Business Administration (with optional concentrations)
All of the graduate programs in the School of Business & Computer Science are accredited by ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs) except for the following: M.S. in Accounting.
Our M.B.A. offers a rigorous 33-credit curriculum that has been carefully prepared by the university to meet the demands of the twenty-first century business world. The Caldwell University M.B.A. is available in six areas of study. A general M.B.A. will allow students ample scope beyond the required core to choose elective offerings from a broad range of other courses. The alternatives are an M.B.A. with Concentrations in:
- Global Business
- Healthcare Administration
- Human Resource Management
- Sport Management
The Caldwell University M.B.A. requires students to complete 33 graduate credits, consisting of 11 required courses. Concentrations are available for an additional 6 credits. Applicants without specific undergraduate courses in business may be required to take up to 6 undergraduate credits (18 for accounting) before full admission into the M.B.A. program.
The M.B.A. program is accredited by ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs). Our M.B.A. offers a rigorous 33-credit curriculum that has been carefully prepared by the university to meet the demands of the twenty-first century business world. In addition to the traditional M.B.A., Caldwell offers an M.B.A. with concentrations in Accounting, Global Business, Human Resource Management and Marketing. The Caldwell University M.B.A. requires students to complete 33 graduate credits, consisting of 11 required courses. Applicants without specific undergraduate courses in business may be required to take up to 6 undergraduate credits (18 for accounting) before full admission into the M.B.A. program.
Students have several options for completing the M.B.A.:
Option 1: A totally online program completed via Virtual Campus
Option 2: A fully on-campus program where all classes are taken on campus at Caldwell University
Option 3: A hybrid option, consisting of on-campus courses and online courses offered via Blackboard
The M.S. in Accounting and M.B.A. Concentrations are available under Options 2 and 3.
Registrants for any online courses should be mindful of differences in procedures and demands between those and traditional classroom courses. While online courses offer flexibility, they also require self-discipline, good time management, ability to work independently, and superior reading and writing skills. Students are advised to select the learning environment that best satisfies their goals and abilities.
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
- Undergraduate GPA of at least 2.75 overall and 3.0 in business as a major
- Two letters of recommendation for graduate study
- Personal Interview
- Personal statement: Submit a statement of objectives for entering the program
- Three years of substantial business experience (can be waived at the discretion of the program coordinator)
- The following prerequisite undergraduate business courses with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better and no grade below C:
- Accounting I
- Survey of Economics
- For those applying for the M.B.A. with concentration in accounting, additional prerequisites are:
- Accounting II
- One additional advanced level accounting course
“Caldwell University provides an amazing opportunity for students to learn “real-world” business practices. The Professors were professional and world-class. I have had an amazing time here at Caldwell, mainly because of my advisors, professors and supportive classmates. The small class sizes really allowed for me to succeed and get that “1-on-1” attention, which was a critical part of my learning and professional development overall.“
– Joe Testa, MBA ’20
A Catholic Liberal Arts Education
At the core of a Caldwell education is our liberal arts curriculum, designed to guide students to critical thinking skills, appreciate diverse cultures, and acquire a moral and civic awareness.
Students develop the whole self as they absorb learning through our liberal arts core: the humanities; the physical and biological sciences, and mathematics; and the social sciences.