Master of Business Administration
Bill and Vieve Gore School of Business
6 Semesters (2 years)
The MBA Program at Westminster College
The MBA program at Westminster College is designed to provide a well-rounded graduate education in business, helping you further develop your skills and understanding of finance, operations, information systems, marketing, economics, and accounting. You’ll complete your coursework through a combination of classroom, online, competency-based, and experiential components, and you will have access to a variety of centers and involvement opportunities on campus. Throughout the program, you’ll receive personalized mentoring from highly qualified faculty with expertise in technology, entrepreneurship, banking, marketing, business analytics, and more. The MBA is intentionally flexible and you can start the program in August, January, or May—whichever fits best into your life. When you graduate, you’ll not only be prepared to be successful as a leader at the senior level of an organization, but you’ll also have the ability to adapt to ever-changing social, technological, and economic conditions.
Who the MBA Program Is For
The MBA program is ideal for engaged and self-directed learners who want to further their career. Most of our students are working professionals looking to integrate their academic and professional pursuits, but you don’t have to have a full-time job in the industry to join the program. To ensure your success in the program, you’ll need to be organized, focused, and motivated. And because you’ll be working in groups, you’ll need to be a team player.
- MBA-550EML: Mindful Leadership in Practice
- MBA-601B: Survey of Economics
- MBA-615C: Creating Competitive Strategies
- MBA-PRJ2.6: Globalization
Completion time: You can complete the program in two to three years, but this varies depending on personal and professional commitments. That’s why we lock your tuition rate for up to 5 years and allow you to go at your own pace.
The program consists of four sections: three learning modules and an elective block. Through electives, you can customize your plan of study to align with your specific career goals. At the end of the program, you’ll take an international trip with your classmates to study the global economy hands-on.
Module I: Your first courses focus on fundamental business concepts and skills in areas including marketing, economics, quantitative analysis, finance, and accounting.
Module II: These courses offer a breadth of instruction on topics including data and decision analytics, creating competitive strategies, financial decision-making, ethics and laws of corporate governance, operations, and designing high-performance organizations.
Module III: The third module is the capstone of the program. You’ll study business in the global economy, focusing on a specific region or country. At the end of the course, you’ll go on a 10-day International Context Tour with your classmates, where you’ll examine the economic, social, financial, demographic, and multicultural environments you studied in class.
Elective Courses: You can use your electives to complete graduate certificates in business analytics, entrepreneurship, marketing, and high-performance organizations, or take individual courses such as Leadership, New Product Development, Intellectual Property, and Negotiations and Persuasion.
Completed applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.
Fall 2022: July 29, 2022
Spring 2023: Nov. 9, 2022
Summer 2023: March 27, 2023
Fall 2023: July 10, 2023
Entry Terms: Fall, Spring, or summer
Dax Jacobson, Ph.D
Interim Dean, Gore School of Business
Vicki Graham Whiting, Ph.D
Dick Chapman, Ph.D
Alysse Morton, Ph.D
average class size
What Are the Benefits of the MBA Degree Program?
- Our program is flexible and self-paced, so you can study what you’re passionate about and advance your career at the same time.
- You will take an all-inclusive international trip where you’ll deepen your understanding of the global business environment. Past locations have included Western Europe, China, Southeast Asia, India, and South America.
- You’ll have countless opportunities to get involved in activities that augment your learning, including power lunches, lectures, panel discussions, workshops, and community-engaged learning.
- Our certificate in accounting prepares you to sit for the CPA exam while you work towards your MBA degree. CPA review books are included in tuition and over 90 percent of our students pass the exam.
Our program helps you build on your existing business skills and develop new ones to take your career to the next level—whether that’s within your current company or outside of it. Our graduates go on to have successful careers in a wide variety of business-related fields, including marketing, project management, finance, non-profit, accounting, and entrepreneurship.
- Digital marketing director
- Corporate risk analyst
- Project manager
- Senior contract administrator
- Chief operating officer
- Human resources officer
- Corporate accountant
- Financial analyst
- Director of operations
- Senior loan officer
- Senior recruiter
Tuition and Fees
The price model of the Master of Business Administration program ensures that you know the full price of the program at the beginning. All-inclusive pricing is fixed for 5 years once enrolled, as long as you stay active in the program. This includes all course materials and an international context tour.
Westminster works with all students to determine the financial aid opportunities available to them. Federal financial aid is available and will be awarded on an individual basis to students who have filed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Some federal financial aid programs require students to maintain the equivalent of full- or part-time enrollment. Westminster also offers scholarships for graduate students.
Students who completed an undergraduate degree at Westminster are eligible to receive the Westminster Alumni Scholarship. MBA program students are also eligible for the MBA Leadership Scholarship and the Ronald and Janet Gibson Scholarship (fall only). MBA program students who are pursuing the Accounting Certificate are also eligible for the Grant Thornton/Westminster Tax Institute Scholarship (fall only).
Graduate students are eligible for Direct Unsubsidized Loans and Direct (grad) PLUS loans through the U.S. Department of Education’s federal student loan program.
Federal Work Study
Federal Work Study is a federally funded program that provides job opportunities for students to earn money to help pay for college. Westminster employs hundreds of students each year in different areas.