Leveraging the University of Mount Union’s history in developing successful business leaders, the fully online MBA will equip business professionals with knowledge and competencies for career advancement. Mount Union’s MBA offers two concentrations - business analytics and leadership and innovation.
The goal of the Mount Union's MBA program is to cultivate and refine analytic and leadership skills through knowledge acquisition and the integration of research and practice.
A six-week course structure will enable students to complete two consecutive courses per term, allowing them to focus on one class at a time. The program has start dates in May, August, and January, and utilizes faculty who possess a combination of industry experience and academic credentials which are critical for fostering student success.
MBA in Business Analytics Through hands-on projects and industry-relevant coursework, the concentration in business analytics will develop the technical skills necessary for equipping professionals to analyze and interpret data for effective strategy formulation and decision making in areas such as marketing, forecasting and operations.
MBA in Leadership and Innovation This comprehensive program will blend core managerial principles with emergent leadership theory and practice to develop innovative and sustainable skills needed of professionals and managers to take on senior roles and become successful leaders and idea generators.
MBA has start dates in the May, August, and January terms
Online MBA | Admission Requirements
Degree/Credentials: Baccalaureate degree from a regionally or nationally accredited institution.
Undergraduate Achievement:Possess an undergraduate cumulative grade point average equal to or greater than a 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or a grade point average equal to or greater than 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) with a minimum of 12 credit hours of graduate study.
Experience:Provide a curriculum vitae or résumé.
Essay and Writing Ability:Applicants will submit an essay of a maximum of 500 words outlining the following: 1) career aspirations, 2) qualifications, and 3) rationale for applying to the program. This piece should demonstrate the candidate’s ability to write at a graduate level.
Professional Recommendation: Provide one recommendation from an employer or a former professor who is in a position to judge the applicant’s potential for graduate level study and research.
Consideration for Conditional Admission: Applicants who do not meet the above criteria will be judged on a case-by-case basis and will be asked to submit additional documentation in an attempt to gain conditional admission.
Applicants with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Equivalent:
Students with a bachelor's degree in business (or those who have completed an equivalent of the business common professional core (CPC) at the undergraduate level) with a 3.0 GPA or higher will not be required to take Business Foundations 1 and 2.
Applicants with Non-Business Bachelor’s Degree:
Students with a non-business bachelor's degree, or those who have not completed an equivalent of the business common professional core (CPC) at the undergraduate level) with a 3.0 GPA or higher will be required to take Business Foundations 1 and 2. The undergraduate CPC may also be satisfied by completing appropriate undergraduate courses
OTHER ADMISSION/ENROLLMENT RELATED INFORMATION
Transfer Credit Policy:A maximum of nine (9) semester hours of graduate transfer credits will be considered for transfer credit. The course(s) must have been taken at a regionally accredited institution and be aligned with the objectives for the University of Mount Union course(s), and only coursework earning a grade of B or better will be considered for transfer credit. Additional credits may be transferred on a case-by-case basis.
A candidate wishing to transfer credits must submit an official transcript, along with a copy of the appropriate course description from the graduate catalogue of the respective institution; and may be asked to offer additional documentation (such as a course syllabus). To initiate a transfer credit evaluation, contact Dr. Anne Christo-Baker, Director of the School of Business at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TOEFL Requirement:Applicants whose primary language is not English must have a recent IBT (Internet- Based TOEFL) score of 100 or more in addition to meeting other program requirements.
Enrollment Deposit: If admitted to the program, candidates are required to submit a non-refundable deposit of $250. This deposit will be applied toward tuition charges.
The University of Mount Union prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, gender, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, veteran status, marital or parental status, pregnancy, disability, or genetic information in student admissions, financial aid, educational or athletic programs, or employment as now or may hereafter be required by university policy and federal or state law. Inquiries regarding compliance may be directed to the Office of Human Resources, Beeghly Hall, (330) 829-6560, email@example.com.
Online MBA | Curriculum
Strategic Human Resource Management
Legal and Ethical Foundations of Business
Major Field Test (MFT) Assessment (graduation requirement)
The Department’s accrediting body, ACBSP, requires additional course coverage for applicants without adequate preparation in business at the undergraduate level. The following accelerated courses are designed to provide the required content that covers the essential foundations of an undergraduate business program. These courses must be completed during the student’s first year in the MBA program.