Master of Business Administration (MBA)

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RMU’s professional MBA program is ranked 22nd out of over 100 U.S. universities in Fortune’s new rankings of "Best Online MBA Programs in 2023."

Earn your MBA in as little as one year

Inspired by the real-world workplace, the RMU MBA features team teaching in all seven core classes. Two expert faculty from different disciplines reinforce the interrelation of management, finance, marketing, and other key business skills.

When you pursue an MBA, 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 MBA 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.

The professional MBA program at RMU:

  • Employs an applications-based curriculum delivered through case studies, assignments, and discussions designed to emulate real-life work experiences.
  • Is 100% online, with classes in asynchronous format so you choose the best time to study.
  • Offers face-to-face networking opportunities to interact with your classmates and MBA faculty.
  • Models curriculum on employment demands expressed by RMU’s corporate partners, honing your knowledge and expertise for success in today's business environment.
  • One-on-one mentor coaching – Enhance your leadership capabilities and improve your performance with the help of a one-on-one career coach. Available for new professional MBA students only.
  • Guarantees small class sizes, with online classes capped at 23 to encourage interaction and personal feedback.
  • Includes an enrollment counselor to assist you with all course registration and ensure you are aware of deadlines and requirements so that you graduate in a timely fashion.

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Degree requirements and courses

  • MBAD6005 Fundamentals of Accounting and Finance

    * Pre-requisite to MBA, waived for an undergraduate business degree or significant accounting or finance work experience
  • 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 MBA-integrated — and put yourself on track for advancement in these high-demand fields:

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 the only institution in Pittsburgh and the fifth university in Pennsylvania to receive dual accreditation (business and accounting) by 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 MBA curriculum consists of 10 three-credit courses. MBA 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.

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. We also offer a Corporate Discount Program for select organizations. Enrollment information for the Company Reimbursement Program can be found at Student Financial Services (SFS).

Admissions requirements

Admissions requirements for the M.B.A program and other graduate programs at RMU can be found here

GMAT optional – Three years of relevant work experience, a graduate degree, or an undergraduate degree from an AACSB-accredited business school are all acceptable in place of the standard GMAT/GRE admission requirement.

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Contact information

For admissions or financial aid questions:

Graduate Admissions


For academic or program questions:

Jacob Peng, Ph.D., CISA

MBA Program Director


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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