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 33-39 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.

👥

Collaborative approach

48

Part-time MBA Ranking
2020 US News and World Report

💻

100% online delivery

 

Start your application

 

  • Request Information
  • Curriculum
  • Application Details
  • Tuition and Financial Aid
  • Compare MBA Program Options

Ready to learn more about Marquette's Online MBA?

Loading...

This is a sample curriculum for working professionals taking two courses per term.

For a graphical representation, see the flowchart.

33-39 credits

Semester 1 - Fall

Business Essentials: IT/Marketing/Supply Chain - 4.5 credits                        

Quantitative Analysis - 1.5 credits

For students with undergraduate business background (i.e., have completed appropriate classes in Information Systems, Marketing, and Supply Chain): Quantitative Analysis - 1.5 credits

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

Semester 2 - Spring

Business Essentials: Accounting/Economics/Finance - 4.5 credits                        

Leading People and Change - 1.5 credits                        

For students with undergraduate business background (i.e., have completed appropriate classes in Accounting, Economics, and Finance): Leading People and Change - 1.5 credits

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

*Students in the 33 credit hour program are required to complete one of these two optional courses. 

Semester 3 - Summer

Strategy Introduction - 3 credits                            

Business Analytics - 3 credits          

Semester 4 - Fall    

Advanced Financial Management - 3 credits                            

Concepts for Ethical Business Practice - 1.5 credits                         

Innovation and Creativity - 1.5 credits                        

Semester 5 - Spring

Marketing for Management Decision Making - 3 credits                            

Corporate Social Responsibility - 1.5 credits                         

Leadership Coaching and Development - 1.5 credits                        

Semester 6 - Summer

Elective - 3 credits                            

Enterprise Risk Management - 1.5 credits                        

Semester 7 - Fall

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
  • 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.

Comparison of program options

Program

EMBA

Part-Time MBA

Online MBA

Kohler MBA

Class Location

Milwaukee campus

Milwaukee campus

Online

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

Asynchronous (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

Average class size: 24

Cohort model – enter as a group and complete the program as such. Typically 12-25 students.

Delivery

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

classes are offered in various modes of delivery:  in person, fully online or in a blended format.

100% online

 

Classes at Kohler are blended format classes split approximately 50/50  between in person 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.

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

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

Length of program

17 months

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

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

28 months

Curriculum design

Pre-defined curriculum

Individualized schedule

Pre-defined curriculum

Pre-defined curriculum

Teams

Team-based program

Individually based; many classes have team components

Individually based; many classes have team components

Individually based; many classes have team components

Total Credits

Approximately 44 credits

33-39 credits, depending on undergraduate background

33-39

33-39

Cost

 

$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

$1,170 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

$1,170 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