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Master of Business Administration: Online

Become an Ethical Business Leader with the Online MBA Program from the University of Dayton

The University of Dayton, a top-tier Catholic research university, is dedicated to developing leaders who shape the world around them through service to others.

MBA@Dayton, the online MBA program offered by the School of Business Administration, prepares its students to become well-rounded, strategic leaders ready to impact the business environment by leading with integrity.

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An Online MBA for Every Experience Level

At the University of Dayton, you can tailor your online MBA curriculum to your background. If you have relevant undergraduate or professional experience, you may be eligible for our one-year or accelerated program paths.

  • 30-31.5 credits
  • 12 months to complete
  • Students who earned a bachelor's degree in business within the last seven years

Learn more about the One-Year MBA
  • 31.5-39 credits
  • 15-18 months
  • Professionals with at least eight years of related work experience and/or a bachelor's degree in business earned more than seven years ago

Learn more about the Accelerated MBA
  • 36-45 credits
  • 18-24 months to complete
  • Applicants with limited related work experience and a bachelor's degree in a non-business field

Learn more about the Foundational MBA

The University of Dayton School of Business Administration is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). AACSB accreditation assures the highest excellence and standards in curriculum, faculty and student body.

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Become a Successful Servant Leader

Ready to take the next step toward expanding your influence as a business leader? Request information about the online MBA from the University of Dayton today.


The University of Dayton is looking for ambitious, service-oriented leaders to join our online MBA community. To be considered for admission, applicants must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. Learn more about our application requirements and see upcoming deadlines here.

Online MBA GMAT Waiver

You can receive a waiver for the GMAT/GRE score requirement if you have an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 or three or more years of relevant full-time work experience. If you qualify for the waiver,  you may still submit scores if you feel they will improve your application. Learn more about the GMAT waiver policy.

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition for the 2023-2024 academic year is $1,460 per credit hour. This rate begins with the July 2023 term. You are also responsible for immersion travel expenses and fees, which are not included in the cost of tuition. Learn more about tuition and financial aid here.

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The University of Dayton online MBA curriculum will prepare you to navigate the business world. You will gain practical knowledge that you can immediately apply to your organization or community, and study topics including:

  • Fundamental business skills such as finance, economics and integrated strategy
  • Ethical decision-making and how to lead an organization with integrity
  • The role of business in creating a strong community
  • How to integrate your learning and develop holistic strategies to sustain and grow your business

Review the course descriptions here. Course requirements will vary, depending on your program path and choice of concentration.

MBA Concentrations Online

In our online MBA program, you can pursue a concentration to gain specialized skills in a particular field. By adding a concentration to your course of study, you will:

  • Tailor your learning experience to your professional interests
  • Demonstrate expertise in your concentration area to your employers
  • Boost your resume to advance or transition into a new career

Each concentration requires you to take three electives, for a total of 9 credits. You may choose to take additional credits and complete both concentrations.


Discover techniques to enhance branding, sales and value proposition strategies so that you can execute and defend marketing efforts to achieve business goals.

Learn more about the marketing concentration

Business Analytics

Develop an understanding of the analytical tools and quantitative processes commonly used in business analytics, and apply these data insights to improve strategy at your organization.

Learn more about the business analytics concentration


These in-person learning experiences are opportunities to apply topics covered in the online classroom to real-world business challenges. During immersions, you will:

  • Engage in collaborative group workshops
  • Experience the connection between leadership and service
  • Learn from industry leaders at panels

Additionally, you will expand on relationships built in the classroom with your peers and UD School of Business Administration faculty. By networking at immersions, you will make invaluable connections with professionals who share your values and experiences in the UD community.

As a student, you will attend at least two immersions, one which will take place on the University of Dayton campus in Dayton, Ohio.

The Online Learning Experience

At the University of Dayton, we believe the best way to grow, both personally and professionally, is through community and experiential learning.

As an MBA@Dayton student, you will network with classmates and faculty and learn new skills through:

  • Weekly face-to-face online classes
  • Course work you complete on your own schedule
  • In-person immersion experiences
  • Hands-on integrated strategy and ethics courses

Designed specifically for online instruction and learning, our virtual classroom supports connection and collaboration between all students regardless of their location. There are no barriers to discussion, ensuring the most rigorous and engaging experience for students.

Our innovative technology and course design are what enable our students to actively participate in experiential learning, foster a rich sense of community and graduate ready to lead businesses and organizations in their communities and beyond.


The same experienced, dedicated professionals who teach in our on-campus programs design and teach in our online MBA program. University of Dayton faculty members are business leaders with demonstrated experience and researchers who serve on editorial boards for a number of journals and influence the direction and implications of business research in nearly every discipline.

Learn more about our faculty

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Learn how to lead your organization with integrity. Earn an online MBA from the University of Dayton.
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An Online MBA with Ohio Connections

For more than 160 years, the University of Dayton has been preparing the next generation of leaders to contribute to the success of their community. As an online MBA student, you'll gain the insights, experience and professional network you need to conduct business in Ohio and beyond.

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Advance your career as an ethical business leader. Earn an MBA online from the University of Dayton. Request more information today.