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    Jun 22, 2024  
2022-2023 Graduate Bulletin 
2022-2023 Graduate Bulletin [Archived Bulletin]

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

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The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program designed to be completed in six semesters over 24 months.

The program focuses on topics that 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 program with repeated emphasis from a variety of perspectives.

All students in the MBA program are required to complete 48 academic credits. This includes 36 core credits and 12 elective credits. Due to the uniquely integrated nature of the MBA curriculum, transferred course work may not be used in place of required core courses unless approved by the Program Director. A Hamline MBA graduate will have the tools to be effective at:

  1. Leadership
  2. Critical Thinking
  3. Total Communication
  4. Business Process Improvement


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.

School of Business Concentrations

There are four concentrations available to students in the MBA, MPA and MNM programs. Students earn concentrations 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. Concentrations include business analytics, leadership and change management, nonprofit management, and a customized concentration. 

Leadership and Change Management

Choose any three of the following courses.

Nonprofit Management (for MBA and MPA students only)

Choose any three of the following courses.

Customized Concentration

This option is for students who are motivated to study a topic relevant to their degree program in-depth. Customized concentrations require 12 credits of graduate elective coursework and may be comprised of graduate courses at Hamline University and approved transfer courses. Customized Concentration applications must be approved by the Graduate Curriculum and Assessment Committee.

Sample concentration options might include Marketing, Finance, Business Communications, and so forth. Students who want to pursue this option should contact the Graduate Programs Director for an application form.

Time Limit

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

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