About the MBA

The MBA programs in Mankato and the Twin Cities are designed to provide the leaders of tomorrow with the tools they need to succeed in a global business economy. The foundation of our program is critical strategic thinking—students learn managerial skills, real-world applications, ethics and leadership in a technologically advanced, active environment. 

Our MBA program uses actual business situations in the classroom so students can apply and integrate their knowledge. An executive seminar offers the chance to learn from business leaders and top executives.

Why get your MBA from Minnesota State University, Mankato

  • Two-credit modules that meet one evening each week for eight weeks
  • One eight-week session at a time, or two eight-week sessions per semester
  • Approximately two years to your degree
  • Take classes, online, in Mankato or at our Edina campus*
  • AACSB accredited program
  • 34-credit program
  • Evening classes
  • Flexible schedule
  • Quality faculty
  • Global perspective
  • International study opportunities
  • Executive Lecture Series
  • Real-life situations presented in the classroom

*The MBA program is not fully online, we offer a range of classes online and in-person at two campuses.


MBA Learning Outcomes

  1. Formulate effective business strategies
  2. Apply integrative and critical thinking skills
  3. Utilize information technologies in the design and management of the organization
  4. Communicate effectively
  5. Analyze domestic and global forces that affect organizational success
  6. Identify and evaluate ethical dilemmas related to business decisions
  7. Manage group and individual dynamics in organizations