The mission of the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program at Mount St. Joseph University is to prepare students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to be business professionals who are ethical, socially responsible, and who can make strong contributions to organizations from the beginning of their careers. The unique 4 + 1 format allows students admitted to the program to complete the requirements for an MBA through dual credit courses in their senior undergraduate year plus one additional year at the Mount. Students apply for the program in the spring of the junior year in their undergraduate program. Students admitted into the 4 + 1 MBA program complete four MBA courses during their senior year (12 credits). These four courses count dually toward their baccalaureate and MBA requirements.  These 12 graduate credit hours will be calculated in the student’s undergraduate grade point average.  The graduate courses and credit hours will be transferred to the graduate transcript when students become fully admitted to the MBA program but the grades will not be calculated in the student’s graduate grade point average.  During the 5th year students complete 24 credits for a total of 36 graduate credits.

Link to Graduate Catalog: Master of Business Administration

Admission Requirements

MBA 4+1 Track:

There are two stages to the 4+1 MBA program application process: 1) application for provisional status and 2) progression to full admission status.

Application for Provisional Status to the MBA program

Students should submit applications for the MBA program in the spring semester of their junior year. Upon acceptance to the program, students will achieve provisional status into the MBA program and will be eligible to take the four graduate level courses during the senior year of their baccalaureate program. Requirements for obtaining provisional status are as follows:

  • An undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher
  • Graduate Admission Application.
  • MBA Required Foundational Courses form
  • Submission of a one-page, typed statement of the applicant’s career goals in the next five years and how an MBA will help you in achieving your goals. (This requirement is waived for Mount students with a 3.0 GPA or higher)

Progression to Full Admission in the MBA Program

Provisionally admitted MBA students become fully admitted degree-seeking students at the end of their senior year upon the completion of the following:

  • an undergraduate degree with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • all pre-requisite courses with GPA of 3.0 or higher from these courses
  • the required 12 credits of dual listed MBA courses with a grade of “B” or higher

Program Requirements

Hours: 51

Candidates for the MBA must successfully complete the following to graduate:

  • 15 hours of Foundational Courses with a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • 36 hours of MBA coursework with a GPA of 3.0 or higher


ACC 213 Principles of Accounting I - Financial (3)
FIN 300 Corporate Finance (3)
MTH 174 Statistics I (3) CMA

MGT 300 Management/Org Behavior (3)
MKT 300 Principles of Marketing (3)

ECO 211 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
ECO 212 Principles of Microeconomics (3) CEP
ECO 201 Economic Issues (3)


ACC 600 Managerial Accounting (3)
ECO 600 Global Economic Issues (3)
FIN 610 Managerial Finance (3)
MGT 500 Corporate, Legal and Ethical Responsibility (3)
MGT 510 Managing Innovation and Technology (3)
MGT 580 Group Dynamics & Team Building (3)
MGT 602 Leadership in Organizations (3)
MGT 603 Project and Operations Management (3)
MGT 605 Leadership Seminar I (3)
MGT 606 Leadership Seminar II (3)
MGT 607 Strategic Management (3)
MKT 520 Marketing for Management (3)

*Dual credit courses to be taken before full acceptance in the MBA program. Count for undergraduate and graduate programs.

MGT 500 Corporate, Legal and Ethical Responsibility (3)
MGT 510 Managing Innovation and Technology (3)
MGT 580 Group Dynamics & Team Building (3)
MKT 520 Marketing for Management (3)

Program Outcomes

  • Graduates will effectively communicate business ideas in writing and in speaking.
  • Graduates are able to critically evaluate, analyze, and interpret information to solve problems and make business decisions.
  • Graduates will make decisions informed by ethical and social responsibilities related to business practices.
  • Graduates will recognize and appreciate diversity and will have gained a global perspective grounded in an understanding of the complexity of the social environments within which organizations operate.
  • Graduates demonstrate knowledge of core business functions and use appropriate technology to obtain financial and business information.
  • Graduates will demonstrate effective interpersonal, group, and team skills  and lead effectively in team-based environments.