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RMU’s highly regarded, AACSB accredited M.B.A. program has just earned another important distinction. Leaping ahead of many of its local competitors, RMU now joins Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh as one of the top 3 M.B.A. programs in the Pittsburgh region.  

The recognition comes in the latest ranking released by the Pittsburgh Business Times. RMU has seen impressive enrollment growth in its M.B.A. program driven by its strong reputation and fast and flexible format all while remaining one of the most affordable programs available.

Earn your M.B.A. in less than two years

Inspired by the real-world workplace, the RMU M.B.A. features team teaching in every class. Two expert faculty from different disciplines reinforce the interrelation of management, finance, marketing, and other key business skills.

When you pursue an M.B.A., you choose to take on new challenges on the path to increased responsibilities and rewards that come with a higher position. At RMU, we do everything we can to support you by making it affordable, flexible, convenient, and student-focused. We provide the type of personalized attention you need to realize your professional goals, while balancing your graduate education with everyday life.

The M.B.A. curriculum consists of 10 three-credit courses, all taught in an 8-week accelerated format. Students taking one course every eight weeks can complete the degree requirements in less than two years. On-ground courses from the MBA core are taught one evening per week from 6 to 10 p.m. on Moon campus. Online courses are taught by the same qualified faculty who teach in the on-ground program.

Degree Requirements and Courses

  • MBAD6015 Leading With Agility
  • MBAD6110  Financial Management And Accounting For Decision Makers
  • MBAD6215 Analytical Methods For Decision Makers
  • MBAD6510 Global Operations And Supply Chain Management
  • MBAD6020 Customer Value In A Digital World
  • MBAD6245 Understanding Today’s Global Business Environment
  • MBAD6990 Strategic Knowledge Integration
  • MBAD Elective 
  • MBAD Elective 
  • MBAD Elective

Stackable credentials

Earn a 12-credit online certificate — separately or M.B.A.-integrated — and put yourself on track for advancement in these high-demand fields:

  • Business Analytics and Big Data
  • Project Management
  • Supply Chain and Logistics Management
  • Risk Management

Small classes

Class size is kept small for enhanced interaction, so that both professors are able to communicate frequently and productively with online and on-ground students. 

AACSB accredited

Robert Morris University is an accredited member of AACSB International -- The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Synonymous with the highest standards of excellence since 1916, AACSB provides quality assurance, business education intelligence, and professional development services to over 1,500 member organizations and more than 785 accredited business schools worldwide.

Format and delivery

The M.B.A. curriculum consists of 10 three-credit courses. M.B.A. courses are taught in an 8-week accelerated format. Students taking one course every eight weeks can complete the degree requirements in less than two years.

On-ground courses at Moon campus are taught one evening per week from 6 to 10 p.m. Fully online courses are taught by the same quality faculty who teach in the on-ground program. If you are new to online learning, visit RMU Online. The majority of RMU students do apply for financial aid. The first step is to apply for federal student aid with the FAFSA. The RMU financial aid web page and your dedicated financial aid counselor can assist with questions.

If your employer provides an employee tuition benefit, RMU offers a corporate deferred billing program. Enrollment information for the Company Reimbursement Program can be found at Student Financial Services (SFS).

AACSB

Contact Information

For admissions or financial aid questions:

Graduate Admissions
graduateadmissions@rmu.edu
412-397-5200

For academic or program questions:

Jodi Potter
M.B.A. Program Director
potterj@rmu.edu
412-397-6387

Course Plan

Year 1, Fall

Year 1, Spring

  • MBAD6215 Analytical Meth For Dec Makers
  • MBAD6510 Global OPS/Supply Chain MGMT (pre-req: 6015)

Year 1, Summer

  • MBAD6020 Cust Value/Digital World (pre-req: 6015)
  • MBAD6245 Understanding Today's Global Business Environment

Year 2, Fall

  • MBA Elective I
  • MBA Elective II

Year 2, Spring

  • MBA Elective III
  • MBAD6990 Strategic Knowledge Integration (pre-req: 6015, 6110)
Course Plan: With Business Analytics Certificate

The certificate program in business analytics focuses on the fundamental concepts of data science and data mining as applied to business problems. Hands-on examples and real world business problems are used to look at how the use of analytics can create business value and prepare professionals to work effectively as liaisons between clients, IT, and other functional teams.

