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A 100% Online MBA designed for 'new' professionals

You're ready to advance your career—but you need an MBA program that will fit into your lifestyle. With Holy Family University's programs you can get started on your pathway to earning an MBA almost immediately! We've developed our program to help you get to the next level in your career as quickly and cost effectively as possible. And our value is recognized nationally. MONEY® named us a 2019-2020 Best College and ranked us as a value all-star for three years running.

The New Professionals Online MBA program is designed for professionals with less than 3 years of management experience, is filled with engaging curriculum, and delivers the same management and leadership skills as our general MBA program. Our online MBA is built to fit your schedule — and is delivered in 8-week sessions. Life moves fast but now you can get there faster!

Candidates for admission may be recent college graduates, those seeking to make a career change, or those looking to move into management positions. If you do not have an undergraduate Business Administration degree, contact us to learn about your options to enroll today.

What are you looking for in a university education? If you're seeking a warm, inclusionary and supportive environment, we are the answer. While we're extremely proud of our faculty and exciting courses, our greatest satisfaction comes from helping students to fulfill their dreams.

Is Our New Professionals Online MBA program the best fit for you?

Would you be more interested in a blended format of online and in-person instruction?


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Our blended format is delivered in 8‑week sessions that are held one night a week at our Northeast Philadelphia Campus. Learn More

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Benefits of an MBA

An MBA degree offers professional and personal benefits, regardless of your field of business. An MBA degree will open opportunities for greater responsibility, career advancement, and increased financial reward across many fields of business whether it be technology, finance, management, marketing, or manufacturing.

An MBA will improve your communication and leadership skills which are vital to professional success.

The GMAC corporate recruiters survey confirms, hiring of MBAs remains steady, even in an uncertain market. So there's no better time to plan to advance your career. An MBA is the next logical step.

Below are additional benefits of possessing an MBA:

  • New job opportunities where a graduate degree, or MBA specifically, is required
  • New career paths, if changing careers
  • Increased earning potential
  • Enhanced professional skills
  • Improved job security
  • Gain a global perspective of the world
  • Expanded professional network
  • Become more knowledgeable about the areas of business in which you are most interested
  • Become a respected member of your professional community with a valued credential
  • Develop a framework to launch your own entrepreneurial business

Do you have questions? Well, we're flexible. Reach out so we can connect in the way you prefer to communicate. Is email easier? Just write us and we'll get back to you as soon as possible. Want to schedule a phone consultation on a day and time that works best for you? We can do that! Do you want to talk sooner? Give us a call.

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Curriculum

The program consists of 12 three-credit courses, totaling 36 credits. There are two courses for new professionals* (6 credits), seven core courses (21 credits), and either three electives (9 credits) or a three-course concentration (9 credits) in Finance, Health Care Administration, Human Resource Management or Criminal Justice.

You can complete your Online New Professionals MBA program degree in only 12 months. Students who decide to step out of the program for any reason will impact their desired completion time. All course work must be completed within three years.

For those without an undergraduate business degree, Peregrine Academic leveling courses allow you to complete any pre-requisite courses online, and at your own pace. These courses must be completed, however, no later than one year after starting your MBA program.

Following is the core curriculum for our MBA program:

BUS500*
Environment of Business

BUS501*
Themes for Success

BUS502
Foundations of Business

MGT500
Case Studies in Management

MGT511
Financial Decision Making

MGT521
Marketing Management

MGT531
Ethical/Legal Environment

MGT541
Leadership/Change Management

MGT591
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The Finance specialization provides a comprehensive understanding of the financial decision-making process and offers insight into investment banking and critical issues in the development of policy in financial institutions.

  • FIN 501 - Investment Banking
  • FIN 502 - Mergers and Acquisitions
  • FIN 503 - Policy Making in Financial Institutions

The Health Care Administration specialization focuses on the skills relevant to the current health care environment, including management concepts and process, resource allocation, risk management, and financing.

  • HCA 511 - Financial Aspects of HCA
  • HCA 551 - Health Care Operations Management
  • HCA 561 - Strategic Management and Planning for the HC Organization

The Human Resource specialization is designed to enhance the knowledge, competencies, and skills necessary to integrate business and human resource strategies. HR Managers contribute to business strategies and bottom-line success in organizations.

  • HRM 501 - Regulatory and Legal Issues in HR
  • HRM 502 - Strategic HR Management
  • HRM 503 - Talent MGT and Planning

The Criminal Justice specialization develops a general understanding of the components of the criminal justice system, fostering a critical understanding of the influence of the system in the lives of those who undergo the process as offenders and victims.

  • MGT 501 - American Criminal Justice System
  • MGT 502 - Planning, Program Development & Evaluation in Criminal Justice
  • MGT 503 - Leadership and Organization Development for Public Safety Professionals

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Holy Family University's MBA with a specialization in Human Resource Management was developed to help you get to the next level in your career as quickly and cost effectively as possible. Our program is designed for the full-time working adult, and is filled with engaging curriculum.

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Holy Family University's MBA with a specialization in Criminal Justice was developed to help you get to the next level in your career as quickly and cost effectively as possible. Our program is designed for the full-time working adult, and is filled with engaging curriculum.


Start Dates

We have three convenient starting dates throughout the year.

Students may enter the program in Fall, Spring, or Summer sessions. Each student will be provided with a degree plan that maximizes the ability to complete the program in a timely manner. All work must be completed within three years.

Students will be assigned an academic advisor who will work with each individual to ensure satisfactory progress is being made while adhering to the degree plan.

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We have start dates throughout the year to fit your needs.

Next Start Date
Jan. 9, 2023

Requirements

Holy Family's Online New Professionals MBA program is for those with with less than 3 years of management experience*. GRE and GMAT exams are not required to apply for admission. Many of our MBA students have completed non-business undergraduate programs.

If you do not have an undergraduate Business Administration degree, you are eligible to take Peregrine Academic leveling courses—which allows you to complete any pre-requisite course online, and at your own pace. Peregrine courses must be completed within your first year in the program.

Following is a checklist of requirements:


  • Completed application
  • Current résumé
  • Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended
  • 250 to 500-word statement of your professional plans & goals (can be submitted during application process above)
  • University interview
    • *Have more than 3 years of managerial experience? Our is just what you need!
    • Our traditional MBA program is designed for working professionals with at least 3 years of management experience. Built to fit a busy professional's schedule — the traditional MBA program is delivered in 8-week sessions held either fully online or in a blended format that meets one night a week at our Northeast Philadelphia Campus.


Tuition

Our value is recognized nationally as MONEY® named Holy Family a 2019-2020 Best College and ranked us as a value all-star for three years running.

"Every year, senior administration, faculty, and staff work tirelessly to improve the student experience, while still providing our students with the highest-quality education," said President Sister Maureen McGarrity, CSFN. "We are more than pleased to be considered a 'best value college' by MONEY Magazine for the third-consecutive year."

If you’re interested, we can help you learn more about courses and financial options.

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$23,400

  • Per Class: $1,950
  • Per Credit: $650
  • Application Fee: $25
  • Other Fees: $310

Following are some key points to consider as you address ways to fund your degree:

  • Employer reimbursement for partial or full costs
  • Veterans may be eligible for benefits
  • Payment plans
  • Scholarships and Grants

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