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M.B.A.—Online or on Campus Degree Program

Earn your Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degree online or on campus in an affordable, flexible 36-credit program designed to fit your busy schedule.

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Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)/Graduate Certificate

1–2 years

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Online/On campus



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Online or on campus

Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)

At Georgian Court University, you can complete your M.B.A. in one year through our fast-track program that meets for full days on Saturdays. Or complete courses at your own pace on evenings and/or weekends by taking one, two, three, or four classes during a semester. Classes are available on campus or online.

Accredited by the

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

Taught by professors with real-world experience—particularly in New Jersey businesses—you’ll develop your leadership acumen and earn the qualifications to enjoy a thriving career in today’s global business climate. Our M.B.A. degree is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), an international seal of quality for business education.

If you’re interested in gaining business skills, but not sure if you’re ready for an M.B.A. degree, we also offer a Graduate Certificate in Business Administration that’s great for entrepreneurs and small business owners. This fully online program is comprised of six courses.

Dr. Ashley Elmore teaching a M.B.A. class

Whether you’re interested in taking on leadership roles at a large company or starting your own small business, earning an M.B.A. degree can open the door to new opportunities. An M.B.A. degree can give you the edge you need to break into highly competitive business sectors, like technology and finance. It can also greatly increase your earning potential. According to the Financial Times, M.B.A. graduates typically double their salaries within three years of completing their degree.

Program Information

The Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degree at Georgian Court University is a 36-credit program that prepares you for leadership positions in corporate, government, and service organizations according to the Mercy core values.

M.B.A. Course Requirements

Georgian Court University’s M.B.A. program features advanced courses in each of the major business disciplines and includes courses in current business topics. Students are required to take 36 credits, which consists of 24 credits of core courses, and 12 credits of elective courses.  Students may not take more than 12 credits of MBA courses per semester without approval of the director of the MBA program. 

Core Courses (required):
AC602Management Acct & Budgetary Control3.0
BU602Business Intelligence3.0
BU609Management & Leadership3.0
BU626Marketing Management3.0
BU628Corporate Finance3.0
EC611Managerial Economics3.0
BU691Strategic Management3.0
BU691AStrategic Management Simulation-A3.0
or BU691B Strategic Management Project-B
Total Credits24.0
Elective Courses (select 12 credits from among the following):
BU600Production & Operations Management3.0
BU603International Business3.0
BU604Corporate Governance & Business Ethics3.0
BU605Legal Environment of Business3.0
MC603Digital Marketing3.0
MC608Digital Media Analytics & Cust Research3.0

View the full curriculum and admission requirements.

If you’re interested in our M.B.A. degree, here are other programs at Georgian Court you might want to explore:

Why Earn Your M.B.A. Degree at GCU?

Our accredited online M.B.A. offers a flexible, affordable option for students of any age or professional background. Whether you’re looking to advance in your job, or take on a new career, earning your M.B.A. degree from Georgian Court University will help you stand out to employers and boost your earning potential.

Here are more reasons to choose Georgian Court University for your M.B.A.

Earn Your M.B.A. in One Year

Complete your M.B.A. degree in just one year via Saturday classes at our Ocean County campus in Lakewood, New Jersey. Or take our two-year fully online M.B.A. degree program, or a mix of evening and online classes. If you find that you want to switch to online or face-to-face classes after you start your program, you can do that, too.

Learn From the Best

Our full-time faculty have terminal degrees and close ties to New Jersey businesses. They come from a variety of industries—from banking to law—and diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds, offering a range of perspectives that are of tremendous value in today’s workforce. Small class sizes ensure personalized attention for all.

Get Real-World Experience

Our M.B.A. degree gives you the opportunity to complete a business simulation or develop a project relevant to your field. For example, one of our students evaluated software packages for a regional accounting firm and ended up getting a new job based on this project. The possibilities are endless and very much up to you.

Earn an Accredited M.B.A. Degree for Less

At 36 credits—not 48 or 60 credits as in other university M.B.A. programs—our program offers one of the most affordable options of its kind in New Jersey. If you’re a business administration or accounting major at GCU, you may also apply for early admission to the M.B.A. and take as many as four classes toward your M.B.A. degree as an undergraduate—saving even more in costs. Learn more about our Bachelor of Science in Business Administration/M.B.A. program.

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M.B.A. Degree

What Can You Do With an M.B.A. Degree?

Earning your M.B.A. degree is a great way to advance your career and earn a higher salary. You can gain knowledge and skills that will help you start your own business or take on leadership roles in your current job. An M.B.A. degree program can also help you develop your professional network and find new career pathways you might not have considered.

M.B.A. Degree Jobs

While the jobs you can get with an M.B.A. are almost limitless, U.S. News and World Report recently identified these five career paths as among the best right now for M.B.A. degree graduates, in terms of pay, job security, growth potential, and work–life balance:

  • marketing manager,
  • medical and health services manager,
  • management consultant,
  • financial manager, and
  • business operations manager.

M.B.A. Degree Salary

Earning an M.B.A. degree can be one of the best investments you ever make. According to the Graduate Management Admission Council’s 2020 corporate recruiters survey, the median starting salary for 2020 M.B.A. grads exceeded $100,000, despite challenges caused by the pandemic. During this same timeframe, the median salary was 75% more than those with only a bachelor’s degree.

Here are a few average salaries for several popular M.B.A. degree jobs, as reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics:

  • business operations manager: $103,650
  • sales manager: $132,290
  • financial manager: $134,180
  • marketing manager: $141,490
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GCU's M.B.A. program helped me grow both academically and professionally. The courses challenged me, and I was able to apply the knowledge I learned to my professional career. The professors were a huge part of helping me succeed in the program and throughout my professional career. They always devoted the time and went the extra mile to ensure my success and continued successes academically and professionally.
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Alexandra Kupecz, M.B.A., ’20
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Holman Frenia Allison, P.C.

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Georgian Court University has extended the deposit deadline to June 1 in response to the U.S. Department of Education announcement concerning delayed data availability from the revised Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Additionally, deposits are also refundable up to June 1. Click here for more information about the deposit extension.