MBA

Our program helps students better understand the interconnectedness and complexity of business.


The Master of Business Administration program provides current business professionals with the necessary skills to be more competitive in the complex global marketplace. Stritch provides students with a sound understanding of the technical, global, cross-cultural, and ethical context of business through the lens of a business leader. The program develops leadership for organizations that value people, planet, and profit.

The College of Business and Management at Stritch has long been a pioneer in innovative business education. Graduates of the program will also gain skills required in today’s business world. In each course, our faculty bring real-world experience to the classroom, which helps students learn how to apply business theory, in a practical way, to solve contemporary and relevant problems.

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ACBSP Accreditation


ACBSP Accreditation The MBA program at Stritch has also received accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs. The ACBSP is a leading specialized accreditation body for business education supporting, celebrating, and rewarding teaching excellence. The association embraces the virtues of teaching excellence and emphasizes to students that it is essential to learn.

Program Format

Teams formed in each course integrate diverse backgrounds and opinions and serve as a support system that benefits the entire educational experience. Students will also learn how to explain business issues using effective written and oral reports.

The program provides application of business knowledge, including systems, processes, financial analysis, human resources, customer relationship management, and business leadership. It also prepares students to work effectively in teams, to serve as a team leader, and to become a skilled communicator and an ethical decision-maker.

Choose an Optional MBA Concentration

  • MBA Concentration in Cyber Security
    Prepares students to focus on Cyber Security within the context of complex business systems and operations. MBA program graduates who complete this concentration must balance information availability with information security at a time when there is a vast amount of data being collected and stored electronically. Graduates will be prepared to assess and manage risk by identifying security threats and vulnerabilities, and then designing and implementing appropriate safeguards and controls. This concentration is also designed to align with industry standards for Information Security best practices set forth by the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

  • MBA Concentration in Healthcare Management
    This concentration offers in-depth coverage of critical health care topics such as information management, human resource management, marketing and economics. During each course of the concentration, students apply theoretical concepts to case studies based on classic and current issues found in the health industry. MBA program graduates who complete this concentration are well-prepared to assume the duties of middle and upper level management positions in the healthcare industry.

  • MBA Concentration in Justice Administration
    Offers students offers in-depth coverage of critical criminal justice leadership topics such as policy and administration, risk assessment and mitigation, justice management and contemporary issues in justice administration. MBA program graduates who complete this concentration are prepared to assume the duties of middle and upper level management positions in the criminal justice agencies and organizations.

  • MBA Concentration in Marketing
    This concentration is designed for students who are interested in acquiring the skills and competencies necessary to marketing functions within a business, offering in-depth coverage of critical marketing topics such as consumer behavior, global markets, marketing management and healthcare marketing. MBA program graduates who complete this concentration are well-prepared to assume the duties of middle and upper level management positions in marketing in the business environment.  

Courses Are Available

  • Face-to-face
  • Online
  • Hybrid/Blended

Semesters to Join

  • Fall (August)
  • Fall (September)
  • Spring (January)
  • Spring (February)
  • Summer (May)

Transfer Credits You Already Earned

A maximum of six graduate credits may be transferred from another accredited degree-granting institution. Download our guide that explains credit acquisition.  

Application Requirements

  • Prior Education
    • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally-accredited college or university; and
    • a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale in all undergraduate work.
  • Required Experience
    Two-three years of full-time work experience post-high school, including exposure to the functions of management such as planning, budgeting, organizing, staffing, leading, training, analyzing or controlling.
  • Complete the Admissions Application
    Submit the admissions application which is free to complete online.
  • Request Transcripts
    Have official transcripts from each college or university you attended delivered directly to the Office of Admissions. 
  • Information for International Students
    If your prior education was not conducted in English, you must demonstrate proficiency with acceptable scores from the TOEFL, IELTS, or an ESL program. Review the  language and academic requirements to know if you are prepared for studying at Stritch. Review the We can also help you  obtain an F-1 student visa.

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The Stritch Alumni Network

Students, families, and employers know Stritch as a university that helps students find their mission, develop new skills, gain relevant career experience, and expand their professional networks. With a network of more than 34,000 graduates, our alumni are successful in their roles at nonprofits, schools, small companies, health care organizations, corporations, and entrepreneurial ventures.