Master of Business Administration
Dr. Michael Nastanski, Associate Vice President of International Affairs, Dean of Donald R. Tapia School of Business, Professor of Management and Marketing
Dr. Balbir S. Bal, Associate Dean of Donald R. Tapia School of Business, Professor of Computer Information Systems
Dr. Lorrie McGovern, MBA Director
Dr. Diane M. Monahan, Chair of the Department of Communication & Marketing
Dr. Barbara J. Caldwell, Chair of the Department of Accounting, Economics & Finance
Dr. Barry A. Hoy, Chair of the Department of Administrative Services
Dr. Vyas Krishnan, Chair of the Department of Computer Science & Information Systems
Dr. B. Tim Lowder, Chair of the Department of Management & Business Administration
Dr. Eric C. Schwarz, Chair of the Department of Sport Business & International Tourism
Saint Leo University offers a Master of Business Administration degree program to meet the needs of graduate students and working professionals. The program encourages students to expand their professional competencies within and beyond the classroom. In the Saint Leo University MBA program, students will gain an in-depth understanding of the key functional areas of business. Courses focus on managing complex interactions while defining and solving real-world business challenges. In addition to mastering analytical tools and technology necessary to solving complex management problems, emphasis is placed on leadership skills and technologies within the rich values and traditions of the University.
Expected Program Outcomes
As a result of successfully completing a course of study within Graduate Business Studies, the graduate will be expected to:
- Exhibit key knowledge of core business management functions;
- Be proficient in analyzing and resolving complex business problems so as to enable an organization to thrive in a dynamic marketplace;
- Demonstrate facility in oral and written business communication;
- Serve as an effective team member and leader in work partnerships and cross-functional collaborative efforts;
- Make ethical business decisions within the context of a diverse set of stakeholders and in an economically responsible manner;
- Understand the business implications of the new economy and apply widely used Internet and PC-based computer technologies to management issues.
Note the following:
- For the master’s degree, students may pursue up to two concentrations concurrently. A student must receive prior approval from the program director.
- After conferral of a master’s degree, a student may take courses as a non-degree seeking student to earn an additional concentration under his or her existing degree program. A student does not earn the same degree twice.
- If a student wishes to return to pursue a different degree program, he or she must reapply for admission to that program.
- A student may not use courses for which credit has been given within their program towards a certificate. Students pursuing a master’s degree are not eligible to receive a certificate if those courses are part of their degree program.