One-Year International & Experiential MBA

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Claim your future with Saint Leo University's unique One-Year International & Experiential MBA program.

Why choose Saint Leo's One-Year International & Experiential MBA program?

Saint Leo's International & Experiential MBA helps you gain a competitive advantage—an MBA is now frequently required for many entry-level positions, and global perspective is in-demand to compete in the current business environment.

The International & Experiential MBA degree, introduced in Fall 2012, requires a full-time commitment from every student—classes are held at University Campus. The program places a strong emphasis on developing a global perspective and attaining practical business experience through internships and research projects. You’ll learn how to use marketing, finance, management strategies, ethics, law and human resources to your advantage in any size organization

Saint Leo's IACBE-accredited Donald R. Tapia School of Business is the largest Catholic business school in the U.S., with students and alumni in more than 50 countries. A proven leader in graduate business studies, Saint Leo was ranked No. 1 for in-seat enrollment by the Tampa Bay Business Journal in 2011.

Is the International & Experiential MBA Right for You?

  • Full-time study: The International & Experiential MBA degree is for traditional students, and requires a full-time commitment.
  • Educational background: Students are required to have an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited college or university. A business degree is not a requirement; the undergraduate degree can be from any discipline.
  • Professional experience: There is no professional experience admission requirement for this program. You will gain experiential learning and professional experience from the required internships.
  • University Campus location: Classes are located at the main campus in Saint Leo, FL north of Tampa.

Program Format

This is a one-year, cohort-based daytime program that is offered on-ground at the University Campus. New cohorts start each Fall. This program requires students to take two sections of MBA 625 Internship, and participate in an international trip as part of the MBA 575 Global Business Management course.

The overall format of the International & Experiential MBA degree consists of the following:

  • One-year, 3-semester program (Fall, Spring, Summer)
  • Monday & Friday: Internships
  • Tuesday & Thursday: Classes
  • Wednesday: Orientation, corporate visits, community events, teambuilding, research projects, etc.

Contact your Graduate Admissions Counselor for more information about how a Saint Leo MBA can fit into life.

Professional development opportunities

  • Internships: Enrich your classroom experience through two required internships.
  • Research: Saint Leo MBA students have published articles in academic journals including Conflict Resolution & Negotiation, Leadership and Organizational Management, and Business Journal for Entrepreneurs.
  • Conferences: Prepare a research paper and present it at a national conference. Attend Saints Leo’s annual International Business Conference.
  • Travel: Learn firsthand about international business on a faculty-led travel-study tour—past trips have been to Shanghai and Beijing. A future trip is slated for Brazil.

What can you do with a MBA?

  • CEO
  • Compliance Specialist
  • Business Analyst
  • Business Development Manager
  • Product Manager
  • Marketing Director
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Accountant
  • Entrepreneur
  • Computer Systems Analyst

Where are Saint Leo MBA grads now?

  • IMG Enterprises, Inc.
  • MetLife
  • Verizon
  • Tampa Electric
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • Florida Health Sciences Center, Inc.
  • Southside Regional Medical Center
  • Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, Fla.
  • School Board of Marion County, Fla.
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers

International & Experiential MBA Costs

This program is priced at the Online MBA rate. Tuition includes costs for the Wednesday activities (transportation, and some meals for corporate visits, team building, etc.), and the one-week international trip. Click here for MBA program costs.

Admission requirements

Claim your future. Apply today to Saint Leo's One-Year International & Experiential MBA program to become tomorrow’s business leader.

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