This program is designed for college graduates who are seeking general management education at the graduate level on a part-time basis while continuing to pursue their professional managerial careers full time. Executive style delivery of the program allows for effective and efficient coverage of course content in a minimum period of time. Students completing all available coursework offered each term can typically complete the program in three years.
At the Labovitz School of Business and Economics, an MBA means up to three years of coursework in addition to your career. It means in-depth analyses of business theories and an ability to apply those theories to business practice. It also means that when you have our MBA after your name, you have the advantage.
To be admitted to the MBA program, applicants must present evidence of having:
- Earned a bachelor's degree from a regionally or nationally accredited college or university
- Achieved satisfactory scores on the Graduate Management Admission Test (The GMAT is waived for students who have passed the CPA exam or earned a graduate degree from a regionally or nationally accredited college or university)
- Have made satisfactory progress in completing the required foundation/prerequisite coursework. Students with exceptional academic records may apply for early admission prior to completion of this coursework.
We build on the foundation of business knowledge you already have:
- in finance and operations
- in marketing and management
- in human resources
and in a variety of other areas. Our students come from the professional world, and so we expect from them a certain level of experience—they must have a solid basis of business know-how and be otherwise academically prepared. It is from this foundation that we can create more valuable employees and more confident, capable leaders.
The LSBE MBA is a competitive, challenging, and rewarding program, offering you:
- Doctoral Faculty
Our experienced faculty is active researchers in a variety of academic disciplines. These individuals are the anchor of our program and, as much as they will lead you, they will inspire you to lead.
- Flexibility for Working Professionals
Our MBA is a part-time program offered in Duluth and Rochester, Minnesota, effectively serving the entire state. Courses are available in the evenings and on weekends, allowing you to complete your MBA with a minimum of disruption to your career. The program can also be accomplished on a full-time basis, provided that at least two courses are completed each semester.
- Comprehensive Curriculum
We provide challenging core and elective courses in all key areas of business—each of which builds and expands upon a solid foundation of business knowledge.
- International Recognition
The Labovitz MBA is granted by the University of Minnesota Graduate School, a highly respected university—so your degree will be recognized the world over.
- Academic Rigor
Our students have excelled both academically and professionally; they have succeeded in a variety of positions and diverse industries. Our interactive classes ensure that you will learn from them, not just from your professors.
- AACSB International Accreditation
Our Masters in Business Administration is one of only three in the State and two within the University of Minnesota system to have achieved and maintained the hard-earned accreditation of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International.
This accreditation means a rigorous review process and ongoing evaluations of faculty qualifications, curriculum, continuous improvement processes, assessment practices, and student and faculty resources. Only the top third of business schools in the nation are able to achieve this accreditation, which guarantees your MBA meets the highest criteria established by the management education community.
applicants must complete a minimum of 16 credits or the equivalent of foundation or prerequisite work in related areas in addition to the 32 program credits.
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Last updated March 7, 2018