How long does it take to complete the M.B.A. online?
By taking one course at a time, you can complete Benedictine University's Master of Business Administration online in just 22 months. You can also take our Accelerated MBA online program that allows you to take two courses at once and graduate in just a year.
What is the career outlook for this degree?
An M.B.A. signals that you take your career seriously and can earn you a higher salary, a promotion, and access to new opportunities at your current employer and beyond.
In 2019, the National Association of Colleges and Employers projected the starting salary for new M.B.A. graduates was $84,580—$25,000 more than prospects with a bachelor's degree in business.
Learn more about how an M.B.A. can pay off for your career on our Career Outlook page.
How much will it cost to complete this degree?
Our M.B.A. online program costs $625 per credit. Based on an estimated 64 credits, the total cost of the program is $40,000, not including fees and other costs.
Your total number of credits (and thus your total estimated cost) can depend on which electives you choose and whether you take the M.B.A. Foundation track.
Is advising available for all students?
Yes. Each student receives a customized Curriculum Planner for the M.B.A. online program and can schedule a telephone appointment to speak with an advisor whenever assistance is needed.
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.
What courses are required to complete the M.B.A.?
The core of the M.B.A. online is a series of courses on Managerial Process. You will learn about leadership and ethics, as well as finances, marketing, strategy, economics and more with a managerial mindset. In addition, you may choose from elective areas in Marketing Management, International Business, Finance, Entrepreneurship, Accounting and Healthcare Administration.
Is a thesis required?
No, Benedictine's M.B.A. online program does not require a thesis. A culminating capstone experience is provided.
How many total credits are required?
The full M.B.A. online program consists of 64 credit hours (16 courses). Elective courses make up 12 credit hours (3 courses) of the total.
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.
Why is Benedictine University my best choice for the M.B.A. online?
Our M.B.A. online prepares you to confront the challenges of 21st-century business management and features six concentrations aligned with the career-ready skills employers demand most, including marketing, international business and healthcare administration.
OnlineMasters.com rated Benedictine University's M.B.A. online program among the 50 best online programs in the nation. In addition, we're acclaimed by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top 225 universities in the nation.
Is this program accredited?
The M.B.A. online does not have programmatic accreditation. However, the University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA). The HLC is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. This federally recognized body provides assurance that Benedictine meets quality standards for educational performance.
Which foundation courses are eligible for waivers based on equivalent coursework?
M.B.A. online students are able to apply for substitutions in the following Foundation courses: MSA 6500, MBA 5510, MGMT 5530, MBA 6539 and MBA 5541.
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 "B" 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?
M.B.A. students are able to apply for Transfer Credit in any Managerial Process course, excluding MBA 6520 and MBA 6671. Transfer Credit for Managerial Process courses requires one equivalent graduate course (that is parallel in the syllabi, course description and course objective outcomes) completed with a grade of a "B" or higher.
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 2.75. 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.
Is a GMAT required for admission into the M.B.A. online program?
No, Benedictine does not require a GMAT for admission into the Master of Business Administration program.
How many sessions a year do you offer?
The M.B.A. online program offers six sessions per year to allow you the greatest flexibility and convenience.
If you have additional questions, please request more information or call (866) 295-3104 to speak with a program manager.