Through MBA@Dayton, you will prepare to become a well-rounded business leader with the skills to solve challenges strategically and holistically. Courses are taught by experienced University of Dayton faculty and cover a wide range of topics, including finance, economics, marketing, business intelligence, integrated strategy and ethics. The program is designed to help you to apply your knowledge immediately in your organization or your community.
The University of Dayton’s School of Business Administration is AACSB-accredited, which assures the highest excellence and standards in curriculum, faculty and student body.
The foundational MBA@Dayton curriculum requires 45 credits and can be completed in as few as 18 months. If you choose to pursue a concentration, you will take an additional elective course, bringing the total number of credits to 48.
However, if you have relevant work experience, you may be able to waive select foundation courses and complete the program in as few as 15 months. Or, if you have a recent undergraduate degree in business or a related field, you may qualify to waive all foundation courses and pursue our one-year Advanced Standing MBA track.
Foundation: 15 Credits
The MBA-readiness courses cover basic business principles and skills you need to thrive in the business world and prepare you to succeed in the MBA classroom.
Core: 12 Credits
In core courses, you will focus on gaining more advanced skills, such as making managerial decisions, measuring performance, analyzing finances and managing marketing plans.
Electives: 6 Credits
Customize your MBA curriculum by choosing electives that further your personal and professional goals. You may also choose to pursue a concentration by taking an additional 3-credit elective course.
Integrated Ethics: 3 Credits
The ethics component of the curriculum, which draws on the University’s Catholic teachings and Marianist heritage, explores the role that businesses play in contributing to society.
Integrated Strategy: 6 Credits
In this two-course capstone experience, you will apply your newly acquired skills and knowledge by exploring how to create and grow a successful business. You will have the opportunity to work on a team in a professional setting and experience the successes and challenges of delivering a high-quality product to company leaders.
Immersions: 3 credits
As part of the MBA@Dayton program, you will attend at least two in-person immersions that enable you to apply the knowledge you are learning in the classroom and collaborate with your peers. Learn more about MBA@Dayton immersions.
Sample Course Schedules
Our 45-credit foundational MBA program can be completed in as few as 18 months, depending on how many courses you choose to take per term. See a sample MBA course schedule for suggested completion timelines.
Request information about MBA@Dayton and find out how the program can help you immediately apply your skills to advance your career.