Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Pursue Your On-Campus or Online Master of Business Administration at Post University!
Would you like to take the next step in your business education? The Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Post University may be for you. In addition to learning opportunities designed to build up your business acumen and improve your leadership skills, your graduate education requires no entrance exam. Whether you choose the on-campus or online MBA—no GMAT is required.
This MBA program uses project-based learning—an educational approach featuring real-world projects—to give you the opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge to practical situations for hands-on experience in solving complex business problems. It is designed to help you develop the critical thinking, problem-solving, communication, and collaboration skills used in the business world. The curriculum also offers the learning opportunities you could use to refine your skills for creativity, innovation, ethics, and quantitative reasoning.
Core coursework for the program covers what it takes to strengthen your understanding of key areas of business, from organizational management to strategic planning. From there, you will customize your MBA to your goals with your selection of one of 10 concentrations. Your options include Corporate Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Healthcare Systems Leadership, Human Resource Management, Leadership, Marketing, Multidisciplinary, Project Management, or Supply Chain Management.
What Can You do With a Master of Business Administration?
Through our MBA program, you will have the chance to work on real-world projects that tackle current issues faced by organizations. This project-based learning approach provides you with a hands-on experience that goes beyond traditional classroom learning. You will have the opportunity to build the skills and knowledge-base you could use to pursue advancement opportunities throughout the world of business.
And remember, whether you pursue an on-campus or online MBA, no GMAT is required to apply. This can be helpful for those who do not excel in standardized tests or who do not have the time or resources to prepare for the GMAT. By removing this requirement, the MBA program opens opportunities for individuals from diverse academic and professional backgrounds to pursue a graduate degree in business.
This degree program is programmatically accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
Industry-Focused Curriculum for Professional Skills
Coursework for your program is designed to help you build competencies and professional skills for:
- Using management principles to solve structured and unstructured problems to strengthen strategic positioning in the global economy
- Applying socially responsible business practices and ethical principles to inform decision-making
- Making data-informed decisions through the application of statistical theory and analysis methods to business contexts
- Analyzing opportunities to solve business problems while leveraging people and resources to create value
Master of Business Administration Concentrations
From traditional disciplines such as human resource management, leadership, or finance to emerging disciplines such as healthcare systems Leadership, Post University offers 10 concentration options to help you customize your MBA education to your goals.
Our corporate innovation concentration is designed to offer the opportunity to build skills in leading and managing change and complexity in organizations. It covers what it takes to foster conditions that create and unleash innovation in organizations while applying financial tools to manage the innovation process.
This concentration provides specialized knowledge and applied skills for the management of finance, analysis of financial statements, creation and management of financial portfolios, and a working knowledge of the impact of public policy on the application of financial principles.
The entrepreneurship concentration courses offer the opportunity to explore what it takes to create and manage new business ventures, develop new products and services, write business plans, and buy and sell businesses. Coursework covers how to apply entrepreneurial skills to corporate entrepreneurship.
Healthcare Systems Leadership
This concentration offers the opportunity to develop an understanding of the interrelatedness of clinical, technological, and financial components of the business of healthcare. It introduces the dynamic nature of broad system change, the need for fundamentally different leadership that integrates innovation, collaboration, and effective communication, and the expectation that quality and person-centeredness are not add-ons but are, ultimately, at the core of the work.
Human Resource Management
This concentration offers insights and skill-building opportunities students could use to become practitioners in human resources or become more effective leaders. Coursework covers analyzing trends in human resource management practice, employing human resource strategic planning, describing the impact of legislation on human resource management functions, examining issues facing different diverse groups, and evaluating the differing change management models.
Leadership - Available On Campus and Online
This concentration provides the learning opportunities students could use to develop specialized knowledge and applied skills to better lead or manage change and complexity in organizations. Coursework covers how to apply ethical values, beliefs, and behaviors in making decisions for a socially responsible organization. Students are also encouraged to explore and discover the leader within through the study of academic models and assessments.
