Master of Business Administration

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) 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. To view the program learning outcomes click here.

Learn more about partnering with Stritch on an offsite MBA Program.

Courses Are Available

Face to Face
Main Campus

Program Details

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Additional Information

  • Ethics & Leadership
  • Managerial Statistics
  • Advanced Managerial Accounting
  • Corporate Finance
  • Business Analytics
  • Marketing Strategies
  • Operations Management
  • Capstone
  • Plus concentration courses (9 credits)
*​Tentative courses 2019–2020 academic year

  • Healthcare Administration
    • Healthcare Information Management
    • Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues for Healthcare Administrators
    • Managing Human Resources in Healthcare
  • General MBA
    • Human Resources
    • Global Marketing
    • Organizational Development
    • Nonprofit Management
    • Entrepreneurship

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. 


Application Process and Requirements

A bachelor’s degree from a regionally-accredited college or university; and a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale in all undergraduate work. Students whose GPA is below 2.75 may be admitted pending successful completion of a formal CBM interview.

A minimum of three years, full-time post-high school work experience or evaluation and approval by the college.

Submission of a personal statement explaining why you want to pursue your MBA.

Admission application. Submit the admissions application which is free to complete online. Applications for this program are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Official transcripts from each college or university you attended delivered directly to the Office of Admissions. Cardinal Stritch University alumni and current students should inquire with the admission counselor about locating transcripts already on file.

Transcripts from institutions outside of the United States require a course-by-course evaluation with GPA. Request the official report from ECE or WES to be sent directly to the Office of Admissions. Allow time for the evaluation to be completed since it could take up to 4-6 weeks to be created.

Non-business undergraduates may be required to take foundational business courses in addition to MBA courses for degree completion.

Completion of GMAT or GRE is NOT required.

Send Application Materials to Admissions

Submit the application online and have additional materials sent to:

Cardinal Stritch University
Office of Admissions
6801 N. Yates Road, #516
Milwaukee, WI  53217

Transfer of Graduate Credits

Up to nine graduate credits may be transferred in and in consultation with the department, may be applied to fulfill the degree requirements.. Download our guide that explains credit acquisition.

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.

How many credits is the program?

36 credits, consisting of 12 courses at 3 credits each.
Optional concentrations are an additional 12 credits.

How much will books cost?

The cost of books varies by course. Once you know the courses you are taking each term you can use that course number to search for the book at the Stritch Bookstore.

What courses will I be taking?

Courses are offered in a face-to-face or online format. Courses are six weeks long meeting one each week from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. A list of specific courses are provided to students on Registration Day by an Academic Advisor. Counselors in the Office of Admissions are available to assist before a Registration Day. 

Can I apply for financial aid?

We welcome you to discuss funding your graduate education with either your admissions counselor or a financial aid counselor. Before pursuing the financial aid process, you will need to apply for admission and be admitted to your graduate program. 

Is this program accredited?

Yes, this program and Cardinal Stritch University are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Select programs in the College of Business and Management have also earned additional accreditation by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs.

What is the "Education Institute Address"?

Use this address for all Stritch locations and online study: 

Cardinal Stritch University 
Attn: Graduate Admissions 
6801 N. Yates Road, Box 516
Milwaukee, WI 53217 

Funding Your Education

Stritch is competitively priced to make graduate education affordable. Counselors in our Financial Aid Office know that each student is unique and they are dedicated to helping identify ways to help students fund their education. Learn more about our tuition and the financial aid process.

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 close to 37,000 graduates, our alumni are successful in their roles at nonprofits, schools, small companies, health care organizations, corporations, and entrepreneurial ventures.