Master of Business Administration (MBA)
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Director of Graduate Admissions
The Lourdes University Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree, fully accredited by the International Assembly of Collegiate Business Education, is designed for individuals who are interested in further developing expertise and skills before or during a career in business or nonprofit management in order to grow and strengthen your professional achievements.
Through an innovative and 21st century business focused curriculum, the Lourdes MBA program empowers MBA candidates with the necessary resources to be successful in an ever changing global society. Additionally, with personalized attention from providing one-on-one professional career mentoring in the Career Trek program to connecting current MBA candidates with alumni and leaders of industry, the Lourdes MBA focuses on ensuring your success to grow professionally throughout your entire course of study and long-after graduation.
The Lourdes MBA program is designed to 1) reinforce and build upon business facts, frameworks, and theories that were learned at the undergraduate level, 2) develop comfort in the application of foundational knowledge by learning skills, capabilities, and techniques, 3) facilitate the adoption of values, attitudes, and beliefs necessary for ethical success in a complex competitive environment, and 4) allow for practice through immersion experiences that will foster the adoption, integration, and internalization of the acquired knowledge, skills, and dispositions.
As a MBA candidate, you can choose your course of study to be completed in as little as twelve months, in the full-time program or opt for the part-time program where one can graduate within eighteen to twenty-four months. Both programs offer MBA candidates a personalized course of study with flexibility in scheduling classes that are offered as lecture classes meeting one night a week to hybrid and online courses that meet the challenges of balancing work-life duties with the working student.
Global & Professional Immersions
Candidates can choose to participate in one of two graduate level immersion experiences before successfully completing the program course of study. The global immersion allows MBA candidates to explore problems of international business, question assumptions and gain the skills to test those assumptions through site visits to international Fortune 500 companies in locations such as Brazil, China, Italy and South Africa. While the Professional Immersion enables MBA candidates the opportunity to pursue an interested career pathway that provides direct involvement within a business environment, through consulting, sales or an entrepreneurial experience.
Applicants seeking regular admission to the Graduate School must complete the following:
- Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA
- Request official college transcripts and have them sent to the Graduate School
- Complete and submit the Graduate Application for Admission
- Submit a current resume and statement of purpose
- Provide the names and contact information for three professional references
- Complete a satisfactory interview with the MBA Admissions Committee if the cumulative GPA is below 2.75
In addition to admissions requirements for the Graduate School, the following are required for admission to the M.B.A. program:
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 (or the equivalent) within the majority of the following core content areas: Accounting, Economics, Ethics, Finance, Legal Environment, Management, Marketing, Organizational Behavior, Quantitative Analysis and Statistics or Calculus in order to have all of the MBA foundational content courses waived.
Admitted applicants with less than sixty credit hours, with a grade of C [2.0] or better, of undergraduate business coursework (or the equivalent) must take the M.B.A. foundational content courses at the graduate level. The M.B.A. program will not accept credit for equivalent classes taken at the undergraduate level once an applicant has been admitted.
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