Master in Arts in Business

Not Your Typical Business Program

Walsh’s Master of Arts in Business (MAB) program is designed for non-business professionals who want to build their business knowledge to advance in their careers. We are the only educational institution in Michigan offering an MAB. Unlike a Master of Business Administration (MBA) which builds in-depth business expertise for aspiring business executives, Walsh’s MAB provides well-rounded business education for professionals in the fields of:  

  • Healthcare
  • Arts and design
  • Architecture
  • Criminal justice
  • Information technology
  • Construction management
  • Food service
  • Many more

The MAB is also an ideal program for aspiring entrepreneurs who must master critical business skills to ensure the success of their ventures.

Learn From Proven Business Minds Who Have Been There and Done That

Walsh faculty are professionals in their fields who bring current, real-world understanding and experience to your coursework. You will learn and practice foundational business skills to give you the knowledge and confidence to excel in your career.

MAB Coursework

The MAB includes 11 courses (33 semester credit hours) and is a 100% online program. Walsh offers four 11-week semesters throughout the year.



Walsh’s MAB offers practical business education. Upon completion of the program, you will be able to apply the skills you have learned to:
  • Evaluate financial statements and analyze a firm’s financial performance.
  • Create and promote a marketing brand that aligns with an organization’s strategic plans.
  • Communicate strategically and effectively within an organization.
  • Defend and differentiate among legal decisions and ethical business arguments.
  • Manage the acquisition, application, and security of organizational knowledge.
  • Apply economic theories to domestic and global business ventures.
  • Apply the behaviors necessary to lead resources and affect change.
  • Create and present a formal business plan to an external audience.

MAB Admission Requirements

Applicants must have:
  • A non-business undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • An overall cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.750 or better on a 4.000 scale.
    • Applicants with an overall cumulative grade point average of 2.000 to 2.749 will be admitted provisionally.
  • Proof of English language proficiency if English is not your first language.
Graduate admission tests (GMAT or GRE) are not required. Individuals with an undergraduate or higher level degree in business are not eligible for the Walsh MAB.

Why Walsh?

Walsh is fully accredited and the third largest graduate business college in Michigan. Our faculty are professionals in their fields who bring real-world knowledge and experience to your coursework.

We're Here to Help

Our advising staff is ready to help you through every step of your Walsh journey, from your first contact until you walk across the stage at Commencement. We’ll help you decide if the MAB is right for you and provide assistance with course planning and financial aid questions.

Call 248-823-1600 or email to schedule an appointment with an advisor today.