MBA: At a Glance

Length
  • Full time: 1 - 2 years
  • Part time: 2 - 2.5 years
Format

On Campus, Online or both

Credits and Courses

33 to 53 credits can be required depending on a student’s academic background

The MBA curriculum that includes foundation, gateway, core and elective courses: PDF iconCurriculum Worksheet Traditional MBA 

Weekly Schedule

On campus: classes are offered in 15-week sessions, with each class meeting one night per week. 

Online: classes are normally offered in 8-week accelerated sessions, with most classes meeting “live” online one evening per week.

Concentrations
  • General MBA
  • Accounting*
  • Business Intelligence
  • Finance
  • Health & Medical Services Administration
  • International Business
  • International Marketing*
  • Leading
  • Marketing

*Available on campus only

Profile of a Fellow Student
  • Full-time students in the MBA Program average about 1 to 3 years of work experience.
  • Part-time students average about 5 to 10 years of work experience.
  • International applicants average about 2 to 4 years of work experience.

Students come from all academic and professional backgrounds, and no work experience is required to begin the program. Diversity of academic and professional backgrounds is welcome, as it adds value to the student experience and facilitates discussion.

Tuition & Fees $1023 per credit (2017-2018)
Housing Options SJU has on and off campus housing options available for adult and graduate students. 
Adult Student Life SJU's Office of Adult Student Life provides programming, advocacy and support services. 
Support for Student Veterans

SJU is a yellow ribbon school that accepts GI education benefits. Our Office of Veterans Services can help you access and understand the benefits available to you, and will support you during your educational career at SJU.

Graduate Assistantships Graduate assistantships offer tuition remission and stipend. Positions are available, but highly competitive. Once you apply, please note that all offices manage their hiring individually and will contact individual candidates if interested.
Graduate Business Student Association All SJU graduate students are invited to participate in this student-led organization that offers networking and social events.

 

MBA FAQs

The online and on-campus curriculum is the same. Online classes utilize a web conferencing platform called Zoom, where you will attend class virtually one night each week. This platform allows professors to upload and present class material in much the same was as they would upload and present them in a physical classroom. Students are able to ask questions, participate in discussions and remain engaged; a student certainly does not have to give up the atmosphere of a physical classroom during an online session. Most online courses have a weekly required synchronous session in which you can attend class as if you were in the physically classroom. Online classes also create the opportunity to build your virtual collaboration skills.

Online courses are offered in accelerated 8-week modules. Most courses require a weekly synchronous login time in which your class will meet for a lecture, discussion, or combination of both. In addition to weekly course meetings, you will be responsible for online discussion posts, individual assignments, tests, papers, and possible group assignments. Please be sure to check individual syllabi for specific course information.

 

Currently, we require students to complete one degree before pursuing another. In your last semester of your first program, apply to the second program. Once you have applied to the second program, please contact that program office so they may retrieve your admissions document from your initial program application to SJU. The office of the second program) will contact you upon their admissions decision and will advise you about classes and next steps.

Foundation courses can be waived based on previous academic studies. We review the number of credits for the course, the grade you received, the institution where you completed the course, and when you completed the course.

In order to have an unofficial evaluation completed to see which courses you could be waived from, we would need a copy of your transcripts (unofficial or official). Please note that any evaluation done with an unofficial copy of the transcript is not considered an official evaluation.

International students must submit WES evaluation and official transcripts for evaluation to be performed.

Students cannot be waived from the following foundation course:

DSS 510 – A proficiency exam is built into the course. If you receive a grade of 80 or above on the proficiency exam at the beginning of the semester you are automatically waived from this course and your tuition is refunded.