An M.B.A. Built to Help You Succeed
Learn to lead with confidence and purpose in a wide range of business settings with a master’s degree in Business Administration from Marymount University. Whether you are looking to move up the corporate ladder or make a meaningful career change, our business administration degree courses from Marymount will give you the competitive advantage to take on today’s complex business issues. Meet the real challenges of business growth while accessing many specialized skill areas that are in demand where the best career opportunities exist.
Faster, more flexible approach to a thriving business career
Compared to other business and management programs offered in the area that can take much longer, you can earn a Master of Business Administration degree at Marymount with just 36 credit hours over 12-15 months. Enroll in our business administration and management degree courses on campus or via an online hybrid schedule. Most of our Business Administration courses are just 8 weeks long, scheduled during the evenings or on Saturdays.
Wide range of specializations
Beyond the M.B.A., Marymount graduate students can earn a variety of certifications in business sector specialties, including:
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
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
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
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
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
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
Business connections in the Metro D.C. area
Tap into internships, field experiences, and job opportunities in the greater Washington, D.C., and Northern Virginia areas. Our Business Administration faculty members are experienced senior officers of major corporations and government agencies.
Marymount’s in-person M.B.A. courses are taught at our new, state-of-the-art facility at the Ballston Center, just a few blocks from the Ballston Metro stop.
- 36-credit hour M.B.A. program can be completed in person or via a hybrid format, full time or part time
- $1,273 per credit hour
- Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs
- Fall, Spring, and Summer enrollment
- Graduate application
- Official transcripts from all postsecondary education
- Professional résumé
- Official GRE/GMAT General Test scores* (including Analytical Writing score)
- One-page personal statement addressing your background, interest in the M.B.A., and post-M.B.A. career goals
*The standardized test requirement will be waived for applicants with one of the following credentials:
- A master’s degree from an accredited college or university
- Undergraduate Business degree from Marymount or other ACBSP or AACSB-accredited program with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
- Non-Business bachelor’s degree from Marymount or another accredited college or university with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, a grade of B or higher in a statistics or calculus-level course, and a grade B or higher in an English composition or literature course
- 3-5 years of post-bachelor’s work experience that demonstrates career progression and exposure to core M.B.A. competencies (work experience alone does not qualify an applicant; the merit of the waiver request will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the program director)
For university coursework completed outside the U.S., a course-by-course transcript evaluation is required from a NACES member evaluation agency such as World Education Services or Educational Credentials Evaluators.
Students for whom English is a second language must submit a recent official score of 96 from TOEFL, 6.5 from IELTS, or 58 from the PTE academic exam, or documentation of program completion at 1 of Marymount University’s language partners. For complete information about International Admissions Guidelines and language partner programs, visit our International Graduate Students page.
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Program Curriculum Snapshot
INN 510: Entrepreneurial Thinking
This course introduces students to entrepreneurial skills and the mindset to create and commercialize an innovation. Guest speakers, relevant readings and videos, in-class discussions, and real-world applications on entrepreneurial behavior contribute to theories on how innovation is converted to a product or service that is meaningful to a customer. Also covered are the initial stages of entrepreneurship: ideation, opportunity assessment, and customer discovery.
MBA 516: Business Law and Ethics
This course examines the role of law, legal procedure, and ethical reasoning in the management of business enterprises. The U.S. Constitution is covered as the basis for all law, as well as business organization and corporate functions, judicial system and administrative processes, contract law, tort law, employment law, consumer protection, securities, and legal-ethical concerns. The course provides a broad understanding of the reciprocal influence between business, legislation, and ethical practice.
OD 521: Organization Development Change and Consulting
This course focuses on understanding, managing, and facilitating change in organizations. Diagnostic models and theories of organizational development are emphasized to identify problems, plan interventions, and develop processes for facilitating organizational change.
Career and Salary Possibilities
Over the next decade, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts nearly 10% growth in managerial-level employment across all professions. Marymount Business Administration graduates have landed successful careers as:
- Executive directors
- Financial analysts
- Marketing managers
- Program managers
- Senior acquisition analysts
- Systems managers
The overall average base salary, plus bonuses, paid to 2021 M.B.A. graduates was $105,684, according to U.S. News and World Report.
Meet Our Faculty
Welcome to the School of Business, one of three Schools within Marymount University’s College of Business, Innovation, Leadership, and Technology (BILT). The School of Business is proud to offer a wide variety of highly customizable undergraduate and graduate business programs to equip you for success in the “What’s Next Economy.” And because of our partnership with BILT’s School of Technology and Innovation, we can prepare you for the new world of work at the intersection of business and technology.
For undergraduates, we offer programs in Business (B.B.A.), Accounting (Accounting B.S.), Economics (Economics B.S.), and Fashion Merchandising and Marketing (Fashion Merchandising and Marketing B.A.). The Bachelor in Business Administration (B.B.A.) program is unique in that it offers a breadth of understanding of business as well the opportunity to explore more deeply (via minors) traditional areas of business (e.g., Marketing or Finance), or topics with a technology emphasis (e.g., Cybersecurity or Data Science). There are 20 minors for B.B.A. students to choose from, including a new minor in Entrepreneurship.
The B.S. in Accounting presents students with the same foundational business courses as the B.B.A., but also offers an extensive set of Accounting-specific courses. In Economics, students are offered a quantitative, technology-focused track (the B.S. in Economics).
For graduate students, we offer programs in Business (M.B.A.) and our Online Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA). However, a unique aspect of our state-of-the-art master’s programs is the ability to earn a dual degree in a time-effective and cost-effective manner. Because of our partnership with the School of Technology and Innovation, you could earn a dual degree with an M.B.A. and an M.S. in Cybersecurity. This option, and several other dual degrees, are available to our graduate Business students.
Please spend some time exploring our website. You’ll see how customized our programs can be and how we embrace the intersection of business and technology. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’re always available to engage in a dialogue in which we can learn more about you, and you can learn more about us.
James F. Ryerson
Associate Professor and Director, School of Business
“The Marymount M.B.A. not only gave me the tools to increase my business acumen and leadership skills, but it also gave me the confidence and credentials to go after more challenging growth opportunities. The professional and personal network I built during my time at Marymount has had a positive impact both on my learning experience during the program as well as my career after graduating.” – Nick Spano, Class of 2016, Senior Systems Engineering Manager