• Program Details

    The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is designed as a modular program. The module topics surface in everyday activities and long-term planning for all organizations. Many programs provide stand-alone courses in these topics. Our approach is to integrate these topics throughout the core modules with repeated emphasis from a variety of perspectives.

    The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is available at the Hamline University Saint Paul and Minneapolis campuses as a cohort program. (A cohort is a group of students who start and finish a program together.)

    All students in the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program are required to complete forty-eight academic credits. This includes core and elective courses completed in six modules, completed in 24 months.

    Core Modules

    Module 1 (8 credits): Leading People with Integrity and Purpose

    • MBA 8160 - Leadership Skills Development (3 credits)
    • MBA 8140 - Critical Thinking (2 credits)
    • MBA 8101 - Organizational Behavior (3 credits)

    Module 2 (8 credits): Managing Financial Resources

    • MBA 8250 - Financial Accounting (3 credits)
    • MBA 8210 - Managerial Accounting (3 credits)
    • MBA 8240 - Managerial Economics (2 credits)

    Module 3 (8 credits): Leveraging Organizational Resources

    • MBA 8310 - Managerial Finance(3 credits)
    • MBA 8350 - Marketing Management (3 credits)
    • MBA 8330 - Managing in the Global Marketplace (2 credits)

    Module 4 (8 credits): Improving and Protecting Resources

    • Electives (4 credits)
    • MBA 8470 - Managerial IT (2 credits)
    • MBA 8450 - Business Law and the Regulatory Environment (2 credits)

    Module 5 (8 credits): Planning Change and Development (Part I)

    • Electives (4 credits)
    • MBA 8420 - Strategic Financial Analysis (2 credits)
    • MBA 8495 - Strategic Management and Capstone/Field Study Part I (2 credits)

    Module 6 (8 credits): Planning Change and Development (Part II)

    • Electives (4 credits)
    • MBA 8496 - Strategic Management and Capstone/Field Study Part II (4 credits)


    There are four concentrations within the master of business administration (MBA) program. Concentrations can be earned by completing three elective courses within the same subject area. Each allows a student to focus more deeply on one area of interest. Students may select three electives within their chosen concentration, but concentrations are not required. Currently, students may complete concentrations in marketing, finance, international management, or conflict management.

    Conflict Management

    • MBA 8010 - Negotiation Theory & Practice (4 credits)
    • MBA 8011 - Conflict Management Systems Design (4 credits)
    • MBA 8012 - Conflict Theories (4 credits)


    • MBA 8020 - Corporate Finance (4 credits)
    • MBA 8021 - Financial Institutions and Markets (4 credits)
    • MBA 8022 - Finance Theory & Applications (4 credits)

    International Management

    • MBA 8031 - International Business Transactions (4 credits)
    • MBA 8053 - International Marketing Management (4 credits)
    • MBA 8097 - International Seminar (4 credits)


    • MBA 8051 - Electronic Marketing (4 credits)
    • MBA 8052 - Market Research (4 credits)
    • MBA 8053 - International Marketing Management (4 credits)

    Time Limit

    The MBA is a 24-month cohort program; however, 7 years is the allowed maximum.


    Grades below C do not count toward the 48 credits required to graduate. A student who earns a C- or below in a course within a required MBA module must repeat that course. When the course is repeated and a grade of C or better is earned, the GPA is recalculated. Students will be advised to retake the course at the next available opportunity to maintain degree progression.

    A student who earns a C- or below in an elective may choose to retake the elective, in which case his/her GPA will be recalculated if the grade earned is C or better. If a student chooses not to retake the elective and instead chooses a different elective, the grade remains part of the overall GPA calculation.

    Students must successfully complete the core courses in modules 1 through 4 before they enter module 5.

    Additional Requirements

    Completion of undergraduate coursework in economics and statistics with a grade of B or better.

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  • Dual Degree Options

    Combine your MBA with another master's degree in Public Administration or Nonprofit Management and receive hands-on training across sectors and gain the skills and experiences employers want.

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