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Business Administration, MBA (One-Year)

Program Description

La Salle University's One-Year MBA program (OYMBA) is designed for recent graduates and those with working experience who are in various stages of their careers. The program offers majors in accounting, business systems and analytics, and finance. 

La Salle’s internationally recognized program is accredited by the Association for the Advancement of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), which less than 5 percent of business schools worldwide attain. La Salle's OYMBA students gain the professional and personal skills to be leaders in their fields.

The program is ideal for students who are preparing to meet the 150-hour CPA requirement. Students majoring in finance take the managerial track.

La Salle's highly innovative curriculum uses one-and-a-half-credit to three-credit modules to provide a flexible, dynamic program. The modules focus on both traditional topics and current emerging topics. They are updated or replaced as trends evolve, ensuring that the curriculum keeps pace with the rapidly changing business environment.

Reasons to Choose Lasallian Business:

  • Earn your MBA with a specialization in accounting , business systems and analytics, or finance in one year.
  • Join a program with a high rate of return on investment: exceptional placement  rates.
  • Participate in workshops, career fairs and networking events to enhance your international business etiquette skills and your job seeking skills.
  • Enjoy small classes with your classmates and professors and learn in the Lasallian tradition that blends academic theory with practice.
  • Prepare for the CPA or Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exam.


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. 

Program Structure

Students who minored in business administration or have an undergraduate business degree are able to complete the program in 12 months. Applicants without a business degree enroll in pre-MBA Foundation courses at an additional cost. Pre-MBA courses are offered at La Salle University online: MBA 601 Financial Accounting, MBA 602 Financial Markets and MBA 603 Business Economics for Managers. Students may feel free to take equivalent courses at other institutions and transfer the credits to La Salle. These courses must be completed prior to starting the One-Year MBA Program. The One-Year MBA Program begins each year in the Fall Semester.