MBA Program


Quality: Defined

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We define quality by using the traditional mark of excellence in higher education: accreditation. The H.L. McLaughlin MBA program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.

Global Perspective

Quality also is measured by the unique experiences students have in and out of the classroom. During their time in the MBA program, our students can study abroad to get a grasp on business processes in other countries and understand – through a first-person perspective – the truly global nature of business.

Experienced Faculty with PhDs

Most full-time faculty members have earned doctoral degrees, and just as many (along with our adjunct faculty) have real-world experiences to bring to the classroom, giving you a blend of theoretical and practical perspectives.

SAU MBA faculty are current and productive in their fields, keeping everyone on the leading edge of learning. They will challenge you with interesting, real-world projects and processes:

  • Dr. Randy Richards coordinates Business Ethics courses at Ambrose and in Lithuania, where each group works with four corporations in the U.S. or in Lithuania. Through videoconferencing, the students on either side of the Atlantic share their findings to develop a more global understanding of how culture influences the theory and practice of ethics in business.
  • In the capstone course, Dr. Richard Dienesch's student groups submit draft reports, experiencing the process of integrating collegial feedback and change before finalizing documents.
  • Amy Larson '14 explains, "St. Ambrose delivered exactly what was expected with the Master of Business Administration degree. I was able to gain knowledge and fine-tune my analytic skills, which have helped advance my career with the government. Being mid-career and an adult student, the program was a perfect fit, helping me and my organization forecast and seamlessly manage the constantly changing business demands."