The Piedmont Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree is designed for professionals who are seeking to advance their career. Whether you are a mid-level manager seeking to move up the career ladder into senior leadership, or a non-profit professional seeking to establish a charitable organization, or a fresh graduate from a non-business discipline, the Piedmont MBA will equip you with the cutting edge business disciplinary competencies and skills necessary for success in the 21st century business environment.

Notably, the MBA provides an opportunity to develop the breadth of skills necessary to move into leadership ranks or transition from staff roles into management positions. And for most graduates, it is an avenue for upward financial and social mobility. As reported by US News, "the average starting salary for MBA grads in the class of 2019 will be $84,580 – more than $25,000 higher than the average starting salary projection for grads with a bachelor's degree in business."

Graduates from any discipline can apply for the Piedmont MBA. No prior business knowledge is required. Our teaching is highly student-centric and designed to give you every tool for success.

Courses can be taken face to face or online. Our program is flexible and designed to accommodate those in employment.

Professionals with substantial track records in relevant work environments may qualify for waivers of some elective courses. Please speak with an advisor if you believe you should be eligible for waivers.





Graph comparing salary before and after MBAThe MBA salary premium




Admissions Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Professional Resume

Summary of Required Hours

Total 36

Degree Completion Plan

Required Courses     27 hours
MGT510     Managing for Results     3 hours
BUS521     Management Information Systems     3 hours
BUS522     Principles of Organizational Finance  3 hours
MGT531     Marketing for Results     3 hours
MGT542     Managerial Accounting     3 hours
BUS612     Organizational Business Culture     3 hours
BUS621     Contemporary Economic Issues     3 hours
BUS680     Leadership and Human Behavior     3 hours
MGT622     Strategic Management     3 hours

Human Resources Management     9 hours

MGT624     Human Resources Management     3 hours
BUS644     Human Resources Law     3 hours
MGT634     Compensation Management     3 hours

Management     9 hours
BUS641     International Business     3 hours
MGT661     Management Theory and History     3 hours
MGT660     Negotiation and Conflict Management     3 hours

Non-profit Leadership     9 hours
BUS645     Capital / Endowment Campaigns     3 hours
BUS650     Board Leadership and Management     3 hours
BUS635     Social Entrepreneurship     3 hours

Total Required Semester Hours      36 hrs

Maximum Time Limit to Complete Program
Six years

Minimum Hours to be completed at Piedmont
27 hours

Transfer of Credits and Advanced Standing
Transfer credits are not to exceed 25 percent (9 semester hours) of degree-level courses and must have a grade of B or higher. No Advanced Standing is available.

Length of Program and Graduation
The program is 36 semester hours, with graduation upon completion of prescribed courses (including Transfer) with a minimum overall GPA of 3.00.