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MBA Program


Quality Hallmarks of the H.L. McLaughlin MBA Program

"St. Ambrose met my expectations 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."
–Amy Larson, MBA '14
MBA Faculty

• PhDs with work experience
They're not just academics (although they conduct frequent research); they've held jobs in their specialty and many perform consulting work in their field. That deep, hands-on expertise and perspective enriches your studies with real-world experience. Read about the MBA Faculty

• Networking
Their broad networking connections can help you know some of the most knowledgeable people in your field.

Meaningful interaction
In the classroom, professors lead you and your fellow graduate classmates in engaging and interesting discussions, which means you aren't just a student. You're a participant in your own education.

Learning about your job - in the classroom

You'll learn a lot about yourself - and your job - when you practice work scenarios with your classmates and professor. This is the type of real-world application that our alums say is extremely beneficial to their careers.

Program Excellence

Our graduates make a pretty compelling case...

  • 100% reported the MBA program met or exceeded their expectations
  • 9 out of 10 ranked leadership skill development among the program's greatest strengths
  • 94% would choose the SAU MBA again
  • 9 out of 10 graduates said classwork was relevant and applicable to their job and career

From a 2015 survey of MBA graduates


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 your time in the MBA program, you can take short, focused trips to get a grasp on business processes in other countries. This enables you to understand - through a first-person perspective - the truly global nature of business.

Many of our faculty also teach on a regular basis outside the U.S. or have worked or taught in foreign countries prior to teaching at SAU.