B.S. in Business Administration/MBA

After completing Rivier's B.S. in Business Administration degree, students have the opportunity to continue their education in the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program.

The program curriculum focuses on both quantitative and qualitative skills development and incorporates applications-based learning using new technologies, global perspectives, and ethics-based best practices. Pursuing a master's degree strengthens graduates' resumes, providing a distinct advantage in the job market. 

Program of Study

Classes are offered online. Online courses are asynchronous, which allows students to access and complete coursework at any time of the day or night. Courses are offered in 7-week terms. There are a total of six 7-week terms per year (two terms in each of the fall, spring, and summer semesters).

Rivier’s B.S./MBA program provides a streamlined, integrated experience; the bachelor’s degree requires a minimum of 120 credits and the MBA requires 30 graduate credits. The MBA includes five core business classes, three electives, and two internships for which students receive course credit. Instead of two internships, students may fulfill two alternative business elective courses. Undergraduate students must enroll in the master’s degree within a year of graduation to be considered for this program.

Faculty and resources
Faculty members are industry practitioners who share their wealth of real-world experience with students. Class discussion and instruction stress the importance of resolving legal and ethical issues, maintaining strong communication channels, and managing technology challenges – giving Rivier MBA graduates an edge in the business world.

In addition to the University’s accreditation by New England Commission on Higher Education, Inc. (NECHE), Rivier’s undergraduate business programs in business administration, business management, finance, and marketing as well as the University’s Master of Business Administration programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP, 11520 West 119th Street, Overland Park, KS 66213, (913) 339-9356, www.acbsp.org.

Department of Business
Rivier's high-quality, hands-on bachelor's and master's programs prepare students for leadership roles in a global environment. For more information, visit the Department of Business.


B.S./MBA graduates can pursue leadership roles as:

  • Vice presidents and directors
  • Project and account managers
  • Investment advisors and fund managers
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Budget directors
  • Business analysts
  • Many other key business executive positions

Rivier’s Career Development Center (CDC) provides professional advising, assistance with career planning, internship options, job search information, and graduate school exploration. For a complete list of CDC resources, visit the .