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Master's of Business Administration (MBA 30 Credits) Online Master's Degree Program

can be completed in as little as

6 terms*

*2 terms per semester; each term is 8 weeks

Tuition

$595/credit

$1,785 3-credit course

Active Duty Military

truED Preferred Tuition

Credit Hours Required

30

Spring 2 Application Deadline

Feb. 22

Upcoming Start Dates

Spring 2: March 4

Summer 1: May 6

Explore Master's of Business Administration (MBA 30 Credits)

As the pace and complexity of modern business environments grow, employers recognize the need for a new type of business professional: one who is more agile, reflective, can leverage one's own strengths and those of the team, and uses systems thinking to inform organizational decisions. Take the next step in your career and learn how to strategically affect change and drive organizational results with Champlain's affordable MBA online.

 

This 30-credit accredited online MBA provides you with the knowledge you need to compete in what has been called the fourth industrial revolution, including creativity & innovation, communication, leadership, and technology. If you would like to further specialize your online master's in business administration, consider our 33-credit program

Build Your Career Future

Global organizations, corporations, nonprofits, and small businesses rely on educated business professionals to deploy advanced business practices and systems thinking to achieve organizational success. With a valuable combination of business acumen, subject matter expertise, and the critical soft-skills of communication and collaboration needed in leadership roles, graduates of Champlain's master of business administration will be prepared to pursue career paths in the fields of their choice.

Champlain's online accredited MBA is designed to provide a framework for today's business professionals to think more critically, work more collaboratively, and approach complex workplace challenges more holistically. You'll emerge from the online MBA with a systems-thinking mindset, the ability to approach modern business challenges with confidence, and will be prepared to lead in a variety of roles in a dynamic organization.

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Regionally accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education

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Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs by U.S. News & World Report

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Designated as a Military Friendly School for our commitment to the military community

Intelligent.com ranks Champlain College Online among best schools with accelerated bachelor's degrees

Named the among the best schools with accelerated bachelor's degrees by Intelligent.com

What Can You Do With an MBA?

Master's degrees from accredited online MBA programs are in high demand in the business world, and employment in master’s-level occupations is projected to grow by 15% from 2019 to 2029. A master's degree also pays off: the median salary for professionals with a master's degree is $78,210.*

*Sources: Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), 2020; job titles: Monster, 2020

Top Jobs for MBA Graduates

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Management Consultant
  • Senior Product Manager
  • Marketing Director
  • IT Director
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Business Development Director
  • Operations Manager
  • Senior Financial Analyst
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Program Details

Learn more about Champlain's 100% online 30 Credit MBA program, designed for working professionals.

MBA Course Descriptions

Champlain's online MBA courses encompass the top skills needed by today's business professionals.

Professional Courses (30 Credits)

Required Courses

The world is increasingly characterized by diversity and an integrated economy. Balancing the business opportunities and risks associated with dynamic and uncertain global changes is critical to effective leadership in this global economy. Leaders must learn how to integrate their understanding of culture, ethics, economic and policial issues into their decision making and strategy development.

Throughout history, technology provided opportunities for innovation, resulting in changes in business and society at a global scale. These technologies often disrupted business policies and processes, impacting jobs and organizational structures. Students examine how technological innovation is experienced in society and viewed over time and into the future by business people, philosophers, and sociologists. Students explore the question, How do we imagine that business, society and our place within will be affected as technology continues to advance?

Students learn organization analysis from a holistic perspective. Financial reports and financial ratios are the basis for traditional organizational analysis and builds from that foundation into the analysis of customer, supplier and employee metrics. Focus is on the Balanced Scorecard and other holistic approaches.

Prerequisites

MBA 507 or equivalent knowledge and HCMT-527

Students use a framework to explore the dynamics of human interaction within and between organizations. Throughout the course, they will use a perspective that a key function of management is to negotiate for resources and use that perspective to develop collaborative relationships with employees, vendors, suppliers, and interested communities.

Explore concepts and frameworks for how to lead effectively in today's ever-changing world. Using an integrative reflective practice approach, students examine their own approach to leadership and create an initial plan for their own leadership development, as well as the leadership development opportunities for their organization.

Students explore the development and execution of an innovative and imaginative business strategy for the future. They consider answers to questions, such as How do you identify an opportunity for a new business that meets an otherwise unmet need? What happens when an organization fails to change when faced with a challenge to their traditional model? What are the processes that organizations use to keep themselves focused on changing stakeholder requirements and needs?

Communities look to business to have a positive impact on the world through their actions, so organizations are changing the way they do business. Mission-driven for-profit organizations are examining their HR policies, supply chains, organizational structures, marketing and even finance as they adapt to purpose-driven business models. Students explore what it means to be a purpose-driven organization by examining new business models, and the fundamental changes and challenges an organization experiences when they view business through a multidimensional lens.

Organizations use the word risk in many contexts. Using an integrative perspective, students investigate operational, geopolitical and reputational risks, as well as those from the vagaries of nature and how the willingness to take risks can vary across both organizations and geography. Students consider how to minimize internal risks and how to prepare for external ones. Through the lens of organizational culture, students also explore the impact on organizations when employees are encouraged to be innovative and creative by taking risks.

Students will complete in-depth research of current issues by exploring political, organizational, global perspectives, or other dimensions of a topic. After examining diverse points of view and critically evaluating them, students will present their own perspective on the issue.

Prerequisites

Students must complete at least 21 credits in the MBA program.

This course is built around a project that is designed to apply, in a comprehensive manner, the core areas of knowledge around which the MBA has been built. The project may be performed for a current employer, a sponsoring workplace or as an internship as either a service-learning project for a qualifying nonprofit organization or another organization of the student's choosing.

Prerequisites

The MBA 590 Capstone course must be taken only after all other courses in the program have been completed.

In addition to developing advanced communication and analytical skills, and a strategic mindset, graduates of the MBA online program will demonstrate a mastery of the following industry-specific competencies:

  • Analyze leader actions for self-awareness; emotional, social and cultural intelligences; and/or strength- based approaches leading to change in organizations.

  • Formulate an opinion or conclusion using an approach that includes questioning one's own assumptions, reasoning through logic, and considering diverse points of view, utilizing both primary and secondary research.

  • Communicate with diverse groups and individuals, including internal and external parties in a way that shares knowledge and meaning.

  • Ethically influence and lead others to maximize their efforts toward the achievement of a goal through collaboration and teamwork.

  • Develop potential business-related strategies and positions through original and divergent thinking as well as synthesis of existing ideas reflecting a willingness to embrace change.

  • Generate solutions to business-related problems using the appropriate technology and then clearly communicate the findings.

  • Influence decisions through the organization, analysis, and communication of numeric and statistical data.

Champlain College Online's business faculty, led by Department Chair Dr. Albert Orbinati, are expert practitioners in the field. Their industry expertise ensures that our business management curriculum is aligned with the needs of employers, and reflects the skills today’s business professionals need for success. Classes led by our seasoned experts will give you real-world insight into the business world, and create a rich community of career-focused learning.

Alumni of the Champlain College Online MBA program work in corporations, small businesses, government organizations, and non-profits nationwide, including:

  • Alliance Bank
  • Ben & Jerry's
  • Burton Snowboards
  • Cabot Creamery
  • City of Burlington
  • Collins Aerospace
  • Dealer.com/Cox Automotive
  • Deloitte
  • Fidelity Investments
  • GE Healthcare
  • Internal Revenue Service 
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • Keurig Dr. Pepper
  • MetLife
  • Mylan Technologies 
  • National Life Group
  • Northrop Grumman
  • People's United Bank
  • Social Security Administration (SSA)
  • University of Vermont Health Network
  • UTC Aerospace Systems 

 

Titles our alumni hold include:

  • Accountant
  • Auditor
  • Business Administrator
  • Business Analyst
  • Chief Engineer
  • Chief of Staff
  • Chief Operating Officer 
  • Claims Specialist
  • Consultant 
  • Contract Specialist 
  • Financial Analyst 
  • Financial Manager
  • Global Inventory Planner 
  • HR Specialist
  • IT Auditor 
  • Management Analyst 
  • Program Analyst
  • Program Officer 
  • Quality Assurance Analyst 
  • Sr. Software Engineering Manager
  • Underwriting Analyst 

Tuition & Costs

Graduate Tuition Fall '23 - Summer '24

$595 per credit
$1,785* per course
$450 per credit military service members (family members see truED tuition)
$150 One-time graduation fee

*Based on a 3-credit course; cost will vary if course is a different number of credits

See the graduate cost of attendance and fees here

 


 

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What To Expect at Champlain Online

Expect Convenience

Go to school wherever and whenever is best for you, on the device of your choice.

Expect A Career Focus

Relevant and immediately applicable coursework gets you ready for your next career move

Expect Support

Your dedicated academic advisor provides the support you need to meet your academic goals

Expect Superior Faculty

Learn from practitioner faculty working in the field, with real-world experience and knowledge.

Why Champlain

John Chiffy, Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Career Growth

"I have a new job that getting this degree actually enabled me to get. Getting this degree has allowed me to go higher in my organization, and now I can keep moving up."

John Chiffy Master of Business Administration
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