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The Leadership MBA

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Earn the Online Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree for Ethical Leaders

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

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.

Go from an aspiring manager to effective business leader who impacts positive change. Request more information today.

A flexible, online MBA that fits your life and sense of purpose

Develop your business skills and your leadership expertise while enjoying the flexibility of an online MBA. This program features:

  • Customizable curriculum: Choose our foundational MBA path with elective course options (3), or a Leadership MBA that builds on professional experience so you can develop your career toward your needs and interests.
  • Quick time-to-completion: This MBA program requires nearly 20 fewer credit hours than many other institutions’ programs. There is also a fast-track option where you can complete your degree in as few as 18 months. Transfer credits will be considered.
  • Generous credit transfer: Transfer graduate courses (up to two) from another institution.
  • 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. And with no B.S. in Business and no GMAT required, you’ll 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).


CURRICULUM OVERVIEW

No matter which online MBA path you choose at Saint Joseph’s, you’ll follow a structured course progression that builds upon itself. This will allow you to gain fundamental business skills while evolving your understanding of operations, strategy, critical thinking, ethical leadership and problem solving.

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.

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, then this MBA is for you. Designed to build on real-world application, this program allows you to draw on skills from any industry while evolving your abilities as an organizational leader.

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.

What Can I 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

John Kenneally
John KenneallyAssistant Professor, Business Administration Department
DBA (Candidate), Capella University
MBA, University of Connecticut
BA, University of Maine
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

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.
Kim Volk
Kim VolkMBA ’15
Kim, a mother and full time worker, chose the program because she could do it at her own pace, which was important to her for business and was how she was able to apply it to her career.