University of Dayton



300 College Park

Dayton, OH 45469

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Online

Program Description:

MBA@Dayton is the online format of the MBA program from the University of Dayton’s AACSB-accredited School of Business Administration. Students prepare to become strategic, service-oriented leaders and build a network of passionate professionals with a common goal — to make meaningful contributions to their organizations and communities.

Designed to be a practical, active experience, MBA@Dayton provides students with hands-on learning they can immediately apply to excel in their current positions or advance into leadership roles. Throughout the online learning experience, students engage with classmates and faculty in live online classes, complete interactive course work and apply their knowledge at in-person immersions.

15–18 Month Foundational MBA Program
The MBA@Dayton curriculum consists of 48 credits and includes foundation courses, core courses, electives and courses focused on strategy and ethics. Students who have relevant professional work experience may be able to waive some foundation courses and complete the program in as few as 15–18 months.

One-Year Advanced Standing MBA
The Advanced Standing MBA program is available to students who hold a recent undergraduate degree in business or a related field. The admission team determines whether these students are eligible to waive all foundation courses and take this 30-credit program, which can be completed in one year if students take 7.5 credits per semester.

The Online Learning Experience
The goal of the MBA@Dayton online learning experience is to help students form a strong network and apply their knowledge immediately while continuing to work. MBA@Dayton students will:

  • Participate in face-to-face online classes via webcam
  • Complete weekly course work on their own schedule
  • Attend in-person immersion experiences
  • Receive dedicated online support from application to graduation

Application Requirements
A bachelor’s degree in any field is required for admission. The University of Dayton (UD) accepts applications to the MBA program on a rolling basis, and a separate application is not required for the accelerated one-year program. To apply, students will need to submit the following materials:

  • Online application
  • GMAT/GRE test scores (Waivers are available to professionals with at least three years of business experience.)
  • Academic transcripts
  • Current resume
  • A statement of purpose
  • One letter of recommendation

About the University of Dayton
UD is a top-tier private Catholic research university located in Dayton, Ohio, offering academic programs from the undergraduate to the doctoral level. In following the Marianist tradition, UD is a diverse community that is dedicated to educating the whole person. UD’s core philosophy is that leaders should participate in shaping the world around them and that being a leader also means serving others. By connecting learning with leadership and service, the University continues to uphold its Catholic, Marianist heritage that began with its founding in 1850.


AACSB International - Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

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