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MBA - Master of Business Administration

Master of Business
Administration (M.B.A.)


business and management

For 45 years, Benedictine’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) programs have been preparing students for executive and managerial positions in both the private and the public sectors.

Leaders in the 21st century must make their way through the maze of market uncertainty, global competition, ethical challenges and constant change. The M.B.A. program at the Daniel L. Goodwin College of Business at Benedictine has prepared more than 7,000 students to meet those challenges. The M.B.A. conveys practical knowledge and competence to better run organizations in a competitive environment. Essential skills needed in management include accounting, economics, project management, finance, strategy, marketing and ethics. The M.B.A. is an essential factor for your career growth and leadership development.

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Students in the Master of Business Administration program have the opportunities to:

Demonstrate mastery over key business functional areas and identify and solve business problems in organizations.
Form a sense of social intelligence and ethics to lead individuals, teams, and organizations to achieve goals and create a sustainable competitive advantage.
Integrate quantitative and qualitative analyses to recommend ethical business decisions that support financial and strategic goals.
Apply knowledge about the differences among global economies, institutions, and cultures to understand the implications these have on global management.
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Optional Concentrations

  • Project Management
  • Digital Marketing
  • Change Management
  • Talent Management

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On-Campus, Online or Hybrid Formats

Benedictine designed the M.B.A. program for working adults and offers convenient options on-campus, online or hybrid. The program’s classes are ideal for those who seek flexibility in their course schedules and plan to register as either a full or part-time student. Whether you are an on-campus or online student, you are assigned to a Student Success Advisor, who can help assist you in creating a personalized plan for your degree completion. Having flexible options allows students to finish their degree in a format and at a speed that allows them to manage a busy life and career.

4+1 Master of Business Administration Program

Well-qualified Benedictine University students who complete a B.B.A. or B.S. degree may be eligible to complete the M.B.A. degree in approximately one additional year of full-time graduate study. Students in other majors are encouraged to discuss curricular options with the department chair. The full-time 4+1 Program is developed specifically for recent college graduates. Admission to the program is not automatic and an application must be completed during a student’s senior year of undergraduate coursework.

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The Online One-Year Accelerated MBA

Benedictine’s accelerated MBA program is designed for motivated professionals who want to complete their degree faster by taking two classes during each session instead of one. Depending on your educational background, it may be completed in as little as one year.

International M.B.A. Program

The Asian M.B.A. program is run in partnership with Shenyang University of Technology. The M.B.A. program is also being offered in partnership with University of Economics and Business and at Dong A University in Da Nang. The M.S. MIS program is offered at Shenyang Jianzhu University (SJZU). The Higher Learning Commission approved Benedictine University to offer M.B.A. and Master of Science (M.S.) in Management Information Systems programs throughout China and Vietnam.

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By returning to my beloved alma mater to receive my M.B.A., I was able to achieve one of my career goals, which was to become the Engineering Services Manager of Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. Since graduating with my M.B.A., I’ve been better prepared to deliver an unforgettable experience for our resort guests by striving to ensure an excellent experience for all. Our society needs more Benedictine graduates, particularly within the focus of servant leadership.

Joe Ward, MBA class of 2020

Joe Ward
M.B.A. ’20
Engineering Service Manager
Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

Master of Business Administration Faculty

Ron Baiman, Ph.D.

Rick Cali

Rick Cali, M.B.A.

John Draut

John Draut, M.B.A.

Tim Goines

Timothy Goines, Ph.D.

August Lee, Ph.D.

Namhoon (August) Lee, Ph.D.

Rachael Narel, Ph.D.

Derrick Walters, College of Business Faculty

Derrick Walters, Ed.D.

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Questions? Reach out to us at:
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COB programs Advisor
Ph.D.) and DNP
Jenny Jeschke, M.A.
[email protected]
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