How and when do I get started?
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis throughout the year. Request more information or contact a Program Manager at (866) 295-3104 for enrollment information.
How many sessions a year do you offer?
The MBA program offers six sessions per year to allow you the greatest flexibility and convenience. Request information or contact a Program Manager at (866) 295-3104 for the next session date.
What kind of educational background is required for admission?
You must have an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Students with an undergraduate GPA of 2.5 to 2.9 will be considered for conditional admission based on other aspects of their admissions file.
Benedictine's online MBA does not require an undergraduate major in business, but students with a non-business major in their undergraduate degree are required to complete foundation courses. Based upon your prior academic preparation, some of the foundation courses may be waived. Contact a Program Manager at (866) 295-3104 to ask about your specific requirements.
Is a thesis required?
No, Benedictine's online MBA program does not require a thesis. A culminating capstone experience is provided.
Is a GMAT required for admissions into the MBA program?
No, Benedictine does not require a GMAT for admission into the Master of Business and Administration program.
How many total credits are required?
The full online MBA program consists of 64 credit-hours (16 courses). Concentration courses make up 12 credit-hours (3 courses) of the total. A dual concentration adds an additional 12 credit-hours.
Students with an educational background in business may be eligible to waive up to four foundation courses (16 credit-hours). Students with professional certifications (such as PMP or CPA) can apply to waive courses with content that is specific to that certification. Professional certification waivers are reviewed on a case-by -case basis.
For answers to your questions regarding specific requirements, contact a Program Manager at (866) 295-3104.
How many courses do I take per academic term?
Students can select from our traditional or accelerated track. The traditional track consists of taking one course each academic term and is a comfortable workload for most students with full-time jobs. For those interested in earning their degree at a faster pace, we offer an accelerated track, which enables students to take two courses at a time and potentially finish the entire program in as little as one year. Students are not locked into a track and may vary their course load throughout the duration of the program.
How much time should I plan to spend on the program each week?
The academic experience varies by student; however, we recommend that students plan to spend 10-12 hours per week for each course they take.
Which foundation courses are eligible for waivers based on equivalent coursework?
Online MBA students are able to apply for substitutions in the following Foundation Courses:
MBA 500, MBA 510, MBA 530, MBA 539 & MBA 541
Transfer Credit for Foundation Courses require two undergraduate courses (typically upper division i.e. sophomore, junior or senior level) in the same topic area with a grade of “A” within seven years of acceptance or one equivalent graduate course with a grade of “B” or higher within five years of acceptance. (Note: A grade of “B” at the undergraduate level will be considered on a case-by-case basis, and additional documentation may be required.)
Can I transfer additional coursework beyond the foundation courses?
MBA students are able to apply for Transfer Credit in the following Managerial Process: MBA 601, MBA 611, MBA 651, MBA 661, MBA 630 & MBA 683. Transfer Credit for Managerial Process courses require one equivalent graduate course (that is parallel in the syllabi, course description & course objective outcomes) completed with a grade of a ‘B’ or higher.
MBA students are able to transfer up to a total of 32 quarter hours of credit for graduate courses that are equivalent to courses required in Benedictine University’s MBA degree program. Total maximum number of combined undergraduate allowable transfer credit hours cannot exceed 16 quarter credit hours.
Is advising available for all students?
Yes. Each student receives a customized Curriculum Planner for the online MBA program and can schedule a telephone appointment to speak with an advisor whenever assistance is needed.
If you have additional questions, please request more information or call (866) 295-3104 to speak with a Program Manager.