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Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Advance your career faster with an MBA.

Embark on a transformative journey with the in-person MBA program at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, exclusively tailored for working professionals. Our program propels you into leadership roles within and beyond the business world.

Personalize your degree with diverse concentrations in finance, healthcare administration, human resource management, and project management, and benefit from a combination of face-to-face interaction, concentration options, and online activities. Immerse yourself in an environment that transcends textbooks, shaping your leadership perspective and offering a multidimensional understanding of business dynamics.

Choose flexibility with our program designed to fit your schedule, whether online or in-person at our Minneapolis or Rochester Campus. Opting for in-person guarantees advantages like real-time engagement and networking. Plus, on our Minneapolis Campus, you’re only minutes from downtown and close to several Fortune 500 company headquarters, while Rochester is home to Mayo Clinic and employers like IBM and Kemps.

An MBA is an investment in your future, and Saint Mary’s affordable program guarantees an exceptional return. With a median salary of $115,000, MBA graduates earn 75% more on average.

Join a community guided by esteemed faculty with practical experience, making your learning immediately applicable. Collaborate with peers from Fortune 500 companies and start-ups, forming networks extending beyond the classroom.

At Saint Mary’s, we champion ethical leadership. Rooted in our Lasallian Catholic mission, our program empowers you to lead with integrity and service, making a positive impact in the business world and communities.

Unleash your potential, gain marketable skills, and become a confident leader driving change. Take the first step towards a transformative journey that shapes your future. Join our MBA program at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, where in-person experiences open doors to unparalleled opportunities.

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39

credits

$645

per credit

JanMayAug

start date

2.5 years

completion time

Hybrid

Minneapolis

Rochester

39

credits

$645

per credit

JanMayAug

start date

2.5 years

completion time

Hybrid

Minneapolis

Rochester

Program Highlights

  • Start your MBA journey without the GMAT/GRE hurdle, easing your entry into our transformative program.
  • Choose your path with flexibility — a customizable general management MBA (39 credits) or an MBA with a specialization (45 credits).
  • Personalize your degree with diverse concentrations in finance, healthcare administration, human resource management, and project management.
  • Learn from industry experts with practical experience in Fortune 500 companies, nonprofit organizations, and small businesses.
  • Acquire insights from instructors with entrepreneurial expertise, offering a unique perspective on business challenges and opportunities.

What You'll Learn

  • Effective and professional communication in various forms
  • Ethical leadership with a focus on character and integrity
  • Evidence-based decision making and critical thinking
  • Leadership for the common good to build better organizations
  • Broad knowledge of business to contribute to organizational success
  • Quantitative analysis

Information Session

Join us for an information session to learn more about the program, the application process, and more. We offer live information sessions where you can meet program staff, as well as an archive you can view on your own time.

Admissions

Ready to apply? Learn about taking the next steps.

    • Applicants may apply for admission to a master’s degree program at any time during the year. 
    • Applicants must have completed an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution and maintained an overall grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.00 scale. Applicants with an undergraduate GPA of less than 2.75 will be considered for conditional admission.

  • Students with transcripts from universities outside the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, and Canada (except for the Quebec Province) must take and pass English proficiency testing.

    Saint Mary’s accepts:

    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of 72
    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum score of 6.0
    • Michigan Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) with a minimum score of 74%
    • International Test of English Proficiency (ITEP) with a minimum score of 4.0 or Pearson Test of English with a score of 51
    • Duolingo with a minimum score of 100.

  • Your application must include the following items:

    1. A completed application form
    2. An official transcript(s) issued to Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota from the institution posting the applicant’s completed bachelor’s degree and other relevant transcripts documenting program prerequisites and potential transfer credits. (An official transcript is one that is sent to the university by the credit-granting institution.)
      • Transcripts from countries other than the U.S. must be evaluated on a course by course basis by a university accepted evaluation service, such as World Education Services, Educational Credential Evaluators, Educational Perspectives, One Earth International Credential Evaluators or any approved member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES.org) and be deemed equivalent to accredited U.S. university standards.
      • Saint Mary’s can order and cover the cost of transcripts from institutions that allow third-party requests for eligible degree-seeking applicants. Contact your enrollment counselor for more information.
      • Official Transcripts should be sent to Office of Admission
        • Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
          2500 Park Avenue
          Minneapolis, MN 55404
        • Or electronically: tcadmission@smumn.edu
    3. A personal statement that includes the following:
      • brief description of the applicant’s background, training, and experience; and
      • statement indicating the career goals of the applicant and their reasons for seeking admission to the program; and
      • description of the areas the applicant considers to be their strengths and areas in which the applicant wishes to develop greater strengths and abilities; and
      • personal information the applicant wishes to share.
    4. Names of two people (including title, organization, email, phone number) who could serve as professional references, if needed, during the application review process.
    5. A current résumé listing educational background and work experience.

    • Fall: August 2, 2024
    • Spring: December 2, 2024
    • Summer: April 4, 2025

  • Minneapolis

    • Fall: August 2, 2024
    • Spring: December 2, 2024
    • Summer: April 4, 2025

     

    Rochester

    • Fall: August 2, 2024
    • Spring: December 2, 2024

  • You can expect to be notified about your acceptance approximately two weeks following your application completion date.

Tuition & Fees

We help you find ways to finance your education. Talk to your Enrollment Counselor about scholarships, loans, and other ways to make your education affordable.

Course Catalog

You’ll take courses such as:

  • Corporate Finance 
  • Marketing Management 
  • Managerial Ethics and Issues
  • Operations Management 

The course catalog provides complete information about course requirements.

Career Outlook

Our forward-thinking program has far-reaching results. With an MBA, pursue the next step as a C-level officer, vice president of operations, marketing manager, business analyst, account manager, director of finance, or sales director. Leverage your MBA in any industry — consulting, finance, healthcare, manufacturing, insurance, and higher education.

Chief Executive

$213,020 per year*

CEO

$98,980 per year*

Management Analyst

$93,000 per year*

Frequently Asked Questions

  • At Saint Mary’s, we want you to succeed, and we help you do so, inside and outside of the classroom:

    Student Central: Your one-stop for student services.

    Library: Resources and services are available 24/7 to all students.

    Writing Center: Offers virtual and face-to-face services to support students. 

    Career Services: Can help you develop your career-readiness skills at any point in your education. 

  • If you are in a degree-granting program and enrolled at least half time, you may be eligible for financial aid.

    Learn more here.

  • Life gets busy. Whether you’re raising a family, pursuing your career, or playing an active role in your community, we know you want to keep up with what you love while you take the next step in your career. That’s why Saint Mary’s online programs are flexible and designed to fit your demanding life.

    Learn more here.

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Sources and Disclaimer

  1. Graduate Management Admission Council, Corporate Recruiters Survey, 2022 Summary Report at https://www.gmac.com/-/media/files/gmac/research/employment-outlook/2022_gmac_corporate_recruiters_survey_summary_report_final.pdf (Visited June 2, 2023).
  2. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Sales Managers, at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/sales-managers.htm (visited May 10, 2023).
  3. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Top Executives, at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/top-executives.htm (visited May 10, 2023).