Full-Time MBA Program

Program Features

Xavier's full-time MBA program for emerging leaders offers a cohort experience with a carefully planned course schedule. Students take 5 classes per semester in the fall and spring semesters and complete the degree in the summer with 3-4 classes, depending on their choice of concentration. Courses are focused on leadership, team-building and strategy to prepare students for an ever-changing business world. 

No GMAT or GRE required to apply

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



To be considered for admission into the MBA program the following materials are required:

  • Completed application
  • Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended, sent directly from the institution; Electronic transcripts are preferred.
  • A current résume documenting work experience; the résume is uploaded to the MBA application system.
  • 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 personal motivation and goals that have prompted application to the Full Time MBA Program.

Please have all application materials sent directly to:

  • Xavier University
  • ATTN: Admission Processing Center
  • 3800 Victory Parkway
  • Cincinnati OH 45207- 3221

You will be considered for admission into the program once all application materials have been received. Admission is rolling, allowing students to begin their MBA studies at many times 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

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International Admission

Application Process

Admission for International MBA students needing an F-1 visa requires the following. Students needing an F-1 visa are not eligible for provisional admission as all international applicants must be fully admitted to enroll in the program. Xavier does not offer conditional admission to the MBA program.

Complete an online application. International students with an F-1 visa are not eligible for admission into the Executive MBA or Offsite MBA as those are part-time programs that do not meet visa requirements for full-time study.

Send the following documents to Xavier:

  • Current resume or CV uploaded to your online application.
  • All undergraduate/graduate transcripts, in English, sent directly from the University.
  • Credential Evaluation
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS scores, sent directly from the testing service*
  • 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 personal motivation and goals that have prompted application to the Full Time MBA Program.

Check your application status page for updates to your application and to see your decision letter. Your application will be considered once all materials have been received. If you have not heard from us within two weeks of submitting your final item, please feel free to contact us. Once you have received an admission letter, proceed to the next step.

In order to provide you with an I20 you must submit the following materials. For full details on these requirements, please visit the Xavier International Admission website.

  • Copy of passport
  • Official bank statement
  • Financial sponsor statement form
  • SEVIS Record transfer form (transfer students or those coming from an undergraduate institution in the United States only)

About the GMAT and GRE

MBA programs at Xavier University do not require the GMAT or GRE test scores of its applicants.
If you have taken either exam in the past, you are welcome to submit your scores by self-reporting them in the drop down menu within your application. No official test scores are required to be submitted.
Please note, that the MBA Admissions Committee reserves the right to ask applicants for the submission of test scores should it be deemed important to the other required application materials. Notification of such a request will be made directly to the applicant via email.

*- English competency exam requirement can be waived if you have received a previous degree in the United States or have worked in the United States for at least 5 years.

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Foundation Skills

These courses ensure a solid foundation in traditional business disciplines and provide understanding of the business environment. These courses are pre-requisites and students may be able to waive them based on undergraduate coursework. If not, they must be taken before the cohort begins in August.

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

Core Coursework

Emphasize the integration of skills applied to complex business decisions.

  • ACCT 550 Managerial Accounting (3)
  • BLAW 550 Business Law and Ethics (3)
  • BUAD 550 International Business (3) or other approved International Course
  • ECON 550 Managerial Economics (3)
  • FINC 550 Fundamentals of Finance (3)
  • BAIS 550 Business Information Systems (3)
  • MGMT 550 Strategy and Organizations (3)
  • MGMT 551 Operational Analysis (3)
  • MKTG 550 Marketing Strategy (3)

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)


In-depth studies into areas such as Business Administration, Business Intelligence, Finance, Innovation/Change/Entrepreneurship, International Business, Marketing, Pricing Strategy, Supply Chain Management and Values Based Leadership. A minimum of 9 credit hours of elective coursework are required in the electives area some have more. A concentration fulfills the electives requirement of the degree.

Sample Courses

BLAW 550 - Business Law and Ethics - The course is structured around an organization's core values (i.e. leadership, integrity, honesty, etc.) The course explores the relationship between ethics and law by discussing legal concepts (i.e. compliance, governance, discrimination, products, & liability), then analyzing the ethical implications of these same topics. The class format will include lecture, case analysis, discussion using the Socratic method and groups, and student team projects. Students take weekly quizzes and 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 in order to provide a strong, theoretical understanding of how consumer and firm behavior in order to provide a strong, theoretical understanding of how consumers make decisions and firms maximize profit. With this foundation, the second part of the course examines how firms are organized and their behavior in a variety of 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 will help 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 examines issues in international business including globalization, differences in political and economic systems as well as 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

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.

Xavier Named Top MBA Program in Ohio

Professor in the full-time MBA program

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

Xavier Ranked Top Ohio MBA Program

Full-time MBA Program Concentrations and Electives

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MBA students must complete a minimum of nine credit hours in MBA elective courses. Pursuing a concentration is not required but is an opportunity for MBA students to tailor their electives in the fields of their choice, including finance, marketing and more.

MBA Concentrations and Electives

Nationally Ranked Programs

Full-time MBA program student meeting with a mentor in Cincinnati

The Williams College of Business, home to Xavier's MBA programs, has been nationally recognized for its outstanding educational experiences and the success of its students and faculty.

Williams College of Business Rankings

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Full-Time MBA 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."