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Business Administration, M.B.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #601 (WUR) , OH,
The UD MBA—the smartest investment for your career! Our AACSB accredited program infuses the best in business practices with integrated classes led by nationally respected faculty and executives-in-residence. Since 1964, our program has enhanced our graduates’ career advancement potential and today includes a network of more than 7,400 alumni worldwide.


The UD MBA program curriculum is designed around four principles essential for superior professional development:

  • Integrated Learning

  • Theory and Practice

  • Effective Leadership

  • Integrity and Ethics

We take an advanced, connected approach to the business disciplines. Our unique program offers:

  • The best in MBA education on a time frame that meets students’ needs. Our split semester format provides flexibility for students to meet their educational goals while pursuing their careers.

  • Flexible, accelerated foundation and core coursesproviding a solid curriculum and a great value while fitting readily into the working professional’s schedule.

  • An executive-in-residence component ensuring the connection between theory and practice.

  • A strong ethics foundation reflecting the University of Dayton’s Marianist roots with our unique course The Principled Organization: Integrating Faith, Ethics and work.

  • Our capstone experience includes an integrated project exploring viable strategies for real world business challenges. Students collaborate with a diverse group of professionals to develop innovative solutions for clients.

  • An engaged and diverse student population with both seasoned business professionals from the United States and international students from around the world reflecting today’s global business market.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • MBA 600A Introduction to Financial Accounting

  • MBA 601A Introduction to Managerial Accounting

  • MBA 611Statistical Technique for Decision Analysis

  • MBA 612Principles of Operations Management

  • MBA 620Principles of Finance

  • MBA 630Principles of Marketing

  • MBA 640Principles of Economics

  • MBA 660Information Technology & Systems

  • MBA 790Managerial Economics

  • MBA 791Modeling & Analysis for Business Analytics

  • MBA 792Performance Measurement & Control Systems Perspective

  • MBA 793Operational Effectiveness

  • MBA 794Information Systems & Business Decisions

  • MBA 795Organizational Behavior

  • MBA 796Corporate Finance

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

The School of Business Administration offers a program leading to a Master of Business Administration degree. Concentrations are offered in addition to a general MBA. The most popular concentrations include finance and marketing.Please note accounting and cyber-security are available for qualified applicants:

  1. A concentration in accounting is by approval from the Accounting Department Chair. An undergraduate degree with an Accounting major or minor focused on U.S. accounting standards is recommended. In lieu of an undergraduate degree focused on U.S. accounting standards, numerous prerequisite undergraduate accounting courses will be required prior to beginning the accounting concentration coursework.
  1. A cyber-security concentration requires the student be eligible for U.S. government Department of Defense security clearance.
Admission requirements:
  1. Undergraduate degree with a GPA of 3.0 of above on a 4.0 scale
  1. Official academic records of all previously attended colleges or universities must be submitted directly from the colleges or universities to the Office of Graduate Admission Processing. Hand-carried transcripts, official copies marked Issued to Student and unofficial copies are not acceptable.
  1. A curriculum vitae or résumé.
  1. Official GMAT scores (expected minimum score of 500 and a 19 on the verbal) or official GRE scores (expected minimum verbal score of 149 and quantitative score of 146).
  1. Letters of recommendation from professor or employers are not required, but will be considered if submitted.
In addition to the five requirements listed above, international students must also submit official scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Students may not begin classes until all requirements are met.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1010 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1010 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1010 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1010 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Dayton

  • 880 - 1360 USD/month
    Living Costs

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