Founded in 1959 by the Benedictine Sisters of the Annunciation, Mary continues to operate on the Benedictine values of hospitality, service, and moderation. The university serves about 3,800 students and offers over 50 online and evening programs.
Master of Business Administration
The project management MBA at Mary prepares students to become ethical and strategic leaders. The curriculum covers essential business practices to develop technical and communication skills.
All MBA students — regardless of their chosen concentration — must complete nine core business courses. Students explore marketing, managerial accounting, business research, and ethics. The capstone project requires learners to present research-based solutions to organizations' real-world problems.
The three-course project management specialization immerses students in the project lifecycle. They start with a class on effective project initiation before moving on to the planning process. The final course builds upon the first two classes and explores project execution, covering everything from control processes to risk management.
Students can fulfill some credit requirements with military or work experience. They can demonstrate their skills through examination or with written portfolios. Mary also offers several graduate scholarships, including for working professionals.
Program at a Glance
- School Type: Private
- Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission (HLC); International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE)
- Tuition: $570/credit
- Required Credits: 36 credits
- Program Length: 16 months
- Delivery Format: 100% online (asynchronous); on campus
- Process: Each candidate submits official transcripts, recommendation letters, and an online application detailing their educational and professional experience.
- GPA: 2.75
- Cost: $45