Creighton University Online Master of Business Administration 

Why Creighton University? 

An online Master of Business Administration degree program is offered by this mid-sized private Jesuit university in Omaha, Nebraska.  Applicants should demonstrate completion of undergraduate statistics course. Students who have not studied statistics as undergraduates may substitute completion of an equivalent non-credit online module. Applicants with at least one to three years of professional-level work experience are preferred. 

The university prefers applicants with an undergraduate GPA above 3.0, or B. Applicants who do not meet this requirement will need to submit results of the GMAT exam. The program is administered by the university’s Heider College of Business.

Program Snapshot

University Name Creighton University
Location Omaha
State NE Grade A-
Name of Degree Master of Business Administration
School or Department Administering Program Heider College of Business
Credits 33
Cost per credit 972
Tuition for Entire Program $32,076.00
Test Requirements GMAT if GPA is less than 3.0
Minimum GPA 3.0
Prerequisite Courses and Skills undergraduate statistics course or equivalent noncredit module completion; 1-3 years professional experience preferred
Campus Visit Required? no
Typical Time to Complete 2 years
When Can Students Start the Program? August; October; January; March; June
Program Concentrations
  • Finance
  •  Leadership
  •  Business Intelligence and Analytics
  •  Accounting
  •  Financial Psychology and Behavioral Finance
  •  Personal Financial Planning
Synchronous classes both
Required Courses
  • Leadership and Organizational Behavior
  • Business Policy and Managerial Action
  • Business, Ethics and Society
  • Survey of Business Intelligence and Analytics
  • Seven additional courses to achieve both breadth and depth 
Does the Program Include a Capstone? no
Does the program include a practicum or internship? no
Other Features that Make the Program Unique 20 students per class; high engagement between instructors and students; Can take combination of in-person and online classes if desired; Dual degree programs offered; take courses at other Jesuit universities; distinctive concentrations in Financial Psychology and Behavioral Finance; Personal Financial Planning
Program Objectives (quoted directly from the program)
  • Apply advanced business concepts to make intelligent decisions in a business situation
  •  Reflect on and articulate the relationships among personal values, professional obligations, and social responsibilities
  • Articulate a personal leadership philosophy based on personal values and individual strengths.
  • Demonstrate effective leadership skills in a team environment.
  • Analyze the strategic elements of a comprehensive, multidisciplinary business situation and propose a course of action.
  • Utilize software to analyze quantitative data and interpret the results.
  • Write a professional quality document for a business audience. 
  • Demonstrate verbal fluency in a business context.
  • Analyze a business ethics situation and propose a course of action.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of strategies to effectively lead others regardless of race, ethnicity, culture, gender, religion, and sexual orientation.
Program Description The 33 credits of the curriculum may be finished in two years. The completion of a capstone course is optional for students. No internships or practica are available. In addition to basic courses that provide an emphasis on personal leadership, data-driven choices, and personal and professional values, students can choose to concentrate in one of six specialization areas.


What will I Learn?

Graduates of the Creighton program will be prepared with essential knowledge for business leadership, including decision-making, ethical values, and a personal leadership philosophy. Well-versed in team leadership skills, they will have critical thinking abilities and analytics acumen. Graduates will be able to use software and other strategies to analyze business problems and suggest solutions on the basis of data, and to communicate those solutions professionally and fluently. Ethically informed throughout their practice, they will treat others with fairness and equity. 

The Creighton curriculum is comparatively flexible, with only twelve of the required thirty-five credit hours consisting of core courses. These core courses are: Leadership and Organizational Behavior, Business Policy And Managerial Action, Business, Ethics and Society, and Survey of Business Intelligence and Analytics. The remaining seven courses (21 credit hours) must be of sufficient curricular breadth and integrative depth to gain a full grasp of business, but are decided by the student’s academic background, business experience, and professional goals.

Students can choose from the following concentration areas:  Finance, Leadership, Business Intelligence and Analytics, Accounting, Financial Psychology and Behavioral Finance and Personal Financial Planning

How much will the program cost?

Students finish their degree within 2 years and pay $972 per credit for a total of 33 credits, or just over $32,000.00 for the entire degree.

How does the program fit into my life?

Creighton has designed its online program to offer a personalized experience blending the flexibility of asynchronous online courses with the personal connection of synchronous learning. Thus, students will meet with professors in “real-time” for some courses, while other courses will be more self-directed. This structure allows for greater work-life balance. Students do not visit the campus.

Five start dates per year are offered, in August, October, January, March and June. Curriculum requirements are achievable within two years.

Greater flexibility is available through the Jesuit Business Network, as students may take credits at one of more than 20 other universities within the network and transfer them seamlessly to their Creighton degree.


Students interested in a career in Personal Financial Planning or Behavioral Finance should take a second look at the Creighton program, since these concentration areas are rarely found in online MBA programs. The program also stands out due to its small class sizes and the flexibility of its curriculum, including the opportunity to take one of the following dual degree programs: Master of Science in Business Intelligence and Analytics, Master of Investment Management and Financial Analysis, Master of Science in Organizational Leadership, or Master of Finance.