Year 1, Fall

Year 1, Spring

  • MBAD6215 Analytical Meth For Dec Makers
    MBAD6510 Global OPS/Supply Chain MGMT (pre-req: 6015)

Year 1, Summer

  • MBAD6020 Cust Value/Digital World (pre-req: 6015)
  • MBAD6245 Understanding Today's Global Business Environment

Year 2, Fall

  • Business Analytics Elective I
    Business Analytics Elective II

Year 2, Spring

  • Business Analytics Elective III
  • MBAD6990 Strategic Knowledge Integration (pre-req: 6015, 6110)
Course Plan: With Project Management Certificate

The certificate program in project management deals with the application of leading edge project management tools and techniques in realistic business settings. It examines project management roles and environments, the project life cycle, various techniques of work planning, and control and evaluation to achieve project objectives through tools currently available to project managers.

Year 1, Fall

Year 1, Spring

  • MBAD6215 Analytical Meth For Dec Makers
  • MBAD6510 Global OPS/Supply Chain MGMT (pre-req: 6015)

Year 1, Summer

  • MBAD6020 Cust Value/Digital World (pre-req: 6015)
  • MBAD6245 Understanding Today's Global Business Environment

Year 2, Fall

  • Project MGMT Certificate Elective I
    Project MGMT Certificate Elective II

Year 2, Spring

  • Project MGMT Certificate Elective III
  • MBAD6990 Strategic Knowledge Integration (pre-req: 6015, 6110)
Course Plan: With Risk Management Certificate

The certificate program in risk management provides you with the tools and techniques to identify risks to an organization, evaluate their potential impact, and recommend risk reducing measures. Organizations need skilled professionals who can enable them to accomplish their mission by balancing the operational and economic costs associated with strategic decision-making. Risk management encompasses three processes: risk assessment, risk mitigation, and evaluation and assessment. 

Year 1, Fall

Year 1, Spring

  • MBAD6215 Analytical Meth For Dec Makers
  • MBAD6510 Global OPS/Supply Chain MGMT (pre-req: 6015)

Year 1, Summer

  • MBAD6020 Cust Value/Digital World (pre-req: 6015)
  • MBAD6245 Understanding Today's Global Business Environment

Year 2, Fall

  • Risk Management Elective I
  • Risk Management Elective II

Year 2, Spring

  • Risk Management Elective III
  • MBAD6990 Strategic Knowledge Integration (pre-req: 6015, 6110)
Course Plan: With Supply Chain Management & Logistics Certificate

The certificate program in supply chain and logistics provides key concepts, tools, and strategies for managing supply chains in global markets. It builds expertise in analyzing and improving process flows, including flows of customers in service operations, material flows, and information flows in order to improve overall efficiency and effectiveness of operations. Special attention will be given to key supply chain designs and strategies, logistics in supply chain operations, and technology in the supply chain.

Year 1, Fall

Year 1, Spring

  • MBAD6215 Analytical Meth For Dec Makers
  • MBAD6510 Global OPS/Supply Chain MGMT (pre-req: 6015)

Year 1, Summer

  • MBAD6020 Cust Value/Digital World (pre-req: 6015)
  • MBAD6245 Understanding Today's Global Business Environment

Year 2, Fall

  • Supply Chain MGMT Certificate Elective I
  • Supply Chain MGMT Certificate Elective II

Year 2, Spring

  • Supply Chain MGMT Certificate Elective III
  • MBAD6990 Strategic Knowledge Integration (pre-req: 6015, 6110)

Sample Courses:

These are some of the classes for students in this academic program:

Leading the Business Enterprise
Creating Customer Value in a Digital World
Global Operations & Supply Chain Management

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