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General Questions

Yes, our MBA program is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) which is the most rigorous accreditation body in business education. Only 5% of MBA programs worldwide receive this distinction.

Gonzaga University is also accredited as an institution by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).


  • Official Transcripts – from all universities attended
  • Two Confidential Letters of Recommendation
  • Short Essay
  • Updated Resume or CV
  • GMAT or GRE Entrance Examination

You can find out complete details on our How to Apply page.

If you do not meet the criteria listed on the MBA - How to Apply page, you can still be eligible for a GMAT waiver.

Upon completion of your application, you can request a GMAT waiver.

Your Application Specialist will use your resume and official transcripts to determine eligibility.

You will have the chance to take those prerequisite courses, which will add to your duration here by one semester.

Upon admittance into the program, you can meet with a Graduate Academic Advisor who can go over your course progression and what classes you will be expected to complete.

You can transfer up to 6 credits from another college or university pending faculty approval.

What separates Jesuit MBA programs from the vast array of other MBA programs is the rigorous academic tradition of the Jesuits.

Gonzaga's MBA program is designed to develop strategic business leaders with a genuine sensitivity to the ethical, socially responsible, and sustainable aspects of a global society. Students and alumni seek the greater good in themselves, others, business and the world.

A Gonzaga MBA is a globally recognized credential powered by a network of tens of thousands of Jesuit alumni in leadership positions worldwide.

Our network of institutions, consisting of twenty-seven AACSB-accredited Jesuit and three additional Catholic institutions worldwide, is focused on helping students earn their MBA no matter the challenges that are placed in front of them.

MBA graduates of Jesuit universities are highly sought after by corporations for their integrity, their commitment to high moral and ethical standards, and their ability to perform.

You can learn more about the importance of a Jesuit MBA here.


As a Gonzaga student, you are well connected with resources to support you.

Whether it is academic, career or emotional support, Gonzaga is here to help in any capacity. 

Here are some of the resources that may be offered to you:


Online MBA

The Online MBA is designed for working professionals giving you the flexibility to balance your work, personal life and school work.  Our courses are asynchronous, meaning you do not have to log on at a certain time.


The Online MBA is designed for working professionals, the average completion time is 2 years.

You have up to 5 years to complete your course work.


Our Online MBA classes are 8 weeks in length.

A part time student will take on average 2 classes every full semester.

The Online MBA gives you the same rigorous education you would receive from the On-Campus MBA program.

In an 8-week online course you are required to accomplish the same type and amount of work you would have been required to complete for a traditional on-campus course.
Currently, the Online MBA does not offer any concentration.

The online program is designed to be completely online, however there are opportunities to take certain immersion electives.

One important note, many of our immersion electives are not asynchronous so you may be required to log on to do your coursework at a certain time.

Once you become a student you will need to speak to your Academic Advisor about the ability to take an immersion course and how that will affect your course progression.


No, the Online MBA coursework is designed to be completely online, there is no required campus immersion experience.

If you would like an on-campus experience, there are weekend intensive courses offered every semester that require a few days on Gonzaga's campus along with online work before and after the immersion experience.

No, at this time, the Online MBA does not offer a study abroad experience.

On-Campus MBA

The On-Campus MBA is flexible and designed for those who want a more traditional classroom experience.

Classes are offered in the afternoons, evenings and on weekends as well as some synchronous weekend intensives.


Our On-Campus MBA is usually completed in 2 years, but there is the option to complete in 1 year.

You have up to 5 years to complete your course work.


On-Campus MBA courses vary in length depending on the number of credits and whether they are core or elective courses.

The average core class is 10 weeks with an average class size of 20-30 students.

The average elective class is 6 weeks with an average class size of 10-12 students.

Students often take 10 to 12 credits per semester, the maximum you can take is 15 credits.

Yes, On-Campus MBA students have the option to choose from 2 concentrations.

Our concentrations are designed to help give you extra skills on a certain topic.

If you choose to earn a concentration, there will be fewer choices in electives.

Go to our Finance Concentration page or Project Management Concentration page to learn more.

Yes, we offer a few dual degrees for our On-Campus MBA students.

You can find out more about those options here.


Tuition, Scholarships, Financing

The Online and On-Campus MBA tuition is $1,190 a credit.

The programs are both 33 credits.

If you are pursuing the Project Management Concentration, the On-Campus program is 35 credits.


Yes, Gonzaga offers a new student scholarship every semester funds permitting. 

You can also find more information about scholarships on our Tuition and Financing page.

There are multiple ways to pay for your MBA including Federal Financial Aid, scholarships, employer tuition reimbursement and payment plans.  You can find more options on our Tuition and Financing page.