Master of Business Administration: MBA 4+1 | Mount St. Joseph University
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Undergraduates can earn a Master's of Business Administration degree with one additional year of graduate study.

Our 36-hour MBA curriculum challenges you to strengthen and apply your knowledge in core business areas such as managerial finance, accounting, economics, marketing, and leadership. Our small class sizes allow you to hone your interpersonal, team and group communication skills while working one-on-one with expert faculty.

Our "4+1" program allows you to earn both your undergraduate and MBA degrees in just five years. As a Mount St. Joseph University undergraduate, you can begin taking MBA courses in your senior year and complete your remaining graduate coursework in your fifth year. The 4+1 is open to both students in business related majors as well as undergraduates from other majors who meet foundational course requirements.  Admission to the program is competitive.

A primary MBA focus is ethical leadership. Our aim is to develop MBA graduates who can make ethical decisions with social responsibility and justice.

Featured Courses:

Students successfully complete 36 graduate credit hours in courses such as:

  • Team Building & Group Dynamics
  • Marketing for Managers
  • Leadership in Organizations
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Managerial Finance
  • Strategic Management

Career Potential:

The MBA prepares students to assume leadership and management positions in nearly all areas of business, both profit and not-for-profit. Students will develop a technical knowledge of accounting, finance, operations and project management to help organizations become more effective and efficient.

The current, highly competitive job market will likely continue during the next decade. In this challenging global economy, your skills and knowledge will be put to the test. Understanding how to navigate within a variety of business environments will open the doors to many challenging and exciting career opportunities.

To learn more about admission to the Master of Business Administration program, read the admission requirements.

News and Updates

Expand your career options with an MBA. Two courses will be offered each semester so you can earn your degree in two years or less. For more information, email

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