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Fully accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education, the Lourdes University Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree is designed for individuals who strive to develop expertise and skills that will take them to a professional level.

The Lourdes MBA program curriculum focuses on 21st century skills that empower MBA candidates with the necessary resources to be successful in a fast-paced global society. Professional career mentoring in the Career Trek program and networking opportunities help candidates to grow personally and professionally.



MBA candidates can choose to complete the program in 12 months or opt for the 24 month program designed for working adults. Both plans of study offer flexibility in scheduling courses to fit busy lives. The delivery method for courses is a combination of face-to-face, hybrid, and online. Candidates will attend classes only one night a week.

Application Process

MBA Admission Requirements

The MBA program operates on a rolling admission basis, however, the priority application deadline is December 15th for the January start term (Spring Semester) and July 15th for the August start term (Fall).

1.      Apply Online

2.      Request official transcripts of all college-level work Applicants may also submit (upload into application) unofficial transcripts for early competency evaluation


  • Possess a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA
    • Any earned bachelor degree from an accredited university or college at the time of application. In addition, applicants must have sixty credit hours, with a grade of C [2.0] or better, of undergraduate business coursework.
  • Demonstrated competencies in the following areas: Marketing, Statistics, Economics, Financial or Managerial Accounting, Finance, and Management.
    • Students not meeting the required competencies can be conditionally admitted into the program while concurrently completing the required coursework.
      • Competencies can be earned by completing undergraduate coursework or completing courses through Ivy Software for an overview of the coursework
  • Complete and submit the Graduate Application for Admission
  • Submit a current resume
  • Submit a statement of purpose (250 words letting us know why you want to pursue an MBA and why you chose Lourdes University)
  • Provide the names and email addresses for three professional and/or academic references
  • Complete a satisfactory interview with the MBA Program Director

All documents except official transcripts can be uploaded into the application.


For more information, please contact the Graduate Admissions Office at 419-824-3517

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