Learn to lead with distinction.
The Master of Business Administration (MBA) Program at Ursuline College will prepare you to be a socially responsible manager and leader with a strong ethical, values-based perspective. You will be empowered with the knowledge, skills and values to help organizations make a transformational difference in our community and in our global business environment.
Collaborating with Ursuline’s professional business faculty, you will gain a strong sense of corporate citizenship, ethical decision-making, business maturity, and global understanding of business activities. This preparation is accomplished through educational experiences that emphasize cross-functional business processes, effective communication modalities, critical thinking skills, creative problem solving, and leadership practices. The balance between business theory and the application of theory to solve complex business problems is a hallmark of the program.
The four specialized areas of study include:
- Health Services Management
- Entrepreneurial Leadership
Designed for Working Professionals
The MBA Program is designed for working professionals, with full- and part-time options and courses offered in the evenings and online. Full-time students can complete the program in one year, while part-time students can complete the program over time and according to their schedule.
MBA Program Accreditation
The MBA program is approved by the Ohio Board of Regents and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The program is also accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE).
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Careers: Master of Business Administration (MBA) Program
Our holistic approach to MBA education provides each student with three personal career-coaching sessions throughout the program with a faculty member and advisor. The first session occurs in the beginning of the program, the second half-way through and the third close to graduation. These sessions focus on your career goals, on determining your purpose, your passions, your curiosity and your individual future intentions, not just in your career but in your life.
Admission Requirements: Master of Business Administration (MBA) Program
Students applying for admission to the MBA program must meet all of the general requirements for graduate admission at Ursuline. Application documents must be completed by August 1 for individuals who plan to start the program in fall semester or completed by December 1 for those who plan to start the program in the spring semester.
- Completion of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
- Completion of Ursuline’s Online Application Form for Admission (and $25 application fee).
- Submission of official transcripts from all undergraduate coursework showing evidence of the ability to do graduate coursework as indicated by an undergraduate grade point average of 3.0.
- Completion of Ursuline’s Recommendation Form (from at least three different individuals who know the candidate in a professional capacity).
- Submission of a current resume, including information related to managerial experience.
- The GMAT may be required at the discretion of the program director, based on the applicant’s prior academic performance or if the undergraduate major is not in a business related field. If the candidate has already taken the GRE, it may be substituted for the GMAT.
- An assessment of statistical, accounting, finance and economics knowledge may be required of candidates who have not completed undergraduate course work in accounting or finance and/or who cannot demonstrate that they have completed work experience in the area of accounting or finance. Candidates should address this issue (how they have met this requirement) in the essay portion of the admission application form.
- Courses may only be transferred into the program prior to the first semester.
Prerequisites for Admission
The MBA program depends on each student bringing managerial experience into the classroom. At least two years of managerial experience is expected for students who plan to enroll in the evening program. All candidates must be proficient in the use of word processing, spreadsheet software and presentation software. All students enrolled in Ursuline’s MBA programs must have access to a computer, including internet access throughout the duration of the program.