Master in Arts in Business

Q: How long will it take to complete my MA in Business?

A: An MA in Business student taking two online courses per semester could complete the degree in approximately one- to one-and-a-half years.

Q: Will I need to take a GMAT to apply for admission to graduate school?

A: There are no standardized graduate test requirements for any graduate program at Walsh College. An overall cumulative GPA requirement of 2.75 or higher is necessary. Students who do not meet this requirement may be granted provisional acceptance and should meet with an advisor to discuss options.

Q: Can someone help me make decisions regarding my course schedule?

A: Our advising staff is ready to help you every step of the way. We suggest you speak to one of our advisors during your decision-making process. 

Q: Why do I have to take the Foundations for Business Success course first? Can I take another course at the same time?

A: This course is designed to ensure that students with a non-business undergraduate degree can make a successful transition into the Master of Arts in Business. Students may take MGT 503, COM 525, and IT 535 concurrent with the Foundations course.

Q: Can I complete this graduate 100 percent online?

A: Yes, the MA in Business courses are offered online only.

Q: How will the MA in Business help in my career?

A: This degree is uniquely designed to build business knowledge for those with a non-business undergraduate degree. Master’s degrees are designed to add education to work experience. Walsh advisors can help you evaluate all graduate offerings so you can choose the degree to best match your career goals. 

The Master of Arts in Business is not accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). ACBSP requires new programs to be in place for two years and have graduates from the program before it will be reviewed for accreditation. As a new program, it will be reviewed in 2019 for specialized accreditation by the ACBSP. ** National Center for Education Statistics. Updated October 24, 2017.