AACSB-Accredited Winthrop University Online MBA

Winthrop University offers an AACSB-accredited, online MBA with concentrations in marketing, strategic leadership, and sports marketing & revenue generation. Students also have the option to create their own custom concentration by choosing electives from all three concentrations. The curriculum focuses on analytics, technology, globalization, and communication to foster skills in the areas of marketing, accounting, finance, leadership, management, operations, and organizational behavior.

Learning outcomes for the Winthrop online MBA include skills in ethics, leadership, critical thinking, strategic thinking, problem solving, communication, and marketing. Winthrop University, located in Rock Hill, South Carolina, is proud to be one of the five percent of MBA programs worldwide to secure AACSB accreditation. Students choose Winthrop for the rigorous courses, small class sizes, quality instruction, AACSB accreditation, convenience, and the support Winthrop provides to its online students.

Anyone with a bachelor’s degree may apply; however, students without a business education background may need to take up to five online foundation courses.

MBA graduates may go on to careers such as director of social media, project manager, director of marketing, director of public relations, and senior manager of business development, among other positions.

What to Expect from the Winthrop University Online MBA

Admission Requirements: Applicants to Winthrop University must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. A GMAT score of 400 or greater is also required or you may submit a GRE score of 292 or higher in lieu of the GMAT. A GMAT waiver is available for qualified applicants.

The strategic leadership concentration requires five years or more of professional work experience while the other concentrations do not require any specific work experience. Application materials include official transcripts, an application, plus an application fee. International students must submit a course-by-course evaluation of transcripts and English language proficiency test scores.

Study Plan: The online MBA consists of 36 credits and can be completed in two years by taking one course every seven weeks. Students without a business background may be required to complete self-paced online foundation courses that they can complete before beginning the MBA program or prior to taking the core courses. The expected time commitment per course is 11-20 hours per week. Students can begin the program in the fall, winter, or summer.

MBA Curriculum: The Winthrop online MBA consists of 36 credits: 27 core credits and nine concentration credits. Core courses include organizational leadership and communications, statistical methods and business research, accounting for managers, financial policy management, marketing management, organizational behavior/development, sustainable operations, managerial economics, and strategic and international issues in management.

Those pursuing the customized MBA concentration choose nine credits of electives from the following options: the strategic marketing seminar capstone course, business analytics, marketing for global competitiveness, leadership dynamics, advanced human resources management and labor relations, international business culture, branding and merchandising and development and sales in sport.

Marketing concentration courses include a strategic marketing seminar capstone course, business analytics, and marketing for global competitiveness.

Strategic leadership concentration courses include leadership dynamics, advanced human resources management and labor relations, and international business culture.

Sports marketing and revenue generation concentration courses include business analytics, branding and merchandising in sport, and development and sales in sport.

Those with a non-business undergraduate degree may need to take up to five self-paced online foundation courses, including financial and managerial accounting, the fundamentals of economics, understanding corporate finance, information systems, and Excel for MBA students.

Online Experience: Winthrop University uses Blackboard as their online learning management system. Classes are asynchronous so students do not have to log in at certain times, and class assignments are clearly outlined through a syllabus with deadlines and requirements. Most of the same faculty that teach on campus teach in the online program as well, and have additional training in online instruction.

Online interactions include video lectures, online student groups, weekly discussion boards, and online chat. Hands-on learning includes actual case studies, interactive assignments, and research projects. Students have access to the same services as on-campus students such as faculty support, 24/7 technical support, advising, library resources, career services, and financial aid.

On-Site Requirements: There are no on-site requirements for Winthrop’s online MBA. Online students are welcomed to participate in commencement ceremonies on campus, which are held in May and December.

Paying for the Winthrop University Online MBA

Winthrop University charges $980 per credit plus fees for the online MBA. It is important for students to verify tuition with the admissions department of the school to which they are applying as fees are subject to change.

Notably, Winthrop University participates in tuition support programs for military students. For more information, prospective students can contact the Winthrop University Office of Financial Aid.

Winthrop University Online Master of Business Administration

  • Online option begins Fall 2018
  • Concentrations include Strategic Leadership, Marketing, and Sports Marketing & Revenue Generation
  • Courses include Accounting for Managers, Financial Policy Management, Sustainable Operations, and more
Program Essentials
Degree Level Master's Degree (MBA)
Program Start Dates Fall, Winter, Summer
Credits Needed to Graduate 36
Time to Complete? Graduate in 2 years.
100% Online? Yes
Program Accreditation AACSB
Areas of Concentration Strategic Leadership, Marketing, Sports Marketing & Revenue Generation
Program Admissions
Level of Education Required? Bachelor's Degree
GPA Required? None
GRE or GMAT Required? GMAT waiver available for qualified applicants
Work Experience Required? Yes, minimum 5 years professional work experience required (Strategic Leadership concentration only).
Program Tuition
Credit Hours 36
Cost Per Credit Hour $980
Estimated Program Tuition * $35,280

Winthrop University Online MBA - Marketing Concentration

Program Essentials
Degree Level Master's Degree (MBA)
Program Start Dates Fall, Winter, Summer
Credits Needed to Graduate 36
Time to Complete? Graduate in 2 years.
100% Online? Yes
Program Accreditation AACSB
Areas of Concentration Marketing
Program Admissions
Level of Education Required? Bachelor's Degree
GPA Required? None
GRE or GMAT Required? GMAT waiver available for qualified applicants
Work Experience Required? No
Program Tuition
Credit Hours 36
Cost Per Credit Hour $980
Estimated Program Tuition * $35,280

Winthrop University Online MBA - Sports Marketing & Revenue Generation Concentration

Program Essentials
Degree Level Master\'s Degree (MBA)
Program Start Dates Fall, Winter, Summer
Credits Needed to Graduate 36
Time to Complete? Graduate in 2 years.
100% Online? Yes
Program Accreditation AACSB
Areas of Concentration Sports Marketing & Revenue Generation
Program Admissions
Level of Education Required? Bachelor\'s Degree
GPA Required? None
GRE or GMAT Required? GMAT waiver available for qualified applicants
Work Experience Required? No
Program Tuition
Credit Hours 36
Cost Per Credit Hour $980
Estimated Program Tuition * $35,280

Winthrop University Online MBA - Strategic Leadership Concentration

Program Essentials
Degree Level Master's Degree (MBA)
Program Start Dates Fall, Winter, Summer
Credits Needed to Graduate 36
Time to Complete? Graduate in 2 years.
100% Online? Yes
Program Accreditation AACSB
Areas of Concentration Strategic Leadership
Program Admissions
Level of Education Required? Bachelor's Degree
GPA Required? None
GRE or GMAT Required? GMAT waiver available for qualified applicants
Work Experience Required? Yes, minimum 5 years professional work experience required.
Program Tuition
Credit Hours 36
Cost Per Credit Hour $980
Estimated Program Tuition * $35,280

* Tuition is calculated based on credits, at the currently published tuition rate. For programs with variable tuition rates, we use the out of state, part-time student rate. Tuition number represents the cost of tuition for the entire program, not per semester or year. Total cost of tuition does not include additional fees. Please see the school website for the most up-to-date tuition costs.