Master of Business Administration (MBA)


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Salve Regina University’s internationally accredited Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree prepares professionals for today’s ever-changing global business environment. Offered entirely online, our program elevates leaders’ and managers’ understanding of entrepreneurship, organizational behavior, finance, economics, accounting, strategic management and marketing.

Our program aligns the timeless values of business ethics and social responsibility with an analytical emphasis on quantitative skills. Concentration options allow students to tailor the degree to suit their career aspirations.

Alongside this online MBA program, we also offer a Master of Science in innovation and strategic management and graduate certificates in nonprofit management and social entrepreneurship. Qualified business majors at Salve Regina are invited to apply to our accelerated bachelor’s/master’s program and complete their bachelor’s degree and MBA in just five years.

Online MBA Program Overview

Our Master of Business Administration program can be completed online in 18-24 months and is IACBE accredited. With rolling application deadlines, students can begin coursework on their schedule at six different points in the year. Prerequisites in accounting, economics and qualitative analysis (either undergraduate courses from an accredited institution or CLEP exams) poise prospective students for success by ensuring a foundational knowledge of business skills.

We develop discerning and exceptional executives under the tutelage of faculty who collectively bring decades of research and industry experience to their roles. Students are empowered to become future leaders prepared for a complex economy that brings globalization, cybersecurity and sustainability to the forefront. Through their analytical skills and their attention to social purpose, our graduates are poised for career success that furthers the University’s greater mission to foster a harmonious, just, and merciful world.

Time to Complete


18 to 24 months

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Application Deadline


Rolling admission

Our experiential Master of Business Administration is built on quantitative analysis, considers social impact and focuses on global business – a dynamic fusion well-suited to a variety of sectors, including finance, nonprofits, social impact enterprises and the military. With an online format well-suited to the lives of working professionals, the Salve Regina MBA is designed to uplift your career aspirations.

Required courses:

  • MGT502: Managing in a Global Economy
  • MGT503: Business Law
  • MGT510: Managing Business Operations
  • MGT530: Building Value Through Marketing or MGT551: Fundraising and Marketing for Nonprofits
  • MGT540: Social Justice and Business Ethics
  • MGT558: Management of Cyber Opportunities and Threats
  • MGT561: Financial Management or MGT552: Nonprofit Financial Management
  • MGT562: Managerial Accounting
  • MGT567: Creative Problem Solving
  • MGT575: Strategic Management and Business Policy (capstone)

Students also choose two elective courses from any of Salve Regina’s graduate course offerings.


This concentration addresses the cyber threats that face many organizations. Awareness of threats and managing risks works to decrease vulnerabilities and exposure that, left unchecked, may damage an organization's brand, credibility and value.

Elective courses:

  • ADJ531: Cyberthreat Management
  • ADJ565: Analytic Methods
  • MGT558: Management of Cyber Opportunities and Threats

This concentration is designed to develop creative thinking, opportunity analysis and support, business plan development and strategic planning.

Elective courses:

  • MGT524: Entrepreneurial Enterprise
  • MGT554: Business Foresight and Futuring
  • MGT567: Creative Problem Solving

This concentration requires the completion of three health care-specific courses in marketing, law, ethics, policy or finance.

Elective courses (students choose three of the following):

  • HCA501: Introduction to Health Care
  • HCA505: Health Care Marketing (substitute for MGT530: Building Value for Marketing)
  • HCA519: Health Care Finance (substitute for MGT561: Financial Management)
  • HCA525: Ethics for Health Professionals (substitute for MGT540: Social Justice and Business Ethics)
  • HCA528: Health Policy
  • HCA533: Health Law (substitute for MGT503: Business Law)

This concentration focuses on administrative positions in nonprofit fields such as health care, education, social welfare, labor unions, museums, historic sites, libraries and fraternal, professional, performing arts, environmental and cemetery organizations.

Elective courses (students choose three of the following):

  • HCA/MGT509: Human Resources Management
  • MGT550: Nonprofit Management
  • MGT551: Fundraising and Marketing for Nonprofits
  • MGT552: Nonprofit Financial Management

Social ventures are business units focused on providing benefits and solutions to social problems. For-profit or nonprofit, the focus is on providing a positive impact on social issues in a sustainable manner.

Elective courses:

  • MGT525: Social Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprise
  • MGT530: Building Value Through Marketing or MGT551: Marketing and Fundraising for Nonprofits
  • MGT554: Business Foresight and Futuring

Learn More About Salve Regina’s Online MBA

Our Master of Business Administration features a comprehensive management overview alongside the more specialized courses of a concentration, preparing our MBA students for a career in their sector of interest.

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Program Spotlight

I'm constantly seeking new opportunities for personal and professional development to help me do my job better. I've often thought an MBA would be extremely useful, but never imagined I could study towards a qualification of this type while at the U.S. Naval War College. The idea seemed perfect.

Like the campus itself, the Salve MBA program is small and personable. I've been able to develop great relationships with my instructors and fellow students, and the MBA program is at a very high academic standard and quality.

Cmdr. Brendon Oakley '19 (M), director, Royal New Zealand Navy