Online MBA Program

Voted one of Best Affordable Online MBA Programs with Regional Accreditation

Awarded Top 50 Best Value Online Accelerated MBA Programs 2017

AACSB Business Education Alliance Member 2017

Online MBA Program

Online MBA Fast Facts

  • No GMAT Required
  • Ultimate flexibility, take classes at pace and time that works for you
  • Ideal for business and non-business majors
  • 100% online
  • 42 credit hours with Pathway Course, 36 Credit Hours without Pathway Course
  • Complete in as little as 1 year
  • Take one eight-week course per term
  • Six intakes per year
  • 3 specializations/concentrations: Healthcare Management, Management & Marketing

Walsh University MBA Recognition

  • Named a 2017 Best Online Program by U.S. News and World Report
  • Ranked in the Top 50 Best Value Accelerated Online MBA Programs for 2017 by Values College
  • Ranked #9 in the country by Online MBA Report for 2017 (Top 10 Catholic Online MBA Programs 2016)
  • Recognition as a Top 50 Accelerated Program for 2017 by Affordable Colleges Online
  • Named a 2016 Best Online Program for Veterans

Unlock Your Full Potential

Prepare for a successful career at the management or executive level. Walsh University is an AACSB Business Education Alliance member, designed for working professionals with their future in mind. The MBA curriculum is aligned with AACSB standards. The program builds off your experience while meeting the demands of today’s business world.

"I believe what I have learned has really helped to make me a better manager at my job now. My MBA classes at Walsh have definitely been in line with what I'm doing and where I'm going, and are helping me to reach the next level professionally."

Bryan Kokish

Marketing Manager, University Hospitals Neurological Institute in Cleveland

Online MBA Program Highlights
Accessibility

Walsh University’s online MBA curriculum and course content are designed to meet today’s business needs– you’ll learn from faculty with real-world experience.

The eight-week courses may be taken one at a time, and small class sizes allow you to create a career network of peers, colleagues and mentors.

Business majors will build upon the technical knowledge from their undergraduate program and experience as working professionals. Non-business majors will transfer the leadership style and skills from their professional career while refining their business acumen. Walsh University MBA graduates come from a variety of backgrounds. After completing the program, a number of graduates go on to establish themselves as leaders and hold management positions in a broad spectrum of business environments.

Positions our graduates hold include:

  • Independent consultant
  • Project manager at a major insurance provider
  • Hospital case manager
  • IT Programmer/Analyst
  • Account Manager
  • Senior Electrical Designer
  • President, Chief Executive Officer
Relevant
  • Courses focus on technical knowledge and soft skills needed for business
  • Industry experts advise and weigh in on the curriculum
  • Develop your own leadership style, graduate with a leadership credential

Learn soft skills such as collaboration and adaptability that pair well with technical business knowledge. Take courses that are reviewed and advised by industry professionals making sure you’re gaining the most relevant and up-to-date business knowledge. Learn business principles today and apply them tomorrow in your current or future profession and career.

Our leadership program helps students go through a simulation that will assess their skills and help them develop a collaborative relationship with their coach. Walk away with business knowledge as well as a tangible leadership certification and designation to present to employers.

Specialization
  • Choose from one of three specific pathways
  • Establish yourself as a subject matter expert in the field
  • Graduate with a well-rounded leadership portfolio and an in-depth knowledge of your personal leadership style.

The online MBA program at Walsh University offers several pathways/specializations, including:

Students may also choose to complete the program without completing a specialization. All students complete core courses that focus on ethical leadership, sustainability, organizational behavior and communication, as well as key business skills such as finance, accounting, and marketing.

View business from a 360-degree perspective and employ different techniques in developing solutions. Gain immediate feedback and participate in learning opportunities that hone your skills. Master oral and written communication skills essential for managers/leaders. View different, diverse mindsets toward business while working with business and non-business professionals.

Walsh University’s online MBA curriculum focuses on hands-on, experiential learning opportunities. MBA candidates are given the attention and immersion to build a complete, well-rounded business professional. Program participants learn to think critically, demonstrate responsiveness, communicate effectively and resolve conflicts in a number of business scenarios. The university’s Catholic background emphasizes integrity, ethics, and service to create leaders who may not make the simplest decision, but the best decisions for their organization as well as its employees.

Online MBA Program Admissions
  • Completed application
  • Official transcript(s) of all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended, sent directly from the applicant's college(s) or university(ies) to the Walsh University Admissions Office
  • Current resume
  • Demonstration of English language proficiency for applicants for whom English is a second language (if applicable)

Note: An applicant must have an undergraduate degree from an accredited undergraduate institution, earning a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher. When the applicant has attended more than one undergraduate institution, a weighted average GPA will be calculated. An applicant who has graduated with a cumulative GPA of less than 3.0 is encouraged to apply, but will be subject to review by the MBA Admissions Review Committee.

