MBA

On-Ground & Online Programs

Saint Leo’s On-Ground & Online MBA programs give you the edge you need in your current career, and opens doors to new possibilities. Gain an in-depth understanding of the key areas of business to become an effective decision-maker and successful leader in today's ever-changing global marketplace.

Why choose Saint Leo's MBA program?

Whether you’re an aspiring business leader or an experienced professional ready to advance to the next level, you’ll thrive in our supportive learning environment that emphasizes real-world experience, professional research and an international approach—in state-of-the-art facilities, including the high-tech, eco-friendly School of Business building at University Campus.

Saint Leo's IACBE-accredited Donald R. Tapia School of Business is the largest Catholic business school in the U.S., with students and alumni in more than 50 countries. A proven leader in graduate business studies, Saint Leo was ranked No. 1 for in-seat enrollment by the Tampa Bay Business Journal in 2011.

MBA students come from a range of backgrounds—and contribute great insights in the classroom, drawing from diverse work experiences. Studying key issues facing business managers, you’ll learn how to use marketing, finance, management strategies, ethics, law and human resources to your advantage in any size organization—large or small, public or private, profit or nonprofit.

Flexibility for the working professional

Saint Leo's MBA program offers flexible classes so you can reach your educational goals without sacrificing your work and family life. Most Centers offer 8-week terms with classes each week, and some Centers—including University Campus—offer 15-week terms with classes every other week.

Complete the 12 required courses at one of these locations:

University Campus, FL »
Chesapeake, VA »
Gainesville, FL »
Gwinnett, GA »
Newport News, VA »
Tampa, FL »

Classes are held, for the most part, every other weekend on Saturday morning and afternoon, or Sunday morning and afternoon. Some Centers offer weeknight classes. Every class is taught by distinguished professional educators with real-world experience who have earned the highest degrees in their field.

Specializations available for online students

Looking for more focused study? Saint Leo offers online-only MBA concentrations in Accounting, Health Care Management, Human Resource Management, Information Security Management, Marketing and Sport Business, as well as online graduate certificates in business.

Contact your Graduate Admissions Counselor for more information about how a Saint Leo MBA can fit into your busy life.

Professional development opportunities

  • Job-ready prep: Develop skills essential for success: business writing, coaching and counseling, conflict resolution, effective business protocol, interviewing, intercultural awareness and sensitivity, negotiating agreement and public speaking.
  • Internships: Enrich your classroom experience through an internship. This is especially useful for "career switchers" or recent college graduates who want to develop a new skill set in a particular industry. Find opportunities close to home or work.
  • Memberships: Join the local chapter of the American Management Association (AMA). Outstanding students may be invited to join Sigma Beta Delta, the international honor society in business, management and administration.
  • Research: Saint Leo MBA students have published articles in academic journals including Conflict Resolution & Negotiation, Leadership and Organizational Management, and Business Journal for Entrepreneurs.
  • Conferences: Prepare a research paper under the guidance of a faculty member and present it at a national conference. Attend Saints Leo’s annual International Business Conference, held at our Tampa-area University Campus.
  • State-of-the-art facilities: The new School of Business building on our University campus boasts the latest in instructional technology and in high-tech, sustainable architecture and design.
  • Travel: Learn firsthand about international business on a faculty-led travel-study tour—past trips have been to Shanghai and Beijing. Talk shop with multinational companies and meet with local business leaders during a week in Brazil or Costa Rica.

What can you do with a MBA?

  • CEO
  • Compliance Specialist
  • Business Analyst
  • Business Development Manager
  • Product Manager
  • Marketing Director
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Accountant
  • Entrepreneur
  • Computer Systems Analyst

Where are Saint Leo MBA grads now?

  • IMG Enterprises, Inc.
  • MetLife
  • Verizon
  • Tampa Electric
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • Florida Health Sciences Center, Inc.
  • Southside Regional Medical Center
  • Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, Fla.
  • School Board of Marion County, Fla.
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Admission requirements

Claim your future. Apply today to Saint Leo's On-Ground MBA program to become tomorrow’s business leader.

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