MBA students at Hamline University

MBA Master of Business Administration

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An MBA your way: flexible, innovative, and people-centric

Hamline's MBA is crafted to meet your unique needs. Immerse yourself in an intimate learning environment and acquire in-demand skills from our top-ranked faculty. 

You don't have to wait to the end of the program to experience results. From your first class to your last class, you'll develop skills and tools you can apply the next day, in areas such as:

  • Data analytics and modeling
  • Managing and working in high-quality teams
  • Strategic and critical thinking
  • Business process improvement
  • Leadership and advanced communication skills

What will it take?

Cost per Credit
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Next Session Starts
August 26, 2024

MBA program details

Important Dates
Flexible Formats
Time Commitment

Start dates and deadlines

You can start Hamline’s MBA throughout the year. While we review applications on a rolling basis (meaning you can apply at any time), those who apply by the priority deadline for that term are guaranteed a decision and get prioritized for scholarships.

Priority application deadlines:

  • August 1 to start fall term
  • December 1 to start spring term
  • April 1 to start the summer term

How to apply

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Master's in business administration online, on campus, or hybrid


With Hamline's MBA you have the option of getting your MBA by choosing the format of your courses. 

  • Fully online
  • Entirely in person
  • A combination of the two for a hybrid program

While most courses are online or on-campus, some may be hybrid, depending on your concentration/electives.


In addition to the flexibility you gain by choosing the format of your courses as you go, Hamline's program is also easy to work into your busy life. No matter what format you choose, you'll have just one class per week meeting for 4 hours from 5:45-9:45 p.m. 

MBA degree time commitment

Weekly time commitment

You can expect to spend an average of 10 hours per week on the program, which includes your 4 hours of class each week. You may need to spend more or less time outside of class depending on the experience and expertise you bring to a particular class.

Time to complete your MBA

You decide your pace and can graduate in as few as 24 months by taking 12 courses. Or you can take classes at a slower rate to meet your needs. 

Make your resume more competitive

With Hamline's MBA, you will be ready to adapt to shifts in the current as well as the future marketplace. You can also customize your MBA to fit your career goals with one of three concentrations.

Business analytics concentration

Businesses need leaders who can make data-driven decisions. With a concentration in business analytics, you’ll gain the knowledge of statistics and data collection needed to make these decisions, as well as the communication and visualization skills to advocate for data-informed business practices.

Leadership and change management concentration

The ability to lead organizations through times of change is a highly sought-after skill set. With Hamline’s leadership and change concentration, you’ll develop your own negotiation, conflict management, and project management skills while learning how to enhance the performance of others and facilitate constructive engagement leading to sustainable change.

Customized concentration

This option is for students who are motivated to study a topic relevant to their degree program in depth. Customized concentrations require 12 credits of graduate elective coursework and may be comprised of graduate courses at Hamline University and approved transfer courses. Sample concentration options might include marketing, finance, or business communications. Students who want to pursue this option should contact the School of Business graduate programs director for an application form.

Master's in business administration courses

The core of Hamline’s MBA is made up of 9 courses:

  • MBA 8201 - Leading in Organizations
  • MBA 8205 - Critical Thinking
  • MBA 8230 - Financial Accounting for Managers
  • MBA 8245 - Financial Decision Making
  • MBA 8255 - Data Analytics and Decision Making
  • MBA 8265 - Marketing Management
  • MBA 8275 - Business Process Improvement
  • MBA 8295 - Strategic Financial Analysis
  • MBA 8492 - Strategic Management

You’ll also complete 3 other courses in topics or concentrations of your choosing.

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What our graduates are saying about Hamline's MBA program

In a recent survey, our graduates shared what makes Hamline's MBA program stand apart from all the rest:

  • Support not competition: You'll build genuine connections with your peers and faculty, and you'll be supported throughout your studies with personalized attention and mentorship
  • Small group learning: Hamline's MBA program features small class sizes, which means you get  to make the most out of courses that are grounded in discussion and dialogue, not big class lectures
  • Unique skills and tools that you can use from day one: Hamline's MBA program teaches you the Belbin methodology for building leadership strengths and managing teams, which you can use from day one and throughout your career 
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Getting this MBA absolutely revolutionized my career. The moment I added MBA after my name so many doors flew open for me.

Kate Roselle '19, MBA; vice president of business development at Niznik Behavioral Health

A promising career outlook



Percentage of corporate recruiters and staffing firms that plan to hire recent MBA grads (Forbes)

Top salary


Median starting salary for new MBA hires in the US as of 2022  (Forbes)

Real value


The increase in your earning potential with an MBA vs. only a bachelor’s degree  (Forbes)

Join a tight-knit community of professionals from all sectors  

Hamline’s MBA program doesn’t just provide you with a degree. You’ll also become part of a network of professionals working across private and public sectors, extending more opportunities to learn from your colleagues and giving you an edge in today’s job market.

Students in our program come from a wide range of professions and organizations, including:


  • Brand development director
  • FBI recruiter & applicant coordinator
  • Legal counsel
  • North American sales director
  • Patrol officer
  • Real estate broker
  • Trade show & events supervisor


  • Boston Scientific
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Eden Prairie School District
  • Minnesota Vikings
  • Mitchell Hamline School of Law
  • Summit Orthopedics
  • The Toro Company
  • Thompson Reuters
  • United States Air Force
  • Wilderness Inquiry
  • YMCA of the North

How we help make your MBA affordable

Competitive tuition

When you invest in an MBA from Hamline, you benefit from a prestigious degree from Minnesota's first university. We work hard to ensure our tuition, accompanied by scholarships, tuition discounts, and other financial aid, is a worthwhile investment for all students.


Generous financial aid

65% of MBA students receive scholarships or tuition discounts. Other financial aid is also available, and most students use low-interest loans as a valuable way to finance their education.

  • Merit scholarships - up to $10,000
  • Learning Partnership discounts - 10% off tuition
  • Service scholarships - 10% off tuition
  • Alumni discounts - 10% off tuition

MBA Scholarships

Financial Aid

Receive up to $10,000 in scholarships for academic and leadership accomplishments

Tuition discounts can save you $79 per credit

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