About the Valpo MBA
College of Business

What You Get:

Whether you are a professional juggling a career with schooling or a full-time student, our program is designed to fit your needs.  Since our program is accelerated, you can complete the Valpo MBA in one year full-time through our 38-credit program designed for students with an undergrad business background.  The 38 credit program has all 500 level foundation courses waived.  A part-time student can complete the 38 credit program in 1 1/2 years.

For students with no prior business degree, you can still have a Master of Business Administration degree in two years full-time (or spread the program over as many as five years to fit your lifestyle) with our 52-credit program.

Foundation Courses – 500 level (14 credits)

These graduate-level courses build the foundation for the program and are designed for students without corresponding undergraduate work or for those whose business coursework is not current.  If you have already taken equivalent courses, these courses can be waived.

Core Courses – 600 level (26 credits)

These courses form the common base of the MBA and are taken by everyone in the program. The core includes advanced courses in business disciplines in three broad areas:

  • values-based leadership
  • analytical decision making
  • strategic leadership

Enhancement Courses – 700 level (12 credits)

These courses allow you to customize your degree to fit your interests and career goals. A broad selection of courses are taught on a rotating basis including “hot topics” addressing current business trends.

Joint Juris Doctor-MBA

This joint degree program, offered in conjunction with the Valparaiso University School of Law, allows students to complete both degrees in four years.

Getting Started

View admissions criteria and application deadlines, download application materials and apply for the Valpo MBA program online.

For Financial Aid information, please contact the Financial Aid Office.

Contact Cindy Scanlan, Assistant Director of the MBA Program, at (219) 465-7952 or cindy.scanlan@valpo.edu to learn more about the program or to schedule a personal visit!