About this program
Graduate alumni overall satisfaction rate (Alumni Survey 2015)
Critical Skills in a New Economy
97% of business alumni agree that Quinnipiac provided them with strong critical thinking and reasoning skills.
We’ll teach you to be action-oriented and apply critical and strategic thinking skills in practical settings. Our focus on decision-making capabilities and models, financial analysis and organizational behavior hones your leadership skills. With our program, you have the option of pursuing a general MBA, as well as one of three tracks: Chartered Financial Analyst®, health care management or supply chain management.
In the Terry W. Goodwin ’67 Financial Technology Center, you’ll gain hands-on experience by analyzing real-time economic data, developing financial models and running trading simulations. You can tailor your experience to your interests with electives in areas such as entrepreneurship, international business and marketing.
You also can attend networking and career events with alumni from organizations including Apple, Citi, GE, Goldman Sachs, Johnson & Johnson, JPMorgan Chase, Morgan Stanley and others. Daymond John, an investor on ABC’s “Shark Tank”; Carol McFate, chief investment officer at Xerox; and Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus are a few of the influential business leaders who have shared insights on campus.
Making your degree work for you
We offer many ways to personalize your MBA degree. You might consider customizing your experience around your particular business interests through our specialized tracks — or even by building your own. Or you might complete your degree online or combine it with a JD. Our curriculum is designed to best suit your personal and professional needs. Explore your options below.
Curriculum and Requirements
MBA Program of Study
|Foundational Course Work|
|MBA 601||Foundations for Decision Making (MBA QUick Start)||1|
|Decision Making Tools:|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Information Systems Strategy|
|Business Decision Analysis|
|Decision Making and Strategic Integration (Part 1)|
|MBA 615||Managing the Decision Making Process||3|
|Core Business Disciplines|
|MBA 620||Financial and Managerial Accounting for Decision Making (AC 620)||3|
|MBA 625||Organizational Behavior and Leadership for Decision Makers||3|
|MBA 635||Decision Making for Business Operations||3|
|MBA 640||Financial Decision Making||3|
|MBA 645||Marketing Decision Making||3|
|MBA 660||Decision Making in a Global Economy 1||3|
|Decision Making and Strategic Integration (Part 2)|
|MBA 690||Decision Making Capstone||3|
|Graduate Electives 1, 2|
|Select six graduate electives either in a specific concentration/discipline or customized by the student||18|
Students who are in the BS/MBA program are required to take MBA 660, which includes an international experience.
MBA students take 18 credits of electives.
MBA students may choose to take elective courses within one area, creating a concentration in a specific discipline, or may choose to take electives across multiple business disciplines, enhancing a broad interdisciplinary perspective.
Electives are available in computer information systems, finance, health care management, international business, management and marketing.
Additional course details
Explore descriptions, schedule and instructor information using the Course Finder tool.
Quinnipiac University's School of Business offers an MBA program that is consistently ranked among the best in the U.S. The program regularly attracts a very high quality of prospective students and admission to the program is competitive.
Applications for the MBA program are accepted throughout the year. Students interested in full-time study can begin their studies in January, May or August. Students interested in part-time study can only begin their studies in August. Candidates are encouraged to submit applications as early as possible to ensure consideration for the semester desired.
All prospective students must submit the following:
1. Appropriate application form for either the online MBA or the part-time or full-time on-campus program.
2. Official transcripts from all institutions attended, two letters of recommendation, a current resumé and a personal statement/letter of intent.
3. Scores obtained on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), unless one or more of the conditions discussed below apply.
4. A request for GMAT/GRE waiver may be submitted as part of the application process. In general, applicants meeting any of the criteria below may be eligible for such a waiver with documentation of the specific circumstances under which the waiver is being requested. These include, but are not limited to:
a. Completion of a minimum of five years of post-bachelor's, professional and progressive work experience that reflects increasing levels of responsibility, particularly in such areas as budgets, finance, operations and staff supervision.
b. Completion of a master's or doctoral level degree from an accredited institution within 10 years of the application to the QU MBA program. This includes the JD, MD, PhD and other related degrees.
c. Passage of the CPA or CMA exam series and possession of a license to practice.
d. Completion of all CFA examinations and designation as a CFA charter holder.
Eligibility for a GMAT/GRE waiver does not guarantee admission. Applicants granted a waiver and subsequently denied admission may request reconsideration of their application with the inclusion of GMAT or GRE scores.
The final determination of a testing waiver is made by Quinnipiac's School of Business. This will be done as quickly as possible, but students are encouraged to submit their applications and any accompanying waiver requests as early in the admissions cycle as possible in case there are questions, additional information is needed or the standardized testing requirement is not waived. The admission decision is made by Quinnipiac's School of Business.
5. Prospective International students must submit certified translations of official transcripts prepared by World Education Services (WES) or another acceptable organization that is approved by Quinnipiac for this purpose. In addition, prospective international students must submit the materials covered in #1, #2 and #3 above.
6. All applicants from non-English-speaking countries must indicate that they have the language capability to understand business instruction in English and must provide official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores. In general, a minimum TOEFL Internet-based score of 90 is required for admission (or 233 for computer based, or 575 for paper based). In lieu of TOEFL, applicants may submit International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores. A minimum score of 6.5 on this exam, a B or above on the Certificate of Advanced English or a C or above on the Certificate of Proficiency in English is required. TOEFL and IELTS scores are valid for two years.
7. International applicants are required to submit proof of adequate funds to complete their study at Quinnipiac University before an eligibility form (I-20) can be issued. Complete the Statement of Financial Support and submit along with supporting documentation. In addition, a copy of a passport or national ID is required.
For more information, email MBA@qu.edu.
Enrollment and Graduation Data
Enrollment and number of graduates
Student enrollment in the MBA program (on ground) in 2015-2016: 154
Number of MBA program (on ground) graduates:
- 2015-16: 111
- 2014-15: 97
- 2013-14: 87
- 2012-13: 106
- 2011-12: 94