MBA in Business Management

Carroll University’s MBA in business management delivers the skills and knowledge managers need to be successful leaders in today’s fast-paced and complex business world. You’ll emerge from this flexible and convenient program better equipped to manage the demands of any business. With Carroll, you’ll advance your career prospects and become a better leader, in as little as 22 months.

Graduates with an MBA in business management find jobs as investment bankers, stockbrokers, forensic accountants, insurance underwriters, marketing managers, operations managers, chief operating officers (COOs) and at various other leadership positions. The skills and knowledge you gain in our business management program will make you a stronger leader, a more effective communicator and a more capable management professional.

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MBA Curriculum

The Carroll MBA consists of eight graduate classes, plus a capstone applied business project (33 total graduate credit hours). Courses are offered in a convenient, eight-week format, so you can earn your MBA while you work. You may elect to complete two courses during the 16-week semester while being able to focus on each independently. You'll meet one evening per week in a traditional classroom setting, in addition to completing a flexible, online component for each course. The MBA includes a core curriculum dealing with topics such as economics, accounting, decision-making and business law. Your coursework will include practical, real-world examples that will immediately benefit you at work.

Value-Added Format

Carroll’s MBA programs are delivered in a hybrid format, combining the convenience of online learning with the personal attention found only in a classroom setting. You’ll meet as a class once weekly, providing the opportunity to get to know your classmates, cultivate teamwork and leadership skills, develop a working relationship with faculty and add to your professional network. The remainder of your coursework can be completed online — providing the flexibility you need to be successful in achieving your MBA goal.

The Carroll Business Management Emphasis

In the business management program, you’ll be able to select elective courses specific to your career interests. You can learn the latest trends in information technology and its implications on today's rapidly changing world and gain an understanding of how these trends guide operational, tactical and strategic decisions as technology shifts within organizations and industries. You can deep dive into operations issues and supply chain management or focus on critical issues in the arena of international business.

Admission Requirements

Are you ready to place a priority on your academic and professional goals? We’ll be with you every step of the way. Each MBA program candidate is evaluated individually, with an emphasis on ensuring readiness to successfully perform graduate-level work.

Applications and credentials for admission to the Master of Business Administration program must be submitted for processing to the Carroll University Office of Admission. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, and as decisions are made on applications, applicants are notified through the Office of Admission.

Admission credentials must be submitted for processing to:

Carroll University
Office of Admission
100 N. East Avenue
Waukesha, WI 53186

Applicants must be eligible to return in good standing (be free of academic or disciplinary probation) to all institutions previously attended. Please note that at this time the Carroll University MBA program does not offer scholarships to graduate students.

Carroll MBA Program Requirements

Requirements for admission into the Master of Business Administration program include:

Domestic MBA Admission Process

Applicants must comply with all admission requirements listed above. Selection decisions will be based on submission and evaluation of:

  1. Graduate Studies Application
  2. Professional résumé
  3. All official post-secondary transcripts, including both graduate and undergraduate coursework. Official transcripts must be mailed directly to Carroll University Office of Admission.
  4. If the cumulative GPA is below a 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale), additional admission criteria apply and additional admission materials may be required.

International MBA Admission Process

Applicants must comply with all admission requirements listed above. Selection decisions will be based on submission and evaluation of:

  1. Graduate Studies Application
  2. Professional résumé
  3. All official post-secondary transcripts, including both graduate and undergraduate course work. Official transcripts must be mailed directly to Carroll University Office of Admission.
  4. If the cumulative GPA is below a 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale), additional admission criteria apply and additional admission materials may be required.
  5. If academic work is from outside the U.S., an official course by course evaluation report from WES or ECE is required.
  6. English proficiency — If the applicant’s native language is not English, an official proficiency exam (TOEFL or IELTS or MELAB) is required and must be sent directly from the testing agency to Carroll University. The Carroll University institution code is 1101. Score results must be from a test taken within the last two years. Applicants who are citizens of or who have received a bachelor's degree from one of the following countries are exempt from the English proficiency requirement: Australia, Belize, the British Caribbean and British West Indies, Canada (except Quebec), England, Guyana, Ireland, Liberia, New Zealand, Scotland, the U.S. and Wales.
    • Minimum required TOEFL score:
      • 79 (internet-based test) —or—
      • 213 (computer-based test) —or—
      • 550 (paper-based test)
    • Minimum required IELTS score:
      • 6
    • Minimum MELAB score:
      • 85
  7. Students in F-1 visa status must complete the Statement of Financial Support and submit a bank statement.

MBA Foundational / Prerequisite Coursework

Please see below for the specific courses that are required under each discipline. Applicants are not required to complete the prerequisite courses at Carroll.

Applicants may choose to test out of the subjects below by taking a College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) exam. For full details on examinations and equivalencies, visit the CLEP page.

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