This concentration covers skills in writing integrated communication and marketing plans. Students are encouraged to explore new strategies for targeting consumers based on buying motivations, discover how to use marketing research, technology, and analytics to quantify marketing results, and gain insight into managing brand initiatives.
This is a tailored program that builds on courses from all other MBA concentrations, offering students more flexibility to customize their educations based on specific career goals.
Modern product development often offers complexities that require strong technical knowledge in project management as well as leadership skills. This concentration explores what it takes to lead project teams, define and manage project risk, use project management systems, and assess project scope, schedule, and cost to produce a high-quality product or service on time and to the specifications of the client.
Supply Chain Management
Courses in this concentration explore the tools used to understand supply chain and logistics. Coursework covers the integration of supply chain management to manufacturing operations, planning supply chain operations and the impact of AI (artificial intelligence), logistics operations models, global sourcing and procurement practices, warehouse and transportation planning methods, Lean methods in supply chain planning, intricacies of international trade, and supply chain management and logistics trends.
Download your guide to learn everything you need to know about earning a Master of Business Administration online.
Benefits of Earning an Online Master of Business Administration
From the admissions process to the day you graduate, we are with you every step of the way.
- Receive support from a personal Post team of advisors focused on your academic success
- Learn from industry-experienced professionals in interactive courses
- No class times or set login times—work on real-word business projects
- Online courses emphasize practical application of business administration principles
A Word from Our Assistant Dean
“We want all our students to be workforce ready which is why we developed the MBA program by listening to our students and business leaders. We created the program with the skills employers are looking for when they hire. We personally work with them to help them grow and get across the finish line to graduation with new opportunities in front of them.”
Dr. James Loughran
Interim Assistant Dean
Pursue Your Master of Business Administration at Post!
At Post University, we are focused on your success, in and out of the classroom. A student success advisor will collaborate with you one-on-one to answer your questions and help you address challenges throughout your degree program. On campus or online, we are here to help you achieve your personal and professional goals.
Ready for a degree that offers a better understanding of what it takes to advance your business career future? Contact us to learn more about our Master of Business Administration.
Can I earn an MBA degree online?
Yes! In fact, Post University offers the Master of Business Administration program both on our main campus and online. (And if you decide to come to Post to pursue your online MBA, no GMAT testing is required to start your program.)
Through our MBA program, you will have the chance to work on real-world projects that tackle current issues faced by organizations. This project-based learning approach provides you with an opportunity for hands-on experience that goes beyond traditional classroom learning.
Is an online MBA degree worth it?
Earning an MBA is often considered valuable for many MBA graduates in their business careers as it provides an opportunity to enhance basic business and leadership skills while serving as a testament to their commitment towards advanced business education. Earning an MBA could help make students workforce ready!
What is the structure of the MBA program?
Students in the MBA program complete a core curriculum and then select one of the following areas of concentration: Corporate Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Healthcare Systems Leadership, Human Resource Management, Leadership, Marketing, Multidisciplinary, Project Management, or Supply Chain Management. The program culminates in a capstone course.
What does an MBA course include?
Core courses cover finance, project management, leadership, analytics, quantitative analysis, business strategy and planning, marketing, and organizational dynamics. For a full course list check out the course catalog to view MBA degree classes, descriptions, and concentration requirements.
What is the prerequisite for an MBA?
The Malcolm Baldrige School of Business feels strongly that students possessing real-world experience elevate course and program dialogue and lead to a more meaningful learning experience. The MBA program requires three years of relevant experience. Relevant experience encompasses anything from part- or full-time employment to internships, research projects, and publications.
A student with a Bachelor of Science in a non-business field must take BUS502 Business Essentials or four undergraduate prerequisite courses – ACC111, ECO201, FIN201, and LAW204. Students with a Bachelor of Science in a business field receive a waiver for BUS502. Please contact a graduate admissions advisor for details.
Note: Applicants with less work experience but otherwise exceptional applications will be considered for admission.
How long does it take to get an MBA?
The normal time to complete an MBA degree is 24 months.
Get Started on Your Degree!