• Master of Business Administration (MBA)

    Charleston | Online

    Why UC

    The UC MBA can be completed in 16 months.

    Flexible format – choose hybrid or synchronous online format.

    Cohort-based program; students work in teams to apply knowledge.

    Develops skills in problem solving, teamwork, business writing and public speaking.

    International practicum provides a global business perspective (cost included in tuition).

    About the MBA

    The Master of Business Administration program at the University of Charleston is an innovative program for professionals from diverse backgrounds who want to advance their careers and broaden their educational backgrounds.

    The curriculum relies on both theory and practical experience to give candidates insight into the intricacies of a constantly changing economic world.

    Two Formats Available:

    • Synchronous Online Program – offers weekly synchronous class meetings via WebEx Thursday, from 6-10 p.m. EST.
    • Evening Program/Hybrid Format – courses take place just one night a week, with the remainder of the instruction available online.


    What You Will Study

    Specific emphasis is placed on recognizing and adapting to change, recognizing potential programs, analyzing possible solutions and initiating proper guidelines to prevent recurrence. Students learn creative thinking and the importance of group interaction in problem-solving.

    Our MBA program emphasizes efficient and clear business writing, and speaking confidently and clearly in presentations.

    All eight modules of our program are heavily geared to team participation.

    Throughout the program, teams of students analyze and make recommendations for a West Virginia business, resulting in a great learning experience.

    During the International Business & Trade module, students participate in an international practicum lasting about ten days, during which they have opportunities to personally observe the business practices of a particular region of the world. Recent destinations have included China, Ireland, Panama, and Brazil.


    Admission Requirements

    To be considered as a candidate for the MBA program, you must submit an application for admission, provide your undergraduate transcript, three personal recommendations, your resume, and take part in a personal interview.

    MBA Class

    MBA classroom



    How Much Will it Cost Me?

    Tuition for the MBA program is $25,000 for the entire 32 credit hour program. It includes tuition and the International Practicum. (It does not include UC general, technology and graduation fees.) Students enrolling with less than 3 years of work experience will enroll in mentoring/internship experiences for an additional $3,400.

    National Guard Cost

    • Full costs for West Virginia Army National Guard personnel can be covered by State and Federal funding and a UC scholarship
    • All but $3,000 in costs can be covered for West Virginia National Guard personnel
    • Spouses of Guard personnel may attend for a total cost of $15,000.

    Fact Sheet

    Download the MBA Fact Sheet

    Find out more about this program by downloading our Fact Sheet – a brief view of what our program is all about.

    Course Catalog

    Download the Course Catalog

    Learn more about the course, curriculum, and graduation requirements.

    Course Descriptions

    Download the Course Descriptions

    To find out more about the classes you will take in this program, you can download our course descriptions.

    Job Opportunities

    Many students enroll in an MBA program to help them increase salaries and secure job advancements. However, there are other career options as well:

    • Business Manager
    • Corporate Recruiter
    • Financial Analyst
    • Consultant
    • Entrepreneur
    • Management Analyst


    MBA Program Faculty

    Rick Ferris
    Rick Ferris

    MBA Program Director

    Bobby Redd
    Bobby Redd

    Admissions Representative