Main Campus MBA

Program Features

More MBA students choose Xavier than most other local programs combined. And for good reason. The value, quality and networking opportunities provided by the Xavier MBA are a return on the student's educational investment that is unmatched in the region. A variety of options are available to match any schedule.

Learn more information about our program at an upcoming information session.

Admission

Admission

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.
  • Official GMAT or GRE test scores sent directly from the testing agency.

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
  • Summer - April 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.
  • 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.

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Curriculum

Courses are offered for three credit hours. The courses meet for 16 weeks with most classes meeting just one time per week during the traditional fall and spring semesters, and twice per week for 6 weeks during the shortened summer terms. Most classes are offered every term.

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 9 credit hour concentration) to a maximum of 48 hours (all foundation skills and a 12 credit hour concentration in Finance).

Foundation Skills

Ensure a solid foundation in traditional business disciplines and provide understanding of the business environment. All foundation skills may be waived via examination or prior undergraduate coursework.

  • ACCT 500 Foundations of Financial Accounting (3)
  • STAT 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)

Electives

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.

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.

The Network

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.


The Network

Experiential Learning

In Scott Beck’s class, 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.


Experiential Learning

Fellowship Opportunity

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

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Main Campus 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."