Master of Business Administration
Currently accepting applications
- Fall 2015 priority application deadline is May 1, 2015. Classes begin the week of August 24, 2015
BENEFITS OF AN MBA FROM LOURDES UNIVERSITY
Prospective students will experience many benefits from pursuing a Master of Business Degree from Lourdes University within the College of Business & Leadership. At Lourdes University, our MBA candidates find a values centered, student focused and career driven program that educates a different kind of business leader. With low faculty to student ratios, an innovative curriculum, and a personalized approach to your career goals, the benefits of an earning an MBA at Lourdes University will contribute to a world-class professional journey.
The Lourdes MBA Program is about building strong and ethical leaders who will positively impact their community. We work to promote a career-like atmosphere throughout your MBA experience. All students are required to have a strong business undergraduate background to be accepted into the program. Applicants without a business undergraduate degree are able to enroll in graduate level prerequisite foundational courses to provide the knowledge and skill sets to be successful throughout the entire MBA program. With courses like Creativity, Innovation, and Integrative Thinking, our MBA prepares students to take on challenges when they graduate. We encourage these qualities in our MBA candidates and our graduates consistently attest to how these benefits of an MBA from Lourdes University have helped them gain a foothold in their professional careers.
ADDITIONAL BENEFITS OF AN MBA FROM LOURDES UNIVERSITY INCLUDE:
- personalized curriculum that enables candidates to attend weekday morning or evening classes with completion in as little as 11 months to 24 months
- new elective courses in Healthcare Administration, Supply Chain Management and Accounting available in the 2014-15 academic year
- integrated technology from classroom lectures to group projects to community experiences preparing you for 21st Century businesses
- international immersion with up-close and personal experiences with leaders of global businesses in locations such as Johannesburg, South Africa & Shanghai, China for the upcoming year
- personal hands-on approach to your career path with our integrated Career Trek Program
There are many more benefits of an MBA program from Lourdes University.
MBA ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR FULL AND PART-TIME MBA PROGRAMS
The Lourdes University MBA Admissions Committee actively seeks a rich pool of applicants from around the globe. MBA candidates are admitted into the Full-Time MBA Program in the fall semester only. Those applicants interested in the part-time program are accepted for entry during the fall, spring and summer semesters.
ABOUT THE MBA ADMISSIONS PROCESS
Fill out the Graduate School’s online application. Use our Graduate Application to apply online and submit the following required documents:
- An official copy of all post-secondary transcripts
- Statement of Purpose
- Current Resume
- Three (3) Letters of Recommendation (1 each from an academic and professional reference)
2.MBA Admission Requirements
In addition to admissions requirements for the Graduate School noted above, the following are required for admission to the M.B.A. program:
Any earned bachelor degree from an accredited university or college at the time of application. In addition, applicants must have sixty credit hours, with a grade of C [2.0] or better, of undergraduate business coursework (or the equivalent) within the majority of the following core content areas: Accounting, Economics, Ethics, Finance, Legal Environment, Management, Marketing, Organizational Behavior, Quantitative Analysis and Statistics or Calculus in order to have all of the MBA foundational content courses waived
Admitted applicants with less than sixty credit hours, with a grade of C [2.0] or better, of undergraduate business coursework (or the equivalent) must take the MBA foundational content courses at the graduate level. The MBA program will not accept credit for equivalent classes taken at the undergraduate level once an applicant has been admitted. The following are the required foundational content courses:
- MBA 615—Strategic Marketing Management
- MBA 616—Quantitative Analysis for the Business Manager or LS 612
- MBA 617—Economics for Global Business
- MBA 618—Financial & Managerial Accounting
- MBA 619—Fundamentals of Finance
- MBA 620—Application of Business Theory to Managerial Functions
3.Applicants must also complete the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) and submit scores from the test taken within the last five years. An overall score of 470 or greater is preferred.
4.Review of Application
During this process, the MBA Admissions Committee reviews and ranks only the applicants who have completed all the MBA admission requirements. If your completed application falls below the initial admission threshold, an interview may be granted on an invitation-only basis after evaluation of a submitted application. A candidate who receives an invitation will have only one interview
After completion of all MBA admission requirements, candidates are informed of admission decisions according to the schedule listed below
FULL-TIME MBA ADMISSIONS SCHEDULE
Submission Deadline for Full-Time MBA Applications
- Round 1, November 1
- Round 2, February 1
- Round 3, May 1
Decision Notification Date for Full-Time MBA Admissions
- Round 1, February 1
- Round 2, April 1
- Round 3, July 1
PART-TIME MBA ADMISSIONS SCHEDULE
Submission Deadline for Part-Time MBA Applications
- Fall, June 1
- Spring, November 1
- Summer, March
Decision Notification Date for Part-Time MBA Admissions
- Fall, July 15
- Spring, December 15
- Summer, April 15
If you have any questions about the MBA admission requirements or the MBA admissions process, please do not hesitate to contact us.
CAREERS FOR MBA GRADUATES
Supported by an excellent professional graduate career services integrated program, Lourdes MBA graduates are empowered with the tools and resources to locate and secure fulfilling careers. Careers for MBA graduates are not limited to specific industries but permeate every segment of the business world. This means careers for MBA graduates are never far removed from other passions or interests.
Our location is central to five Fortune 500 Companies within the Toledo, Ohio area, and regionally that number expands to nearly 25 Fortune 500 Companies within the Detroit and Ann Arbor, Michigan metro area. For this reason, careers for MBA graduates in our area are projected to be on the rise as our economy rebounds. Being this close to leaders within the business world enables Lourdes to connect our MBA graduates to top financial institutions and manufacturing and technology companies to launch their careers.
Employers seek out Lourdes MBA graduates because our candidates embody the core characteristics of a global business leader, with a strong sense of social responsibility. Our MBA graduates enter the workforce with a mastery of the critical management tools, and in-depth business and analytical processes to successfully solve the pressing problems facing businesses today. These advantages make careers for MBA graduates from Lourdes very rewarding and fulfilling.
In preparing students, the Lourdes MBA program offers the Career Trek program for our candidates. This uniquely personalized program requires our MBA candidates to undergo several behavioral analysis, industry-specific interviews, create their own branding through resume and cover letter writing, and participate in ongoing career development sessions, including workshops, panels, and receptions specific to their career search. In addition, the program provides MBA candidates with access to potential employers through partnerships, professional immersions, corporate presentations and regional networking events.
In the Lourdes MBA’s Career Trek Program, you will find:
- A personal hands-on approach to your career path
- Career assessment utilizing the Gift Compass Inventory and Discover Your Passion tools
- Career professionals guiding you along every step
- Cultivation and expansion of professional contacts
- Business Alumni mentoring & networking opportunities
In the Lourdes program, your MBA career search begins the moment you start your first class with a total immersion that will continue throughout the entire program. Even after graduation you have access to the Career Trek program support resources, as well as connecting with alumni to keep you sharp, prepared and ready to continually grow your professional MBA career.
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