Online MBA in Management

Online MBA in Management

Voted one of Best Affordable Online MBA Programs with Regional Accreditation

Online MBA in Management from Walsh University

Awarded Top 50 Best Value Online Accelerated MBA Programs 2017

AACSB Online MBA in Management Program

AACSB Business Education Alliance Member 2017

Online MBA in Management

Online MBA Fast Facts

  • 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

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

Learn Today, Lead Tomorrow

Walsh University’s online MBA with a specialty in management focuses on the roles and responsibilities within an organization. Learn about global business conditions and innovation across a variety of fields. Solidify your business acumen with foundational courses tailored to managers and leaders such as managerial accounting, organizational design, and performance management. You’ll also explore the role of management in the digital age while developing your personal leadership style.

"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 Delivery

The online MBA in Management is a 42-credit online master’s program. The degree can be completed in as little as 12 months or part-time for 2-2.5 years. The courses are offered in eight-week increments and all courses are AACSB-aligned. Walsh University’s online programs offer the flexibility to learn at your own pace as well as take courses when it’s convenient for you.

The courses are geared toward expanding your knowledge of management — understand how to use the resources, personnel, and organizational culture at your disposal. Build your personal leadership style with a leadership certification and designation on your transcript. Graduate prepared to take on a leadership role in any type of environment.

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 in Management Tuition

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

Online MBA in Management Financial Aid

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

Online MBA Program - Core Curriculum

Online MBA Program - Specialty Curriculum

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.

Careers and Outcomes

According to U.S. News and World Report, jobs for MBA graduates in the management field include:

  • For-profit and non-profit leadership
  • Public service leadership roles
  • Information systems management
  • Marketing and/or financial management

Positions Walsh University graduates have held include:

  • IT Analyst
  • Head of Compliance
  • Director of Customer Engagement
  • Human Resource Generalist

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, individuals 25 and older with a master’s degree earned approximately $10,000 more a year than their counterparts with a bachelor’s degree.The median pay for the management professions was more than $100,000 per year. The industry is expected to grow by 6% by 2024, leading to the creation of more than 500,000 jobs.

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 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. This course 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 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.