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 curriculum covers all functional areas of business while placing a unique emphasis on business literacy, strategy and leadership. Our curriculum 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.

Marquette's MBA courses are offered at our Downtown Milwaukee campus, as well as a fully online program.  For those that have 5 or more years of managerial experience we also have an Executive MBA program. To find out more about our programs and how they will help you accomplish your career goals:

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  • MBA Application Requirements
  • Comparison of MBA program options

Ready to learn more about Marquette's MBA options?

Attend an online information session

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Tim Carter
(414) 288-7139

Request more information:

  • A completed or nearly-completed bachelor's degree.  A completed bachelor's degree will be needed prior to matriculation into the program.
  • A completed online application form and $50 fee.  The application fee is waived if you attend an online info session.  The fee will be automatically waived within 1-2 business days following information session participation: applicants do not need to submit an attendance code.
  • Official transcripts from all current and previous colleges except Marquette1
  • Minimum 2.750 GPA
  • For applicants with a GPA below 3.000, official test scores from the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Records Exam (GRE). See the GMAT/GRE policy.  Marquette's GMAT/GRE institution code is: 1448
  • Regardless of undergraduate GPA, the GMAT/GRE may be requested and required if the applicant’s educational history does not include at least one college level course in statistics or calculus, or if the grade earned in either course is below a B-.
  • Essay questions on the application form
  • Resume or job profile
  • Two letters of recommendation (optional)
  • Possible interview

Additional requirements for international students:

1 Upon admission, final official transcripts from all previously attended colleges/universities, with certified English translations if original language is not English, must be submitted to the Graduate School within the first five weeks of the term of admission or a hold preventing registration for future terms will be placed on the student’s record. 

Comparison of program options



Part-Time MBA

Online MBA

Class Location

Milwaukee campus

Milwaukee campus


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


Class type

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

maximum of 25.

Average class size: 24

Average class size: 24


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

Classes are offered in various modes of delivery:  face-to-face, online or in a blended format

100% online


Schedule design

Lockstep - everyone takes the same classes as a group

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

Designed for students to take 6 credits per term.

Length of program

17 months

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

28 months

Curriculum design

Pre-defined curriculum

Individualized schedule

Individualized schedule


Team-based program

Individually based; many classes have team components

Individually based; many classes have team components

Total Credits

Approximately 44 credits

31.5-42 credits, depending on undergraduate background

31.5-42 credits, depending on undergraduate background



$78,000 for class of 2022; 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.

$1,220 per credit for 2021-2022; cost may increase yearly; about $38,000-$51,000 at current tuition, plus textbooks at about $175 – 200 per class

$1,220 per credit for 2021-2022; cost may increase yearly; about $38,000-$51,000 at current tuition, plus textbooks at about $175 – 200 per class

Updated 1/20/2021