Master of Business Administration

The MBA prepares candidates to manage people, assets, ideas, and technology in a rapidly changing global environment. Courses develop critical-thinking and decision-making skills with a particular focus on operational, strategic, and financial risk.


Candidates must complete 48 credits with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Students elect a concentration upon entrance to facilitate courses in the program path. Saint Peter’s may consider waiving up to twelve (12) credits within the MBA Core Courses for undergraduate courses where the candidate achieved a grade of B or higher in each course. Waived credits are by permission only, and not an obligation of the University.

MBA Degree:        48 Credits

                              Core Courses:       24 Credits

                              Concentration:*     9-12 Credits

                              Electives:*             12-21 Credits

                              Capstone:              3 Credits

                                            *Note: Concentration and elective credits vary by program

Level I: Core Courses (24 credits)

These courses provide the foundation for many of the concepts introduced in later courses, and should be taken early in the program. Waivers and/or transfer of credits may be considered as outlined in the Curriculum section above.  Students are to complete their core courses prior to beginning their concentration.

AC-501Managerial Accounting (or appropriate substitution)3
GB-510Computer-Based Information Systems (or appropriate substitution)3
GB-530Corporate Finance3
GB-503Statistics for Managers3
GB-511Management and Human Behavior (or appropriate substitution)3
GB-513Marketing Management (or appropriate substitution)3
GB-517Business Ethics3
GB-622Management Economics (or appropriate substitution)3
Total Credits24

Level II:  Concentration (9-12 credits)

Concentrations focus the candidate on a specific area to achieve depth of knowledge. Concentrations are available in Finance, Health Care Administration, Human Resources Management, International Business, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, and Risk Management. Candidates may follow the recommended courses below or may work with the Program Director to design a concentration to meet specific goals and reflect individual backgrounds. A candidate may complete a second concentration prior to the MBA degree being conferred by taking an additional 6 credits above the 48 required for the MBA degree.

Level II:  Electives (12-21 credits)

These courses provide program breadth outside the area of concentration. Candidates should choose these courses to gain knowledge in areas that will help achieve their career goals.  A candidate may not choose an elective course in the same area as a concentration.

Level III:  Capstone (3 credits)

The capstone course, GB-699 Corporate Strategy: Initiation-Implementation, reinforces the learning outcomes in the program, and is taken near the end of the program.