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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

If you're a busy professional seeking to earn a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in one year you can do that at Mount St. Mary’s University. This accelerated, yet rigorous academic program builds your knowledge in finance, economics, marketing and strategy so you grow as a leader and advance in your organization. Our distinctive focus on business ethics and corporate social responsibility will help you truly make a difference in your community and stand out among your peers.

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.

We're committed to making it easy for you to go back to school on a part-time basis to help you advance your career. It's important to us that you feel supported, can maintain your work-life balance, and have access to all of the resources you need to be a successful student. You will have all of the traditional college resources available to aid in your success, such as our award winning Career Center, Writing Center, Library and Learning Services, just to name a few.

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Coursework & Format

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.

Course Sampling:

  • Management Skills Development
  • Financial reporting and control
  • Global and Business Economics
  • Strategic Marketing
  • Financial Analysis
  • Organization Theory and Management Practice
  • Business Ethics and Social Responsibility

Designed to fit your life.

The Mount's program is designed for working adults. Program highlights include:

  • 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. 

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

Want to see a full listing of all one-year MBA courses?

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Affordability & Financial Aid

Graduate level programs are designed to be taken one course at a time, providing you the flexibility you need to complete the 5- and 8-week classes at your own pace; with that the program pricing is set by credit hours instead of by the year like traditional undergraduate programs. The One-Year MBA also offers a discount to student due to its accelerated format. 

  • $20,000 - Total cost of program tuition.* No additional fees.
  • Cost is based on 37 credits (12 classes) at approximately $541 per credit, which is at a 19% discount offered to accepted students who 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 per credit hour.

  • Peregrine Academic Services prerequisite courses may be needed based on transcript analysis at $44 per course. 

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

Financial Aid

Students enrolled on at least half-time basis (6-credits per semester) may qualify for financial aid. You may seek financial assistance through federal and state-funded programs, private loan providers, or deferment of undergraduate loans. The Mount also has a variety of employer tuition remission or reimbursement agreements with local businesses and community colleges, so you may just get a discount from your employer or previous college. Visit our Graduate Student Financial Aid webpage for more details.

Not sure if you qualify for financial aid? Learn more from our financial aid office.

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Admissions & Application

Admission to the program is rolling, which means we accept applications at any time of the year. Classes for the program begin in July and August and are taken in sequence, so submitting your application six weeks before your expected start date ensures a priority application decision. There is no application fee. 

  • Classes begin: July, August
  • Admissions: Rolling
  • Priority Application Deadline: Six weeks prior to start of first course

Application 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

A complete application includes the following:

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

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