Online Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Program time to completion: 2 years

Learn with Rigor. Lead with Conviction.

Today’s dynamic business environment demands business leaders with a broad range of essential skills. The online Master of Business Administration (MBA) program builds this expertise with a rigorous curriculum focused on globalization, analytics, technology and communication. You will develop your functional and management capabilities in areas that include finance, accounting, marketing, organizational culture, leadership and operations.

Advance your knowledge and career with an AACSB-accredited online MBA program that empowers you to lead with conviction in your current and future roles. Learn in a rigorous curriculum that will give you the capabilities and the confidence to solve today’s toughest business challenges.

Program Fast Facts

  • AACSB-accredited - only 5% of the world's business programs hold this accreditation
  • Choose a concentration in Marketing, Sports Marketing & Revenue Generation, or Strategic Leadership or select a blend of electives to create your own customized concentration
  • 12 courses comprised of 36 credit hours
  • 100% online courses
  • GMAT waiver available for those that qualify
  • No business background required*

* Students who do not have a background in business must complete prerequisite foundation courses. Winthrop offers these courses through separate online course modules for a nominal fee.

Study in a program that is AACSB-accredited and designed to provide the management skills and functional understanding required of today’s business leaders.

Career-Focused Concentrations

The online MBA at Winthrop University provides three concentrations as well as the option to customize your own with a blend of electives that best serve your career goals. Each concentration consists of three courses for a total of 9 credit hours.

  • Marketing. You’ll cover topics such as global competitiveness, e-commerce, business-plan writing, buyer behavior, marketing research, demand analysis, sales forecasting, and elements of the marketing mix combined with an analytical, strategic approach to marketing decision-making.
  • Sports Marketing & Revenue Generation. This marketing focus delivers the specific tools and methodologies you need to develop new revenue-generating, evidence-based strategies in branding and merchandising, donor development and philanthropy, event design, digital media, web streaming and more to grow all levels of sports programs — from nonprofit through professional.
  • Strategic Leadership. You’ll study topics such as leadership, global competitiveness, and human resources management to either switch or further your career to executive-level management.

Learning Outcomes

As a student in Winthrop’s online MBA program, you will develop your skills in:

  • Strategic Thinking. Devise strong strategies to address organizational situations. 
  • Problem Solving. Apply quantitative tools, strategies and data for successful decision-making. 
  • Critical Thinking. Develop innovative approaches to change using knowledge of the factors that underlie business issues. 
  • Leadership. Demonstrate natural leadership in organizational situations. 
  • Ethics. Recognize ethical dilemmas and apply ethical frameworks in addressing the consequences of business decisions. 
  • Communications. Deliver professional, researched, business presentations and documents. 
  • Marketing. Create powerful, evidence-based marketing and pricing strategies that drive profits.

For more information on the programs learning outcomes visit our curriculum page.

Why Choose Winthrop's MBA Program?

  • Academically Rigorous: Study core classes that build your expertise and skills while also including a focus on globalization, analytics, technology and communication
  • Customizable: Choose a concentration in Marketing, Strategic Leadership, or Sports Marketing & Revenue Generation, or select a blend of electives to create your own customized concentration
  • Small Class Sizes: Small class sizes foster relationship building and interaction among the diverse student body
  • Quality Instruction: Learn from faculty who care about your success. Most of your classes will be taught by the same full-time faculty who teach our on-campus program
  • Programmatic Accreditation: Learn in an AACSB-accredited curriculum held to a higher standard that assures quality, promotes excellence and fosters continuous improvement
  • Supportive: Receive advising, career guidance and degree progression support throughout the program from the director of graduate student services
  • Convenient: Complete any prerequisite courses prior to beginning your degree through separate modules in a convenient online platform

Our small class sizes and expert faculty foster a tightly networked community of professionals dedicated to excellence.

Prepare for a Career of Leadership

This MBA program provides the broad background in business and leadership to prepare you for a variety of senior business roles. Our graduates are equipped for opportunities that include sample job titles such as:

  • Senior manager of business insights
  • Senior director of business development
  • Director of marketing and public relations
  • Director of donor development and philanthropy
  • Vice president of sales merchandising

Of the more than 400 degrees offered in the field of sport, only 11% have an online offering and very few focus specifically on the generation of revenue in sport. This program will reach practitioners who are looking to advance themselves academically without needing to relocate.
—Ken Halpin, Director of Athletics, Winthrop University

Get More Information Now!

An online MBA from Winthrop University prepares you with the adaptable expertise and skills you need to thrive as a leader in today’s increasingly global and dynamic business environment. Gain the knowledge you need to advance your career in business administration. Contact a program manager toll-free at 833/257-1704 to learn more or request more information today.