Frequently Asked Questions
FAQ – La Salle University's Online MBA Program
Is a degree from La Salle’s MBA online programs the same as a degree from the part-time or full-time MBA programs?
The MBA degree awarded for completing the MBA online program is the same degree granted by all of the La Salle MBA programs. All of our MBA degrees are equivalent, and each has the same AACSB accreditation. Our individual MBA programs are designed to meet the education and professional development needs of our students in a format or platform they can fit it into their personal and professional lives.
Is the MBA program accredited?
La Salle’s Master of Business Administration program is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Less than 5% of business programs worldwide are accredited by AACSB. For more information on the AACSB accreditation, click here.
Can the GMAT be waived?
The GMAT (or GRE, which we accept) may be waived or deferred based on an individual's prior academic success, and professional experience and credentials. You may view the specifics on how to qualify for a GMAT waiver or deferral here.
What is the profile of current MBA online students?
Average age: 33
Average Undergraduate GPA: 3.18
Average Years of Work Experience: Seven
Can I complete the MBA program within 14 months?
It is possible to complete a La Salle MBA online program in 14 months, depending on the specific academic credits needed. To do so, a student will have to take more than one class during our eight-week terms, which many have found very challenging when they are employed full time. We don’t recommend students take more than one course in an eight-week term while working full-time. Most of our students complete the MBA in approximately two years to balance their education with their professional and personal lives. If a student does not qualify for any course waivers in our online MBA curriculum, it will not be feasible to complete the program in 14 months.
Is it possible to have courses waived based on my background?
Yes. Foundation courses (MBA 601 and 602) may be waived based on undergraduate or previous graduate coursework. Students must have received grades of “B” or better in equivalent undergraduate coursework for such a waiver. Students who majored in Finance, Marketing, Accounting or Business Analytics may also be granted another waiver in their academic and professional discipline. You may request a copy of a model roster at any time to determine if you qualify for any course waivers. See the answer to how many credits you will need to complete your degree for more information.
How can I find out how many credits I will need to complete my degree?
The number of credits required for your MBA depends on your prior academic and professional experience. There is a required minimum of 33 credits and a maximum of 39 credits. Once you apply, you will receive a model roster that shows how many courses will be required to complete your MBA. This roster will also provide you with a tentative schedule for completing the work.
Before you apply, you can request a model roster from the MBA team, which will identify the courses that you will need to take to complete your MBA. Just e-mail a copy of your undergraduate transcript and your resume to the MBA office at online [email protected]. We will review your credentials and then e-mail your proposed Model Roster to you.
Is it possible to transfer credits from another MBA program?
Students may be able to transfer up to six credits from another AACSB-accredited MBA program. A grade of “B” or better is required. Each request must be approved by the program director prior to starting the program. Specialization courses may not be transferred in.
What are the specializations in the MBA program?
Students may specialize in accounting, finance, management, business systems and analytics, marketing, or general business administration. If a student is unsure which specialization would be best for them, the MBA team is available to discuss the options and outline a course schedule for that discipline. Approximately 40% of our students complete the general business administration specialization, which allows them the flexibility of selecting individual courses across the disciplines that meet their skill or knowledge-learning goals. MBA academic advisors are available to work with students to help them with their choice of concentration and how best to complete the specialization.
How do students register for MBA courses?
To simplify the registration process, students are automatically registered/scheduled for the classes as they appear on their model rosters. Students will be contacted immediately after acceptance and asked if they want to register for the upcoming term. If they would like to register, the MBA will automatically register them for the first term and all upcoming terms. If a student needs to take time away from the program for a term, they can do so by simply notifying the MBA office up to one week before classes are scheduled to start. An updated model roster will be sent to the student with their revised schedule.
When is the application deadline?
As our MBA online program is very flexible, we accept and review applications throughout the year. To complete the admission decision in a timely manner and consequently start the program in the upcoming term, the deadline to complete an application is two weeks before the start of each term. We recommend completing the application much sooner to allow yourself time to get all required documentation submitted. Our terms generally start on Mondays as shown on the University's Academic Calendar.
International student applications should be completed at least two months prior to the dates listed above.
How long is each term?
We have five terms throughout the year: two terms in both the fall and spring semesters and one term in the summer. In these eight-week terms, as our MBA classes are accelerated, we recommend that students who are working full time only take one class per term.
Can I apply online?
Yes, you can apply online.
What documents are required to apply?
The application process is quick and easy! All we need are:
- Official transcripts (from all undergraduate and graduate universities/colleges as well as community colleges that you attended)
- Professional, up-to-date resume
- GMAT/GRE test scores, if required
How can I receive information about the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)?
Visit www.mba.com or call 1-800-GMAT-NOW.
Are career services available?
A variety of career and employment services are available for our MBA students, including employer contacts and networking opportunities. MBA students are encourage to utilize our career management tool, Handshake, and the services of our Career Services.
Is financial aid available?
Online students can apply for need-based financial aid. There are no scholarships offered to our online students, as the tuition rates are lower than our on-campus programs. Please contact the Student Financial Services office at 215-951-1070.
What are the tuition and fees for the program?
The tuition for the program is based on the number of credit hours needed to complete the MBA. The cost per credit hour is $757 with no fees. The total tuition for a student needing the minimum of 33 credit hours is $24,981; for a student requiring 39 credit hours, the tuition could be as much as $29,523. There are no additional fees for the online MBA program.
How does an international student apply for admission?
International students must prepare an international graduate admission application and also complete financial responsibility and educational summary forms from a program director. TOEFL scores also must be submitted.