Saint Joseph’s College
Campus: Standish, Maine
Type: Private, Faith-Based
Base Program Cost: $19,950
Per Credit Hour: $475
Minimum Credit Hours: 42
GMAT Required: No
Minimum Time Commitment: 24 months
Online Concentrations: Leadership
On Campus Requirement: No
Saint Joseph’s College in Maine was founded in 1912 by the Sisters of Mercy, an international community of Roman Catholic women. The school enrolls approximately 1,000 residential students every year in their, making it a great choice for applicants who are interested in a lower teacher-to-student ratio. Additionally, the online programs enroll 3,200 students annually. SJC offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, and for many programs, students have the option to complete their studies on campus or online.
SJC’s online MBA program focuses on leadership by emphasizing critical thinking and social responsibility. Students in the program are given the flexibility to learn at their own pace and are required to complete 14 courses (or 42 credit hours) with an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher. On average, it takes most full-time, online students 24 months to earn their degree.
Saint Joseph’s College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Founded in 1885, the NEASC is the nation’s oldest accrediting association. The online MBA program at SJC is also accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.
Because the SJC MBA program concentrates on building leadership skills, the curriculum has been designed to prepare students for both the technical and interpersonal sides of business management. For students completing the program online, engagement is encouraged through online discussions and activities. Courses required for completion of the online MBA in leadership include:
- MB 500 – Business/Organizational Dynamics
- MB 505 – Knowledge-Based Decision Making
- MB 510 – Financial Principles and Policy
- MB 520 – Self-Leadership
Although applicants are not required to take the GMAT or GRE, they must supply the following to be considered for admittance:
- Transcripts from all attended higher education institutions
- Proof of bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA of 2.5
- Proof of two years full-time, business work experience
- Self-assessment essay
For more information on how to apply to Saint Joseph’s College’s online MBA program, please visit the school’s official website.
Tuition and Financial Aid
Applicants should fill out and submit their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at the beginning of the year. Graduate students are only eligible for unsubsidized federal student loans. Some scholarships and fellowships are available for graduate students, so be sure to check out as many resources as possible. If you plan on attending SJC, the school’s financial aid department is the best resource for information on both federal and private student loans, scholarship, fellowships and payment plans.