About Our Online MBA Program

The Williams College of Business at Xavier University strives to provide a well-rounded MBA curriculum and a flexible student experience, giving learners the option to start the program at multiple times throughout the year. Students in the MBA program who are currently employed are encouraged to share their work experiences as it relates to their courses; this helps provide a rich context to course topics. We value the distinct diversity that our students’ ages, backgrounds, and career stages contribute to the whole program.

Xavier’s online MBA program can be completed in two to three years. In addition, the 8-week course allows for unprecedented flexibility.


The curriculum has imbedded fluidity in terms of course path. However, some do need to be taken before others.

The total number of credit hours required to complete the MBA program varies from a minimum of 39 hours (all foundation skills waived with a general business concentration) to a maximum of 45 hours (all foundation skills and a concentration).

Foundation Skills (6 credit hours)
Ensure a solid foundation in traditional business disciplines and provide understanding of the business environment. All foundation skills may be waived via examination or prior undergraduate coursework.
ACCT 500 Foundations of Financial Accounting (3)
STAT 500 Business Statistics (3)
Core Coursework (27 credit hours)
Emphasize the integration of skills applied to complex business decisions.
ACCT 550 Managerial Accounting (3)
BLAW 550 Business Law and Ethics (3)
BUAD 550 International Business (3) or other approved International Course or approved Global Immersion Trip
ECON 550 Managerial Economics (3)
FINC 550 Fundamentals of Finance (3)
INFO 550 Business Information Systems (3)
MGMT 550 Strategy and Organizations (3)
MGMT 551 Operational Analysis (3)
MKTG 550 Marketing Strategy (3)
Capstone Course Options
Develops students’ ability to integrate information from the foundation skills and core courses. The Capstone course is taken during the final semester, and all other required courses must be completed prior. Students can choose from:
BUAD 691 Global Strategic Thinking (3)


MBA students must complete a minimum of nine credit hours in MBA elective courses. This is an opportunity for you to tailor your electives so they match the field of your choice, to gain a broader understanding of the business world or to specialize your degree. New electives are commonly added based on current topics and trends in business.

This program is accredited by AACSB International — The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

AACSB accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide. Fewer than 5% of the world’s 13,000 business programs have earned AACSB accreditation.

Xavier University is accredited through the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Xavier University’s MBA program was a great step in allowing me to further my career and to help me compete with other highly qualified professionals for my desired position. The XU MBA program provided rigor, flexibility and a world-class education deeply rooted in strategy and the Jesuit tradition.

XU Graduate