Online Master of Business Administration

Online Master of Business Administration

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Your online education will include the same challenging, advanced curriculum and experienced professors as those who study on campus. Our faculty is dedicated to helping you succeed, and you’ll have access to several resources. Even though the programs are online, you’ll still have the ability to receive individualized support from your professors and interact with fellow classmates. Your professors will be available to answer your questions, and you can participate in group conversations.

Careers: Business Operations Manager, Management Consultant, Marketing Manager

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The online M.B.A. program at Ave Maria University not only offers the flexibility of being able to study whenever and wherever you desire, it also provides you the opportunity to experience a quality, well-rounded education at an affordable price. Our online programs allow you to maintain your work and family commitments, and do your class work whenever it’s most convenient for you.

Discover what it’s like to experience the M.B.A. program from Ave Maria University online as you build further skills to become a leader of tomorrow.

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Courses and


Our online MBA program offers four areas of concentration, Management, Accounting, Communications, and International Business, which consists of eight courses for 32 credit hours that can be completed in as little as 12 months. Within these eight total courses, five courses will be required (20 credit hours) and three courses will be electives in your respective area of concentration (12 credit hours).

Our program allows students the opportunity to explore fundamental business skills in areas including accounting, finance, economics, marketing, and business management.

The faculty of our MBA program is comprised of qualified individuals devoted to educational success. The makeup of our faculty is unique as we have professors from Ave Maria University and other prestigious institutions across the country. Our professors share with our students the expertise from a number of different industries such as marketing, management, accounting, economics, and much more. We take pride in our flexible, faith-based curriculum as it is designed for students looking to enhance their knowledge and skills in business-related practices.

  • BUSN 503: Leadership, Ethics, & Management Theory
  • ACCT 520: Financial Statement Analysis
  • ECON 550: Economics and the Global Business Environment
  • FINC 550: Advanced Finance for Managers & Leaders
  • MKTG 550: Marketing Management

The MBA Concentration in Management provides students the opportunity to learn business expertise with an emphasis on leadership in management settings. This concentration explores the different management styles necessary for the competitive nature in our business world today. Upon successful completion, graduates will be well-versed in areas of ethics, operations, accounting, finance, marketing, and other business management practices. The online platform allows you to simultaneously study and work full time. Along with the five required courses, you will need to select three out of the eight elective courses listed below:

  • BUSN 515: The Vocation to Business Leadership
  • BUSN 530: Quantitative Methods for Managers
  • BUSN 550: Management Operations and Strategy
  • BUSN 560: Team Leadership & Organizational Behavior
  • BUSN 570: Supply Chain Management
  • BUSN 590: Entrepreneurship
  • BUSN 640: Business Law
  • BUSN 699: Internship

The MBA Concentration in Accounting provides students the opportunity to advance their knowledge of accounting, while obtaining a graduate level degree. This concentration is perfect for those with an undergraduate degree in accounting because upon successful completion, you will have all the necessary credit requirements for CPA certification. The online platform allows you to simultaneously study and work full time. Along with the five required courses, you will need to take the three accounting elective courses listed below:

  • ACCT 510: Advanced Accounting
  • ACCT 530: Government & Not for profit Accounting
  • ACCT 540: International Accounting
  • ACCT 599: Accounting Internship

The MBA Concentration in Communications provides students the opportunity to develop skills that will sharpen their ability to listen, interpret, write, and speak. Concentrating in communications gives students a competitive advantage as they will be able to recognize the necessary information in our world today without getting misled by any potential shortcomings. This will allow them to become successful managers who are sensitive to the influence of communications technology within their organizations. Furthermore, upon successful completion, students will become more attentive to justice and human dignity through our faith-based curriculum. The online platform allows you to simultaneously study and work full time. Along with the five required courses, you will need to take the three communications electives listed below:

  • COMM 518: Business Writing Strategies
  • COMM 528: Corporate Narrative and Storytelling
  • COMM 538: Technology and Corporate Culture

The MBA Concentration in International Business provides students the opportunity to explore the global economies, while acquiring a stronger knowledge of the intricacies of our interconnected world. Students who decide to concentrate in International Business will delve into the international topics of finance, trade and investment, marketing, economics, and accounting. These international courses will prepare students to advance in their careers by offering them a stronger understanding of the impacts of global decisions, the language of globalization, and how globalization affects our daily lives. Additionally, our students will develop skills in business leadership that will help them successfully lead a diverse team that handles the complexities of their international work environment. The online platform allows you to simultaneously study and work full time. Along with the five required courses, you will need to take three of the six international business electives listed below:

  • ECON 510: International Finance and Open-Economy Macroeconomics
  • ECON 520: International Trade and Investment
  • ECON 530: Global Capital and National Institutions
  • MKTG 510: Global Marketing Strategy
  • ACCT 540: International Accounting
  • FINC 510: Global Financial Strategy



Credit hours: 32
Cost per credit: $524
Estimated completion time: 12-16 months

To be considered for Ave Maria’s online MBA program, you must have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university. You must also have proof of at least two of the following:

  • GMAT score of at least 440
  • GRE score of at least 144
  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or more
  • Post-graduate degree in another discipline
  • Three or more years of professional work experience with advancement in a particular competency or management responsibilities for budgets, projects, or personnel
  • A “B” grade or better in each of the following courses, or their undergraduate equivalents: ACCT 201, ECON 201, FINC 201, and STAT 230 (when enrolling with conditional admission as a non-degree-seeking student)

To apply, please submit the following items:

  • Online application (There is no application fee.)
  • Official copies of all transcripts, showing degree conferral when appropriate
  • Essay or video in which you communicate your motivation for pursuing an MBA

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  • $560.68 per credit ($2,242.72 per course)
  • Total Program Cost: $17,941.76 (32 credits total)
  • Authentication Fee: $43.87 per course

Time to completion varies by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at (239) 280-2556 or request more information.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change. Books and materials are not included and may cost up to an additional $5,500. Fees are charged per course unless otherwise noted. This program takes an estimated two to four semesters to complete, depending on transfer credits.

At Ave Maria Online, we understand that coming up with the funds for a college education can get tricky. We offer financial aid to all eligible students who complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Our financial aid options include grants and loans.

Simply complete the application online on the FAFSA website. Remember to use Ave’s school code: 039413. After we have received your information, we will determine your financial aid eligibility and notify you so that you can accept any or all of it. In addition, one of our friendly enrollment counselors can assist you throughout the entire process.

We proudly offer assistance for U.S. military veterans. Veterans can take advantage of the Montgomery GI Bill and the Veterans Vocational Rehabilitation for veterans with a service-connected disability. Spouses and dependents of veterans can also receive assistance.

Ave Maria University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Ave Maria University.



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