Full-Time MBA Program


Program Details

Why Choose Xavier’s Full-Time MBA?

Immerse yourself in Xavier University’s full-time Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree program and begin your journey to becoming a business leader, operating in skill and innovation.

Our MBA offers a rigorous graduate school experience that strengthens your communication, hones your strategic instincts and expands your industry expertise. Because of its full-time format, you earn your Master of Business Administration in as little as one year, empowering you to expedite your professional development and make your mark on the business world.

Flexible Learning Formats and Schedules

The full-time MBA program provides flexible learning formats to suit your busy lifestyle. We offer in-person and online classes, allowing for more convenience and flexibility. Evening classes are also available.

Specialize Your Degree With a Concentration

Xavier offers eight concentrations to develop robust and well-rounded expertise, ranging from business intelligence and analytics to supply chain management.

Pursuing a concentration allows you to tailor your MBA further to your personal and professional interests and gain specialized knowledge, which supports your career trajectory and gives you a competitive edge. Learn more about our MBA concentration and elective options.

AACSB-Accredited MBA Program

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 not found at other business schools.

No GMAT or GRE required to apply

MBA programs at Xavier University no longer require the GMAT or GRE test scores of applicants.


Admission to Xavier’s full-time MBA program is rolling, which allows you to begin your graduate studies throughout the academic year. While there is no formal application deadline, the following dates are recommended to ensure timely processing of your application materials and course registration:

  • Fall - Aug. 1
  • Spring - Dec. 1

To be considered for admission into the MBA program, you must submit the following materials:

  • Completed application.
  • Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended, sent directly from the institution; electronic transcripts are preferred.
  • A current résumé documenting work experience.
  • Two letters of recommendation from academic or professional sources; recommender names/emails can be uploaded to the application, allowing the recommendation form to be sent to them by email.
  • A personal statement regarding the motivation and goals that have prompted your application to the full-time MBA program.
  • A personal interview (if requested) by the admissions committee

You are considered for admission into the program once all application materials have been received.

If you are an international student, the full-time MBA office must receive all completed applications and supplementary materials by January 1. To learn more about the international student application process, please contact hellkampal@xavier.edu.

Along with the core application materials, international students must also submit the following supplemental materials:

  • Official TOEFL scores (internet-based score requirements: 80 total, minimum of 20 in each section).
  • Official course by course WES evaluation (or other NACES member).
  • If applicable: Change of School Report.

For students requesting support from Xavier University for an F-1 student visa, students must submit the following documents:

  • A copy of the information page of your passport.
  • Sponsor Financial Statement Form - An original bank statement showing available funds of at least $34,155.00.
  • Tuition and Fees (required for the Form I-20) - Scanned/emailed, faxed or photocopied documents sent in the mail will not be accepted.

If you are currently enrolled as a student in F-1 status at an institution of higher education in the United States, please submit the SEVIS Record Transfer Form.

If you are in the United States in a different visa category and want to change to F-1 status, please contact the Center for International Education for more information.

International applicants who have yet to submit a complete application (see above for required documents) will not be granted an I-2 by the deadline.

Please visit Xavier's International Student & Scholar Services for more detailed information about applying as an international graduate student.

Admission for International students has unique requirements and additional required documents.


In our full-time master’s in business administration program, you enroll in a carefully planned course schedule to maximize your time at Xavier. During the fall and spring terms, you take five classes per semester and complete your degree in the summer term, enrolling in three to four classes

Altogether, the total number of credit hours required to complete the 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).

The MBA curriculum provides a thorough exploration of business fundamentals in accounting, marketing, operations, analytics and ethics, ensuring you receive comprehensive training. These courses include hands-on learning with “clients” to anchor classroom concepts in applied experience.

To round out your education, you can select your self-exploration electives and develop essential leadership skills like communication, collaboration and strategy. This promotes a learning environment that encourages your curiosity and helps you gain the skills needed to tackle today’s issues with tomorrow’s solutions.

