Winthrop University - College of Business Administration - Onilne MBA

209 Thurmond Building
1708 Memorial Circle
Rock Hill, SC 29733
United States

Online MBA facts

  • Duration 24 months

  • Accreditation AACSB

Full Profile

The Program

Winthrop University's online Master of Business Administration (MBA) program empowers students to lead with conviction in their current and future roles. Learn a rigorous curriculum supported by dedicated faculty committed to your success. In this AACSB-accredited program, you will develop the capabilities and the confidence to solve today's toughest business challenges.

  • Academically Rigorous - Study core classes that build your expertise and skills while also including a focus on globalization, analytics, technology and communication.
  • Customizable - Customize your learning to your career goals by choosing a concentration in Marketing or Strategic Leadership or choose electives from both to create your own custom concentration.
  • High Quality - Learn from faculty who care about your success. Most of your classes will be taught by the same full-time faculty who teach our on-campus program.
  • Accredited - This program is among theonly 5% of MBA programs worldwide to receive AACSB accreditation. Learn in a curriculum held to a higher standard that assures quality, promotes excellence and fosters continuous improvement.
  • Supportive - Receive advising, career guidance and degree progression support throughout the program from the director of student services.
  • Convenient - Complete any prerequisite courses prior to beginning your degree through separate modules in a convenient online platform.

This MBA program provides the broad background in business and leadership to prepare you for a variety of senior business roles. Our graduates are equipped for positions that include: 

  • Senior Manager Business Insights
  • Project Manager
  • Senior Director of Business Development
  • Director of Marketing and Public Relations
  • Operational Risk Consultant
  • Director of Supply Chain Management
  • AVP of Corporate Communications
  • Director of Social Media
  • Director of Marketing Strategy

The University

Winthrop University is a public, comprehensive university that is committed to being among the best institutions of its kind in the nation. When you consider Winthrop, you will find rigorous curriculum and experienced faculty that are dedicated wholly to values of service, excellence, diversity and to creating a strong community for students.

Through an educational experience that blends professional programs, global awareness and civic engagement, Winthrop will help you develop the knowledge, skills, and values that will enrich your life forever and prepare you for what the future holds.

School Highlights

  • Regionally accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate, master's and specialist degrees
  • Founded in 1886
  • Offers both campus-based & online programs.
  • Beautiful campus near Charlotte in Rock Hill, South Carolina, with neo-Georgian architecture listed in National Register of Historic Places
  • Community-focused and highly rated for its contributions to the public good

Rankings and Recognition

  • Ranked 8th among Southern public universities and 19th best college for veterans by U.S. News & World Report
  • Ranked 74th out of 673 institutions for its contribution to the public good by Washington Monthly
  • Ranked among the "Best in the Southeast" by The Princeton Review

Student Population

  • Graduate Enrollment: 1,018 (based on fall 2016 data)
  • Undergraduate Enrollment: 5,091
  • Male/Female Ratio: 30%/ 70%
  • Diversity: 37.5% U.S. minorities
  • Student/Faculty Ratio: 14 to 1

Winthrop University is regionally accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate, master's and specialist degrees. In addition, many individual programs at Winthrop hold specialty approval from industry accreditors.

Financial Aid
Graduate students may be eligible for federal loans. To apply, students must submit a FAFSA using Winthrop's school code of 003456.

Winthrop University provides personalized and challenging undergraduate, graduate and continuing professional education programs of national caliber within a context dedicated to public service to the nation and to the State of South Carolina. Winthrop's longtime commitment to be among the very best institutions of its kind in the nation continually guides the mission of the university.

Building on its 19th-century origins as a distinctive women's college, the Winthrop University of the 21st century is achieving national stature as a competitive and distinctive, co-educational, public, residential comprehensive, values-oriented institution.  The values of service, excellence, diversity, community and leadership provide the foundation for Winthrop's continuing development and shape Winthrop's continuing success.

Winthrop enrolls an achievement-oriented, culturally diverse and socially responsible student body, recruiting students whose presence adds diversity and enrichment. Winthrop prides itself on being an institution of choice for groups traditionally under-represented on many college campuses.

Entry Requirements

The general admission requirements for Winthrop University's online MBA are listed below.

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution (prerequisite courses may be needed for holders of a non-business degree).
  • Minimum GMAT score of 400 (GRE score of 292 may be accepted in lieu of GMAT).
  • GMAT Waiver available for those who qualify.
  • 5 years or more of professional work experience (Strategic Leadership concentration applicants only).
  • Applicants must submit official transcript(s) from all institutions attended, even if the classes were transferred or if the applicant withdrew from the school.

For a full application checklist, click here.

Application Procedure

Winthrop University's online MBA program has 3 start dates throughout the year; January, May and August. To begin the application process contact a Program Manager at 833-257-1704.

Tuition and Fees

The cost per credit hour for Winthrop University's online MBA is $980. 

Financial Aid

Graduate students may be eligible for federal loans. To apply, students must submit a FAFSA using Winthrop's school code of 003456.

Programs at Winthrop - Online MBA

Distance Learning

24 months
Strategic Leadership

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