Master of Business Administration

Apply Today
Availability
Available - Online
Program Credits
30

RMU’s professional M.B.A. 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 M.B.A. in less than two years

Inspired by the real-world workplace, the RMU M.B.A. 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 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.

The professional M.B.A. 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 M.B.A. 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 M.B.A. 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.

For the latest STEM-designed MBA in Business Analytics, click here.

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 M.B.A.-integrated — and put yourself on track for advancement in these high-demand fields:

Course Plan

Year 1, Fall

  • MBAD6015 Leading with Agility
  • MBAD6110 FIN MGMT/ACCT For Dec Makers

Year 1, Spring

  • MBAD6215 Analytical Meth For Dec Makers
  • MBAD6510 Global OPS/Supply Chain MGMT

Year 1, Summer

  • MBAD6020 Cust Value/Digital World
  • MBAD6245 Understanding Today's Global Business Environment (pre-req: 6110)

Year 2, Fall

  • MBA Elective I
  • MBA Elective II

Year 2, Spring

  • MBA Elective III
  • MBAD6990 Strategic Knowledge Integration (pre-req: 6020, 6245)
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

  • MBAD6015 Leading with Agility
  • MBAD6110 FIN MGMT/ACCT For Dec Makers

Year 1, Spring

  • MBAD6215 Analytical Meth For Dec Makers
    MBAD6510 Global OPS/Supply Chain MGMT

Year 1, Summer

  • MBAD6020 Cust Value/Digital World
  • MBAD6245 Understanding Today's Global Business Environment (pre-req: 6110)

Year 2, Fall

  • MBAD6520 Business Analytics (pre-req: 6215)
  • MBAD6525 Marketing Analytics (pre-req: 6520)

Year 2, Spring

  • MBAD6540 Accounting Analytics (pre-req: 6110)
  • MBAD6990 Strategic Knowledge Integration (pre-req: 6020, 6245)
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

  • MBAD6015 Leading with Agility
  • MBAD6110 FIN MGMT/ACCT For Dec Makers

Year 1, Spring

  • MBAD6215 Analytical Meth For Dec Makers
  • MBAD6510 Global OPS/Supply Chain MGMT

Year 1, Summer

  • MBAD6020 Cust Value/Digital World
  • MBAD6245 Understanding Today's Global Business Environment (pre-req: 6110)

Year 2, Fall

  • MBAD6193 Project Management
  • MBAD6990 Strategic Knowledge Integration (pre-req: 6020, 6245)

Year 2, Spring

  • MBAD6230 Project Risk Assessment and Management (pre-req: 6193)
  • MBAD6330 Project Management in Practice (pre-req: 6193, 6230)
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

  • MBAD6015 Leading with Agility
  • MBAD6110 FIN MGMT/ACCT For Dec Makers

Year 1, Spring

  • MBAD6215 Analytical Meth For Dec Makers
  • MBAD6510 Global OPS/Supply Chain MGMT

Year 1, Summer

  • MBAD6020 Cust Value/Digital World
  • MBAD6245 Understanding Today's Global Business Environment (pre-req: 6110)

Year 2, Fall

  • MBAD6111 Contemporary Topics in Risk Management
  • MBAD6990 Strategic Knowledge Integration (pre-req: 6020, 6245)

Year 2, Spring

  • MBAD6112 Critical Technology Issues in Risk Management (pre-req: 6111)
  • MBAD6113 The Application of Risk Management (pre-req: 6111)
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

  • MBAD6015 Leading with Agility
  • MBAD6110 FIN MGMT/ACCT For Dec Makers

Year 1, Spring

  • MBAD6215 Analytical Meth For Dec Makers
  • MBAD6510 Global OPS/Supply Chain MGMT

Year 1, Summer

  • MBAD6020 Cust Value/Digital World
  • MBAD6245 Understanding Today's Global Business Environment (pre-req: 6110)

Year 2, Fall

  • MBAD6161 International Logistics
  • MBAD6420 Strategic Management of Transportation, Warehouse, and Inventory

Year 2, Spring

  • MBAD6530 Channel Management / Logistics Interface
  • MBAD6990 Strategic Knowledge Integration (pre-req: 6020, 6245)
Course Plan: With Inclusion & Equity in Organizations Certificate

The certificate program in inclusion and equity in organizations covers the specific knowledge areas dealing with creating, managing, and sustaining an inclusive organizational workforce. Topics covered prepare students to be capable of designing a strategic plan to build and promote equity and inclusion in a variety of work environments.

Year 1, Fall

  • MBAD6015 Leading with Agility
  • MBAD6110 FIN MGMT/ACCT For Dec Makers

Year 1, Spring

  • MBAD6215 Analytical Meth For Dec Makers
  • MBAD6510 Global OPS/Supply Chain MGMT

Year 1, Summer

  • MBAD6020 Cust Value/Digital World
  • MBAD6245 Understanding Today's Global Business Environment (pre-req: 6110)

Year 2, Fall

  • HRMG6500 Employment Law
  • HRMG6100 Challenges in HRM

Year 2, Spring

  • HRMG6020 Inclusion and Equity in Organizations
  • MBAD6990 Strategic Knowledge Integration (pre-req: 6020, 6245)

    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 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.

    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. Note that for the M.B.A program, no GMAT is required unless requested by the dean.

    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.

    AACSB     AACSB Accounting

    Student testimonials

    Contact information

    For admissions or financial aid questions:

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

    For academic or program questions:

    Jacob Peng, Ph.D., CISA
    MBA Program Director
    peng@rmu.edu
    412-397-6385

    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

    Top Employers

    top employers

    Rockwell School of Business

    Rockwell School of Business

    For nearly a century, our business students have learned to excel in a demanding professional world. With corporate connections and expert faculty mentors, our heritage is your future.

    Visit School Site