Master of Business Administration

Plymouth State offers Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs in General Management and Health Care Administration for students who hold a baccalaureate degree and would like to gain a strategic, in-depth understanding of business to support their personal and professional goals. The MBA learning experience is a stepping stone to higher levels of intellectual and career growth.

The MBA starts out with two Cornerstone courses. Students possessing an undergraduate degree in business may have the option to waive these courses after an assessment of their undergraduate coursework and grades by the Admissions Review Board.

Building on this firm base of business knowledge, the programs extend and refine a student’s business proficiency through a series of theoretical and practical courses. Working with faculty members who have real-world experience in business, industry, and government, students can tailor their program by selecting courses from a variety of business areas and business-related electives.


Plymouth State University is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). The MBA in General Management is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). Certificate programs are not subject to accreditation through ACBSP. The MBA in Health Care Administration and MS in Accounting were designed to the same strict academic and quality standards of the MBA in General Management and we expect they will hold ACBSP accreditation when eligible.

Affordable – Convenient – Flexible

Plymouth State began offering the MBA in 1974 and the program has continued to evolve and expand to meet the needs of today’s students. The programs are designed to be affordable, convenient, and flexible to meet the needs of working professionals. Courses are delivered in a variety of formats (online, evening and weekend intensive, executive seminar-style) and at locations both on and off campus, including Plymouth, Concord, and Waterville Valley, NH, depending on the program. Students have the option to complete their program 100% online or mix and match in whatever combination that suits their needs and preferences.

Most programs can be completed full time in as few as 12 months or part time in as little as 2.5 years. Rolling admissions allow candidates to start their program at the beginning of any term throughout the year.

If you are a company looking for professional development for your employees, ask about our corporate partnership program!

PLEASE NOTE: Plymouth State University Graduate Business Programs has made the difficult decision to suspend international student admissions. The resources are simply not available at this time to offer a full complement of classes while meeting international student visa requirements. We expect to revisit this decision as soon as the resources are in place to offer an optimal academic and extracurricular experience for our international students.

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