Marquette University Online Master of Business Administration

Why Marquette University?

Marquette’s College of Business Administration welcomes applications for its online Master of Business Administration degree. A large private Roman Catholic institution in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Marquette does not require applicants to have completed any specific prerequisite courses. However, applications will be evaluated on the basis of professional experience and academic potential.

Most applicants will need to submit GRE or GMAT scores unless they meet requirements for a waiver. A GPA of at least 3.0 as an undergraduate is preferred.

Program Snapshot

University Name Marquette University
Location Milwaukee
State Wisconsin Grade A-
Name of Degree Master of Business Administration
School or Department Administering Program College of Business Administration
Credits 42
Cost per credit 1245
Tuition for Entire Program $52,290.00
Test Requirements Yes; waivers available
Minimum GPA 3.0
Prerequisite Courses and Skills none
Campus Visit Required? no
Typical Time to Complete 24 months
When Can Students Start the Program? Fall, Spring, Summer
Program Concentrations
  • Accounting and finance
  • Human resources
  • Information systems
  • Leadership and management Marketing
Synchronous classes both
Required Courses
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Business Essentials: Accounting
  • Business Essentials: Economics
  • Business Essentials: Finance
  • Business Essentials: Information Systems
  • Business Essentials: Marketing
  • Business Essentials: Operations and Supply Chain
  • Leading People and Change
  • Strategic Management Introduction
  • Business Analytics
  • Concepts for Ethical Business Practice
  • Leading Innovation and Creativity
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Leadership Coaching and Development
  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • Strategic Management Capstone
Does the Program Include a Capstone? yes
Does the program include a practicum or internship? no
Other Features that Make the Program Unique dedicated student success coordinators; Catholic tradition
Program Objectives (quoted directly from the program) Core courses in Marquette’s online MBA will help you develop the highest priority skills for new hires across business sectors, including agility and adaptability; interpersonal skills; ethical leadership; innovation and creativity; teamwork; and management of decisions, processes and priorities. 
Program Description The online MBA at this Catholic research university consists of 42 credits with 4 areas of specialization: Accounting and Finance, Human Resources, Information Systems, Leadership and Management, and Marketing.  Completed within two years, the mid-cost program develops high-value skills across sectors, including flexibility, people skills, ethics, entrepreneurship, decision-making, and teamwork. 


What will I Learn?

The core classes in Marquette’s online MBA program will help you hone the skills that employers value most in a new hire across all industries: flexibility and adaptability; interpersonal competence; ethical leadership; creative problem solving; teamwork; and the ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks.

Graduates will gain the necessary fundamental skills in required courses in several courses in Business Essentials, covering the topics of Accounting, Economics, Finance, Information Systems, Marketing, and Operations and Supply Chain. Decision-making based on evidence is practiced in Quantitative Analysis, Business Analytics, and Enterprise Risk Management.

Marquette’s core curriculum also includes a substantial core of courses covering ethics and leadership issues. These comprise Strategic Management Introduction, Leading People and Change, Concepts for Ethical Business Practice, and Leading Innovation and Creativity. Advanced topics are discussed and debated in Corporate Social Responsibility and Leadership Coaching and Development

A capstone in Strategic Management completes the program.

Students can choose to specialize in one of the following concentrations: Accounting and Finance, Human Resources, Information Systems, Leadership and Management, and Marketing.

How much will the program cost?

Students finish their degree within 24 months and pay $1245 per credit for a total of 42 credits, or just over $52,000.00 for the entire degree.

How does the program fit into my life?

Offering three start dates per year, the program accepts new students in the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters. Students are not compelled to visit the Marquette campus at any point.  The average time-to-degree is 24 months.

The Marquette program provides both asynchronous, or self-paced, courses, and courses with synchronous class meetings that are scheduled each week.


Offering each student a dedicated student success coordinator, Marquette provides an intimate and personalized experience for its online MBA students. Applicants should be aware that while Marquette teaches in the Catholic tradition, the program does not have any specific curriculum objectives that are informed by the Christian worldview, unlike some other Christian-based MBA schools. However, ethics and corporate social responsibility is highlighted in this mid-price degree pathway.