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La Salle University Full-Time MBA Program Structure

The La Salle University full-time MBA program may be completed in 12 to 22 months on the Philadelphia campus, depending on students’ specializations, electives selected and the number of prerequisites fulfilled. Students not enrolled in a business major can finish the program within 12 to 24 months. Full-time students can enter in the fall, spring, or summer. Students may take up to 13 credits per semester without incurring additional tuition fees.

La Salle’s academic calendar is divided into fall and spring semesters of 15 weeks each, a 12-week summer semester, and two Intersession periods that fall between semesters and span two to three weeks each.

Curriculum

La Salle University full-time MBA students may specialize in Accounting, Finance, Management, Business Systems & Analytics, Marketing or General Business Administration, with a minimum of 35 credits required to graduate and a maximum of 47. The curriculum includes required sections, known as the Foundation, Basic Skills, Core, Specializations, Executive Perspectives, and the Integrative Capstone. The Foundation courses may be waived if a student has received a B or higher in equivalent undergraduate coursework, and students may test out of these courses as well. Students may transfer up to six credits from another AACSB-accredited MBA program.

There are five Foundation courses, Applied Economic Analysis, Financial Accounting, and Financial Markets, each worth three credits; and two one-credit basic skills courses–a Professional Development Seminar and Written Communication Skills.

Meanwhile, the Core comprises four courses: Creating Customers Through Effective Marketing Management, Managerial Accounting for Decision Making, Planning, and Control; Financial Performance: Control and Measurement; and Business Analytics for Informed and Effective Decision Making. The Executive Perspectives block requires students to take four additional courses in the form of Leadership: Theories and Skill Development; Information Technology For Decision-Making, Financial Statement Analysis, and Frameworks for Socially Responsible Decision Making. In their final semester, students must complete the Integrative Capstone course in Competitive Strategy.

Class Profile

There are approximately 60 students enrolled in the La Salle full-time MBA program. Those students are, on average, 24-years old and maintained an undergraduate GPA of 3.3, and scored 500 on the GMAT.

Of the approximately 60 students, 25 percent are of international status. About 42 percent of the class is comprised of female students.

Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

For the current academic year, the La Salle University full-time MBA program costs $12,530 per semester, or $37,590 for the three semesters available in a year. In addition, full-time students at the School of Business must pay a general university fee of $185 and a technology fee of $150. Books and supplies, room and board, travel and personal expenses are not calculated in the cost of attendance.

Partial scholarships are available for U.S. and international full-time students with strong academic profiles–students with GMAT scores over 500 are considered for these rewards of up to $3,000 per semester. Graduate assistantships for American and international students are available on a competitive basis, paying one-half of tuition for a maximum of three terms. Graduate assistants work 15 hours a week during the school terms.

La Salle also provides merit-based scholarships of up to $5,000 through the Sister Cities Program for students in the Full-time or One-Year Programs. Students from Sister Cities in France, Cameroon, Italy, Germany, Japan, Russia, Korea, Israel, China, and Poland are encouraged to apply. The deadline for fall admission is June 1.

Federal Direct Loans are available to graduate students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. In-depth information about loans may be obtained from the Financial Aid Office. The University also provides a deferred payment plan so that students may pay in installments over the course of the semester. A deferred payment plan for students who qualify for tuition reimbursement from their employer is also available. The plan allows students to defer a portion of their tuition reimbursable under their employer’s program until 45 days after the end of the semester.

Admissions

La Salle stipulates no requirements beyond an undergraduate degree in order for prospective students to be considered eligible for any of the School of Business’s programs. As such, formal work experience is not required.

To apply to any of La Salle’s MBA programs, applicants must submit an online application form, official transcripts from all schools attended, a résumé, an essay or personal statement, and GMAT scores. Applicants may submit GRE scores with permission from the Director of their target program. All applicants who earned their undergraduate degrees outside the U.S. must submit Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores. The minimum TOEFL score required for full-time students is 230, and students submitting IELTS scores must have a minimum of 6.0.

Some students with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better may be admitted into the first semester of the full-time program without the GMAT test scores. Conditionally accepted students are required to successfully complete the GMAT by the end of their first enrolled semester and are not eligible for financial aid or loans until they are fully accepted to the program. Applicants with an undergraduate business degree from an AACSB-accredited program who have a minimum overall GPA of 3.2 or above may apply for a GMAT and GRE waiver, as can applicants possessing a master’s, Ph.D. degree, or equivalent.

Application deadlines are as follows:

Fall

August 1

Spring

December 15

Summer

April 15

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