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.

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.

YOU CHOOSE – What makes the most sense for you? 

The Emerging Leaders MBA

Recent grads, emerging leaders, and career changers typically choose this foundational MBA path, a flexible, fully online MBA with a customizable curriculum that allows you to determine your area of study.

New to this Program –  a Focused MBA Concentration in Health Sector Management!

The Leadership MBA

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.

Learn more about each program and curriculum below.

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Both pathways have been 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).

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How much will this program cost?

  • MBA: Total Cost: $22,386*
  • Leadership MBA: Total Cost: $24,108*

*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. For full tuition and fee details.

How long will it take?

  • MBA*: Full-time, 1 yr 6 mo. Part-time, about 2 yrs 9 mo.
  • Leadership MBA*: Full-time, 1 yr 6 mo. Part-time, about 3 yr.

* These timelines assume all prep classes have been met and that the student takes no breaks between terms. Full-time is two courses per term, part-time is one course per term.

CURRICULUM OVERVIEWS

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.

Emerging Leaders 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.

Here’s how it works.

Enroll in the general option and choose three business courses from a long list of elective options that suit your particular interests and create a custom focused area of study. This program is also suitable for the transfer of graduate credits with approval.

Example Business Electives

  • Corporate Financial Management
  • Technology in Adult Education & Training
  • Quality Leadership
  • Cross-Cultural Leadership
  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Human Resources-Leading People, Managing Change

Or, Enroll in a specialty program and choose from a growing list of focused concentrations.

Health Sector Management

No work experience in the healthcare field is necessary to pursue this concentration. Admissions requirements are the same as they are for the general option.

Health Sector courses were written/designed by Healthcare and Health Administration professionals, and they are taught by them, too – so students will learn relevant content from people with true healthcare expertise.

This option is particularly well suited for professionals who work in industries that serve the healthcare industry, such as medical device manufacturers, calibration firms or pharmaceutical companies.

Concentration Courses

  • Healthcare in the US
  • Health Services Management
  • Quality & Performance Management

Notable courses:

  • 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 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 and
  • strategy through integration of critical business concepts.

Notable courses:

  • The Economy as a System
  • Cross-Cultural Leadership
  • Ethical, Social & Environmental Responsibility

Related programs

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.


CAREER OUTLOOK

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.

SOME OF OUR FACULTY

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

STUDENT STORIES

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.