About the Program
RU | Master’s | Online – The Radford University Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) provides a broad-based, cross-functional education in core business areas with target electives in analytics and innovation designed to prepare students for advanced leadership roles in both private and public sectors of the global economy. Graduate business courses provide experiential learning opportunities that engage students in the educational process, thereby providing a bridge between theory and practice. This program is AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate School of Business) accredited. Radford University has been named one of the best business schools in the United States by The Princeton Review for the last four consecutive years (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017), and offers one of the most competitively priced MBA Programs in Virginia.
Courses & Requirements
36 credit hours | Course Checklist
The MBA curriculum is designed to provide knowledge and skills through diverse yet complementary avenues:
The core courses establish a well-rounded base of business knowledge in seven areas of accounting, economics, finance, marketing, operations, and strategy & organizational behavior. Throughout these courses (21 credit hours) students will develop and enhance critical analytical, communication, and leadership skills. Students engage in independent and team learning for course assignments by working with a diverse student body and faculty.
Students are permitted five elective courses. Four of the courses (12 credits) are targeted electives in analytics and innovation, reflecting our mission to develop analytical and innovative business professionals. Students are permitted to have one free elective course in another business elective or they may use this elective for a directed study or internship for credit.
Professional development opportunities are also available throughout each semester to prepare for your future career goals. The programs accentuate leadership skills, job seeking and career development skills, networking, and additional topic areas that are beneficial to an MBA’s future career path.
This program was designed to be taken by part-time students throughout the Commonwealth and the world. At least two classes will be offered online each semester. If two classes are taken each Fall, Spring, and Summer, students will graduate in two years. All courses will be available through Desire to Learn (D2L), although instructors may include other technologies as well.
Cost & Financial Aid
We know the path to higher education can be daunting, which is why we’re here to help.
As a student of the Roanoke Higher Education Center, you will have access to:
- Library collections and services
- Computer lab with printer/copier
- Student lounge with high-speed wireless Internet
- Cafe serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner
- Free parking with a student parking pass
As a student of Radford University, you will have access to:
- Textbooks ordered online and shipped to Roanoke students at no cost
- Radford University Computer Lab On-site
- Center for Accessibility Services
- McConnell Library Services for Extended Campus Students
- On-site service staff
- MBA Student Handbook
- RU MBA Dashboard