN with the MBA to earn dual credentials. If you already hold your bachelor’s degree, you can follow the MSN administration track and complete both degrees in a total of 60 credits.



What can you do with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree?

An MBA is truly one of the most sought-after degrees, and it is a primary qualification for many advanced and executive leadership roles in a wide range of industries.

With an MBA, you can take your career in many different directions — but does it matter what type of MBA you earn? In many ways, consumer demand is forcing businesses to reframe their competitive edge through the lens of ethics and responsible business practices. As a result, the workforce of the future will need ethical leadership skills to balance social, environmental and economic responsibility with business profitability.

Regardless of profession or industry, an MBA can help open doors, increase earning potential and pave the way for accelerated advancement. But how you choose to apply those MBA skills in the workplace can be what sets you apart in your career. Learn more about what you can do with this major.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

What are the MBA course requirements for admission?

To be accepted into the Leadership MBA at Saint Joseph’s College, applicants are required to have a bachelor’s degree with a cumulative grade point of 2.5 or better and must submit both a 750-word essay and a current resume/CV to be considered for admission. The GMAT is not required.

How long does it take to earn an MBA?

If following a full-time course schedule, a student can complete their MBA at Saint Joseph’s in approximately one year and three months. Individual time to completion for Saint Joseph’s online MBA program will vary depending upon credit transfer and whether or not the student follows a full-time course schedule. We suggest speaking with one of our admissions counselors to discuss your individual credit and schedule options to get an understanding of your own time to completion.

Earn an MBA that challenges the bottom line

Gain the skills you need to motivate teams, manage risk and develop effective, long-term business strategies that live up to the responsibility of leadership. Request information today to learn more about earning your MBA online at Saint Joseph’s College or apply now if you are ready to get started.


Edward J. DeJaegher
Edward J. DeJaegherOnline MBA Faculty
PhD, Case Western Reserve University
MBA, University of Notre Dame
MA, Marquette University
BA, St. Ambrose University
Joyce Shelleman
Joyce ShellemanOnline MBA Faculty
PhD, University of Pittsburgh
MPA, Pennsylvania State University
BA, Millersville University
Mark Friedman
Mark Friedman
M.I.A., Columbia University
B.A., Dartmouth College


Alejandro Muniz III
Alejandro Muniz IIIMBA- Leadership student
"The professors are of the highest caliber and is what sets the program apart from other online colleges. If you are looking for an Online MBA in leadership that works within a busy schedule, provides quality education, is regionally accredited, and is affordable, then look no further than Saint Joseph’s College. "
Bryon Williams
Bryon WilliamsMBA ’19
The Montalvo Corporation promotes MBA Leadership student to director of sales and marketing.
Janet Maguire
Janet MaguireMBA ’15
Janet chose the MBA program because it was flexible, highly regarded, and offered her the ability to focus her program around her personal goals and career interests.