MBA By the Numbers
U.S. News and World Report Ranking
U.S. News & World Report
U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks the Quinnipiac School of Business online MBA program as one of the leading national graduate programs. 2018 rankings include:
- #35 online graduate business programs
- #61 online MBA program
- Recognized as one of the best online graduate business programs for veterans
A world-class MBA for working professionals
Quinnipiac’s online MBA delivers the skills necessary to work across cultures and lead organizations of all natures, sizes and structures — without interrupting your busy work schedule and other personal commitments.
Our program teaches business fundamentals such as accounting, finance and marketing with an emphasis on interpersonal and professional skills, such as collaboration, effective communication, ethical reasoning, creative problem-solving and recognition of opportunity. The core curriculum pays special attention to all aspects of strategic decision-making — from how it affects finance to the best approaches in a global economy. In addition to specific tracks in finance, health care management and supply chain management, you have the option to choose your own electives across multiple business subject areas, enhancing a broad interdisciplinary perspective.
As an online student, you are a member of Quinnipiac’s uniquely supportive educational community, and have access to the same dedicated, full-time faculty who teach in the on-campus program. These are the kinds of differences you can expect from an online MBA that is ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, and offered by an AACSB-accredited business school.
In Their Words
“As an individual who does a significant amount of international travel for my job, the flexibility of an online program was vital to me.”John Goughnour, MBA '15Marketing Director, Oncology and Biosimilars - Mylan
“I cannot say enough positive things about the dedication and work ethic of the admissions personnel. They were always available for any questions I may have had.”Thomas Cappas '00, MS '12, MBA '14Director of Business Development & Outpatient Imaging at MidState Medical Center
The ease of online learning meets powerful career resources
While academics are paramount during your time at Quinnipiac, the faculty and staff always have your future in mind. Through a variety of internships, networking opportunities and access to recruiters from many of the most sought-after corporations, we help you prepare for a successful career.
Visit our Career Development page to learn more about the many opportunities we offer, here on campus and through our vast network from the U.S. and around the globe.
Curriculum and Requirements
Making your degree work for you
The core requirements of our online MBA program explore all aspects of decision-making — from how it affects finance to the best approaches in a global economy. The curriculum also includes your choice of one of three courses we refer to as ”decision making tools” to help round out the core curriculum. Students have the option of choosing one of three professional focus tracks or their own electives to further customize their learning experience.
Our traditional MBA blends decision-making models, financial analysis and organizational behavior with techniques for successfully leading, influencing and managing others. Our flexible curriculum also allows you to tailor your MBA to meet your professional goals. Focused electives are available in CIS, finance, entrepreneurship, health administration, international business, management, marketing and strategy.
MBA - Finance Track
The finance track combines the leadership and management aspects of the MBA with the financial services credentials of the CFA to deepen your understanding of global investment strategies, asset valuation and portfolio management. Completion of this track also prepares you for the first of three exams offered by the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute (CFA)©, the standard bearer of professional excellence within the global investment community.
MBA - Health Care Management Track
This track combines the business and leadership skills of the MBA with advanced course work in health care policy, financial management, information systems and decision making. This combination of skills prepares you for jobs as practice managers and health care consultants, while opening the door to future careers as a medical facility director, department administrator or hospital CFO.
MBA - Supply Chain Management Track
This specialized track blends core MBA skills with proficiency in logistics technology, analytics, global markets and team-based project leadership. You’ll understand nearly every stage of a product’s life cycle to ensure that it makes it from source to consumer as quickly and efficiently as possible. This attention to detail makes you vital to companies in virtually every major industry, from retail to manufacturing, distribution and even banking.
“The biggest thing that sets Quinnipiac’s online programs apart from other programs I looked at is the flexibility.”Brittany Auerbach, MBA '15
Quinnipiac University’s School of Business offers an online MBA program that is consistently ranked among the best in the U.S. The program regularly attracts a very high quality of prospective students, and admission to the program is competitive.
Applications for the online MBA program are accepted throughout the year. Students who are interested in full-time study can begin the program in January, May or August. Candidates are encouraged to submit applications as early as possible to ensure consideration for the semester desired.
All prospective students must submit the following:
- Appropriate application form for the full-time, on-campus MBA
- Official transcripts from all institutions attended
- Three letters of recommendation, including at least one from a professional contact
- One current resume
- One personal statement/letter of intent
- Scores obtained on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), unless one or more of the conditions discussed below apply.
GMAT/GRE waiver policy
A request for a waiver of the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) may be submitted as part of the application process. In general, applicants meeting any of the criteria below may be eligible for such a waiver with documentation of the specific circumstances under which the waiver is being requested. These include, but are not limited to:
- Completion of a minimum of five years of post-bachelor’s, professional and progressive work experience that reflects increasing levels of responsibility, particularly in such areas as budgets, finance, operations and staff supervision.
- Completion of a master’s or doctoral level degree from an accredited institution within 10 years of the application to the QU MBA program. This includes the JD, MD, PhD and other related degrees.
- Successful completion of the CPA or CMA exam series and possession of a license to practice.
- Successful completion of all CFA examinations and designation as a CFA charter holder.
Eligibility for a GMAT/GRE waiver does not guarantee admission. Applicants granted a waiver and subsequently denied admission may request reconsideration of their application with the inclusion of GMAT or GRE scores.
The final determination of a testing waiver is made by Quinnipiac’s School of Business. This will be done as quickly as possible, but students are encouraged to submit their applications and any accompanying waiver requests as early in the admissions cycle as possible in case there are questions, additional information is needed or the standardized testing requirement is not waived. The admission decision is made by Quinnipiac’s School of Business.
Prospective international students must submit certified translations of official transcripts prepared by World Education Services (WES) or another acceptable organization that is approved by Quinnipiac for this purpose. In addition, prospective international students must submit the materials covered the "Application materials" section above.
All applicants from non-English-speaking countries must indicate that they have the language capability to understand business instruction in English and must provide official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores. In general, a minimum TOEFL internet-based score of 90 is required for admission (or 233 for computer-based, or 575 for paper-based). In lieu of TOEFL, applicants may submit International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores. A minimum score of 6.5 on this exam, a B or above on the Certificate of Advanced English or a C or above on the Certificate of Proficiency in English is required. TOEFL and IELTS scores are valid for two years.
International applicants are required to submit proof of adequate funds to complete their study at Quinnipiac University before an eligibility form (I-20) can be issued. Complete the Statement of Financial Support and submit along with supporting documentation. In addition, a copy of a passport or national ID is required.
For more information, please contact us.