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Online MBA Degree Program

The University of Delaware’s online MBA at the Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics is driven by industry insights and innovative analytic tools so that you’re prepared to succeed in executive leadership positions.


With six specializations, including majors, concentrations and electives, and a fully online course format, our flexible program is ideal for working business professionals who are seeking advancement and driven to succeed in MBA careers. Our program offers personalized advising and 1:1 career coaches.


Ranked in the top 10% of accredited online MBA programs in the nation according to U.S. News.

Online MBA Program Benefits

Program Outcomes


Our top-ranked online MBA degree program provides a solid foundation in business management and essential business functions. You’ll practice crucial skills that you can enact immediately.

You will:

- Use data-driven analytics to make sound, evidence-based decisions.

- Frame and address problems through the use of integrative, critical and strategic thinking.

- Build effective oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.

- Learn to design and use processes for competitive advantage.

- Develop ethical global leaders who embrace the value of diversity.

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MBA: Business Analytics

Learn to integrate data science, business strategy and management science to optimize outcomes and develop predictive models for an organization or nonprofit.

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MBA: Finance

Build a company's value by optimizing current funds and finding new revenue avenues. Experiential courework in financial management, analysis and reporting prepare you to lead organizational growth in corporate, investment and international finance careers.

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MBA: Healthcare Management

This program, containing courses taught by faculty from UD's Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics and the College of Health Sciences, will help you gain a competitive edge and learn about critical issues facing healthcare today.

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MBA: Information Technology

Become an IT leader who can meet organizational goals. You'll develop knowledge of how data is managed within an organization and how systems are designed so you can solve problems related to information system business functions.

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MBA: International Business

Globalize your understanding of the opportunities and challenges in the business world, and prepare to navigate global business environments successfully.

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MBA: Strategic Leadership

Explore all of the skills and capacities needed to influence others, manage change, set strategic direction, build teams and support networks and navigate the complex analytical and human dimensions inherent in any leadership role.

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Our graduate application system is designed to put you in control of not only the application but all documents associated with that application. We have designated areas within the application where each required document should be uploaded. Applications are accepted up until three weeks prior to when classes begin.  

You’ll need:

1. Online Application

Begin assembling your required application materials as electronic documents before completing the online graduate application. Do not mail any documents.

2. Application Fee

A $75 application fee is due when you submit your online application.

3. Bachelor’s Degree

A four-year U.S. bachelor’s degree, or its equivalent, in any academic field from an accredited college or university is required. 

4. Transcripts

An unofficial transcript is required with your application. You should visit the registrar’s page of your home institution (post-high school institutions only) to print an unofficial copy to create your scan. If your home institution does not provide this service, ask for a student copy to create your scan. Do not mail official transcripts during the applicant stage. Please visit for more detailed information.

5. Personal Statement/Essay

Responses to the following prompt. We are looking for insightful, specific and brief essays, 1-2 pages in length.

  1. Outline your educational plans and career goals and discuss how your proposed plan of graduate study relates to them. What are the specific attributes of the program at UD that lead you to believe that this degree is appropriate to help you achieve your professional objectives? Within the area of study you have selected, are there areas of special interest to you?

6. Resume

A resume, or curriculum vitae, that documents your prior work experience, publications, honors and awards received, and a summary of your educational credentials.

7. Two Letters of Recommendation

You provide names and email addresses for your recommenders, and recommendation forms are emailed directly to them from the online application. Instructions are included as to how to return the completed forms electronically.

8. GMAT/GRE Optional

If you are not submitting a GMAT/GRE score, please select that you request a waiver on the Test Score Waivers page of the application.

If you wish to take the GMAT/GRE, application fees are waived for candidates who achieve a total score of 600+ on the GMAT Classic, 555+ on the GMAT Focus Edition or 310+ (Verbal Score + Quantitative Score) on the GRE. After receipt of official GMAT or GRE scores, the application fee will be automatically waived.

9. Work Experience

A minimum of two years work experience is preferred. 

10. Math Requirement

To be successful in the MBA program, you must demonstrate strong analytical and quantitative skills through prior academic work and/or recent professional experience. Applicants who are otherwise qualified for admission but lacking successful coursework in non-introductory statistics, calculus, linear math classes or work experience, may be asked to complete at their expense an MBA Math course in order to be admitted to the program. This will be communicated upon the completion of the Admissions Committee’s review of the full application.

Career Expectations

If you’re excited about moving closer to your dream MBA career, then UD’s online MBA degree program is the credential you need to excel no matter your area of emphasis.

Jobs in business-related occupations are projected to grow faster than all other occupations at 5% from 2019 to 2029.

In fact, 65% of our MBA students changed careers, received a promotion, or received a raise while pursuing their degree. Lerner MBA graduates have an average salary of $88,230 (5-year average).


Earn Over $100K with Your Online MBA Degree

  • Top Executive, Management - $109,760 per year
  • Career Sales Manager - $132,290 per year
  • Finance Manager - $134,180 per year
  • Chief Executive, Healthcare - $160,950 per year


UD MBA Program Statistics  

  • 54% of UD MBA students changed careers, received a promotion or received a raise while pursuing their degree.
  • Lerner MBA alums from the Class of 2019 earned about $8,500 more in their starting salaries compared to peers from other business schools, plus an average salary increase of $16,381.
  • 96% of all students rated their overall educational experience within the Lerner Graduate and MBA programs as excellent or good.

