Master of Business Administration (MBA)


Earn an impactful Master of Business Administration degree (MBA) at Saint Francis University

The Master of Business Administration program offered through the Shields School of Business can fulfill your potential for greater job satisfaction, career advancement and having more impact in your organization. Infused with the rich Franciscan heritage of the University, our MBA program challenges you to explore ethical dilemmas that face managers every day and learn to manage with responsibility and compassion.


Offered Fully Online

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Flexible:  online executive education with a personal touch
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Ranked #31 for the Best MBA Degree in Pennsylvania by University HQ
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8 concentrations to align your MBA with your career aspirations.

An MBA the Saint Francis Way

At the heart of the Master of Business Administration program is a solid core that focuses on integrative business and management skills. Beyond that, you have the ability to customize your curriculum to your personal career goals.



  • Choose your area of specialization or keep a broad focus.
  • Fast track your career with our direct entry/accelerated undergrad path.
  • Make an impact by focusing on leading with ethics and integrity.

Why pursue an MBA at SFU?


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Here are some reasons to consider an online MBA program through the Shields School of Business:  

Flexibility. We know your schedule is filled with career, family and life demands. The classes in our online MBA program can be completed whenever, wherever, so you can learn at your convenience.


Quality. We don't cut corners with your education. The online MBA degree program curriculum is exactly the same as the face-to-face program. You’ll receive the same Master of Business Administration degree as you would on campus.


Award-winning faculty. You won't be staring blankly at a screen when earning your MBA online. The video lectures and critiques are given by our accomplished professors with care and concern for your success.


Highly rated. Saint Francis University's online school has been heralded by as one of the best in Pennsylvania, providing access to the highest quality e-learning tools and education.


What You’ll Learn in the MBA Program

The master's in business administration degree is designed for practicing managers and those who aspire to be managers. Small online  classes are taught under the direction of a talented and dedicated, practitioner-grounded business faculty, who genuinely care about your personal goals.

Our MBA is a results-oriented and values-based program that delivers the knowledge, skills, and perspectives needed for you to be an impactful executive in the twenty-first century economy.


  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Health Care Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Information Systems & Project Management
  • Leadership and Ethical Management
  • Marketing 
  • Sports Management 
  • Graduate Entry Paths
  • Learning Objectives
  • Choose On-Campus or Online: 

    Degree TypeDescriptionCourse Catalog Plan of Study

    Master of Business Administration

    The MBA program  is designed as an executive development experience for managers.Course Catalog - 23/24 
    MBA, Generalist TrackBroad-based MBA to prepare for leadership roles in non-profit or profit-based organizations.Course Catalog - 23/24Plan of Study
    MBA, Concentration TrackTailor your MBA degree to align with specific career aspirationsCourse Catalog - 23/24Plan of Study


  • Graduates of the Shields School of Business have the knowledge, skills, love of learning, confidence, drive, and ethical and moral values needed to be spiritually fulfilled in life – and successful in their professional careers. 


    Upon completion of this program, students are able to:


    • Acquire a strong knowledge of the functional fields of business and the various environments in which business operates. 

    • Demonstrate skills in problem recognition and critical decision making, applying qualitative and quantitative methods to empirical business situations.  

    • Demonstrate the ability to professionally communicate. 

    • Display skills in strategic analysis and integration. 

    • Develop the ability to effectively work with a team of colleagues on a project. 

    • Be able to identify and analyze the ethical obligations and responsibilities of managers and their organizations. 


Graduate business fast-track options for high achievers

Our exclusive accelerated business bachelor’s to master's degree programs provide students an opportunity to earn both a bachelor's degree in one of our undergraduate majors, as well as an MBA degree. 

  • Work toward graduate goals as an undergrad.
  • Expedite completion time and lower costs.
  • Start your MBA with only  21 graduate credits left to complete. 
  • Degree Path
  • Admission Standards
  • Accreditation
  • Degree Awarded:

    Successful graduates earn both a bachelor's degree and a master's degree. Or they may choose to enter the workforce after completing the accelerated undergraduate portion of the program with 9 graduate credits to put toward earning your MBA or MHRM later.


    Accelerated Degree Options

    Degree DescriptionCatalog Plan of Study

    Accelerated MBA/Accounting


    Earn both an undergraduate accounting degree and an MBA .Course Catalog - 23/24Plan of Study
    Accelerated MBA/Business AnalyticsEarn both an undergraduate business analytics degree and an MBA. Course Catalog - 23/24Plan of Study

    Accelerated MBA/Economics


    Earn both an undergraduate economics degree and an MBA .

    Course Catalog - 23/24

    Plan of Study

    Accelerated MBA/Finance


    Earn both an undergraduate finance degree and an MBA. 

    Course Catalog - 23/24

    Plan of Study

    Accelerated MBA/Management


    Earn both an undergraduate management degree and an MBA.Course Catalog - 23/24Plan of Study

    Accelerated MBA/Management Information Systems


    Earn both an undergraduate MIS degree and an MBA.Course Catalog - 23/24Plan of Study

    Accelerated MBA/Marketing


    Earn both an undergraduate marketing degree and an MBA.Course Catalog - 23/24Plan of Study
  • Exclusively for High Achievers:

    • The accelerated program has higher admission standards than other undergraduate business programs
    • This program is open to qualified incoming freshman and transfer students who meet the following requirements: 
      • SAT score of 1150 or higher in critical reading and math or an ACT composite score of 22 or higher 
      • GPA of 3.4 on a 4.0 scale
  • Saint Francis University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE), located in Lenexa, Kansas.

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Saint Francis University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE), located in Lenexa, Kansas.


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Frequently Asked Questions About the MBA and Saint Francis University

  • What are the MBA program requirements for U.S. Residents?

    All applicants  are responsible for submitting a completed application packet to the Graduate Business Programs & HRM for consideration and admission to the Master of Business Administration program.  This packet should include the following materials:


    • Completed Online Application -  MBA Application Form
    • A minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 is required.If a candidate with four or more years of professional experience in business has a GPA is <3.0, he or she may be accepted in limited circumstances on a provisional basis while taking up to six (6) credits. The student must obtain a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the first six credits to be admitted to the program. If these requirements are not met the student will not be admitted to the program.  
    • Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate course work completed by the applicant must be sent directly from the college/university to the Graduate Business Programs & HRM. (Copies from students will not be accepted.)
  • Who do I contact if I have questions about applying?

    We are happy to walk you through the application and answer any questions you may have along the way!



    Graduate Business Programs & HRM 


  • Can I take this program if I am on a F-1 Student Visa?

    Unfortunately, no. This program is classified as fully online and does not meet the criteria for F1 Visa holders.

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Experienced business administration faculty who love to teach 

Our faculty team is an advantageous mix of accomplished practitioners and academicians experienced in teaching adult learners. They teach subjects within their areas of professional expertise and represent the best blend of theoretical and practical knowledge appropriate to professional graduate education. 

Program Information: Contact Us, 814-472-3026