In an effort to continuously improve and meet the changing needs of the market, the Marquette University Graduate School of Management turned to leading employers, alumni, current students and faculty to gain keen insight into how to deliver a premier MBA education that is relevant to organizations in today’s ever-shifting business landscape.

Our new curriculum covers all functional areas of business while placing a unique emphasis on business literacy, strategy and leadership. New options allow students to customize the program to fit their needs while creating a more efficient path to graduation. We recognize that time is a limited resource, so we built an MBA program that is streamlined through integration, allowing you to complete the program faster.

Of course we kept the best fundamentals of a world-class MBA program: a practical education with business career application in each and every class. International experiences that meet the needs of working professionals that add an entirely new dimension to the notion of global learning. We listened and made something great into something spectacular. Count on doing the same thing for yourself when you begin your MBA at Marquette University.

"Earning my MBA at Marquette prepared me for a successful career in management.  I learned a wide range of business and leadership skills, many of which I was able to immediately implement in my professional and personal life."

-Thomas Lynn, MBA '17

Marquette's MBA courses are offered in two locations: Downtown and Kohler, as well as a fully online program. To find out more about our programs and how they will help you accomplish your career goals:

Comparison of program options



Part-Time MBA

Online MBA

Kohler MBA

Class Location

Milwaukee campus

Milwaukee campus


Kohler, WI

Class Times

Saturday, 7:45 a.m. - 5 p.m. every other weekend; three periods of residency.

One night a week, typically 5:30-8:15; some courses offered on Saturdays

Asynchronous with potential for synchronous team meetings or faculty office hours

One evening per week from 5:30 to 9:00

Class type

Cohort class- enter as a group and stay as a group. Typically 15-22 students, 

maximum of 25.

Average class size: 24

Cohort model – enter as a group to create community in an online environment. Up to 25 students per cohort.

Cohort model – enter as a group and complete the program as such.


Hybrid/blended. 40% offered online with 60% face-to-face

Most classes are offered face-to-face, but we offer classes online or in a blended format occasionally.

100% online


Classes at Kohler are hybrid/blended classes with approximately a 50/50 split between face-to-face and online.

Schedule design

Lockstep - everyone takes the same classes as a group

Flexible class schedule- students pick which classes and how many each term.

Lockstep – two classes per term each fall, spring and summer. Students vote on two of the electives.

Most classes taken as a cohort. The group determines the program electives, but the individual may opt to come to campus for an elective.

Length of program

17 months

Average completion: 2 years. Full-time students can finish in 1.5 years

28 months

28 months

Curriculum design

Pre-defined curriculum

Individualized schedule

Pre-defined curriculum

Pre-defined curriculum


Team-based program

Individually based; many classes have team components

Team-based program.  The program creates the teams.  Students are required to complete an online team training the first term.

Individually based; many classes have team components

Total Credits

Approximately 44 credits

33-39 credits, depending on undergraduate background





$76,000 for class of 2020; All-inclusive tuition covers all credits, textbooks & materials, international trip including airfare, single occupancy hotel, most meals, a tablet computer that you keep, parking, all meals on class days, optional hotel during immersion week, and all fees.

$1,170 per credit for 2019-2020; cost may increase yearly; about $37,000-$44,000 at current tuition, plus textbooks at about $175 – 200 per class

$1,350 per credit for the entire cohort that begins Fall 2019*; $44,550-$52,650, plus textbooks at about $175 – 200 per class

*students that drop from one cohort and join a new cohort will move to the new cohort tuition rate

$1,170 per credit for 2019-2020; cost may increase yearly; about $37,000-$44,000 at current tuition, plus textbooks at about $175 – 200 per class