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Professional MBA

The Chaifetz School's Professional MBA program offers a nationally ranked education in the heart of St. Louis, helping members of the region's workforce advance their business knowledge and obtain the right credentials to accelerate their careers. The program's flexible format gives working professionals options to grow their skills and network in a way that works for them. 

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Your MBA. Your Way. 

Customized & Unique

One size does not fit all. Here at the Chaifetz School, your MBA will be as unique as your career goals. Built from three innovative certificates, our stackable program provides the generalist business education an MBA is known for, along with the opportunity to pursue your interests through specialized certificates:

  • Applied Economic Forecasting
  • Business Analytics
  • Digital Marketing
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Financial Planning and Modeling
  • International Business
  • Product and Brand Management
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Supply Chain Management

Flexible Format

Take classes at your own pace and build your schedule each semester to fit your changing needs, whether you prefer to come to campus for in-person classes or need to take classes online to accommodate a busy travel schedule. With some specializations available 100% online, and a dedicated academic advisor to help you plan each semester based on work or family, you can finish your MBA in as little as 18 months as a business undergraduate student. With the entire program ranging from 33-39 credits, the average student graduates in 2 to 2.5 years.

Nationally Recognized & Locally Connected

U.S. News & World Report not only ranks the Chaifetz School's Professional MBA program a top part-time MBA program in the country, it also ranks the Chaifetz School a top institution for graduate study in entrepreneurship, international business and supply chain management.

As the oldest business school west of the Mississippi, the Chaifetz School has educated the business leaders of tomorrow for more than a century. That long history and Saint Louis University's deep roots in the heart of the city mean access to a vast network of alumni both here in St. Louis and across the world. More than 137,000 Billiken alumni live in all 50 states and 154 countries.

Personalized Career Support

With in-demand skills and tangible experience, a Chaifetz School MBA will position you to accelerate your career. Leverage the program’s dedicated career staff and professional network to make your post-MBA goals a reality.

As a lifetime benefit for our alumni, career services don’t end at graduation. Need a resume reviewed or thinking about job transition? Simply reach out to our Valerie A. Davisson Career Resources Center and we’ll support you in reaching the pinnacle of your career.

STEM-Certified Degree

Our program is STEM-certified, qualifying F-1 visa holders for an OPT extension. Students will need to choose one of the STEM certificates: Applied Economic Forecasting, Supply Chain Management, or Business Analytics. International students curious about their visa eligibility can learn more from the Department of Homeland Security.

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Funding Your Professional MBA

Thanks to the generosity of successful alumni and friends of Saint Louis University, earning a world-class MBA from the Chaifetz School of Business may not be as big of an investment as you think. 

Estimated Professional MBA Cost Per Credit Total
$1,190 $42,840*
Average Merit Scholarship**
Average Employer Benefit***
Total Net Tuition Cost After Estimated Scholarships and Employer Benefits $14,590

* Based on 36-credit-hour program.
** Scholarship amounts listed are based on average awards. Actual scholarship amounts vary based on applicant qualifications. 
*** Based on $5,250 annual employer benefit awarded over average 2.5-year program. Contact your employer about tuition benefits that may be available.

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