Program Specifics

Time Frame: 2 years

Using sequenced Fall or Spring course tracks our MBA program builds upon your knowledge and skills with each seven–week class session. Classes meet two nights each week starting at 5 or 5:30 pm. Outside the classroom, learning opportunities such as the international study tour. The bi–annual SAM Case Competition, and educational seminars, lectures, and site visits sponsored by Bradley’s MBA Association provide another layer of learning to enrich your MBA experience.

Typical Attendee

The average age of Bradley’s MBA students is 26 years. The majority are working professionals with an undergraduate degree and an average of 4 years professional experience. Students bring their knowledge from varied educational disciplines and diverse business backgrounds. View our class profile for more details.

Learning Environment

A class size of 24 students assures diversity and engenders the capacity for individual attention and mentoring by faculty members. Each MBA class matriculates through the program as a group, or cohort. Within that cohort, smaller study groups of 5 to 6 students are formed for group project work. In addition to group work, you’ll engage with the MBA curriculum through a balance of case study analysis, experiential opportunities, lecture, and projects based on issues or challenges within your own company.

Curriculum

The Bradley MBA curriculum provides a broad management foundation. In–depth study within each business discipline focuses on application of business knowledge from a management perspective. Beginning with an interpersonal relationships course, students assess their current communication skills and begin to apply the “habits of leadership” necessary for effective management. Courses in controllership, economics, finance, information technology, marketing, and management culminate in a business strategy course, where students integrate their knowledge from all disciplines to solve an actual business problem. The program’s leadership focus is extended through Bradley’s MBA Association, which offers leadership roles within the organization as well as learning opportunities on topics of leadership, management, and personal growth.

Inclusive Services

Bradley MBA students receive the personal attention of our dedicated staff as well as these inclusive services:

  1. MBA Association membership and benefits,

  2. Graduate Student Association membership and benefits,

  3. as needed tutoring,

  4. use of the Markin Center recreational facility,

  5. assistance from Computing Services, and

  6. access to the Student Health Center.

Accelerated MBA Program Costs

Accelerated MBA program costs are billed by credit hour. For the 2012-2013 school year the cost per credit hour is $740. This does not include the cost of textbooks and class materials. Unlike many “fee–heavy” institutions, Bradley University charges only a single activity fee of $25 each semester.

Scholarships, assistantships, fellowships, and loans are available to finance your MBA. Learn more about these options.

Tuition benefit programs

Check with your human resources department to determine if your organization can provide tuition assistance. Preferred employers of Bradley University also receive a 35% tuition discount for all enrolled MBA students. View our Employer Benefits page for more details regarding this discount opportunity for you and your employer.