Master of Business Administration

PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Dr. Sergio Castello

"The thing that attracted me to SHC is the philosophy of Jesuit education…the rigorous pursuit of truth. I have been overwhelmed with the program. Every class I have taken has been relevant to my business. Each chapter of every book and each lecture has information that is directly applicable to the business of my medical practice."

Dr. Phillip Madonia-Doctor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) offers a broad-based management education grounded in Ignatian business values with emphasizes on five key themes:  the development of the moral and spiritual character of a manager, the responsibility to use one's managerial skills for the benefits of others, a concern for the welfare of employees in the manager's organization, a focus on the social impact of business and organizational decisions, and a special concern for the poor and marginalized.  We also develop managers and leaders who are skilled in the traditional business disciplines of accounting, finance, economics, quantitative business analysis, marketing, management, international business, and strategy.  These take place in the form of classroom study, team presentations, computer simulations and direct application to real business problems.

The program is designed to prepare the individual for responsibilities in the middle and upper-level management ranks by teaching and refining conceptual, analytical, and human relations skills. Classes are small, allowing for individual attention, and are taught by an outstanding faculty dedicated to quality teaching. Classes are offered on a semester basis with students generally taking one or two courses per semester. Classes usually meet one night per week.

The Curriculum

The MBA program at Spring Hill College is comprised of a minimum of 30 credit hours. In addition to fulfilling core requirements and electives, students may also be required to take foundation courses not previously completed.

Core Requirements

The MBA core courses are designed to ensure that you receive a thorough exposure to all the functional areas of business decision making. An appropriate mix of both quantitative and personal skills is reflected within the core:

  • Business Ethics & Social Responsibility
  • Business Strategy and Policy
  • Organization Behavior
  • Management of Financial Resources
  • Managerial Economics
  • Quantitative Business Analysis
  • Accounting for Management Control
  • Marketing Management

In addition, you will complete two business electives, such as:

  • Legal Environment of Business
  • International Business
  • Human Resources Administration
  • Leadership
  • Conflict Management

Our graduates are employed with some of the world's most respected firms such as: Austal, AltaPointe Health Systems, Alabama Power, Mobile Gas, The SSI Group, Textron,  Herzog-Hart, Evonik-Degussa, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, PricewaterhouseCoopers, AccuScript Solutions, EADS North America, Goldman Sachs, ThyssenKrupp, Ingalls Shipbuilding, US Coast Guard and Gardnyr Michael Capital, Inc.

Foundation Requirements

The Spring Hill faculty want you to be successful. There are certain foundation requirements that will strengthen your ability to succeed, and therefore serve as prerequisites for many graduate courses. These requirements can be met through a combination of past college course work, additional undergraduate and graduate classes,  CLEP (College Level Examination Program) or DANTES (Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support) exams. Your professors and advisors will work with you to satisfy your foundation requirements.  There are eight foundation areas:

  • Business Statistics
  • Calculus or Calculus with Business Applications
  • Microeconomics
  • Applications in Computer Information Systems
  • Principles of Accounting I & II
  • Financial Management
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Management Principles


Program Course Offerings

Current course offerings are available on the Registrar's web site.