Course Descriptions — MBA Degree Online


The University of Saint Mary Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree online program requires a total of 33 credit hours of graduate-level courses, including 8 required core courses and 3 elective courses. You'll take core courses with topics in organizational management, marketing management, managerial economics, global management, the legal environment, and commercial transactions. Then, you can choose three elective courses to complete a concentration of your choice.

You can take your eight-week online courses full-time or part-time at your convenience, and finish the MBA degree online program in as little as one year. To be admitted and begin taking MBA degree online classes, you must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution and have an undergraduate GPA of at least 2.75 on a scale of 4.0.

Core Courses

Accounting Concentration:

Strengthen decision making ability with a focus on accounting and how to develop effective managerial skills.

Business Analytics Concentration:

Study the data that drives a variety of different businesses and the decisions they make.

Finance Concentration:

In the online MBA's finance concentration, you'll strengthen your investment and management skills, and position yourself for a leadership role in this dynamic professional field.

General Management Concentration (you may also choose courses from other concentrations):

In the MBA's online general management degree concentration, you'll learn how to formulate and implement strategic solutions that help build your confidence to spearhead teams and projects.

Health Care Management Concentration:

The MBA degree online program with a concentration in Health Care Management (HCM) covers content areas that will prepare you to sit for the ACHE (American College of Healthcare Executives) board certification.

Choose three courses:

Human Resource Management Concentration:

The online MBA with a human resources concentration allows you to study how a business's employees are essential to its success.

Leadership and Organizational Health Concentration:

The online MBA in Leadership and Organizational Health concentration is based on Patrick Lencioni's core leadership model and principles.

Marketing and Advertising Management Concentration:

The Marketing and Advertising Management concentration explores the ideology behind effectively motivating team members to take ideas from the drawing board to market.