Adaptable to Your Unique Path

The online MBA degree program’s curriculum can be completed in as few as 12 months full-time, or you can study part-time at your convenience. UD’s online MBA courses sharpen your business skills by offering you the following completion options: one major, up to three concentrations or a combination of electives.

Your online MBA courses include a core of 29 credits featuring fundamental business and management topics.

The degree offers you the following completion options: one major, one concentration, up to three concentrations or a combination of electives. Choose from concentrations in Business Analytics, Finance, Healthcare Management, International Business, Information Technology, and Strategic Leadership.



ACCT 600 Financial Reporting and Analysis - 3 Credits

BUAD 620 Fundamentals of Analytics - 3 Credits

BUAD 670 Managing People, Teams and Organizations - 3 Credits

ECON 603 Economic Analysis for Business Policy - 3 Credits

BUAD 631 Operations Management and Management Science - 3 Credits

BUAD 640 Ethical Issues in Domestic and Global Business Environments - 3 Credits

BUAD 680 Marketing Management - 3 Credits

FINC 650 Financial Management - 3 Credits

BUAD 690 Corporate Strategy - 3 Credits

BUEC 601 Professional Development Seminars: Emotional Intelligence and Critical Thinking - 1 Credit

BUEC 603 Professional Development Seminars: Communicating, Branding and Career Networking - 1 Credit



ACCT 604 Database Design and Implementation - 3 Credits

BUAD 621 Decision Analytics and Visualization - 3 Credits

BUAD 622 Optimization and Spreadsheet Modeling - 3 Credits

BUAD 625 Business Analytics Capstone - 3 Credits

MISY 641 Data Mining for Business Analytics - 3 Credits



FINC 619 Financial Modeling and Valuation - 3 Credits

FINC 651 Corporate Financial Analysis - 3 Credits

FINC 652 Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management - 3 Credits



HLTH 813 Leadership and Innovation in Population Health - 3 Credits

HLTH 843 Policy and Finance for Healthcare Delivery - 3 Credits

HLTH 844 Population Health Informatics - 3 Credits

HOSP 615 E-Service Management in Healthcare - 3 Credits

HOSP 640 Patient Experience and Engagement - 3 Credits



ACCT 604 Database Design and Implementation - 3 Credits

MISY 606 Object-oriented Systems Analysis, Design and Implementation - 3 Credits

MISY 615 Enterprise Architecture - 3 Credits



BUAD 611 Globalization and Business - 3 Credits

BUAD 641 Managing the Global Enterprise - 3 Credits

BUAD 648 The Future of Globalization: Issues, Agents, Decisions & You - 3 Credits

BUAD 678 Leading Across Boundaries - 3 Credits

BUAD 682 International Marketing Management - 3 Credits



Choose one from BUAD 672 or BUAD 673 - 3 Credits

Choose two from BUAD 672, BUAD 673, BUAD 674, BUAD 679 - 3 Credits

Choose one from BUAD 641 or BUAD 678 - 3 Credits

We’re Committed to Affordability

$950 Per Credit Hour

We work hard to keep our tuition affordable while maintaining the highest academic standards. Our tuition calculator will help you estimate the total cost of your program.

You can fund your program by receiving a grant, qualifying for federal or private loans, utilizing military benefits or pursuing employer tuition reimbursement. Our dedicated admissions and financial personnel will help you through the process, including enrollment in a payment plan if applicable.

How fast can I complete the online MBA degree program?

You can earn your degree in as few as 12 months full-time, or complete the program part-time at your convenience.


Is the online MBA degree program accredited?

Yes. The online MBA at the University of Delaware is delivered through the Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics, which has been accredited by AACSB International (the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) for more than 50 years. AACSB accreditation is the highest standard of accreditation for business schools in the world, and a distinction fewer than 6% of business schools worldwide have earned.


Does the online MBA degreee program accept transfer credits? If so, how many?

You can transfer up to nine credits from another AACSB accredited MBA program that have not already been used toward a completed degree. Contact an admissions counselor for more information about transferring your prior credits.


What are the start dates for the online MBA degree program throughout the year?

You may start this program in the fall, spring or summer semesters. Applications are accepted up until three weeks prior to when classes begin.

Session Application Deadline Session Start Date
Summer  5/18 6/9
Fall A 8/6 8/27
Fall B 9/23 10/14
Spring A 1/13 2/3
Spring B 3/10 3/31


Are there prerequisites for the online MBA program?

To be successful in the UD Lerner MBA program, you must demonstrate strong analytical and quantitative skills through prior academic work and/or recent professional experience. Applicants who are otherwise qualified for admission, but lack successful coursework in non-introductory Statistics, Calculus, Linear math classes, or work experience, may be asked to complete at their expense an MBA Math course in order to be admitted to the program. This will be communicated upon the completion of the Admissions Committee’s review of the full application.


How do I get a course waiver?

Course waivers are granted for certain courses only and may be granted when all of the following criteria are met:

  • You have earned a bachelor’s degree from an AACSB-accredited institution within the past 5 years.
  • You have successfully completed at least 6 credits of undergraduate coursework in the related discipline with a grade of “B” or better in each course.
  • Except as noted below, at least 3 of the above credits are in a course at the intermediate level.

All course waivers are subject to individual review and require the submission of syllabi for all non-UD courses. Meeting the above guidelines does not guarantee that a course waiver will be granted.

Students in the MBA program may have up to 12 credits of course waivers and 9 credits of course transfers but no more than 12 credits combined between the two. A minimum of 32 graduate credits must be taken at the University of Delaware.

MBA Course Waiver Guidelines

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