School of Graduate Studies
Master of Business Administration
Master of Business Administration
Ursuline offers three MBA Program options for students interested in pursuing graduate studies in business: an Evening Master's of Business Administration Program, a weekend Executive Master's of Business Administration Program, and an Online Master's of Business Administration Program. The MBA degree is a 36 credit hour degree program; all courses in the program are three credit hour courses. A primary goal of the three MBA programs at Ursuline is to prepare students to become socially responsible managers and leaders from an ethical, values-based perspective. Convenience and flexibility for working professionals are hallmarks of Ursuline's graduate business programs.
The Evening MBA Program provides students with an opportunity to complete an MBA degree within a three semester time frame or a longer time period. Students who start the program as new students in the "fall semester" and enroll in "four courses" per semester have an option to complete the program within three semesters (Ursuline's Fast Track - One Year Evening MBA). Students who start the program in the "spring semesters" as new students or students who enroll in less than four courses a semester have the option to complete the Evening Program in four or more semesters contingent upon the number of courses completed each semester. The Evening Program courses are offered one night per week using an accelerated five week course format. Some courses are structured as hybrid and/or as online courses to reduce the number of on campus class sessions.
The Executive MBA Program is a three semester, cohort based program in which students are required to take four Saturday courses each semester; the courses in this program are offered every other Saturday from 9:00 to 3:00 so a student only has to attend a "total of 24 on campus" class sessions to complete the one year program. The Executive Program courses are structured as seven week courses in which students take two courses over a seven week period or four courses each semester. Some courses are structured as hybrid and/or as online courses to reduce the number of on campus class sessions. Luncheon meals are provided for each class session.
The Online MBA Program is a four semester program in which all courses are offered in the online format. Students take one course every five weeks within each semester. This program can be completed within a 15 month time frame. The online format of learning is challenging and demanding. Individuals must be highly motivated to learn and must have excellent time management skills to be successful in completing an online degree.
Several Concentration Options are available. Within the Evening MBA program, the concentrations are: project management; health services management; marketing and communications management; and financial planning and accounting. The Executive MBA - Saturday program offers a concentration in ethical and entrepreneurial leadership; whereas the Online MBA focuses on the integration of management and leadership. Upon completion of the required courses in each program, graduates of these program will enhance their knowledge, skills and overall marketability for potential employment and promotion opportunities related to the concentration areas.
Ursuline College is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
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