Language Requirements

  • TOEFL score of 500 or higher on the paper-based test, 173 or higher on the computer-based test, or 61 or higher on the Internet-based test
  • IELTS score of 5.5 or higher
Online MBA Program Tuition and Financial Aid

Online MBA Tuition

$685 per credit hour. To learn more about our tuition breakdown, click here.

Online MBA Financial Aid

Financial aid may be available to qualified individuals. To learn more about financial aid for Walsh University’s online MBA program, click here.

Online MBA Program - Core Curriculum

Online MBA Program - Specialty Curriculum

Management Specialty Degree Requirements

Required Specialty Courses
MBA 681 – Global Business Conditions 3 sem. hrs.

This course explores the fundamentals of business conditions analysis – the analysis of the external factors that have a significant impact on the organizational performance. The course is intended to help students develop a better understanding of the domestic and global environments in which corporations operate. Cultural, social, political/legal, technological, economic and competitive issues are examined within the context of a business environment.

MBA 682 – Managerial Accounting 3 sem. hrs.

This course covers the accounting for a for-profit organization. It focuses on management accounting problems and issues in a complex and changing business environment. This course will enable managers to organize, direct, and adjust daily operations through performance reports comparing planned and actual results. The specific topics include job order costing, process costing, activity-based costing, the Cost of Goods Manufactured Statement, variances, and cost estimation.

MBA 701 – System & Organizational Design 3 sem. hrs.

In this course, students examine the interactions among organizational resources and technologies, organization design, management practices and external forces from a macro-organizational perspective. Topics include the interrelation of system design, work design and management theory, as well as an overview of organizational theory and design – what organizations are, how they are designed, how they operate and how they can be changed and improved through organization design. The study concentrates on organizations as systems and managerial, technical, structural, and cultural subsystems as they relate to the broader environment.

MBA 702 – Quality & Performance Mgmt 3 sem. hrs.

In this course, students examine quality management as it provides the means for the organization to define its culture and support the constant attainment of stakeholder satisfaction through an integrated system of tools, techniques and training. Concepts and practices to effectively manage, measure and improve organizational performance are also examined. Topics include a comparative analysis of influential quality theorists such as Deming, Crosby, Taguchi and others, application of various continuous improvement techniques, definition and development of individual, group and organization-level performance indicators and performance improvement systems.

Elective Specialty Courses
Must successfully complete one of the following:
MBA 683 – Not-For-Profit Accounting 3 sem. hrs.

This course explores the accounting for hospitals and voluntary health and welfare organizations. The specific topics include financial statements and government reporting for non-profit entities, as well as Statements of Financial Position, Activities, and Functional Expenses.

MBA 743 – Social Media Marketing 3 sem. hrs.

This course introduces students to the social media marketing industry, its operations, context, and technology. Topics include online social networks, consumer-generated advertising and reviews, blogs, e-mail, viral marketing, and international implications.

MBA 761 – Entrepreneurship/Innovation 3 sem. hrs.

This course focuses on developing innovative solutions to real-world business problems and creating new business opportunities. Topics include developing and formulating new and creative business ideas, identifying the market needs and planning business opportunities, and assessing the typical operating and administrative issues.

Specialty Capstone Course
MBA 719 – Strategic Management 3 sem. hrs.

In this capstone course, students focus on the perspective and skills of the general manager. The purpose of this course is to provide practice in diagnosing and identifying realistic solutions to complex strategic and organizational problems. The course builds on the previous coursework by providing an opportunity to integrate various functional areas and by providing a total business perspective. Topics include an overview of strategic management, the process of choosing and defining purposes and objectives, identifying internal and external environmental factors relevant to strategic management, formulating and implementing a viable strategy and monitoring strategic performance. The course focuses on relationships among the firm, its strategy, and its environment; why firms choose certain businesses, which business strategies are successful, and how firms can change in response to a dynamic environment.

Healthcare Management Specialty Degree requirements

Must complete all of the following:
MBA 702 – Quality & Performance Mgmt 3 sem. hrs.

In this course, students examine quality management as it provides the means for the organization to define its culture and support the constant attainment of stakeholder satisfaction through an integrated system of tools, techniques and training. Concepts and practices to effectively manage, measure and improve organizational performance are also examined. Topics include a comparative analysis of influential quality theorists such as Deming, Crosby, Taguchi and others, application of various continuous improvement techniques, definition and development of individual, group and organization-level performance indicators and performance improvement systems.

MBA 721 – Legal & Policy Aspect Healthcare 3 sem. hrs.

The focus of this course is on the current health care laws and policies. This course examines the complex issues in the healthcare industry, such as healthcare liability, malpractice, healthcare insurance, the disclosure of patient information, patient and provider relationships and the government roles in the healthcare industry.

