Marquette University's online MBA is a flexible format of fully-online courses offered fall, spring and summer. Same great faculty, same curriculum, with more convenient delivery.

The total program is 31.5 - 42 credit hours depending upon a student’s undergraduate background. Students with an undergraduate degree in business will take a slightly different path the first two terms. Students can join the program at any term (i.e., fall, spring or summer).  

The admissions standards and process are the same for the Marquette online MBA as it is for our traditional MBA program. We do not require work experience, but it is highly recommended that students have at least a couple of years of experience to fully appreciate the applied nature of the program.


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This is a sample curriculum for working professionals taking two courses per term.
Applies to students starting the program in Fall 2021 and later.

For a graphical representation, see the curriculum flowchart.

See the prior curriculum for students starting prior to Fall 2021

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31.5-42 credits

Semester 1

MBA 6010 - Quantitative Analysis - 1.5 credits

MBA 6070 - Information Systems - 1.5 credits

MBA 6080 - Marketing - 1.5 credits

MBA 6090 - Operations and Supply Chain Management - 1.5 credits

Non-credit team-based experience required for all students.

For students with undergraduate business background (i.e., have completed appropriate classes in Information Systems, Marketing, and Supply Chain):

MBA 6010 - Quantitative Analysis - 1.5 credits

Option for business undergraduate students to take a 3-credit elective*

*Students waived from Business Essentials are required to complete one of these two optional courses. They may take both and the second one will substitute for an elective in semester 6 or 7.

Semester 2

MBA 6040 - Accounting - 1.5 credits

MBA 6050 - Economics - 1.5 credits

MBA 6060 - Finance - 1.5 credits

MBA 6140 - Leading People and Change - 1.5 credits

For students with undergraduate business background (i.e., have completed appropriate classes in Accounting, Economics, and Finance):

MBA 6140 - Leading People and Change - 1.5 credits

Option for business undergraduate students to take a 3-credit elective*

Semester 3

MBA 6110 - Strategy Introduction - 3 credits                            

MBA 6100 - Business Analytics - 3 credits          

Semester 4  

FINA 6200 - Advanced Financial Management - 3 credits
-or- elective for 3 credits                         

MBA 6120 - Concepts for Ethical Business Practice - 1.5 credits                         

MBA 6150 -  Innovation and Creativity - 1.5 credits                        

Semester 5

MARK 6200 - Marketing for Management Decision Making - 3 credits - or - elective

MBA 6130 - Corporate Social Responsibility - 1.5 credits                         

MBA 6160 - Leadership Coaching and Development - 1.5 credits                        

Semester 6

Elective - 3 credits                            

Elective - 3 credits                          

Semester 7

MBA 6200 - Enterprise Risk Management - 1.5 credits

MBA 6997 - Strategic Capstone - 1.5 credits                         

Elective - 3 credits

This program has rolling admission, which means you may apply any time before the following dates:

  • Fall term admissions – Ideally August 1 but we will process applications as close to the start of the term as possible (June 1 for international applicants)
  • Spring term admissions – Ideally December 15 but we will process applications as close to the start of the term as possible. (October 15 for international applicants)

The application requires the following:

  • A completed online application form and $50 fee, waived if you attend an online info session
  • Official transcripts from all current and previous colleges except Marquette1
  • Minimum 3.25 GPA for students with less than 3 years of full-time business experience.
  • Official test scores from the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Records Exam (GRE). See the GMAT/GRE Waiver policy to see if you're eligible for a waiver
  • Essay questions on the application form
  • Resume or job profile
  • Two letters of recommendation are optional

Additional requirements for international students:

  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official TOEFL score or other acceptable proof of English proficiency
  • Possible interview

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. 

Tuition: $1,170 per credit for 2019-2020.  No hidden fees.

For a comprehensive listing of merit-based aid (graduate assistantships/fellowships), visit the financial aid webpage. Private scholarships may also be available. U.S. citizens and permanent residents may be eligible to apply for need-based federal aid (loans) to help fund their educational expenses as well.