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Master of Business Administration students at Mount St. Mary's University.

Master of Business Administration

You're All Business

You’re a working adult. You’ve got obligations. The Mount’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree program is designed for you. It’s a rigorous, challenging program that gives you the flexibility to earn your degree faster than other programs and places a strong emphasis on close student-faculty relationships. You'll have the option to take classes online, face-to-face* or a combination of both. In addition, Mount St. Mary’s University believes that ethical conflicts and choices are inherent in business decision making, and graduates should be prepared for the application of ethical business standards.

*Starting summer 2026, the MBA program will transition to a fully online format.  

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Richard J. Bolte, Sr. School of Business

The Master of Business Administration 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 or full-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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  • Undergraduate Minor
  • Graduate Degree
  • Graduate Certificate
  • Accelerated Undergraduate
  • Adult Undergraduate
  • Special Program

Available Online and Face-to-Face*

Flexible MBA Degree for Working Adults

The Mount’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree program fits your lifestyle. Our affordable MBA program is available online, face-to-face (on the Emmitsburg campus)* or a combination of both. This flexibility makes the Mount’s MBA a convenient option for working adults seeking to advance their careers at their own pace – even in as little as one year!

*Starting summer 2026, the MBA program will transition to a fully online format.  

The Mount MBA helps you gain a general understanding of business practices in conjunction with focusing on a specific area of expertise. Concentrations are offered in:

  • Economics
  • Finance and Investments
  • Health Care Management
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • Management
  • Not-for-Profit Management
  • Personnel Management and Industrial Relations

Courses are available online.

Earn a Certificate

You can also earn a graduate certificate without taking any additional classes. This gives you two credentials for the price of one. Certificates are offered in:

Course Sampling

The MBA program will guide you through coursework in management, finance, statistics, strategic marketing, information technology, 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. You'll also be able to select an area of concentration in finance, management or marketing to give your skillset a boost toward a career path of your choice. Course topics include:

  • Management skills development
  • Financial reporting and control
  • Global and business economics
  • Strategic marketing
  • Financial analysis
  • Organization theory and management practice
  • Strategic analysis and integrated decision making
  • Business ethics and social responsibility

Designed to Fit Your Life

Flexibility and efficiency are the cornerstones of the MBA program at the Mount, which is designed to give you the freedom and control to balance work and school. Every aspect of the program is geared to help you earn your degree including:

  • Finish in 1-2 years. Twelve courses (36 credits) are offered in 7- & 8-week sessions. You can take 1-2 classes per session, or you can take a session off for work or to focus on your family.
  • Attend convenient classes. Courses are offered online with some MBA courses offered in person, one night per week (6-9:30 p.m.), on the Emmitsburg campus.*
  • Earn a certificate or concentration without taking additional courses. Certificates are earned by substituting three MBA core classes and two MBA electives with five certificate courses. Concentrations are earned by taking two electives in an area of study in addition to the required core courses.

*Starting summer 2026, the MBA program will transition to a fully online format.

The MBA program is accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).

This program is available to be completed fully online asynchronous and/or synchronous.

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Corby Myers, MBA'19

Professors and staff helped shape me to be the confident manager I am at Vulcan Materials Company, the nation’s largest aggregates supplier. I often reflect on coursework, notes and connect with professors to prepare for projects, setting goals and difficult conversations. Self-discipline, reflection, confidence and GRIT will result in success for you and your future as a Mountaineer and beyond.

Corby Myers, MBA'19 Sales Service Center Manager – Southwest Division Vulcan Materials Company

Career Opportunities

Because Mount MBA students are also working professionals, your studies typically have an impact on your career from the moment you start learning. Once you’ve earned your MBA degree, you will climb to influential positions such as CEO or CTO, making your mark in areas like consulting and business development, and putting your skills to work for companies like:

  • KPMG
  • Wells Fargo
  • Citi
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Northrup Grumman
  • U.S. Department of Defense
  • T. Rowe Price

From resume analysis to job search tools to networking with alumni, the Career Center is available through every step of your professional journey.

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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 7- 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.

  • 2023-24 tuition rates effective July 1, 2023 - $25,200 – Estimated total cost of program tuition.* No additional fees. Cost is based on 36 credits (twelve (12) classes) at $700 per credit.
  • 2024-25 tuition rates effective July 1, 2024 - $25,560 – Estimated total cost of program tuition.* No additional fees. Cost is based on 36 credits (twelve (12) classes) at $710 per credit.
  • Peregrine Academic Services prerequisite courses may be needed based on transcript analysis at $44 per course.

*Tuition is subject to change without notice. Learn more about tuition and fees.

Financial Aid

Students enrolled on at least half-time basis (5-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

Classes for the program begin in January, March, May, July, August and October; submitting your application six weeks before your expected start date ensures a priority application decision.

  • Classes begin: January, March, May, July, August, October
  • Admissions Deadline: Two weeks prior to the session start date
  • Priority Application Deadline: Six weeks prior to start of first course
  • No application fee

Application Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year institution.
  • 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)


Contact the program director

Nancy Kimble
Director of the MBA Program / Lecturer

For more information on graduate business programs, please contact us at 301-682-8315 or

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