MBA 722 – Healthcare Organization & Systems 3 sem. hrs.

This course explores the health care internal and external environments and their impacts on organizational design and structure and the decision-making process. Topics include healthcare institutions such as hospitals, long-term care facilities, and the role of the government in patient care.

MBA 723 – Healthcare Finance/Economics 3 sem. hrs.

This course explores healthcare specific financial policies and issues, analytical framework and economic transformation for financial decisions (such as investment and working capital), methods of financial management, insurance coverage and financing. In addition, the course focuses on the ability to apply economic and population health models to address health service issues and problems.

Elective Specialty Courses
Must successfully complete one of the following:
MBA 683 – Not-For-Profit Accounting 3 sem. hrs.

This course explores the accounting for hospitals and voluntary health and welfare organizations. The specific topics include financial statements and government reporting for non-profit entities, as well as Statements of Financial Position, Activities, and Functional Expenses.

MBA 744 – Services Marketing 3 sem. hrs.

This course examines the unique aspects and attributes of services marketing within the larger marketing and marketing strategy contexts. Topics include delivering value, the service experience, customer satisfaction, pricing of services, and service recovery.

MBA 761 – Entrepreneurship/Innovation 3 sem. hrs.

This course focuses on developing innovative solutions to the real-world business problems and creating new business opportunities. Topics include developing and formulating new and creative business ideas, identifying the market needs and planning business opportunities, and assessing the typical operating and administrative issues.

Specialty Capstone Course
MBA 739 – Healthcare Strategy 3 sem. hrs.

This course explores the integrative and cross-functional nature of strategy and decision-making in the health services sector. Topics include principles, concepts and theories from strategic planning, as well as an integrative approach linking strategy with marketing, human resources management, accounting, finance, and operations management.

Marketing Specialty Degree requirements

Required Specialty Courses
MBA 741 – Marketing Research 3 sem. hrs.

This course focuses on the stages of the marketing research process and how this process plays a part in the overall development of marketing strategy for organizations. Topics include research design, qualitative and quantitative research techniques, data collection, survey design, sampling, statistical analysis, hypothesis testing, and research reporting.

MBA 742 – Integrated Marketing Communications 3 sem. hrs.

This course evaluates the components of an integrated marketing communications (IMC) program and strategies to develop IMC effectiveness within organizations. Topics include advertising, public relations, personal selling, sales promotion, direct marketing, and social media.

MBA 743 – Social Media Marketing 3 sem. hrs.

This course introduces students to the social media marketing industry, its operations, context, and technology. Topics include online social networks, consumer-generated advertising and reviews, blogs, e-mail, viral marketing, and international implications.

MBA 744 – Services Marketing 3 sem. hrs.

This course examines the unique aspects and attributes of services marketing within the larger marketing and marketing strategy contexts. Topics include delivering value, the service experience, customer satisfaction, pricing of services, and service recovery.

Elective Specialty Courses
Must complete one of the following:
MBA 681 – Global Business Conditions 3 sem. hrs.

This course explores the fundamentals of business conditions analysis – the analysis of the external factors that have a significant impact on organizational performance. The course is intended to help students develop a better understanding of the domestic and global environments in which corporations operate. Cultural, social, political/legal, technological, economic and competitive issues are examined within the context of a business environment.

MBA 683 – Not-For-Profit Accounting 3 sem. hrs.

This course explores the accounting for hospitals and voluntary health and welfare organizations. The specific topics include financial statements and government reporting for non-profit entities, as well as Statements of Financial Position, Activities, and Functional Expenses.

MBA 761 – Entrepreneurship/Innovation 3 sem. hrs.

This course focuses on developing innovative solutions to real-world business problems and creating new business opportunities. Topics include developing and formulating new and creative business ideas, identifying the market needs and planning business opportunities, and assessing the typical operating and administrative issues.

Specialty Capstone Course
MBA 759 – Marketing Strategy 3 sem. hrs.

This capstone course combines marketing concepts learned in the previous marketing and other MBA courses into an integrative and application-oriented learning experience. Topics include strategy, consumer research, consumer behavior, segmentation, new product development, integrated marketing communications (IMC), and services marketing.

Leadership Program with Practicums

REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION. Receive leadership certification and designation on transcript. MBA 631 can be taken anytime during Core Courses, and must be completed before beginning concentration. MBA 691 can be taken any time after 631 is completed.

MBA 621 – Sustainable Ethical Leadership 3 sem. hrs.

This course is designed to explore behavior in the modern business world from a professional ethical perspective. Particular current issues will form the basis of discussion and analysis. During the course, students will study ethics as a discipline and will explore it with an emphasis on the modern business environment. Cases and presentations will be used to provide a better understanding of concepts and principles that determine managerial ethics in real-life situations. This course will explore the application of moral theory to management decision-making with special emphasis on the Catholic moral tradition in adherence to Ex Corde Ecclesiae (1990).

