Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Advance your business skills and make an impact.

If you are a motivated and passionate professional looking to make a big impact in business, Creighton University’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a great fit for you.

MBA graduates are in high demand in today’s competitive job market. Employment opportunities for graduates of MBA programs are expected to grow 9.2 percent over the next decade and 86 percent of companies across the globe reported plans to hire recent MBA graduates in 2017.

Earning your MBA is about more than a degree – it’s a prerequisite for career advancement. This program will help you improve your critical thinking, problem solving and communication skills – and give you the confidence you need to be an effective, efficient and strategic business leader.

Source: Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI) – October 2017; GMAC Corporate Recruiters Survey Report 2017

Enjoy an MBA that is flexible and customized to your goals.

Creighton’s MBA program is designed for the working professional. You can choose to complete courses online, on campus or a combination of both, allowing you to earn your degree on your schedule. This 33-credit program can be completed just over two years.

Our MBA curriculum is highly customizable to your background, skills and career goals. If you’re new to the study of business, you’ll receive a well-rounded, comprehensive business education. If you already have a business degree, you’ll take a more advanced path that is tailored to your interests and goals.

You can enhance your MBA journey and set yourself apart from your peers by choosing one of several MBA concentrations or by pursuing a graduate certificate or dual degree in addition to your MBA. Read more about these options in the Curriculum and Certificate & Dual Degree Options section below.

Join a network of successful Creighton MBA alumni.

Graduates of Creighton’s MBA program have gone on to pursue careers in a variety of organizations and industries, including numerous Fortune 500 companies such as Union Pacific, ConAgra Foods, Mutual of Omaha, TD Ameritrade and others. Job titles of recent graduates include:

  • Operations Manager
  • CEO
  • President
  • Finance Manager
  • Vice President
  • Project Manager
  • Marketing Manager

Creighton’s MBA program provides a great return on your investment. Graduates within the past 15 years report an average annual salary that is 20 percent higher than the median annual salary for MBA graduates across the nation.

Source: Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI) – October 2017

Curriculum

Creighton University’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) consists of 33 credit hours and can be completed in just over two years. Curriculum is tailored to your background, skills and career goals.

Core Courses (9 credit hours)

  • Leadership & Organizational Behavior
  • Business Policy & Managerial Action
  • Business, Ethics & Society

 

Functional Core* (15 credit hours)

  • Financial Reporting for MBAs
  • Managerial Finance 
  • Economic Analysis for Managers
  • Marketing Management
  • Information Systems Management

*Students with an undergraduate degree in business have flexibility in the functional core to tailor the curriculum to meet their goals and interests,

Electives (9 credit hours)
After completing the Core Courses and required Functional Core classes, you’ll complete the balance of your 33 credit hours from elective courses. These business courses cover advanced topics in all areas of business, including accounting, finance, economics, business intelligence and analytics, marketing and management.

You may choose a concentration in a particular business area by taking multiple courses in a single area. Concentration areas include:

  • Finance
  • Leadership
  • Business Intelligence & Analytics
  • Accounting
  • Financial Psychology & Behavioral Finance
  • Personal Financial Planning

 

View program goals, curriculum and the MBA course catalog.

Admissions Requirements

  • Completed application & $50 application fee
  • Bachelor's degree with 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Must include at least one undergraduate statistics course. A noncredit tutorial may be completed for a fee, if needed
  • Official transcripts from all educational institutions attended
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement. See application for specific requirements
  • Two letters of recommendation from persons other than friends or family members who can speak to your performance in an academic or professional setting
  • GMAT score may be required (see policy below)

 

A personal interview may be requested in addition to the above requirements. The interview may be conducted in-person or virtually.

 

International applicants

 

Official GMAT Policy

You are not required to provide a GMAT score to apply if you have work experience, a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA, and a bachelor’s or higher degree from a U.S. institution.

If your cumulative GPA is less than 3.0, or if you have not received a bachelor’s or higher degree from a U.S. institution, you will be required to provide a GMAT score.

Regardless of applicant’s cumulative GPA, the admissions committee reserves the right to require an applicant to submit a GMAT score if there are concerns regarding the student’s achievement across all math, statistics, economics and finance courses previously completed.

 

Conditional Admission

Students can apply for conditional admission status, which allows you to take up to six credit hours of coursework before finalizing your formal application. This is a great option for those who haven’t yet taken the GMAT and/or have not met the statistics requirement.

Tuition & Scholarships

Financial Aid

To help make your graduate studies at Creighton University more affordable, we encourage you to apply for financial assistance, as well as for graduate student scholarships and fellowships. Here’s how to apply for financial assistance.

 

Learn more:
Tuition and Fees
Financial Aid
Scholarships offered by the University
Scholarships offered by third parties

For questions about financial aid, contact:
gpfinaid [at] creighton [dot] edu
402.280.2731

Important Dates and Deadlines

On-campus

Start Classes in Apply By
August August 1
February January 10
May April 15
July June 1

Online/Hybrid

Start Classes in Apply By
August July 15
October September 15
January December 1
March February 1
June May 15

Certificate & Dual Degree Options

MBA Jesuit Transfer Credits

The Jesuit Business Network’s transfer agreement makes attaining an MBA even easier. The agreement guarantees that credits taken at one Jesuit institution will seamlessly transfer to more than 20 other Jesuit universities, including Boston College, Fordham University, Loyola University Chicago, Saint Louis University, Seattle University, and the University of San Francisco.

How does it work?

• Students can augment their coursework with classes from other universities within the network of schools
• If you move during your MBA, you can easily transfer credits back to Creighton in order to complete your MBA
• The degree is conferred by the university where you complete over 50 percent of your coursework

For more information about the Jesuit Business Network’s transfer agreement, contact Chris Karasek in the Graduate Business Programs Office at chriskarasek@creighton.edu or visit jesuitmba.org.

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