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MBA (Master's in Business Administration)

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Give your career a boost. Earn your MBA at D’Youville in as little as 19 months.

Overview & Distinctions


The Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC), the global nonprofit council of business schools, recently reported that “more than a decade of research…reveals two truths—business school graduates are highly employable and credit their degrees for the opportunity to advance their careers.”

A survey of MBA students from across the world found that 92% agreed that their MBA prepared them to become leaders in their organizations, 88% credited their MBA for preparing them for their career, 87% stated that their MBA helped them advance faster in their chosen career, and 86% said that getting an MBA increased their earning potential. Best of all, 95% felt that earning an MBA had such a clearly positive impact on their career that they’d recommend a graduate business education to other people.

Earn Your MBA in as Little as 19 Months

If you’re ready to give your career a boost by earning your MBA, D’Youville provides a format perfect for working adults who don’t want to (or can’t) put their careers on hold in order to earn their degrees. Our unique accelerated format for our IACBE-accredited MBA program means that  only one course is taken at a time, allowing you to immerse yourself in one subject at a time.

You will attend classes on Saturday; supported by a two-hour online asynchronous session. Every five weeks you’ll begin a new course, allowing you to master each specialized area before moving on to the next. In just 19 short months you will have earned your MBA and be on your way to the next level of your career.

Choose a Concentration

At D’Youville, you can choose to pursue a General MBA or focus your degree on one of two concentration areas:

Why Choose D'Youville?

We know that there are many options available for  individuals who want to pursue an MBA. What’s the D’Youville difference?

  • We offer an IACBE-accredited program tailored for working adults that combines the advantages of face-to-face classroom learning with the flexibility of online learning, to allow you to join in virtually anywhere.
  • With our accelerated format, you will focus on one class at a time, mastering each topic area before moving on to the next, without having to juggle multiple classroom commitments.
  • Our MBA program draws upon over a century of D’Youville College’s commitment to compassionate, ethical scholarship in the liberal arts, allowing us to offer a truly interdisciplinary MBA program that provides perspectives on business from nearly every angle.
  • Our faculty brings their real-world business experience to everything they teach. They are the link between theory and practice, allowing students like you to apply what you learn to actual business situations.
  • The D’Youville MBA’s focused approach transforms students into effective decision makers, whether in human resources, marketing, financial management, or other areas of business.
  • Small classes allow faculty to work directly with students while enabling students to get to know each other, expanding their networks, building professional contacts, and forming the kinds of relationships that last long after graduation.


We offer numerous scholarship and financial aid opportunities for graduate students, including a 20% discount for Canadian citizens and opportunities for tuition waivers and discounts for military veterans.


Admission Requirements

Admission requirements for applicants entering as graduate students in the MBA program are as follows:

Admission Requirements
Bachelor's degree in business from an accredited college or university*
A minimum of 3.0 GPA (4.0 system) at the undergraduate level
Two plus years of full-time employment experience in professional corporate or business environment
Personal statement of purpose outlining applicants professional goals and objectives
Two letters of recommendation from employers, professional supervisors/colleagues, or previous professors
International Students: A minimum Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 500 is required.
*Other majors are welcome to apply. Students possessing degrees in non-business majors are required to successfully complete five online modules prior to the start of the program.


Course requirements

The MBA program format consists of Saturday in-class sessions (8:00 AM to 3:00 PM) and online asynchronous assignments.

Module Course Name Credits
Mod 1-4 Foundation Courses 12
Mod 5-10 Intermediate Courses 18
Mod 11-14 Elective Courses 12
Mod 15 Capstone 3
  TOTAL 45
Course Sequence:
Module Course # Course Name
Module 1 MBA 604 Human Resources Management
Module 2 MBA 501 Business Math and Statistics
Module 3 MBA 603 Financial & Management Accounting
Module 4 MBA 602 Theories of Economics
Module 5 MBA 611 Organizational Leadership
Module 6 MBA 612 Legal Environment in Business
Module 7 MBA 615 Marketing Management
Module 8 MBA 616 Corporate Finance
Module 9 MBA 623 Special Topics in Business Management
Module 10 MBA 624 Global Supply Chain and Logistics Management

MBA Concentration Courses (Four electives to determine HRM or marketing concentrations):

Module Course Name
Module 11 MBA Elective 1
Module 12 MBA Elective 2
Module 13 MBA Elective 3
Module 14 MBA Elective 4
Module 15 MBA 655 (Strategic Management, Theory and Practice)

Students can select specific concentration by selecting all four electives from one area or they can select any four electives from the following list to earn a general MBA:

Course # Course Name
MKT 631 Consumer Behavior
MKT 632 Market Research and Behavior
MKT 633 Market Promotion and Distribution
MKT 634 International Marketing
HRM 635 Employee Recruitment, Selection, Training and Development
HM 636 Employee Benefits, Pension and Compensation
HRM 637 Multinational HRM Management
HRM 638 Health, Safety and Labor Relations



Almost anyone who’s a professional or aspires to a professional career can benefit from earning their MBA. Earning an MBA can have a huge impact on your future opportunities and can help you learn the skills you’ll need to succeed in nearly any profession.

Studies evaluating  the impact an MBA has on a professional’s career has shown that earning an MBA is one of the best investments you can make in your future.

  • Bloomberg’s survey of 6,400 MBA graduates found that those who used their MBA to switch careers enjoyed a median pay increase of $55,000. Their survey also found that those who stayed in the same field still enjoyed a median $47,000 salary increase.
  • A GMAC survey of students in their final year of business school found that 62% of students about to graduate who were looking for a job had an offer of employment before graduation. Students who planned on staying with their current employer reported expecting an average 36% salary increase after completing their degrees.
  • The Financial Times annual survey of MBA graduates found that, on the average, three years after graduation MBA grads saw their salaries increase between approximately 50% to as much as 145%, depending on the age when they began their MBA.
  • Earning your MBA can provide greater benefits than just a potential increase in salary. It can also provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to thrive in an increasingly uncertain world. As Alison Goggin, Executive Director of MBA Admissions at the NYU Stern School of Business explained in TIME magazine recently, an MBA is essential for professionals who want to thrive in today’s economy:  “We live in a constantly evolving world. Companies are changing the way they do things. New industries and types of companies are emerging. Having an MBA will ensure you are prepared to flourish in this environment. An MBA gives you a broad base of business knowledge, the confidence and the network to embark on any kind of opportunity, whether it’s at your current organization, a new one or in your own business.”
Wilfredo Leon, '12

our alumni

""My degree has helped my professional career since most of what I do on a daily basis is international financing."

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