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Take on New Challenges: Master of Business Administration

Learn from leaders in the field.

Empower yourself to move forward in your career with in-depth business expertise gained through a comprehensive curriculum that incorporates real-world examples, taught by instructors with real-life experience. The Master of Business Administration at Saint Mary’s University will set you up for career advancement and new opportunities with in-demand skills that reflect today’s organizational needs. You’ll also develop a professional network that can provide benefits beyond graduation.

The M.B.A. program offers four specializations in areas that are seeing rapid growth across the business landscape:

  • Finance
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Human Resource Management
  • Project Management

You may also choose not to pursue a specialization and select elective courses from various areas of study instead.


Core Courses (33 credits)

Students choose either MBA619 or MBA612, and MBA610 or MBA613.

MBA616 Principles of Economics and Marketing (3 cr.)
MBA617 Finance and Accounting Concepts (3 cr.)
MBA618 Business Statistics (3 cr.)
MBA619 Graduate School Writing (3 cr.)
MBA612 Executive Communication (3 cr.)
MBA600 Quantitative Decision Making (3 cr.)
MBA604 Managerial Economics (3 cr.)
MBA609 International Operations Management (3 cr.)
MBA610 Organizations and Human Behavior (3 cr.)
MBA613 Ethical Leadership (3 cr.)
MBA640 Managerial Accounting (3 cr.)
MBA643 Corporate Finance (3 cr.)
MBA669 Strategic Management Capstone (3 cr.)

Finance Specialization (12 credits)

MBA642 International Financial Management (3 cr.)
MBA644 Financial Markets and Institutions (3 cr.)
MBA645 Derivative Securities (3 cr.)
MBA648 Security Analysis and Portfolio Management (3 cr.)

Healthcare Administration Specialization (12 credits)

HS662 Financial Practices in the Health and Human Services Sectors (3 cr.)
HS712 Health and Human Service Systems (3 cr.)
HS715 Advanced Health Policy and Ethics (3 cr.)
HS716 Health and Human Service Administration (3 cr.)

Human Resource Management Specialization (12 credits)

HRM601 Human Resource Management Strategy (3 cr.)
HRM602 Organizational Measurement and Assessment Issues in Human Resources (3 cr.)
HRM613 Total Reward Systems (3 cr.)
HRM614 Internal Consulting in Human Resources (3 cr.)

Project Management Specialization

PRM600 Fundamentals of Project Management (3 cr.)
PRM601 Project Planning and Scheduling (3 cr.)
PRM613 Project Integration and Quality Management (3 cr.)
PRM614 Project Risk Management (3 cr.)

No Business Background Required

Applicants to the program do not need to have a business background or a business-related bachelor's degree to be accepted into the M.B.A. program. The first four courses of the program cover the essential foundational knowledge students need to succeed in the rest of the program.

Cohorts begin every spring, summer, and fall — don't wait to start this rewarding experience.

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