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Business Administration, MBA (Full-time)

Program Description

Accredited by the Association for the Advancement of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) and built on a tradition of educating business leaders, La Salle University’s Full-time MBA Program (FTMBA) provides students with the skills necessary to become successful business leaders in the international job market. Students with an undergraduate degree in business or a related field can complete their degree in one year. Students without a business background will be able to complete their program in four semesters (15 to 24 months).

The program welcomes students with work experience and those who enter directly after their graduation from college. Combined with challenging academics, students are immersed in an intercultural environment as a result of La Salle’s worldwide recruiting efforts. FTMBA students have the option of specializing in accounting, business systems and analytics, finance, general business administration, management, or marketing. Partial scholarships awarded on merit are available to support both American and international students. Formal work experience is not required.


Experiential and engaged learning is at the heart of everything we do. We provide excellence in business education through the integration of current business concepts with diverse experiential learning opportunities.  As a Catholic Lasallian university, we are committed to the principle that all knowledge is practical and empowering, filled with the capacity to transform lives.  Anchored by a foundation which affirms the value of both liberal arts and professional studies, our students are prepared to lead engaged and fulfilling lives marked by a commitment to the common good.

Program Specific Information

Business education has been part of the La Salle curriculum since its founding in 1863. The School of Business, one of three schools in the University, was established in 1955, and its MBA program began in 1976.  As a business school in a Catholic, Lasallian University, students are taught fundamental business knowledge and skills within an ethical framework which emphasizes the primacy and value of human dignity. 


The Business School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) which establishes standards designed to ensure excellence. Less than 5 percent of the world’s business schools are accredited by AACSB.  As an AACSB-accredited business school, the Dean’s office and faculty use continuous quality-improvement processes to ensure that the many offerings of the School of Business are of the highest quality. 

The Full-Time Program has One and Two Year Degree Completion Options

Students can complete the full-time MBA degree in one or two years. Students with an undergraduate degree in business or a related field can complete the degree in just one year (3 semesters), while students who do not have a degree in business or a related field will likely take longer. Their program consists of 11 or 12 three-credit courses and three two-credit courses: Professional Development Seminar and Written Communication Skills for Business.

STEM Designation

The MBA program with Business Systems and Analytics (BSA) specialization meets the requirements of what the Department of Homeland Security considers to be a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) field of study. International students who graduate from these programs may be eligible to apply for a 24-month OPT extension.