Master of Business Administration (MBA) Online or On-Campus
Caldwell University’s Master of Business Administration degree (MBA) features a rigorous curriculum carefully prepared to meet the analytical demands of the global business world. Choose from seven MBA degree concentrations which include: Accounting, Global Business, Healthcare Administration, Human Resource Management, Marketing, Organizational Leadership, and Sport Management. In addition, Caldwell’s general MBA program without concentrations can be completed fully online offering a more flexible curriculum schedule.
MBA Format Options
Caldwell’s MBA degree consists of 11 required courses, totaling 33 graduate credits. MBA concentrations are available for on-campus and hybrid MBA students for an additional six credits. Students have several options for completing their graduate degree:
Online MBA—A comprehensive MBA program that can be completed entirely online for maximum flexibility to suit working professionals.
On-Campus—Classes are held in-person at Caldwell University for a traditional, seminar-style learning experience.
Hybrid MBA—A hybrid option, combining on-campus and online courses for greater scheduling flexibility with the option to complete an MBA concentration.
Select the option that best satisfies your career advancement goals and learning styles. For more details about attending online courses through Caldwell University, see FAQs for Online Learning.
Caldwell University’s seven MBA concentrations align with the modern skill set required of working professionals, aspiring leaders, and career changers. By concentrating your MBA, you can build foundational industry knowledge alongside your MBA coursework. Both the on-campus and hybrid program formats offer MBA degree concentrations in:
Looking to go where the jobs are? Develop your expertise in this fast-growing industry with specialized courses in healthcare finance, leadership, and operations management.
Human Resource Management
Prepare for a career as an HR leader by developing your skills in change management, employment law, socioeconomic ethics, and workplace dynamics.
Prepare for a wide range of exciting career opportunities in marketing by developing a dynamic skill set. Caldwell’s MBA marketing concentration features courses in product management, brand development, digital media, and strategic marketing plans.
In today’s global economy, organizations are in need of dynamic thinkers, keen problem solvers, and forward thinkers who know the value of empathy and lead with mission and purpose. Courses in this concentration focus on leadership skills.
The M.B.A. with a Concentration in Accounting is designed to help you meet the educational requirements for CPA licensure. This course of study combines general business acumen and specialized accounting knowledge.
Increased globalization creates new opportunities for those with the right credentials. Prepare for an exciting career through relevant and timely courses and international travel experience.
The business of sport management leverages sales and data analytics, sponsorship development, and brand building via merchandising and licensing. Sport managers must have a relevant skill set to promote leagues, teams, and athletes.
Professional Development Opportunities
No matter which concentration you choose, the theme of prioritizing professional development runs throughout the entire MBA program. Caldwell’s School of Business and Computer Science integrates a multitude of academic opportunities into the MBA curriculum including leveraging the resources of nearby New York City. Additionally, the MBA program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) who assesses business programs for their emphasis on career development and hands-on learning.
“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
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 will be required to take a three-credit academic leveling course (for nine credits in accounting for the accounting program) before full admission into the M.B.A. program.
- 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 references for graduate study
- Personal Interview upon Graduate Coordinator’s request
- Personal statement: Submit a statement of objectives for entering the program
- Resume highlighting Business, Leadership and Work Experience
- Students who enter the program with an undergraduate degree outside of business need to take BU 095 MBA Prerequisite Module
- Waivers without requirement to substitute another course
Students who completed undergraduate majors in specific areas and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in that major can waive, on approval, one core or elective course as follows:Undergraduate majorM.B.A. Core course waivableAccountingBU 625 Accounting for ManagersMarketingBU 638 Marketing in a Dynamic EnvironmentManagementBU 633 Organizational Behavior for ManagersInternational BusinessBU 642 Global StrategyComputer Science orBU 660 Management Information SystemsComputer Information SystemsFinancial EconomicsBU 694 Managerial EconomicsWaivers must be requested before the completion of 18 credits.
- Waivers requiring substitution with another course
Students who have successfully completed 400 level undergraduate courses (or the equivalent) in other specific areas with a grade of B or better may substitute an elective course for the core M.B.A. course in this area, with the prior written approval of the program coordinator.
M.B.A. students with an accounting concentration must substitute an elective for BU 625 Accounting for Managers, unless they qualify for a waiver under section “A” above. Your advisor can answer any questions you may have concerning waivers.
Transfer of Graduate Credit
Caldwell University will accept the transfer of six credits of graduate work in business from another accredited institution provided the credits were completed within five years of the student’s initial registration at Caldwell University. Official transcripts of previous graduate work as well as the description of each course must be submitted for review at the time of application. Approval of transfer credit is based on course content and grade earned in the course. Each transfer request will be reviewed by the Program Coordinator. All requests for transfer credit must be submitted and approved within the student’s first semester in the program.
Earn Your MBA Degree at Caldwell
Caldwell University’s flexible Master of Business Administration program offers multiple formats—online, on-campus, and hybrid MBA degree options. In addition, Caldwell’s MBA concentrations provide the focused courses needed to launch or advance your business career or break into a new industry.
Learn more about Caldwell’s MBA program.
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