Part-Time Master of Business Administration (MBA)


Program Details

Why Xavier’s Part-Time MBA Degree?

In Xavier University’s part-time Master of Business Administration (MBA) program, dive into a rigorous business education that supports your career growth while also matching your busy schedule.

Located at our main campus in Cincinnati, the part-time MBA offers a degree program that addresses your needs as a working professional by diversifying your skill set, expanding your practical expertise and helping you become a competitive candidate.

Flexible, Part-Time Format

Don’t let your busy schedule keep you from earning your graduate degree! At Xavier, our part-time MBA program promises flexibility and empowers you to gain the industry knowledge you need without sacrificing your work-life balance. Our MBA courses are 16 weeks long, and classes meet once a week during the traditional fall and spring semesters. During the summer terms, classes last six weeks and meet twice per week. 

Tailor Your Degree With a Concentration

As a part of your MBA program, you must complete at least nine credit hours in elective courses. You can use these credits to pursue a concentration. Although not required, adding a concentration to your MBA degree can strengthen your specialized expertise in finance, international business, marketing and more and further your competitive advantage. 

MBA Program Electives and Concentrations

No GMAT or GRE required to apply

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


Admission for the part-time MBA is rolling, allowing students to begin their 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
  • Summer - April 1

To be considered for admission into the MBA program, please 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. (The résumé is uploaded to the MBA application system.)
  • The review process begins once the MBA Admissions Committee receives all required application materials.
  • MBA programs at Xavier University do not require the GMAT or GRE test scores. If you have taken either exam in the past, you can submit your scores by self-reporting them in the drop-down menu within your application. However, no official test scores are required to be submitted.

Please note: 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 is made directly to the applicant via email.


Xavier’s part-time MBA curriculum aims to strengthen your competencies in all business areas, providing quality instruction, hands-on experiential learning opportunities, and a collaborative community of peers and mentors.

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).

Before embarking on the MBA journey, students may need to build up their foundational knowledge of traditional business disciplines and further develop their understanding of the business environment by enrolling in the following courses:

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

All foundation skills may be waived via examination or prior undergraduate coursework.

The core coursework of Xavier’s part-time MBA program emphasizes integrating skills applied to complex business decisions, empowering students to sharpen their strategic and analytical instincts. Classes include:

  • ACCT 550 - Managerial Accounting (3)
  • BAIS 550 - Business Information Systems (3)
  • BAIS 551 - Operational Analysis (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)
  • MGMT 550 - Strategy and Organizations (3)
  • MKTG 550 - Marketing Strategy (3)

The part-time MBA program culminates with the capstone, which develops students' ability to integrate information from the foundation skills and core classes. Students take their capstone during their final semester and must complete all other required courses before enrolling.

Capstone course options include:

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

To enrich their business education, students must complete a minimum of nine credit hours of elective coursework. A concentration fulfills the elective requirement of the degree program.

Students can dive into comprehensive studies in fields such as:

  • Business Administration
  • Business Intelligence
  • Finance
  • Innovation
  • Change/Entrepreneurship
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Values-Based Leadership

Tuition and Fees

At Xavier, we strive to ensure your graduate education is a worthwhile investment. By providing competitive tuition rates and generous financial aid offerings, we aim to support you through financing your degree. When questions arise during the financial aid process, we encourage you to reach out to our dedicated staff who are eager to help.

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Top MBA Program in Ohio

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In 2019, Columbus Business First noted Xavier ranked in the top five for the highest starting salaries of MBA graduates in Ohio. And as a Xavier graduate, you can connect to an expansive network of more than 18,000 alumni with graduate business degrees.

Xavier Ranked 'Top MBA Starting Salary'


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Xavier University's Williams College of Business is accredited by the AACSB. While studying at an AACSB-accredited school, you benefit from a relevant and challenging curriculum, the highest quality faculty and career opportunities that are not found at other business schools.

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Earn Your MBA From Our Nationally Ranked Business School

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As a part of the Williams College of Business, Xavier’s MBA programs have been nationally recognized for their quality, exceptional faculty and high-achieving student outcomes.

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Career Outlook for MBA Earners

Obtaining your master’s in business administration establishes you as a competent and well-educated professional equipped to tackle a variety of business and financial careers. The in-demand skills and experience you acquire through your graduate business education set you apart from other applicants and qualify you for exciting leadership positions in an evolving workforce.

Depending on your unique skill set and professional interests, you can pursue career roles as a:

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Part-Time Master of Business Administration (MBA) Program at Xavier University

Take the next step to advance your education and career trajectory with your part-time Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Xavier University. With our comprehensive curriculum and hands-on, experiential learning opportunities, you gain a versatile skill set that positions you for success in the business world.

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."