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Earn Your MBA Degree Online From the University of Saint Francis

In just 12 months, you can earn a degree that strengthens your impact on your organization while encouraging personal growth. By focusing on values-based decision making, you’ll graduate prepared to tackle tough challenges in any functional area.

Plus, an MBA from the University of Saint Francis puts a premium on quality and affordability. For less than $20,000, you can earn an MBA that produces graduates who rank among the Top 5% in the Nationwide Peregrine Test.

Founded in 1890, the University of Saint Francis has always been guided by Franciscan Values. We believe that our MBA graduates can have a profound impact as they serve society and foster peace and justice in their workplace.

We’ve structured the MBA program to help you balance life and school obligations. USF’s online Virtual Campus has up to six start dates during the year, and courses are offered in short eight-week sessions.

Graduates of the MBA program are prepared to:

  • Demonstrate advanced understanding in the areas of accounting, finance, law, quantitative methods, economics, marketing, management, organizational development, and human resource management
  • Increase influence in their organizations by assuming elevated roles and greater responsibilities
  • Make values-based, strategic decisions to drive meaningful results
  • Lead with confidence, having tackled real-world challenges
  • Work effectively in teams in addition to leading them

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Why Choose USF for Your Online MBA?

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Institutionally and Programmatically Accredited

HLC-NCA Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

ACBSP Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs

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Complete in One Year

12 months when attending full-time
(2 classes at a time)

24 months as a part-time student
(1 class at a time)

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Values-Based Curriculum

Coursework is ethics-driven, promotes critical thinking, and encourages a global perspective

$525 per credit

(2018–2019 academic year)

Save time—and money—through transfer credits and financial aid.

Find out what you're eligible for.
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Potential Careers

  • Compensation and benefits manager
  • Financial manager
  • HR manager
  • Sales manager
  • Training and development manager

National Median Salary

Management Occupations

$102,590

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Projected New Jobs

Management Occupations

807,300

Projected growth from 2016–2026
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2018


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Meet Your Program Director

Dr. Cliff Buttram

With 20 years’ experience as a military police officer and more than a dozen years in post-secondary educational leadership, Dr. Cliff Buttram brings decisive leadership and mission-oriented organization to his position as MBA program chair. Students appreciate his ability to deliver powerful advice in diverse situational challenges, as well as his skill in strengthening their commitment and will to succeed.

Dr. Buttram has a doctorate in business administration from University of Phoenix and an MBA from Baker College, among other degrees and certificates.


MBA Program at a Glance

Core Courses

In the 36-credit curriculum, you’ll take the following courses:

  • Business Policy and Strategy (Capstone)
  • Financial Management
  • Franciscan Values and Ethics in Business
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Business
  • Law and Ethics in the Business Environment
  • Leading Change
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Managerial Economics
  • Marketing Management
  • Operations Management
  • Quantitative Methods in Decision Support

Support Services at the University of Saint Francis Help Online Students Like You

Dedicated Success Coach

Each online student at the University of Saint Francis is assigned an experienced success coach. Your coach can assist you with resources to complete class projects, help you get in touch with instructors and staff, and connect you with career services.

SmarThinking Tutoring Service

Need a little extra help? SmarThinking is accessible online and offers video tutorials 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Live tutoring or writing sessions are available for any degree program every Sunday through Thursday.

USF Mentoring Program

Find and connect with a USF alumni and receive one-on-one mentoring in your career or program. Create your profile, get matched, schedule meeting times, and attend training workshops. The program is free and completely online.

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“The MBA I earned at USF played a big role in my professional journey. It gave me diverse classes in marketing and business ethics, which added to my strengths from a leadership standpoint.

—Mike Zawahri, USF MBA Graduate

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