Business Administration (M.B.A.)

An MBA that’s BILT better

An MBA from Marymount University will advance your career in as little as a year. Our online or on-campus MBA program is ideal for:

  • Managers seeking to move up the ladder, provide strategic leadership or start their own business.
  • Professionals ready for a career pivot who need to build networks and skills in areas that will help them more easily start their new career.
  • Young leaders looking to stand out from the crowd and future-proof their career by expanding their skills.
Formats Time to Completion Cost Per Credit Hour Required Credit Hours
On Campus and Online 1-3 Years $1,150 36

A great education on a professional’s schedule

  • 8-week courses
  • Attend class once a week online or on campus
  • Convenient campus location in Arlington’s new Ballston Center, just three blocks from an Orange Line Metro stop

Let’s build your ideal MBA

Marymount’s MBA is highly customizable, with face-to-face and/or online courses offered in a manageable 8-week format. By taking a full-time course load (two classes at a time) you can graduate with your MBA in just one year.

M.B.A. Degree Requirements & Course Descriptions

Your MBA, your way

Marymount’s modular approach to graduate business education empowers you to take advantage of unique specialization tracks. Hear from our faculty about adding a four-course module to your MBA in these key areas of employer demand:

Talent Management


If you want to take your career in business in a new direction of human resources, the Talent Management track is for you. Learn how to better find and choose good people to work in your business. We all need to know how to train your team and get them focused on their work, and our courses offer performance management and people analytics skills. In our global society, our coursework includes information on running a business with and in locations around the world.

Course topics include human resource selection and recruitment, performance management, global business experience, and people analytics.

Enhance your MBA by adding a certificate for extra value: Talent Management

Organizational Development


Given what is going on in the world today, the Organizational Development track will give you an edge to make decisions and best develop your business. This hands on track is designed for you to apply organizational development practices for business analysis, and align that analysis with finance, strategy, while maintaining a competitive advantage and creating a culture people want to work in. This track is for students who need the expertise to confidently develop their organization with a systems approach.

Course topics include leading and managing teams, organizational development change and consulting, management in organizations, and a seminar in HR topics.

Enhance your MBA by adding a certificate for extra value: Organizational Development



The Intrapreneurship track is for MBA students who want to specialize their degree in intrapreneurship.

Course topics include entrepreneurial thinking and intrapreneurship.

Enhance your MBA by adding a certificate for extra value: Intrapreneurship



The Leadership track is for MBA students who want to specialize their degree in leadership.

Course topics include: leading collaboration and innovation, organization policy and strategy, and organizational development change and strategy.

Enhance your MBA by adding a certificate for extra value: Leadership

Business IT


How much technology have we had to rely on during this pandemic to keep our businesses functioning? Technology has expanded from just our back office functions to our delivery of services and the services themselves. In the Business IT track, you will learn how to manage data, collect and communicate requirements to your IT staff, and secure your business. You will gain the tools to communicate effectively about your business challenges and make decisions on technology solutions.

Course topics include enterprise data management and analysis.

Enhance your MBA by adding a certificate for extra value: Business IT

Healthcare Management


The Healthcare Management  track is for students who want to specialize in the U.S. healthcare management. This program includes the healthcare delivery model system, reimbursement and payment methods, and healthcare informatics and analytics. This program also includes coursework on ethics and law in healthcare.

Course topics include enterprise data management and analysis.

Enhance your MBA by adding a certificate for extra value: Healthcare Management

Data Science


This track is for students in the MBA program who want the advantage of having data science knowledge and experience in a business environment. These courses will give you what you need from working in the boardroom to working with data engineers. You will learn scripting techniques in Python to automate data analytics and other business tasks. Our machine learning course will allow you to analyze data to make data driven decisions. You will also learn to access emerging markets with natural language processing (NLP).

Course topics include enterprise data management and analysis, principles of data science, and people analytics.

Enhance your MBA by adding a certificate for extra value: Data Science



The Digital Marketing Certificate is designed to prepare students to create and implement digital marketing strategies as an integral component of an overall marketing plan. Students will learn techniques to maximize the effectiveness of owned media, paid media, and earned media all while enhancing their skills in both technology and business administration.

Course topics include Marketing Concepts, Digital Marketing, Data Science, and Machine Learning.

Enhance your MBA by adding a certificate for extra value: Digital Marketing

Hospitality Innovation


The Hospitality Innovation specialization is designed to serve individuals in the hospitality industry by providing the skills needed to be a top level leader.  Courses address topics such strategic thinking, deal structuring, cost/benefits analysis, people analytics and design thinking in a hospitality environment.  Additionally, students refine their entrepreneur thinking and apply those skills to a hospitality setting.

Course topics include Innovation, Strategy, and Design Thinking; Analytics and Business Intelligence.

Enhance your MBA by adding a specialization for extra value: Hospitality Innovation

The world is right here at Marymount

Marymount MBA students in class in Ballston classroom When you apply to Marymount’s MBA program, you’ll be joining students from all ethnicities, countries, industries, and experience levels, providing you with an invaluable global perspective and openings doors within the DC business community and beyond.

Get the support you need from leaders in the field

Marymount’s location near Washington, D.C. provides you opportunities to work with senior officers of major corporations and government agencies, who serve as executives-in-residence for our MBA in addition to being supportive and accomplished faculty, they act as technical and teaching resources – becoming valuable mentors for your future.

Global business experience

Study abroad opportunities include Global Classroom trips like this one in Spain. Our MBA 585 Global Business Experience course offered during spring semester includes a required one-week structured study abroad with the Center for Global Engagement during spring break. Business Administration (M.B.A.)

Learn more, earn more

Our constantly evolving curriculum means your MBA will reflect the demands of our ever-changing world – and when you graduate, you’ll be compensated accordingly.

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Our M.B.A. program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs.

Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs ACBSP


Students can also benefit from the efficiency of our MBA dual degree programs: