MBA FAQs

Do I need to have an undergraduate degree in business to pursue my MBA at St. Thomas Aquinas College?
No. The STAC MBA program is designed to accommodate the academic needs of working professionals with undergraduate degrees in areas outside of business as well as graduates of business programs. STAC's MBA program includes a series of 11 core courses that provide graduates of all disciplines with the academic foundation in business that they will need to successfully complete their MBA. A maximum of 8 of these courses may be waived based on a student's previous undergraduate work.

How long does it take to complete the program?
The MBA degree requires a total of 57 credits, but many students earn up to 24 course waiver credits based on previous undergraduate or graduate credits. Full time students may complete the program in one year. However, the majority of the students are working professionals who take two to three years to complete the program.

How do I obtain a waiver from a foundation course?
A request for course waiver must be submitted to the Admissions Office at the time of application to the MBA program and must be completed by the end of the first quarter of attendance. Additional details may be found in the St. Thomas Aquinas College Graduate Catalog.

May I transfer credits from another MBA Program?
A maximum of 9 graduate transfer credits may be accepted for courses comparable to a STAC course.

Do I have to start the program in September or can I start at the beginning of any session?
Sessions begin in September, December, March and June. First time students can start the program in any session.

How long is each class and when do they meet?
There are four sessions per year and each session is for nine weeks. Campus-based courses meet once per weekend on Friday evening from 6:00 PM until 10:25 PM and Saturday or Sunday morning from 8:30 AM until 12:55 PM. Online courses follow a quarterly schedule in a virtual classroom setting. Online course times are based on the professor's schedule.

What is the tuition for the MBA program?
Learn about tuition rates and discounts here.

Do I have to take the GMAT Examination?
Waivers of the GMAT Examination are available to applicants with a minimum of five years' full time business experience at increasing levels of management responsibility and to St. Thomas Aquinas College graduates who meet all other criteria for admission. They are also available to graduates of colleges that have an articulation agreement with St. Thomas Aquinas College.

How do I apply to the MBA program?
Learn about our application process and requirements here.​