Master of Business Administration


The Master of Business Administration (MBA) within the College of Business provides a quality graduate program for new and experienced professionals who want to assume management and leadership positions in a variety of organizational settings. The program encompasses the knowledge and skills necessary for effectively managing both the technical and the human sides of organizations.

The MBA is offered in a variety of formats and locations to accommodate our students and their needs:

  • Evening program at the Stafford and Dahlgren campuses— This format is particularly designed for those individuals whose job and family responsibilities require the flexibility to pursue the MBA on a part-time basis in the evenings without interrupting their careers.  Students may also pursue the evening program full-time.

Want to find out more?  Our classes speak for themselves!  Contact the College of Business to observe a graduate class at or 540/654-1242!  You can stay for the whole course, but we think you’ll be convinced within the first 30 minutes!

See what our graduates are saying about UMW!

When the Great Recession hit our firm, it became apparent that I needed not only be a competent professional engineer, but also a skilled business leader.   University of Mary Washington’s MBA program offered a convenient means of developing business skills in the classroom at night and putting them to work the next day.  I have been able to translate my academic work into projects such as leveraging social media to reduce marketing costs and improving our approach to financial goal setting using simulation techniques.  The returns from these projects and others have paid my tuition many times over.  My UMW MBA will give me a great advantage in business and my career.

Peter O’Hara, P.E. Senior Vice President Engineering Consulting Services, Mid-Atlantic

MBA Curriculum FALL 2014

Admissions Requirements

Recommended Filing Dates

Recommended filing dates are designed to give newly admitted students an optimal opportunity for class registration. We will continue to accept applications on a rolling basis after these dates.

Fall Admission: AUGUST 1 (recommended) (For G.A. Candidates only March 1*)

Spring Admission: NOVEMBER 15 (recommended)

Summer Admission: APRIL 1 (recommended)

We also admit students for the 2nd 8-week sessions of the Fall and Spring semesters.  2nd 8-week courses for Fall begin in October and for Spring 2nd 8-week courses begin in March.  It is a great opportunity to get a head start on courses so you don’t have to wait for the next term to apply! You may also begin the program as a non-degree seeking student.

*All applicants applying for a Graduate Assistant position MUST apply for Fall admission by MARCH 1.


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