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Accelerated Online MBA Curriculum and Course Descriptions

A Curriculum That’s Tailored to You

Saint Mary’s accelerated online MBA curriculum focuses on real-world issues and provides learning that is immediately applicable to students’ careers. Designed to help students rapidly advance their progress as professionals, the program can be completed in as little as 12 months1. All of the courses in this program can be completed online.

This MBA consists of 10 courses for 30 total credit hours. All students must complete six core courses (18 credits), three special topic courses (3 credits), and three Area of Emphasis or General MBA courses (9 credits).

Core Courses (18 credits)

Special Topics (students choose three topics) (3 credits)

These courses explore current topics for business leaders to build competency through an examination of contemporary issues. The courses covers summarized information on the topic assigned, including theories, practical application, and examples.  Upon completion of these courses, students are expected to be able to do the following:

  1. Identify and implement practical application of the content area.
  2. Identify appropriate ethical considerations related to the given topic.
  3. Demonstrate emerging knowledge of the topic.
  4. Analyze and evaluate the need for additional resources, including appropriate collaboration with other disciplines, professionals, and/or systems.*

* In order to allow students more options for learning in the topics they wish to pursue, all students work with the instructors to determine the specific topics for their paper.

General MBA Curriculum (no area of emphasis) (9 credits)

Students selecting the General MBA option must complete the following three courses in addition to the core courses.

Area of Emphasis MBA Curriculum (9 credits)

Students selecting an area of emphasis MBA curriculum option must complete all three courses in each area of emphasis in addition to the core courses.

Data Analytics Emphasis Courses

Marketing and Social Media Emphasis

Healthcare Administration Emphasis

Financial Services/Banking Emphasis

To find out more about Saint Mary’s online accelerated MBA program and its curriculum, call 877-308-9954 to speak with an enrollment counselor or request more information.


1Students must be registered for 12+ credit hours each semester in order to complete the program in 12 months.


Current Degree Requirements

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