Kansas City’s Only Private, AACSB Accredited MBA
It's not just an MBA.
It's a Helzberg MBA.
The mission of The Helzberg School of Management is to develop leaders of competence and conscience. In the MBA program, you will become that kind of leader – someone with excellent business skills, abilities, and leadership traits who can make a positive difference in the world. To learn more about what distinguishes the Rockhurst MBA, register to attend our next information session.
Students choose the Helzberg MBA for its:
AACSB accreditation - the worldwide benchmark in quality for business education. Employers take notice of applicants from AACSB-accredited programs. To earn this prestigious accreditation, Rockhurst had to meet rigorous, relevant and carefully reviewed standards. Graduating from an AACSB program is a powerful differentiator globally with fewer than five percent of the world's 13,000 business programs earning AACSB accreditation. In fact, Rockhurst's Helzberg School of Management is the region's only private, AACSB accredited school. Learn more about the importance of AACSB accreditation.
Reputation. The Helzberg MBA is synonymous with superior quality. Local, national and international leaders of companies, organizations and non-profits are alumni of the Helzberg MBA program. As a student, you will enjoy the resources of this broad network of successful alumni. Meet a few of our notable alumni.
- U.S. News & World Report's 2014 Best Graduate Schools ranking lists Rockhurst University's Management MBA as #21 in the nation.
Academically and professionally qualified faculty. More than 80 percent of courses are taught by doctoral-level faculty with professional experience within their industry. Our faculty members have had teaching assignments in Poland, Switzerland, India, Singapore, China and Dubai. The Helzberg MBA faculty is made up of former business and c-suite professionals from companies such as Hallmark, KCP&L and Encompass.
Program flexibility. Students are able to choose the pace at which they complete the program. Helzberg MBA courses are two credit hours and are held in eight-week terms with classes meeting one night per week. Choose the option that best meets your needs. View a sample schedule.
- Part-time option – take one or two evening courses per term and finish in about two years.
- Accelerated option – take a heavier course load and earn your degree in just five terms – less than one year.
Real-world business projects. You will enjoy the practical, hands-on application of knowledge you receive when working on experiential learning opportunities. Student groups are paired with companies to solve real-world business problems. A few examples of these partner companies are the Kansas City Royals, The Roasterie, Boulevard Brewery and the Google Fiber Project.
Professional and personal development. You will work with a group of professional coaches to reflect on classroom experiences and analyze ways to apply them to your current position or career goals. Through this program, you will graduate with a clear plan for your advancement.
Affordability. Although the Helzberg MBA is a premier MBA program, the cost is very affordable. We encourage prospective students to do their research when comparing program costs, including tuition and fees. The Helzberg MBA program is proud to offer you a prestigious education without the high price tag.