Program Director: Karen Rinehart, Assistant Dean of Graduate Programs
Master of Business Administration, Plan B Non-Thesis option only.
The objective of the master of business administration (M.B.A.) program at Marquette University is to provide students with a broad professional education in preparation for responsible managerial positions. The program is built upon the foundations of quantitative analysis, behavioral sciences, economics and management theory.
Emphases of the program includes an understanding of business problems and the development of managerial skills. The M.B.A. program is accredited by the Association for the Advancement of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB–International) and reflects the high standards and expectations of that accreditation.
The M.B.A. program is delivered in a flexible format with classes offered as a combination of face-to-face, on-campus, hybrid or blended or online classes. A fully online program is also offered. The online program requires the selection of the online program during the application process. Only those students accepted into the online program are eligible to enroll in the fully online program and are not eligible to take on-campus classes.
The M.B.A. program can be completed with 31.5 or 42 credit hours depending on academic background. Students who are waived from all business essentials courses and MBA 6010 Quantitative Analysis are required to complete the minimum 31.5 credits.
All waivers are reviewed at the time of admission so that students know the number of credits and which courses are required before starting the program. There is no option to test out or to place out of the business essentials based on a test or work experience, courses are waived only on formal, for-credit academic work completed within the last 10 years with a B or above from an accredited institution.
Prerequisites for Admission
Admission to the M.B.A. program requires:
- a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university;
- an acceptable record of academic achievement at the bachelor's level, with an undergraduate GPA of at least 2.750, and in any previous graduate course work;
- acceptable scores on admission tests, if required; and
- an overall composite profile of admission data (including an evaluation of previous work experience) that predicts success in the program.
Application requirements and the online application link are available through the GSM website.
Note: Students may apply for regular degree, non-degree or temporary non-degree status. Non-degree applicants and temporary non-degree applicants must submit all required application materials, except the GMAT/GRE scores. Non-degree and temporary non-degree status are not available to international students. International applicants must apply for regular degree admission status.
Students are encouraged to complete all application materials and apply for degree status. Non-degree status and temporary non-degree status are valid for a limited number of semester(s) as approved by the program director. Students with non-degree or temporary non-degree status are not eligible to continue taking GSM classes beyond the time frame of the approved term(s) without degree admission. Typically, non-degree admission is not recommended in the M.B.A. program.
The M.B.A. program is offered in a fully online, asynchronous format.