Master of Business Administration

Master of Business Administration

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More MBA students choose Xavier than most other local programs combined. And for good reason. The value, quality and networking opportunities provided by Xavier's Master of Business Administration program are a return on your educational investment that is unmatched in the region.

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Executive MBA Program

The 16-month EMBA for seasoned corporate executives immerses students in leadership, team-building and strategy. Admission is highly selective for this Master of Business Administration program.

Executive MBA
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Full-Time Day MBA

A one-year, full-time day Master of Business Administration program designed for exceptional students who have recently completed their undergraduate degrees and want to get a head start on their careers.

Full Time
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Part-Time On Campus MBA

Choose the schedule that works best for you with our most flexible Master of Business Administration program option. Students can take classes in the evenings.

For Working Professionals
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Online MBA

The Online MBA at Xavier is designed to keep working professionals on track for advancement. By attending classes online, you can earn your Master of Business Administration degree in two to three years, at the pace that's right for you.

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Non-Degree Programs

Take a class at Xavier as a visiting student or continue your education by pursuing a post-MBA certificate.

Non-Degree Programs

All for one

Xavier is ranked #1 for its excellent academic reputation among top competitors in the region. Students get the most out of their education, from rigorous classroom studies to experiential learning in the real world.

The Master of Business Administration Network

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Xavier graduates are connected with a network of more than 18,000 alumni with MBA degrees. And in 2019, Columbus Business First noted Xavier ranked in the top five for highest starting salaries of MBA graduates in Ohio.

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Experiential Learning for MBA students

In Scott Beck’s class, Master of Business Administration students work with local businesses to, as they say, “Build brands, create jobs and change lives.” It’s all part of the Xavier Mission to give back to the community.

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Fellowship Opportunities for MBA students

The Cintas Graduate Ethics Fellowship was created to help Xavier MBA students enhance their exposure to Leadership, Ethics, Governance and Sustainability in the Values Based Leadership Concentration. Students have the opportunity to attend ethics-related events and complete a creative expression project. Awardees are reimbursed for either a three-credit-hour MBA course, or $3,000 towards the London–Paris International Ethics course.

Cintas Graduate Ethics Fellowship

Xavier University Named Top 5 in Ohio for MBA Highest Starting Salaries

According to a December 2019 report from Columbus Business First, Xavier University ranks in the top five for highest starting salaries of MBA graduates in Ohio. At an average salary of $81,100, Xavier is comparable to only four other Ohio universities that can boast such success.

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Master of Business Administration Program at Xavier University

The total number of credit hours required to complete the Xavier University MBA program varies from a minimum of 39 hours (all foundation skills waived with a nine-credit-hour concentration) to a maximum of 48 hours (all foundation skills and a 12-credit-hour concentration in Finance). Students can choose the schedule that works best for them, like the school’s most flexible option - classes in the evenings.

Xavier University's Williams College of Business is accredited by the AACSB. AACSB-accredited schools offer students a relevant and challenging curriculum, the highest quality faculty and career opportunities that are not found at other business schools.

Xavier University is a private university located in Cincinnati, Ohio, providing a liberal arts education in the Jesuit Catholic tradition. Founded in 1831, the University is the sixth-oldest Catholic university in the nation. It has been ranked among the top 10 master's-level universities in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report for the past two decades. The Princeton Review names it one of the "Best 385 Colleges in America."