Foundation Skills

If needed, these courses can be taken online the summer before the program begins:

  • ACCT 500 - Foundations of Financial Accounting (3)
  • BAIS 500 - Business Statistics (3)

Fall Term

  • ACCT 550 - Managerial Accounting (3)
  • ECON 550 - Managerial Economics (3)
  • BLAW 550 - Strategy and Organizations (3)
  • MKTG 550 - Marketing Strategy (3)
  • Business Elective (1)

Spring Term

  • BAIS 550 - Business Information Systems (3)
  • BAIS 551 - Operational Analysis (3)
  • BUAD 550 - Business Law and Ethics (3)
  • MGMT 550 - Contemporary Business Issues & Topics (3)
  • FINC 550 - Fundamentals of Finance (3)

Summer Term

  • Business Electives (2) Capstone

Capstone Course Options

Develops students' ability to integrate information from the foundation skills and core courses. The capstone course is taken during the final semester, and all other required courses must be completed prior. Students can choose from:

  • BUAD 690 - Corporate Governance (3)
  • BUAD 691 - Global Strategic Thinking (3)
  • BUAD 694 - Bond Portfolio Management (3)

Sample Courses

  • BLAW 550 - Business Law and Ethics - The course revolves around an organization's core values (e.g., leadership, integrity, honesty, etc.). It explores the relationship between ethics and law by discussing legal concepts (e.g., compliance, governance, discrimination, products and liability) and then analyzing the ethical implications of these same topics. The class format includes lectures, case analyses, discussions using the Socratic method and groups, and student team projects. Students take weekly quizzes, conduct research, and write a paper exploring an approved business legal and ethics topic they select.
  • ECON 550 - Managerial Economics - Managerial economics analyzes consumer and firm behavior to provide a strong theoretical understanding of how consumers make decisions and how firms maximize profit. With this foundation, the second part of the course examines how firms are organized and their behavior in various market situations. The course concludes with an analysis of how to make effective decisions regarding hiring, managing and motivating workers.
  • FINC 550 - Fundamentals of Finance - Fundamentals of Finance helps students understand the basic principles and techniques used in the financial management of a business. The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to the fundamentals of finance, with special emphasis on financial decisions within the context of the corporation.
  • BUAD 550 - International Business - This course seeks to expand students’ perspectives by examining issues in international business, including globalization and differences in political and economic systems. Students also explore cultural differences across countries, comparative advantage and trade policy, exchange rates, international capital markets and global finance, strategy and regional economic integration agreements.

Tuition and Fees

Xavier’s full-time MBA program costs $38,000, including fees and costs of the global immersion (minus airfare).

To help you finance your graduate education, we provide a broad range of financial aid offerings. Our staff stands ready to support you through the financial aid process, answering all your questions and connecting you to useful resources.

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Student graduating with an MBA

Are you a Xavier graduate looking to pursue your MBA? We can help you out! As a Xavier alum – no matter your degree – you receive the Loyal Musketeer Scholarship on your tuition, which covers 25% of your program cost.

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Earn Your MBA in as Little as One Year

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With its full-time format and rigorous schedule, Xavier’s MBA expedites your career growth. You can finish your degree in under 12 months and be on your way to finding a fulfilling professional path.

MBA Concentrations and Electives

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Career Outlook for MBA Graduates

As one of the most versatile graduate degrees, an MBA degree opens exciting opportunities for you and your career. With the varied knowledge you gain and the array of competencies you acquire, you become an in-demand and competitive applicant, entering into a growing workforce and earning a steady income.

Xavier’s Master of Business Administration graduates see a strong return on their investment. On average, our full-time MBA students earn a salary of $81,1000. In 2019, Columbus Business First noted Xavier ranked in the top five for the highest starting salaries of MBA graduates in Ohio.

Equipped with a master’s in business administration, you can work in business and financial occupations, such as:

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Full-Time MBA Program at Xavier University

Gain the specialized expertise and real-world experience needed to excel in the business world by enrolling in Xavier University’s full-time MBA degree program. Through the broad range of instruction, you advance your knowledge and build a diverse skill set that supports your career readiness. Establish yourself as a leader in business by earning your master’s in business administration at Xavier!

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."