Finish Your MBA in One Year

Earn your Master of Business Administration (MBA) in one year at Mount St. Mary’s University. The Mount’s program is designed for working adults.

As a student in the program you will:

  • Finish in one year. Twelve courses (37 credits) are offered in 8-week sessions, allowing you to focus on only two classes at a time.
  • Attend convenient classes. Meet one night per week (6-9:30 p.m.). Our Emmitsburg campus is located near the border of Pennsylvania on Route 15. Two of the classes are offered online.
  • Receive support from classmates and faculty. Up to 24 students begin and end the program together, allowing you to connect with your classmates. Classes begin in July and August.

The MBA program is accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE).

Complete the request information form to connect with a program advisor.

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Total cost of program tuition.* No additional fees.

  • Cost is based on 37 credits (12 classes) at approximately $541 per credit. A 15% discount is offered to One-Year MBA students who are accepted to the program and are able to follow the prescribed schedule while maintaining continuous enrollment in the Emmitsburg based cohort. Students who, for any reason, are unable to follow the schedule exactly and stay continuously enrolled will be eligible for application and admission to the traditional MBA program at the current tuition rate of $635.
  • Based on undergraduate transcript analysis, prerequisite courses may be required for an additional cost
  • No application fee

Financial Aid
Students may seek financial assistance through federal and state funded programs, private loan providers, employer tuition remission or reimbursement, or deferment of undergraduate loans.

*Tuition represents 2017-18 rates. Tuition is subject to change without notice.

Admissions Requirements

Admissions Requirements

Applicants must have completed a bachelor’s degree prior to the start of the program. Prerequisites may be required for those who do not hold an undergraduate degree in business.

Admissions Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year institution
  • Students must demonstrate one of the following:
    • Undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or higher or
    • Five full years of relevant work experience or
    • 500 minimum score on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)
  • Additional requirements may be applicable to International Students. Request information via the form to learn more.
Application Process

Application Process

Classes begin: July, August
Admissions: Rolling
Priority Application Deadline: 6 weeks prior to start of first course
No application fee

A complete application includes the following:

  • Free online application
  • Official undergraduate transcript(s) from all accredited four-year institutions attended after high school
  • Résumé detailing professional experience
  • GMAT score (if required based on GPA or work experience)
Send application materials to:

Graduate Business Programs
Mount St. Mary’s University
5530 Spectrum Drive
Frederick, MD 21703

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Need more flexibility? Traditional MBA also available
The Mount also offers a traditional MBA program. Differences between the programs are detailed below.

Key Differences – MBA vs. One Year MBA

Program Fixed Schedule Total Cost Optional Certificate or
1-2 classes per session
Year round start dates
$23,495 Frederick or Emmitsburg
One-Year MBA Yes
2 classes per session
July or August start dates
$20,000 Emmitsburg