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    16 Months

Program Overview

Gain advanced business knowledge with a strong ethical foundation in just 16 months by earning your Master of Business Administration from Saint Mary's University of Minnesota. Through cutting-edge coursework, you'll learn the practical skills you need to stand out as a leader in your organization.

With a variety of electives and specialization courses, you'll explore more than just accounting, finance, and leadership. You could examine topics including healthcare, information technology, international development, and project management, giving you a plethora of knowledge that you can apply in your current position.

Choose one of the four tracks of study focused on fast-growing industries and gain the skill sets needed to succeed within them.

Choose a Specialized Track or General Course of Study

  • Marketing and Social Media 
  • Data Analytics
  • Finance/Banking
  • Healthcare Administration

Program Outcomes

Upon graduation, you'll be able to:

  • Develop subject matter of relevance and substance
  • Communicate with clarity and respect to any audience
  • Work within legal and ethical frameworks of business
  • Demonstrate honesty, fairness, and equity in decision-making
  • Develop and assess strategic plans for the organization
  • Exhibit pragmatic decision-making skills
  • Apply evidence-based solutions using quantitative analysis and economic theory
  • Contribute to your organization's success through a broad knowledge of business
  • Make an impact as you lead organizational improvement
Career Impact

Recent M.B.A. grads have a lot to look forward to. According to the Graduate Management Admission Council (, the projected median base salary in the U.S. in 2017 was $110,000.1 Additionally, nearly 9 of 10 companies in the U.S. and Asia-Pacific region planned to hire M.B.A. graduates that same year.1

An M.B.A. is often the preferred degree for professionals whose success is tied to understanding the needs of multiple stakeholders. These positions include:

  • Chief Executive Officer:
    $104,980 median annual salary2
  • Management Analyst:
    $83,610 median annual salary
  • Financial & Business Advisor:
    $88,890 median annual salary
  • Data Analyst:
    $67,377 median annual salary
  • Environmental Compliance Manager:
    $81,414 median annual salary
  • Marketing Manager:
    $132,620 median annual
  • Public Relations and Fundraising Manager:
    $114,800 median annual salary8

1GMAC Research (2017, 20 June). Nearly 9 in 10 Companies Plan to Hire MBA Graduates in 2017. Retrieved from
2Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Top Executives. Retrieved from
3Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Management Analysts Retrieved from
4Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Personal Financial Advisors. Retrieved from
5Glassdoor, Data Analyst Salaries. Retrieved from,12.htm.
6Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Public Relations and Fundraising Managers. Retrieved from
7Glassdoor, Social Media Manager Salaries. Retrieved from,20.htm.
8Glassdoor, Environmental Compliance Manager Salaries. Retrieved from,32.htm.

Course Information

Students can choose from three curricular options: a customizable general management M.B.A. (39 credits), an M.B.A. with a specialization (45 credits), or an accelerated online M.B.A. (30 credits).

For more information and course descriptions, check out our course catalog.

Applicants must submit:

  1. An undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution
  2. A minimum GPA of 2.75 on a 4.00 scale
  3. A minimum of five years of work experience including quantitative and writing responsibilities, demonstrated through a resume that shows progressive responsibility in an area that includes both writing and quantitative analysis
  4. An example of quantitative analysis
  5. A job-related writing sample, like a business plan, that shows written work as well as financial analysis
  6. If your overall GPA is below 2.75, you may receive provisional status in the program at the discretion of the MBA program director.
  7. $25 non-refundable application fee: Note that Saint Mary’s alumni, students seeking readmission, veterans and active military personnel are exempt from this application fee.
  8. Official transcripts: An official transcript issued to Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota from the institution posting the applicant’s completed bachelor degree and other relevant transcripts documenting program prerequisites and potential transfer credits must be sent separately and directly from your undergraduate institution in a sealed envelope. We don't accept transcripts that are scanned, emailed, or faxed.
  9. A written statement: Describe your personal background, training, career goals and experience. Tell us why you’re seeking admission to the MBA, what your personal and professional strengths are, and any other personal information you wish to share.
  10. An up-to-date résumé: Include both your educational and professional experience.
  11. Two letters of reference
  12. Two recommendations that verify professional and/or volunteer experience and/or academic ability

International transcripts must be evaluated by a university-accepted evaluator. Applicants with international transcripts may require an English language proficiency exam.

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Tuition & Fees

Tuition: $690 Per Credit


Graduation fee:$190

The Saint Mary's Difference

The heart of Saint Mary's is its people — faculty, staff, and your fellow students — who become your companions and allies on your educational journey. Here, in an intense give-and-take setting, each of us discovers just how much we can learn. You'll find, in every one of our classrooms, a person-centered education focused on your growth, your potential — because we believe that everyone deserves the chance to make an impact, to change the world around them.

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