Degree Overview

You’ve started your career in business and you are ready to expand your options. Take the next step in your education with us.

Our H.L. McLaughlin Master of Business Administration was the first College of Business graduate program we offered, and in the past 40 years we have continually re-envisioned and improved our program. It is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), an accolade reserved for programs that focus on quality teaching and exceptional student preparedness.

Our faculty are knowledgeable and have real-world business experience. You’ll learn relevant skills in small classes designed with your success in mind. You will become proficient in managerial accounting, finance, operations, marketing management, and managerial economics, while building your leadership, communication, and problem-solving skills.

Our online MBA builds the skills you need to advance in your company or for positions in other organizations. We offer an accelerated format featuring eight-week classes, allowing full-time students to earn their degree in as few as 14 months.

Degree Details

  • Next Start Date:1/14/2019
  • Est. Program Length*:14 months
  • Credit Hours:36 required
  • Course Length:8 weeks
  • Cost Per Credit Hour:$625

Who is This Degree For?

  • Business professionals who want to advance their careers.
  • Professionals looking to increase their salary.
  • Professionals who are looking to advance to a higher position.

Course Requirements

  • MBA 600 Data Analysis for Decision Making
  • MBA 606 Accounting for Managers
  • MBA 615 Ethical and Social Responsibility of Business
  • MBA 621 Human Behavior in Organizations
  • MBA 626 Managerial Economics
  • MBA 675 Financial Management
  • MBA 680 Marketing Management
  • MBA 800 Strategic Management
  • 4 Concentration Courses

Concentrations are available in Human Resources Management, International Management, Leadership, Marketing Management, or General Business.

Career Outcomes

Business Manager

Managers control the operations of a business, and with the skills you gain at St. Ambrose, you’ll be ready to step into the role. Top company executives earn a median salary of more than $100,000 per year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Financial Analyst

Businesses rely on solid, low-risk financial decisions to grow and become successful as a company. As a financial analyst, you’ll provide guidance to your employer on key business decisions in investments such as stocks, bonds, and other assets.

Corporate Recruiter

You’ve worked your way up in human resources. Now, with a St. Ambrose online MBA in your pocket, you’ll be ready to take the next step. As a corporate recruiter, you’ll use your business understanding and experience to find talented candidates to fill open positions for your employer, conduct interviews, review résumés, and evaluate job candidates.

Why St. Ambrose?

  • Outcomes-based Education

    St. Ambrose University is focused on results: 90% of our 2016-17 undergraduates were employed in their field, attending graduate school, or contributing to their communities as volunteers within six months of graduating. Alumni of our graduate programs are leading worldwide corporations, hospitals, security firms, hospitals, non-profit organizations and more.

  • Outstanding Faculty

    You will learn from leading educators, practitioners, and researchers who support your educational and professional goals. Our faculty are focused on teaching first and are readily available to answer questions or help you dive deeper into a topic.

  • Affordability

    Our competitive tuition means you will get a deep and relevant education at an affordable price.

  • Core Values

    Ambrosians share a commitment to academic excellence, liberal arts, social justice, and service. Our students, alumni and faculty are actively contributing to their communities, professions, and the world. Join us, grow, and make an impact of your own.

Benefits of Learning Online

  • Flexible Schedule

    With our fully online format, you can balance your education around your busy life. Take advantage of a structure that puts your needs first.

  • Community

    Enjoy completing your studies in a community of peers from diverse backgrounds.

  • Become an Ambrosian

    Earn a St. Ambrose University online degree from anywhere in the world.

  • Experienced Faculty

    Our faculty have real-world experience and a passion for teaching. Make a connection and use it to help propel your career.

  • Competitive Tuition

    We offer competitive tuition and financial aid for our online programs.