Master of Business Administration: Saturday MBA | Mount St. Joseph University
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Earn a Master of Business Administration degree with courses only on Saturday mornings.

The Saturday MBA is a great program for working professionals who want to further develop the technical knowledge, skills, and abilities that differentiate the person with an MBA in the workforce.  The program is paced for the working adult so that students can conveniently earn an MBA in two years taking courses one at a time on Saturday mornings. 

Program Details

Increasingly businesses seek people with:

  • the technical knowledge, skills, and abilities acquired through the MBA degree experience.
  • the ability to lead, create, and make significant contributions to organizational goals.
  • the abilities and values to make ethically sound decisions.

The Mount's MBA offers a traditional MBA curriculum infused with the values of our university.  Our classes are small.  Our faculty are well qualified.  Our graduates are equipped for success in the world of business.

Students in the Saturday MBA learn in a cohort format. Taking classes together on Saturday mornings, students network and build professional relationships.

  • Courses meet on Saturdays (8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.).
  • Students take one course at a time (7 – 8 weeks each).
  • Students complete two courses back-to-back each semester.
  • The Saturday MBA is completed in two years (six semesters).
  • If your employer offers tuition benefits, the Mount offers a tuition deferment plan.

Program Outcomes

  • Graduates will effectively communicate business ideas, both verbally and in writing.
  • Graduates are able to critically evaluate, analyze, and interpret information to solve problems and make business decisions.
  • Graduates will make decisions informed by ethical and social responsibilities related to business practices.
  • Graduates will recognize and appreciate diversity and will have gained a global perspective grounded in an understanding of the complexity of the social environments within which organizations operate.
  • Graduates will demonstrate knowledge of core business functions and use appropriate technology to obtain financial and business information.
  • Graduates will demonstrate effective interpersonal, group, and team skills and lead effectively in team-based environments.

Foundation Coursework Requirements

  • Principles of Accounting
  • Corporate Finance
  • Management/Organizational Behavior OR Principles of Marketing
  • Statistics
  • Principles of Macroeconomics OR Principles of Microeconomics

2018 Cohort Schedule

                         FALL 2017 (S118)
 Session 1  Corporate, Legal, & Ethical Responsibility
 Session 2  Marketing for Management
                                           Break 9/2 (Labor Day) 11/25 (Thanksgiving)
                       SPRING 2018 (S218)
 Session 1  Team Building & Group Dynamics
 Session 2  Managing Innovation & Technology
                                           Break 3/17 (Spring Break) 3/31 (Easter)
                        SUMMER 2018
 Session 1 Project & Operations Management
 Session 2  Leadership Seminar I
                                           Break 5/26 (Memorial Day)
                         FALL 2018 (S119) TENTATIVE
 Session 1  Managerial Accounting 
 Session 2  Leadership in Organizations
                                             Break 19/1, 11/24 (Thanksgiving)
                         SPRING 2019 (S219) TENTATIVE
 Session 1  Managerial Finance 
 Session 2 Leadership Seminar II
                                             Break 3/16 (Spring Break), 4/20 (Easter)
                          SUMMER 2019 (S419) TENTATIVE
 Session 1  Global Economic Issues
 Session 2  Strategic Management
                                              Break 5/11 (Graduation)


Application Requirements for current applicants

  • A completed graduate admission application. APPLY HERE
  • An undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited college or university – submit official transcripts to the Office of Graduate Admission.
  • GPA of 3.0/4.0 or higher, and a 3.0/4.0 or higher GPA average for the prerequisite courses.
  • Completion of the MBA Foundational Course form
  • Contact information for two references including phone and email address.
  • One-page typed personal statement (include professional goals and reason for seeking MBA.)
  • Your resume.
  • Successful interview with the MBA program director or designee.
  • GMAT not required.

Graduate Programs Information Session

These sessions are intended for students interested in learning more about the Mount's graduate programs in Doctor of Physical Therapy, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Masters in Physician Assistant Studies, MAGELIN, MSN, Masters and Certificates in Religious Studies, TEAM-IEC, TEAM-MSE, AYA, IEC, and Multi-Age Visual Arts or Music Education, Saturday MBA, and Master of Science in Organizational Leadership. Visit the Graduate Information Sessions webpage for details.


For more information or to schedule an individual appointment with a graduate admission counselor, e-mail, or call 1-800-654-9314, ext. 4807 from outside the Cincinnati area, or (513) 244-4807 within Cincinnati.