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Our internationally accredited Master of Business Administration (MBA) prepares professionals to lead and manage in today’s ever-changing global business environment. Our unique and customizable program is focused on developing leaders with an effective understanding of entrepreneurship, ethics, organizational behavior, finance, economics, accounting and strategic management.

Our Program

A Salve MBA builds students into conscientious and powerful executives by teaching business skills while adhering to the University’s mission to create dynamic leaders for a world that is harmonious, just and merciful. Our rigorous curriculum offers concentrations in cybersecurity, nonprofit management, social ventures, entrepreneurial enterprise and health care administration and management.

Program Spotlight: Brendon Oakley

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


Time to Complete

18 to 24 months

Program Format


Application Deadline

Rolling admission

Our Faculty

Our faculty generate new thinking in their fields and have a genuine impact on current business practices. Intimate class setting create rich academic environments where faculty assume a mentoring role while also providing career advice and lending their networking knowledge to graduates seeking employment.


Meet Our Faculty

Program Spotlight: Creating Dynamic Leaders

 The MBA program at Salve gives students a wealth of practical and theoretical skills that enhance their organizational success and personal career development. The newly revised curriculum reflects the challenges of organizations in today’s volatile business environment. 

Dr. Arlene Nicholas, associate professor

Business Administration (MBA)

Students complete the following prerequisites: Six credits in accounting, three credits in economics and six credits in quantitative analysis or calculus and statistics. Course equivalencies may be demonstrated through an official undergraduate transcript from an accredited institution signifying successful completion of the prerequisite courses, or CLEP examination results demonstrating proficiency in the prerequisite courses.

12 courses | 36 credits

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’s graduate course offerings.


Students may combine elective courses into an area of concentration (minimum of nine credits required).

Cybersecurity Issues in Business

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

Entrepreneurial Enterprise

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

Health Care Administration and Management

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)

Nonprofit Management

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

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