• MBA Curriculum and Courses

    With Hamline’s MBA, you will experience the flexibility of choosing whether you want to enroll in courses online, in person, or do a combination of the two.

    We’ve also made sure you can finish your degree in just two years and experience the rewards of career promotion and change as soon as possible.

    Year One Courses

    MBA 8101 Leading in Organizations (4 credits)
    MBA 8105 Critical Thinking (4 credits)
    MBA 8230 Financial Accounting for Managers (4 credits)
    MBA 8245 Financial Decision Making (4 credits)
    MBA 8255 Data Analytics & Decision Making (4 credits)
    MBA 8265 Marketing Management (4 credits)

    Year Two Courses

    MBA Elective (4 credits)
    MBA 8195 Strategic Financial Analysis (4 credits)
    MBA Elective (4 credits)
    MBA 8175 Business Process Improvement (4 credits)
    MBA Elective (4 credits)
    MBA 8492 Strategic Management (4 credits)


  • MBA Concentrations


  • Business Analytics (hybrid)

    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.

    Choose 3 courses from the following:

    • Statistical Foundations of Business Analytics: 8 weeks, 4 credits
    • Databases: 8 weeks, 4 credits
    • Principles of Data Analytics: 8 weeks, 4 credits
    • Programming for Data Analytics: 8 weeks, 4 credits
    • Data Visualization: 8 weeks, 4 credits

    Cybersecurity (online)

    Any business that uses computers is vulnerable to a cyberattack. Designed for business leaders in non-technical roles, the cybersecurity concentration provides the tools to assess these threats—and ensure your business is protected against them. You’ll learn to create a cybersecurity response plan and team, and explore the real-life implications of business cybersecurity in a hands-on case study.

    • Cybersecurity Part One: Understanding the Cyber Landscape: 8 weeks, 4 credits
    • Cybersecurity Part Two: Introduction to Security Assessments and Digital Forensics : 8 weeks, 4 credits
    • Cybersecurity Case Study and Analysis: 8 weeks, 4 credits

    Finance (on-campus)

    Explore the ins and outs of corporate finance, markets, and finance theory to become a financial leader in your organization. You’ll gain the skills to guide smart investments, work with financial institutions, and ensure that your business is set up to not only survive, but also to grow.

    Choose three courses from the following:

    • Corporate Finance: 8 weeks, 4 credits
    • Financial Institutions and Markets: 8 weeks, 4 credits
    • Finance Theory and Applications: 8 weeks, 4 credits
    • Investments and Portfolio Construction: 8 weeks, 4 credits

    Leadership and Change Management (on-campus and online)

    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.

    Choose three courses from the following:

    • Leading through Change: 8 weeks, 4 credits
    • Negotiation: 8 weeks, 4 credits
    • Perspectives on Conflict and Change: 8 weeks, 4 credits
    • Project Management: 8 weeks, 4 credits

    Marketing (on-campus)


    Great businesses can’t get anywhere unless they know how to reach their intended audience. In this concentration, you’ll learn the skills to analyze consumer behavior, plan and execute marketing projects, conduct research, and target the people who need your business most.

    Choose three courses from the following:

    • Consumer Behavior in a Digital Environment: 8 weeks, 4 credits
    • Marketing Research: 8 weeks, 4 credits
    • Marketing in a Global Environment: 8 weeks, 4 credits
    • Social Demographics: 8 weeks, 4 credits
    • Project Management: 8 weeks, 4 credits

  • Career Management Services

    You don’t have to navigate your career on your own. Beginning with orientation, our career advisor will guide you in developing your own individual career plan that will best meet your professional goals.

    Dual Degree Options

    Combine your MBA with another master's degree in public administration or nonprofit management. Receive hands-on training across sectors and gain the skills and experiences employers want with a dual degree.