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Students in the Mount St. Mary's University one-year MBA program.

Master of Business Administration One-Year Program

Finish Your MBA in One Year

Busy professionals seeking a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in one year have that option at Mount St. Mary’s University. This condensed program provides knowledge in finance, economics, marketing and strategy for those who want to advance their organizations and make a difference in their communities.

Richard J. Bolte, Sr. School of Business

The Master of Business Administration one-year program is part of the Richard J. Bolte, Sr. School of Business. The Bolte School has an impeccable reputation for producing successful business leaders, and the entire faculty shares a commitment to ensuring that you receive the knowledge, experience and insight to leave the Mount as a responsible, methodologically sound and ethical business professional.

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About the program.

The Mount's one-year MBA program will guide you through coursework in management, IT, finance, statistics, strategic marketing, and global business and economics. Topics in organization theory and management practice, strategic analysis and integrated decision making, and business ethics and social responsibility will also be covered.

As a student in the program you will:

  • Finish in one year. Twelve courses (37 credits) are offered in 8-week sessions, allowing you to focus on only two classes at a time.
  • Attend convenient classes. Meet two nights per week at our Emmitsburg campus, which is located near the border of Pennsylvania on Route 15. Two of the classes are offered online.
  • Receive support from classmates and faculty. Up to 24 students begin and end the program together, allowing you to connect with your classmates. Classes begin in July and August.

The MBA program is accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE)


$20,000 - Total cost of program tuition.* No additional fees.

  • Cost is based on 37 credits (12 classes) at approximately $541 per credit. A 19% discount is offered to One-Year MBA students who are accepted to the program and are able to follow the prescribed schedule while maintaining continuous enrollment in the Emmitsburg based cohort. Students who, for any reason, are unable to follow the schedule exactly and stay continuously enrolled will be eligible for application and admission to the traditional MBA program at the current tuition rate of $670.
  • Based on undergraduate transcript analysis, prerequisite courses may be required for an additional cost.
  • No application fee.

Financial Aid

Students may seek financial assistance through federal and state-funded programs, private loan providers, employer tuition remission or reimbursement, or deferment of undergraduate loans.

*Tuition represents 2019-20 rates, effective July 1, 2019. Tuition is subject to change without notice.

Admissions requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year institution. (Prerequisites may be required for those who do not hold an undergraduate degree in business.)
  • Students must demonstrate one of the following:
    • Undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or higher or;
    • Five full years of relevant work experience or;
    • 500 minimum score on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT).

Additional requirements may be applicable to international students. 

Application process

  • Classes begin: July, August
  • Admissions: Rolling
  • Priority Application Deadline: Six weeks prior to start of first course
  • No application fee

A complete application includes the following:

  • Free online application
  • Official undergraduate transcript(s) from all accredited four-year institutions attended after high school
  • Resume detailing professional experience
  • GMAT score (if required based on GPA or work experience)

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