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 programs, you’ll develop your professional knowledge and business insight while exploring the moral and ethical dimensions of strategic foresight.
You choose. Whether you just recently completed your undergraduate degree or have been working in a professional setting for years, you can find an MBA path that meets your needs. At Saint Joseph’s College (SJC), we offer customized curriculum paths that position students for long-term career success.
Recent grads, emerging leaders, and career changers typically choose the foundational MBA path, a flexible, fully online MBA with a customizable curriculum that allows you to determine your study concentration.
Example areas of concentrations include the following:
- Health Sector Management
- Sport Administration
- Financial Management
- Quality and Continuous Improvement
Experienced professionals are typically drawn to the Leadership MBA. 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.
Both designed to fit your life and sense of purpose, 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 requires nearly 20 fewer credit hours than many other institutions’ programs that allows for the possibility to complete your degree in as few as 18 months. And, up to 6 transfer credits will be considered for the foundational MBA program.
- 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. Check out our course calendar to learn more.
- 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).
No matter which online MBA path you choose at Saint Joseph’s, you’ll follow a structured course progression that provides a transformational
learning experience. As you progress through the program, you will gain fundamental business knowledge while evolving your understanding of the disciplines of systems — strategic and critical thinking. Your studies will increase your capacity for leadership of self and others and continuous improvement.
Foundational MBA – 39 credits
Designed for young and transitioning professionals, this distinctive curriculum provides a customizable experience that explores modern business concerns while developing critical-thinking, credible 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.
- Leadership & Lifelong Learning
- Organizational Dynamics
- Ethical, Social & Environmental Responsibility
Leadership MBA – 42 credits
If you have at least two years of career experience to draw from, then this MBA is for you. Designed to build on real-world experience with a diverse student and faculty body to challenge your thinking, this program allows you to apply your knowledge from any industry while evolving your abilities as an organizational leader to a higher level.
- The Economy as a System
- Cross-Cultural Leadership
- Ethical, Social & Environmental Responsibility
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.
Need help deciding which MBA path is right for you? Contact our online admissions office. We’re here to help.
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?
In both MBA tracks 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 a 750-word essay for application. The GMAT is not required.
If you are pursuing the Foundational MBA, work experience is not required. However, for the Leadership MBA, applicants must have at least two years of career experience to be eligible for the program.
Business prerequisite coursework may be taken online at any time prior to the start of graduate courses on an as-needed basis, determined from an individualized evaluation of prior learning.
NOTE: If you have a strong interest in the Leadership MBA program but don’t have the requisite employment experience, please contact an admissions counselor. Preparatory credits may be substituted with Program Director approval.
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 two years. Individual time to completion for Saint Joseph’s online MBA program will vary depending upon credit transfer, prerequisite coursework 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.