Professional MBA

Program at a Glance

 33 credits

 $1,005 per credit

 2 years to complete

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In today's global economy, business leaders must be able to adapt their business strategy to rapidly changing market conditions. The Professional MBA program, offered through Quinnipiac's AACSB-accredited School of Business, prepares you with the essential knowledge, skills and abilities to make complex organizational decisions.

This exciting, new MBA program is designed for working professionals, requires only 33-credits of study and can be completed in two years or less on a part-time basis. Upon completion, you will emerge as a more dynamic leader through an exploration of in-demand skill areas including analytics, communication, innovation, emerging technology, and sustainability.

Choose from a variety of career-focused electives to tailor your learning experience for maximum alignment with your career goals. This elective coursework will build on the core curriculum, using those skills as a lens as you explore areas ranging from finance and marketing to entrepreneurship and health care management.

As a student in the Professional MBA program, you will work closely with other seasoned business professionals, allowing you to merge your experiences and grow your professional network. You will also be guided by the outstanding full-time faculty from the School of Business, each of whom bring decades of industry experience to their lessons.

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Learning Outcomes

The objectives of the Professional MBA program are to prepare you with a dynamic skill set that can be adapted to advanced leadership positions in any industry. Specifically, the program seeks to prepare you with a strong ability to:

  • Understand and interpret data-driven approaches for business decision making.
  • Apply available information and metrics to identify organizational challenges and opportunities.
  • Emphasize ethical behavior in the leadership of people, projects and organizations across diverse settings and cultures.
  • Leverage persuasion techniques and modern communication tools to achieve business goals.
  • Engage in innovative thinking to generate and scale creative ideas within an organization or as part of a new venture creation.
  • Evaluate emerging technologies and leverage them into powerful business solutions.
  • Assess a business situation, identify key dynamics and constraints, and integrate the ideas of corporate social responsibility and sustainability.
  • Use strategic concepts and theories to design solutions to complex problems and capitalize on opportunities to make effective decisions.

Return on Investment

We recognize that choosing to earn your MBA is a major decision, but encourage you to view your degree as an investment in yourself. While you may not be able to predict your future earnings, statistics from Payscale show that, on average, the salary of an MBA holder will be $23,000 higher than that of someone with a BBA. The GMAC Corporate Recruiters survey supports this data and in 2019 found:

  • 77% of employers worldwide plan to hire MBA graduates in 2020
  • The median annual base salary for new MBA hires is expected to be the highest on record at an estimated $115,000
575,000 dollars in additional earnings over 25 years for an MBA holder versus a BBA holder according to Paysacle

*Salary figures based on Payscale estimates for BBA and MBA holders over 25 years. Estimates may vary based on location and job role.

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The Professional MBA program is a 33-credit program completed entirely online. You will begin your coursework with a no-cost, pre-MBA business foundations course that lays the groundwork for the core curriculum in the two weeks prior to the start of classes. You will then progress through the core curriculum before choosing five elective courses to tailor your learning outcomes to your career goals.

Required Core Courses (18 credits):
Course Title Credits
MBA 612 Contemporary Issues in Business & Society 3
MBA 616 Creating Innovation in Organizations 3
MBA 622 Managing and Leading People in Organizations 3
MBA 626 Data Driven Decisions with Visual Analytics 3
MBA 632 Analyzing Financial Information 3
MBA 636 Strategic Thinking Across Business Functions 3
Graduate Electives (choose five – 15 credits):
BAN 610 Introduction to Business Analytics 3
BAN 615 Predictive Modeling 3
BAN 628 Data Mining 3
CIS 600 Information Systems Strategy 3
ENT 620 Corporate Entrepreneurship 3
ENT 625 Entrepreneurship 3
HM 600 Foundations of Health Care Management 3
HM 621 Quality Management in Health Care Facilities 3
HM 657 Health Care Compliance Law 3
IB 623 International Business Negotiation 3
MBA 620 Financial and Managerial Accounting for Decision Making 3
MBA 640 Financial Decision Making 3
MBA 645 Marketing Decision Making 3
MBA 650 Strategic Public Relations and Reputation Management 3
MBA 660 Decision Making in a Global Economy 3
MG 603 Project Management 3
MG 611 Designing Mentoring and Coaching Programs 3
MG 643 Strategic Sourcing and Supply Management 3
OL 662 Ethics and Governance 3
OL 601 Foundations of Organizational Behavior and Leadership 3
OL 610 Crucial Conversations As Leaders 3
OL 650 Leading Organizational Change 3
STR 610 Business Sustainability 3
STR 620 Technology and Innovation Management 3
STR 630 Corporate Governance 3
The electives above are only a sampling of available MBA coursework. Your advisor will work with you to develop a curriculum that aligns with your professional goals. Electives may not be offered each semester and are subject to availability.

Courses and curriculum requirements are subject to change.

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Admission Requirements

The Professional MBA program offers starts in January, May and August. Admission to the program is very competitive and it is recommended that you submit your application as early in the process as possible to ensure you are able to begin in your desired semester. A completed application is required by posted deadlines and consists of the following:

  • Completed application form
  • $45 application fee (unless waived)
  • Three professional or academic letters of recommendation
  • Current resume or curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement
  • Transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
  • Proof of at least three years of professional work experience

Click here to view a detailed list of admission requirements including information for international students.

 Application Deadline: May 6

 Next Start Date: May 23

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About the Quinnipiac School of Business

National accreditations and rankings in publications like U.S. News & World Report and the Princeton Review are only a small part of what makes Quinnipiac's business programs so sought-after. Our outstanding faculty members are what truly set Quinnipiac apart. Students have access to the same dedicated, full-time faculty, whether they take courses online or in a traditional classroom setting. Each student and faculty member is part of Quinnipiac's uniquely supportive educational community.

US News and World Report

Quinnipiac's Online MBA program was recognized as the #1 MBA program in Connecticut by U.S. News & World Report in their 2020 Best Online Programs rankings.

AACSB Accreditation

The Quinnipiac School of Business holds accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, a distinction only held by the top third of U.S. business schools and 5% of international business schools.

Princeton Review

Quinnipiac consistently receives strong recognition from The Princeton Review. In 2019, the School of Business was again named to their "Best Business Schools for 2019" list.