master's in business administration

the helzberg mba

it's not just an mba. it's a helzberg mba.


why a helzberg mba?

the helzberg school of management develops leaders of competence and conscience. in the master of business administration program, 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 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.

the master's in business administration is offered fully online for the data science, healthcare management, and management concentrations. earn a world-class mba online, so you can learn from the best business school in kc without ever leaving the comfort of your own home!

want to take some classes online and some in-person? you can do that! rockhurst offers great flexibility to earn your degree in a way that works best for you.

to learn more about what distinguishes rockhurst’s helzberg mba from others, register to attend our next information session.

not sure if a master's in business administration is right for you? you might consider the master of arts in organizational leadership. see our faqs page for a breakdown of an mba vs an ma in organizational leadership.

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christina foster, '11, mba '12 - project manager, sprint

experienced faculty

Getting experience starts with experienced faculty. That’s why doctoral-level faculty with professional experience in their industry teach more than 80 percent of courses in the Helzberg mba program. You’ll learn from former business and c-suite professionals from companies such as Hallmark, KCP&L (Evergy) and Encompass. But this experience goes well beyond our campus in the heart of Kansas City, Missouri. Our faculty members have taught in Switzerland, India, Singapore, China and Dubai, and are ready to help you think both locally and globally.

roger ngo, mba, '14 - senior electrical engineer, honeywell

real-world business projects

as a 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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capstone project strengthens students and community

personal and professional business development

advance your career while you advance your education. business coaches help you analyze your current position or career goals and guide you to apply your classroom experiences. this innovative program ensures you’ll graduate with a helzberg mba degree and a clear path for increasing your salary and furthering your career.

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, vml

mba program schedule

get ahead without falling behind

choose the pace at which you complete your mba. each helzberg mba course earns you two credit hours and runs in an eight-week term with classes meeting one evening per week. this format lets you find the option that best meets your needs.

mba part-time schedule

take one or two evening classes per term and finish in about two years.

mba accelerated schedule

take a heavier course load and earn your degree in just five terms – less than one year.

getting your mba

the bottom line

earning a helzberg mba puts you in the top tier of business graduates worldwide without requiring that you get in over your head in graduate school debt. we offer a challenging academic program that is one of the most affordable mba programs, delivering greater value than “mba mills,” and at a total cost that’s less than an mba from the university of kansas or baker university.


join the top five 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.

helzberg school of management graduate business programs

for more information about the suite of graduate business programs from helzberg, please see the school of management programs.