Graduate Program (MBA)

Main Campus MBA

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 your educational investment that is unmatched in the region. Choose the schedule that works best for you with our most flexible option.

Admission Requirements

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 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.

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 8 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).

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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)
  • INFO 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.

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Tuition & Fees

Tuition, per credit hour Cost
MBA, MS and non-degree seeking, per credit hour $815
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 2018-19 school year, and include classes from Summer 2018 though Spring 2019. These amounts are updated to the most recent amounts available. For the full listing, please visit xavier.edu/costs.

THE XAVIER MBA DELIVERS

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SUCCESS

Finish your degree in 16 months in the Executive MBA program or in two to three years in the MBA for Working Professionals. Class are available evenings and weekends so you can start sooner and finish faster.

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REPUTATION AND QUALITY

For 10 years, the part-time MBA has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best in the nation, and has seven specialty areas ranked: Accounting, Executive MBA, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Management, Marketing and Supply Chain/Logistics.

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THE NETWORK

A Xavier MBA opens doors. Make professional connections with more than 18,000 alumni in the Xavier MBA network and find out what doors your degree opens for you.

MBA Program Options

We offer several ways for you to earn your Xavier MBA

Main Campus

Main Campus

 

Choose the schedule that works best for you with our most flexible option. Students can take classes in the evenings.

FOR WORKING PROFESSIONALS
Full-Time

Full-Time Day MBA

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.

FULL-TIME MBA FOR EMERGING LEADERS »

Off-Site

Offsite in West Chester

Classes in this location meet as a cohort in an accelerated format that allows students to complete their degree in less than two years.

MBA IN WEST CHESTER »

Executive MBA

Executive MBA Program

The 16-month EMBA for seasoned corporate executives immerses students in leadership, team-building and strategy. Admission is highly selective.

EXECUTIVE MBA

Online

Online

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.

ONLINE

Non-Degree

Non-Degree Programs

Take a class at Xavier as a visiting student or continue your education by pursuing a post-MBA certificate.

NON-DEGREE PROGRAMS »

Statistics About This Program

19%

AVERAGE SALARY INCREASE, AFTER 1 YEAR

10 YEARS

AMONG BEST BUSINESS SCHOOLS THE PRINCETON REVIEW

Finance your Education

Financing Your Education

Your financial needs are integral to selecting the right MBA program. It's important to explore all possible avenues to assist you in this endeavor.

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