MBA students at Hamline University

MBA Master of Business Administration

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An MBA that gets you in-demand skills

Hamline’s MBA program is driven by business fundamentals and global best practices. We emphasize the most sought-after and highly transferable skills in the industry today, including:

  • Business process improvement 
  • Data-driven decision-making
  • Leadership and communication skills
  • How to motivate and lead teams
  • Strategic and systems thinking

What will it take?

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January 2, 2024

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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 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 fully online, fully in person or combining the two for a hybrid program.

Your online courses are offered synchronously online on weekdays from 5:45-9:45 p.m. Some courses may be hybrid, depending on your concentration.

MBA degree time to completion

You decide your pace and can graduate in as few as 24 months by taking 12 courses. Or, take classes at a slower rate if needed.

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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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)

How we help make your MBA affordable

Competitive tuition

When you invest in a 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 eduction.

  • Merit scholarships
  • Learning Partnership discounts
  • Service scholarships
  • Alumni discounts


Financial Aid

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

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

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