MBA Degree


It’s more than an MBA. It's a Helzberg MBA.

Why a Helzberg MBA?

Rockhurst University is Kansas City's Only Private AACSB-Accredited Institution and its Helzberg School of Management develops leaders of competence and conscience. In the Master of Business Administration program, one of the premier MBA programs in the Kansas City region, you will become that kind of leader – someone with excellent business skills, abilities and leadership traits who has a positive effect on the world. 

The Helzberg MBA degree is synonymous with superior quality. Local, national and international leaders of companies, organizations and nonprofits 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 featured below. 

Build Your MBA with Stackable Credentials

The Helzberg MBA is all about adding value to your education by allowing you to build and customize a degree that makes sense for your future. Certificates on their own hold value in the workforce by helping you meet your career goals sooner. By stacking two earned certificates along with the foundational, Business Administration Certificate, you will be working toward a full MBA degree. 

Our faculty has developed the foundational curriculum of one of the best  MBA programs in Kansas City into a stand-alone certificate – the Business Administration certificate. This, along with two additional specialized certificates, make up the Helzberg MBA. Students earn a custom MBA with specializations in areas that are selected and flexible based on the direction you want your career to go. 


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Rockhurst taught me how to think. How to deal with diversity and conflict. How to approach issues and work toward resolutions.

– Chuck Searle ’00, ’05 MBA - Chief Client Officer | Executive Vice President, VMLY&R


As an MBA student, you’ll learn by partnering with Kansas City companies to solve real-world business problems. It’s just one of the experiential learning opportunities giving you practical, hands-on knowledge that extends beyond the classroom.

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Every professor that I've had here in the program has been really hands-on, which speaks to the culture and community here at Rockhurst. Everybody understands that we’re all busy working full-time jobs, so everyone has been really engaged making sure that we’re putting our best foot forward.

– Justin Ikerionwu, MBA '20



Join the top-5 percent! Employers take notice of applicants from AACSB-accredited programs such as Rockhurst University. We’re proud of this prestigious accreditation, and to achieve it we met rigorous, relevant and carefully reviewed standards. With fewer than five percent of the world’s 13,000 business programs earning AASCB accreditation, graduating from an accredited program is a powerful differentiator for sought-after jobs. In fact, Rockhurst’s Helzberg School of Management is the region’s only private, AACSB-accredited school.