Graduate Program (MBA)
The Full-time Day MBA 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.
To be considered for admission into the ELMBA 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 also accepted.*
- A current résume documenting work experience; the résume is uploaded to the MBA application system.
- Official GMAT or GRE test scores sent directly from the testing agency.
- 1 letter of recommendation, requested and submitted through application system.
- Interview, scheduled once all other documents have been received.
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. The Emerging Leaders MBA officially begins once each year, in late August. Some students may need to complete prerequisites in the summer term. While there is no formal application deadline, the priority deadline is April 1.
*Students applying before completion of their undergraduate degree should submit an official transcript that includes all coursework to-date. A final transcript must be submitted after graduation, preferably before the ELMBA cohort begins in August.
Xavier University is a mid-sized Jesuit, Roman Catholic university in the city of Cincinnati in the state of Ohio in the mid-western United States. Approximately 3% of our graduate student population is international, representing countries such as Japan, France, Taiwan, Senegal, China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, England, and India.
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.
- Official GMAT or GRE scores, sent directly from the testing service.
- All undergraduate/graduate transcripts, in English, sent directly from the University.
- Credential Evaluation
- Official TOEFL or IELTS scores, sent directly from the testing service*
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
The GMAT is our preferred exam, but we will accept the GRE if you have already taken it or plan to take it for admission into another program. We offer GMAT review sessions at least twice per semester.
* - 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.
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)
- STAT 500 Business Statistics (3)
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.
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 & Fees
|Tuition, per credit hour||Cost|
|MBA, MS and non-degree seeking, per credit hour||$860|
|Student Fee, per semester|
|Graduate Student Association Fee, degree seeking full-time||$8|
|Graduate Student Association Fee, degree seeking part-time||$4|
The amounts listed are for the 2020-2021 academic year, and include classes from Summer 2020 though Spring 2021. For the full, official listing, please visit xavier.edu/costs. Xavier University reserves the right to correct any computational or clerical errors.
THE XAVIER MBA DELIVERS
Professional and career development activities will be held on Fridays. Students are required to attend at least 4 events each semester.
REPUTATION FOR QUALITY
10 years listed among the Best Business Schools by The Princeton Review and consistently ranked among the Best Part-time MBA programs by US News & World Report, including 18th best for Executive MBA.
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MBA Program Options
We offer several ways for you to earn your Xavier MBA
Choose the schedule that works best for you with our most flexible option. Students can take classes in the evenings.
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A one-year, full-time day program designed for exceptional students who have recently completed their undergraduate degrees and want to get a head start on their careers.
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Classes in this location meet as a cohort in an accelerated format that allows students to complete their degree in less than two years.
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The 16-month EMBA for seasoned corporate executives immerses students in leadership, team-building
The Online MBA at Xavier is designed to keep working professionals on track for advancement. By attending classes online, you can earn an MBA in two to three years, at the pace that's right for you.
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