MBA By the Numbers
Aim higher, work smarter
Many Master of Business Administration programs promise an edge in a fast-paced and globalized job market. In the School of Business at Quinnipiac, we aim higher than that. Our AACSB-accredited MBA program develops extraordinarily well-prepared professionals and industry leaders who can thrive in any business environment and corporate structure anywhere in the world.
Our program combines a deep and diverse skill-set with immersive learning experiences and constant opportunities for career development. You have the option of pursuing your MBA in one of four ways:
- Traditional MBA
- Finance track
- Health care management track
- Supply chain management track
Our faculty draw upon decades of experience in the fields of finance, entrepreneurship, international business and marketing, just to name a few. In a small classroom setting, they’ll teach you decision-making models, financial analysis, leadership and organizational skills necessary to distinguish yourself in any industry.
A long list of technological resources make hands-on application of that knowledge possible. You’ll analyze real-time economic data, develop financial models and run trading simulations in the Terry W. Goodwin ’67 Financial Technology Center. You’ll also have access to networking and career events that bring distinguished representatives from organizations such as Apple, GE, Goldman Sachs, Johnson & Johnson, JPMorgan Chase and others to campus.
Whether you prefer an on-campus or online experience, or a combination of both, we have programs tailored to fit your career goals, obligations and schedule.
Rankings and Distinctions
Best online MBA program
U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks the Quinnipiac School of Business online MBA program as one of the leading national graduate programs. The 2020 rank it as #35 online MBA program, putting it among the top 12% of online MBA programs in America and leading all peers in Connecticut. The online MBA is also recognized as one of the best graduate business programs for veterans.
Choose Your Program
A Quinnipiac education is always personal
We offer many ways to personalize your MBA degree. You might consider building on our traditional MBA by customizing your experience around your particular business interests through our specialized tracks — in finance, health care management or supply chain management — or by building your own.
Or you might complete your degree online or combine it with a JD. Our curriculum is designed to best suit your personal and professional needs. Explore your options below.
Our two-year MBA offers a hands-on approach in an active classroom setting, allowing you to collaborate directly with faculty and peer groups.
Perfect for working professionals who prefer the on-campus MBA experience, but don’t have the time to commit to a full-time course load.
Online and Flexible
This convenient option allows you to complete our MBA program from anywhere in the country without interrupting your busy work schedule.
Flexible Delivery (online and on-campus)
True to its name, this option offers students a customized experience that includes both on-campus and online components.
Inclusive thought shapes decision making
Every day, business leaders across the globe make difficult decisions that directly affect them, their workers and their community. Moving these decisions forward takes more than just a consideration of the bottom line. It takes the ability to think and act with an inclusive worldview. What is inclusive thought? How is it moved to action? These were the questions that Quinnipiac MBA students had to answer as part of their MBA 690 Decision Making Capstone course.
Six student groups from each capstone section applied inclusive thought to tackle a different topic, from how to address homelessness to reducing the use of plastics on Quinnipiac’s campuses. They sought the perspectives of friends, family members and many in the Quinnipiac community, and distilled their experience into one-minute videos. The assignment was part of the United Nations' Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) initiative, a platform to teach business students how to balance economic and sustainability goals to enact change.
“They had to explore on their own how to take an important, but abstract, concept and put it into action,” said Professor Margaret Goralski, who taught the course. “It forced them to listen to others and consider different ideas before making a decision.”
“People usually have a very particular idea about what inclusive means. In the world of business, inclusive thinking is often associated with recruiting a certain demographic to increase diversity or involve lower-level managers in decision making. However, inclusive thought and the actions associated with it are broader than that. It means taking action to ensure that everyone within the community, however that community is defined for the business, is engaged.”Ashley Guattery `18, MBA `19
In Their Words
“Oftentimes in business the problem is not having too little information, but too much, and the Quinnipiac MBA program has increased my critical thinking skills to better focus on those factors most vital to the success of the program or project.”John Goughnour MBA '15Marketing Director, Oncology and Biosimilars – Mylan
Enrollment and Graduation Data
Enrollment and number of graduates
Number of MBA program graduates:
- 2018-19: 206
- 2017-18: 267
- 2016-17: 267
- 2015-16: 192
- 2014-15: 161
Student enrollment in the MBA program in 2018-19: 336
Median starting salary for MBA program graduates: $61,000 (base)
Retention and graduation rates
- School of Business MBA-online retention rate: 91%
- School of Business MBA-online graduation rate: 72%
- School of Business placement rate: 87%