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For nearly 40 years, the Mount has prepared professionals to meet the challenges of tomorrow's complex business world through an exceptional Master of Business Administration (MBA). The program focuses on problem-solving, communication, critical analysis, and ethical decision-making. Students have the option of pursuing a general MBA or selecting a concentration in finance, management, or marketing.

Graduate certificates are also available. Certificates include:

All certificate credits can be counted toward your MBA.

The Mount also offers a unique accelerated MBA program. Earn your degree in one year with the Emerging Leaders Master of Business Administration.

Admission Requirements

Candidates for admission into the MBA program must have completed a bachelor’s degree and must satisfy at least one of the following criteria:

  • 2.75 minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average (GPA) OR

  • 5 full years of relevant, professional business experience (résumé required) OR

  • 500 minimum score on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT); visit for details on exam requirements and testing locations

Application Process

Applications for admission are accepted year-round and are reviewed on a rolling basis. Please plan to apply at least six weeks before the date you wish to begin classes. Late applications are accepted on a case-by-case basis.

  • Completed application; Apply online.

  • Attach current résumé or brief statement, in essay form, describing your professional experience and career objectives.

  • Include application fee of $35 U.S. dollars (nonrefundable); make checks payable to Mount St. Mary’s University.

  • Request copies of official transcripts from all schools attended after high school. Official copies should be sent directly to the MBA office.

  • If GMAT is required, submit copy of test scores. Arrange to have official scores sent directly to the MBA office.

  •  Non-U.S. citizens – Please refer to the section on International Students for additional requirements.

Application fee, transcript(s) and letters of recommendation should be mailed to:

Graduate Business Programs
Mount St. Mary's University
5350 Spectrum Drive
Frederick, MD 21703

Program Details

The 37 credit MBA program holds specialized accreditation through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE). The Mount's mission is to graduate students who are capable, responsible, methodologically sound, and ethical decision-makers. We do so through a case-study and simulation-based curriculum.

Classes meet once a week in the evening or on weekends in a continuous cycle of 8-week courses. Classes are held at both the Emmitsburg campus and the Frederick campus, from 6-9:30 p.m.

16300 Old Emmitsburg Road | Emmitsburg, MD 21727
Map & Directions | | 301-447-6122
Frederick Campus | 5350 Spectrum Drive | Frederick, MD 21703
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