2019-2020 Graduate Bulletin 
    Apr 11, 2021  
2019-2020 Graduate Bulletin [Archived Bulletin]

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

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The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is designed as a modular program. The module topics surface in everyday activities and long-term planning for all organizations. Many programs provide stand-alone courses in these topics. Our approach is to integrate these topics throughout the core modules with repeated emphasis from a variety of perspectives.

The MBA is available at Hamline University’s Saint Paul and Minneapolis campuses as a cohort program. (A cohort is a group of students who start and finish a program together.)

All students in the MBA program are required to complete forty-eight academic credits. This includes core and elective courses in six modules, completed over 24 months.

Due to the uniquely integrated nature of the MBA curriculum, transferred course work may not be used in place of required core courses.

MBA Degree Requirements (48 credits and 3.0 GPA):

Module 2 (8 credits): Managing Financial Resources

Module 3 (8 credits): Leveraging Organizational Resources

Module 4 (8 credits): Improving and Protecting Resources

Module 5 (8 credits): Planning and Leading Change

Module 6 (8 credits): Planning and Leading Change

Elective Courses (12 credits):

Students may choose from a range of elective courses based on their areas of interest. Optionally, students may meet the elective requirement by completing a concentration. Concentration requirements are listed below.


There are four concentrations within the MBA program. Concentrations can be earned by completing 12 credits of elective coursework within the same subject area. Each allows a student to focus more deeply on one area of interest. Students may select their electives within their chosen concentration, but concentrations are not required. Currently, students may complete concentrations in business analytics, finance, leadership and change management, or marketing.

Time Limit

The MBA is a 24-month cohort program; however, 7 years is the allowed maximum.

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