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MBA (Online, On Campus)

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Earn your MBA at D'Youville in as little as 17 months — online or on campus — and gain the leadership skills and knowledge needed to take your career to the next level.

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 they credit their degrees for the opportunity to advance their careers.”

A worldwide survey of MBA program graduates found:

  • 92% of graduates agreed that their MBA prepared them to take on leadership roles in their organization,
  • 87% of graduates stated that their MBA helped them advance faster in their careers,
  • 86% said that getting an MBA increased their earning potential,
  • 95% felt that earning an MBA clearly impacted their career in a positive way so much that they’d recommend a graduate business education to other people.

Earn Your MBA Online or On Campus in as Little as 17 Months with Our Accelerated Program 

If you’re ready to give your career a boost by earning your MBA, D’Youville provides two formats, online and on campus, 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.

Every five weeks you’ll begin a new course, allowing you to master each specialized area before moving on to the next. You'll be able to immediately apply the knowledge you gain each semester to your current career while developing the skills required to shift to your ideal industry or take your current career to the next level.

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?

  • D'Youville's MBA program is one of the fastest to completion and most affordable MBA options in Western New York.
  • 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’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.


At D'Youville we understand that financing your MBA degree can be difficult. That's why we we ensure various forms of financial aid are available to all students through scholarships, grants, and loans. Some affordability highlights are:

Admission Requirements

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
Over two years of full-time employment experience in a professional, corporate, or business environment is preferred
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 550 is required or completion of D'Youville's Intensive English Program.

*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.

Technical Requirements

Online Program Technical Requirements

As a student in D'Youville's online programs, you are required to have use of an up-to-date computer and the ability to access high-speed internet. You must also have basic knowledge of Microsoft Office and know how to navigate the internet with a browser.

Computer Requirements

For network integrity and support purposes, D'Youville policy requires that all computers used on the campus network meet minimum requirements for hardware and software. Your computers should also have the following components:

  • Up-to-date computer, laptop or desktop (no older than 3 years)
  • Speakers
  • Microphone
  • Web camera capable of video web conferencing
Operating Systems and Browser Requirements

Courses at D’Youville are managed through the Canvas Learning Management System to ensure simple access to documents, grades, and other materials. Canvas supports the following operating systems:

  • Windows 7 and newer (users on Windows 10 need to download the Windows 10 Anniversary Update to submit Canvas assignments)
  • Mac OSX 10.6 and newer

Canvas supports the current and first previous major releases of the following browsers:

Software Requirements

Student documents and assignments must be created and edited using Microsoft Office products. All enrolled students have access to the full Microsoft Office suite through their Office 365 accounts.

For a complete list of technical requirements, view the Canvas Technical Requirements and the Blackboard Technical Requirements.


Course Requirements

Find detailed course information for the Master of Business Administration program, tools to plan your education, and complete academic policies and procedures in the D'Youville academic catalog.

MBA-604 Human Resources Management 3
MBA-501 Business Methods Statistics 3
MBA-603 Financial & Management Accounting 3
MBA-602 Theories of Economics 3
MBA-611 Organizational Leadership 3
MBA-612 Legal Environment in Business 3
MBA-615 Marketing Management 3
MBA-616 Corporate Finance 3
MBA-623 Special Topics in Business Management 3
MBA-624 Global Supply Chain Management 3
MBA-655 Strategic Management 3
One elective from MBA 3
Total Credits 36



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.”

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