Quick Facts 

  • Concentrate in one of five areas: Leadership and Management, Healthcare Management, Project Management, Fraud and Forensics or Human Resource Management
  • 36 credits
  • Complete in two years while working full-time
  • Take courses online, in class, or a combination of both
  • Courses meet every other week for 16 weeks
  • Financial Aid Available
  • Classes begin August 29
  • No GRE or GMAT required
  • Cost: $801 per credit (Academic year 2016-17)


Carlow’s MBA, with a focus on strategic management and leadership excellence, gives you the tools you need to lead a business enterprise in the 21st century and to compete in the current global business environment. With an unparalleled opportunity to examine both the quantitative and qualitative aspects of business administration, we are committed to training the new generation of socially responsible and technically competent managers.

More specifically, Carlow offers:

  • Career ready Experiential learning and research opportunities 
  • Ethics built into every classroom experience 
  • An advisory board consisting of local executives that keep curriculum refreshed
  • main campus in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh is conveniently located near many corporate headquarters, healthcare systems, and government offices.


At Carlow, you will develop sound decision-making skills to lead changes in organizations, utilize the appropriate terminology to effectively communicate management concepts in a written and oral form, synthesize core university values into ethical and socially responsible corporate behavior, use technology to enable analysis of data, decision-making, gaining competitive advantage.  Demonstrates the ability to work effectively as a team to advance organizational goals. Carlow's MBA curriculum is designed to support the development of teamwork as an implicit outcome, which is a critical component of student success. 

Experiential learning and research in Carlow’s MBA program has led to students publishing articles, presenting research, and real-world work opportunities.




Fraud and Forensics Concentration

Become a successful leader in the fields of accounting, law enforcement, government, and corporations. Learn how to uncover and prevent fraud such as identity theft, misuse of funds, and other white-collar crimes. 

Healthcare Management Concentration

Cultivate specialized expertise in the healthcare industry by exploring managerial issues and challenges with leaders from the healthcare community.

Leadership and Management Concentration

Designed for students who would like to customize their MBA experience, the Leadership and Management concentration allows the students to design their own track by taking any two of the available elective courses.

Project Management Concentration

Build a solid foundation for a successful career in project management through our innovative coursework that prepares future Project Management Professionals (PMPs) according to Project Management Institute (PMI) guidelines through the Project Management Body of Knowledge, in-depth case studies, as well as experiential learning.

Human Resource Management

This new concentration will begin in Fall 2016. Human Resources Management focuses on the interrelationships between an organization’s most important resources – its employees, its leadership, and the business in general. This track will provide the MBA student with specialized coursework in this field, with particular attention to the budgeting, legal, compensation, training, recruitment and selection, and health and safety issues of managing a human resource department.


Maria Graziani

"Carlow puts a strong emphasis on supporting women business owners. That was inspiring for me to see."

MBA ’11

Enrique Mu

"You need to look for interesting opportunities. Do things you wouldn't usually do. Otherwise, nothing new will ever happen."

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Diana Nsemo

"I feel so empowered. My horizons have been broadened, and I feel like I can do anything. I recommend that everyone get an MBA from Carlow!"

MBA '14