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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 online 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.

Taught by experienced online instructors, the MBA program is structured 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. Add a concentration to customize your degree without increasing your cost or program length.

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Graduates of the MBA program are prepared to:

  • Direct projects or teams in accounting, finance, quantitative methods, economics, marketing, management, organizational development, and human resource management
  • Qualify for elevated roles and greater responsibilities using strengthened experience and confidence
  • Manage organizations to maximize efficiency and effectiveness
  • Solve business problems as a team member and leader

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Why Choose USF for Your MBA Online?

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Institutionally and Programmatically Accredited

HLC-NCA: University of Saint Francis is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

ACBSP Accreditation
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

(2020–2021 academic year)

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

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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

$105,660

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2019

Projected New Jobs

Management Occupations

706,900

Projected growth from 2018–2028
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2019


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Meet Your Program Director

Dr. Cliff Buttram

With 20 years as a retired Army Officer and 16 years in post-secondary educational leadership, Dr. Buttram brings decisive leadership and mission oriented focus to his position as the MBA and MOL Program Director. Students and faculty appreciate his ability to deliver applicative advice in diverse situational challenges, as well as his skill in strengthening their commitment and will to succeed.

Dr. Buttram has a Doctor of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix, Master of Business Administration from Baker College, Master of Arts from Norwich University, and Bachelor of Science from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.


MBA Program at a Glance

Core Courses

In the 36-credit curriculum, you’ll take 27 core credits in:

  • Ethics in Legal Decision Making
  • Managerial Finance
  • Franciscan Values and Ethics in Business
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Managerial Economics
  • Managerial Marketing
  • Organizational Culture and Behavior for Leaders
  • Quantitative Methods in Decision Making
  • Strategic Management

You’ll take the nine remaining credits (three classes) in a concentration of your choice that customizes your degree without increasing cost or program length.

Choose a concentration in:

  • General
  • Business Process Management
  • Environmental Health
  • Healthcare Management
  • Healthcare Operations
  • Healthcare Services
  • Higher Education Administration
  • International Business & Economics
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Nonprofit Organizational Management
  • Sustainability

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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