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Master of Business Administration

For a quick overview of this program, download the MBA Factsheet.

The University of the District of Columbia’s (UDC) innovative Master of Business Administration (MBA) integrates sustainability, entrepreneurship, and globalization with a solid core of business fundamentals to produce creative graduates with an entrepreneurial mindset ready to provide leadership in private and public sector organizations. The program welcomes students with baccalaureate degrees in every field.

As a professional degree program, a major objective of the UDC MBA program is to provide students a background and working level of skills, knowledge, and abilities that prepare them for leadership positions in public, private, and nonprofit organizations.

Admission Requirements: To be obtained to the graduate program, a student must show promise of success as determined by various measurements, which include the following:

  1. A baccalaureate degree conferred by an accredited institution
  2. A minimum of 2.5 grade point average
  3. Two letters of recommendation
  4. 500 word typed essay of objectives and career aspirations.
  5. Score on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) within 5 years.

International students, particularly from non-English speaking countries, must demonstrate sufficient English skills by taking and submitting scores from the IELTS or TOEFL tests as part of their application. The minimum TOEFL score for admission into the program is 79 for the Internet-based test.

Application Deadlines

US Students

  • Fall- June 15
  • Spring- November 15

International Students

  • Fall- May 15
  • Spring- September 15

To start your application and learn about additional admission requirements.

Curriculum Overview

The program consists of 33 credit hours of core courses, and 15 credit hours of concentration courses. The course of study can be completed by a full-time student in four regular semesters.

Required Courses

  • Accounting for Management Functions
  • Business Research Methods
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing Management
  • Management Theory & Practice OR Organization Development and Behavior
  • Financial Management
  • Managerial Economics
  • Global Strategic Management
  • Sustainability Entrepreneurship
  • Quantitative Business Methods
  • Business Law and Ethics

Graduation Requirements

The MBA degree is earned by the successful completion of 48 credit hours of course work.

Why Study at UDC?

  • Qualified and dedicated faculty and staff
  • Great location in the nation's capital
  • Diversity of students, faculty, and staff
  • Low student to faculty ratio
  • An accredited business program
  • Affordable tuition
  • Flexibility in the selection of 15 semester hours of electives