MBA 631 – Leadership Exp Practicum I 0 sem. hrs.

This course includes a leadership simulation, a facilitated group discussion and time for reflection. It is intended to provide the basis for the student to complete reflective leadership documents. This course must be completed prior to the student taking any specialty courses. Prerequisite: MBA 621.

MBA 691 – Leadership Exp Practicum II 0 sem. hrs.

This course includes a leadership coaching session and must be completed as a requirement for graduation. Prior to the session, the student will have completed all leadership reflective documents as identified. The student will then contact and meet with the leadership coach. Prerequisite: MBA 631.

Healthcare Management Certificate

MBA 621 – Sustainable Ethical Leadership 3 sem. hrs.

This course is designed to explore behavior in the modern business world from a professional ethical perspective. Particular current issues will form the basis of discussion and analysis. During the course, students will study ethics as a discipline and will explore it with an emphasis on the modern business environment. Cases and presentations will be used to provide a better understanding of concepts and principles that determine managerial ethics in real-life situations. This course will explore the application of moral theory to management decision-making with special emphasis on the Catholic moral tradition in adherence to Ex Corde Ecclesiae (1990).

MBA 624 – Marketing 3 sem. hrs.

This course explores the applications of marketing theories and concepts used throughout various types of organizations, including manufacturing, service, nonprofit, and government entities. Topics include marketing strategy and planning, market segmentation, consumer behavior, branding, product and service development, and international marketing.

MBA 721 – Legal & Policy Aspect Healthcare 3 sem. hrs.

The focus of this course is on the current health care laws and policies. This course examines the complex issues in the healthcare industry, such as healthcare liability, malpractice, healthcare insurance, disclosure of patient information, patient and provider relationships and the government roles in the healthcare industry.

MBA 722 – Healthcare Organization & Systems 3 sem. hrs.

This course explores the health care internal and external environments and their impacts on organizational design and structure and the decision-making process. Topics include healthcare institutions, such as hospitals, long-term care facilities, and the role of the government in patient care.

MBA 723 – Healthcare Finance/Economics 3 sem. hrs.

This course explores healthcare specific financial policies and issues, analytical framework and economic transformation for financial decisions (such as investment and working capital), methods of financial management, insurance coverage and financing. In addition, the course focuses on the ability to apply economic and population health models to address health service issues and problems.

In-Class Option also available.

MBA 621 – Sustainable Ethical Leadership 3 sem. hrs.

This course is designed to explore behavior in the modern business world from a professional ethical perspective. Particular current issues will form the basis of discussion and analysis. During the course, students will study ethics as a discipline and will explore it with an emphasis on the modern business environment. Cases and presentations will be used to provide a better understanding of concepts and principles that determine managerial ethics in real-life situations. This course will explore the application of the moral theory to management decision-making with special emphasis on the Catholic moral tradition in adherence to Ex Corde Ecclesiae (1990).

MBA 622 – Organ Behavior & Communication 3 sem. hrs.

In this course, students examine essential management, organizational behavior and communication theories. Topics include motivation, conflict management and resolution, groups and teams, and communication. This course is designed to explore how these elements impact the practical application of behavioral science theories with respect to solving complex management problems in a diverse, global environment.

MBA 623 – Financial Accounting & Mgmt 3 sem. hrs.

This course examines the practices required to effectively manage an organization’s financial resources. It explores financial analysis and budgeting techniques with an orientation towards development, analysis, and interpretation of historical, present, and projected performance measures. This course will explore a firm’s financing strategies and its access to a variety of capital sources, a firm’s optimal capital structure, and effective resource allocation and investment strategies. The specific topics include financial statement analysis, pro forma analysis, operating budgets, capital budgeting, insourcing and outsourcing, capital structure, and cost of capital.

MBA 624 – Marketing 3 sem. hrs.

This course explores the applications of marketing theories and concepts used throughout various types of organizations, including manufacturing, service, nonprofit, and government entities. Topics include marketing strategy and planning, market segmentation, consumer behavior, branding, product and service development, and international marketing.

MBA 625 – Information Systems 3 sem. hrs.

This course focuses on various information and communications technologies. Students will examine how information systems are used to solve problems, manage data, and make better business decisions. Topics include management information systems, databases, ERP systems, cloud computing, and information privacy.

MBA 626 – Applied Org Research & Analysis 3 sem. hrs.

This course provides students with an overview of statistical concepts and research methods used by for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. Students gain an understanding of research problem formulation, research design, sampling methods, analytic and descriptive survey questionnaires, qualitative versus quantitative data collection, and evaluation and interpretation of descriptive and inferential statistics by performing their own research. The course includes consideration of the use of research methods in program evaluation and outcome studies. This course further emphasizes the importance of integrating research into the business setting to the benefit of students and the overall business profession.