Academics Overview

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.

MBA@Dayton Program Paths

At the University of Dayton, we provide tailored learning options based on your background and experience. If you have relevant undergraduate coursework or work experience, you may be eligible for our one-year or accelerated program paths. Explore the paths below to see which may be right for you.

One-Year MBA Path

Time to complete:
As few as 12 months

30–31.5 credits

Designed for:
Recent graduates who earned a bachelor’s degree in business within the last 7 years

Learn more about the one-year path.

Accelerated MBA Path

Time to complete:
As few as 15 months

31.5–39 credits

Designed for:
Professionals who have at least 8 years of related work experience and/or a bachelor’s degree in business earned more than 7 years ago

Learn more about the accelerated path.

Foundational MBA Path

Time to complete:
As few as 18 months

36–45 credits

Designed for:
Applicants who have limited related work experience and a bachelor’s degree in a non-business field

Learn more about the foundational MBA path.


Through the MBA@Dayton program, you will gain the creative problem-solving skills and ethical foundation that will help you become an innovative business leader. The program places an emphasis on educating leaders who serve their organizations and community with integrity.

The curriculum is composed of up to 45 credits (up to 48 if you pursue a concentration):

Foundation Courses

15 credits

Core Courses

12 credits

Elective Courses

6–9 credits

Integrated Ethics

3 credits

Integrated Strategy

6 credits


3 credits

MBA@Dayton immersions are in-person learning experiences that give you the opportunity to network with classmates, faculty and business leaders in person while attending workshops and completing group projects. As a student, you will attend two or more immersions, at least one of which will take place on the University of Dayton campus in Ohio.

Explore the curriculum.

MBA Concentrations

The University of Dayton offers concentrations to help you specialize in a particular field, giving you the skills and credentials to advance in your current career or transition into a new one. If you choose to pursue a concentration, you will take three elective courses instead of two, adding three credits to your program of study. Available concentrations include marketing and business analytics.

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