Master of Business Administration

4+1 Program

Roanoke College's MBA is a 4+1 program allowing students to complete their undergraduate degree in four years and their MBA after a fifth year. Our program is implemented as a face-to-face degree with a focus on teamwork, leadership, and ethics to develop socially responsible citizens. It will consist of summer and regular-term courses and require 11 courses taken by yearly cohorts of 20 students. These cohorts will contain four teams working together on projects that will culminate in a comprehensive team project. The MBA degree provides in-depth knowledge and application in core areas of business, including accounting, data analysis, economics, ethics, finance, leadership, management and marketing, while also enhancing skills in communication, critical thinking and research. The MBA degree further prepares Roanoke College students to achieve their professional goals and allows graduates to advance more rapidly and to secure higher salaries in their careers.

Program Highlights

  • studentWe offer a face-to-face program, which is increasingly difficult to find.
  • With small class sizes and a small cohort, you can make meaningful connections with both faculty and your peers.
  • You will be part of a different team each semester, which allows for building skills as team members and as team leaders.
  • Our program will have many networking opportunities with alumni and professionals in the local business community, and through faculty introductions.
  • Our special topics course has a global theme, allowing you to apply your knowledge to current events. 

Admission Prerequisites

Students interested in applying for the Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree at Roanoke College must meet academic requirements outlined below and complete an application for admission.

  • Current Roanoke College student or alumni
  • Must complete or have completed BUAD 499: Business Policy and pre-requisites 
  • 2 Letters of recommendation (1 must be from a faculty member)
  • Formal Resume/CV
  • Roanoke College official transcript
  • Applicants will be contacted to take the Major Field Test (MFT) in Business Administration at Roanoke College

View all admission requirements and steps to apply.

Learning Outcomes

students working in a small group

Leadership and Teamwork Skills

Students graduating with an MBA degree will be able to form, lead, and work effectively on diverse organizational teams.


Students graduating with an MBA degree will be able to synthesize knowledge from all functional areas of business into appropriate applications.

Critical Thinking

Students graduating with an MBA degree will be able to think critically through complex business problems and provide viable solutions.


Students graduating with an MBA degree will be able to communicate effectively with advanced written, oral, analytical and presentation skills to function effectively in complex business environments.

Ethical Reasoning

Students graduating with an MBA degree will be able to guide and distinguish ethical and socially responsible behavior in the workplace.

Multi-cultural/Global Business

Students graduating with an MBA degree will be able to utilize alternate viewpoints in order to compare and contrast multi-cultural/global issues related to business.



Mr. Tyler Wertman '20
Transfer & Graduate Student Recruitment Coordinator

Mrs. Sharon Gibbs
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs & Student Engagement
Associate Professor
MBA Program Coordinator