Frequently Asked Questions about the Online MBA


I read the admissions requirements to the program and I am not sure my test scores qualify. Can I still apply?
Gannon University offers Provisional Academic Status and Non-Degree Status to students whose scores do not meet the requirements for Degree Status. Provisional Academic Status may be awarded at the discretion of the program director to students who show academic promise but do not meet the requirements for Degree Status. These students may petition for Degree Status after the completion of 9 credits with at least a 3.00 GPA. Non-Degree Status is awarded to students who show academic promise and are seeking professional development.  A maximum of 9 credits may be taken as a non-degree student. Contact us at 877-497-5854 to speak to an admissions advisor about your situation.

Can I get credit for work experience or previous graduate work?
Yes, based on an evaluation of your prior academic background. The MBA Foundation courses may be waived through an in-depth evaluation of your academic transcripts or through waiver by proficiency exam.  Students who have taken the equivalent courses in the past, and do not meet the requirements through evaluation of their transcript, but feel that they have a strong background in an area which is not reflected on their transcript (i.e. the courses were taken more than 7 years prior to admission or the student did not achieve the appropriate grade) may request challenge exams to demonstrate their proficiency. 

Transfer credits from other institutions are accepted at the discretion of the program director.  In general, a maximum of six credits many be accepted in transfer for courses in which a student received at least a grade of “B” (3.0).

How soon can I complete the program?
You may be able to earn your online MBA in as little two years.

Is the MBA program accredited?
Yes. The Gannon University online MBA degree program is fully accredited by The Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools and the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Can I specialize in one area of business?
The Gannon University online MBA offers a specialization in Marketing, Human Resource Management and Finance. 

What if I don’t want to pick a specialization?
You can choose courses from a list of electives in lieu of a specialization.

How does online learning work?
You will have access to an online learning interface with email, a chat function, and discussion message boards. Each week you will go online to get your assignment and coursework.When you do so is up to you, but you will be required to complete each week’s assignments by the deadlines set by your instructor.   Before classes begin, you will attend an online orientation to introduce you to the online learning system so that you can focus on your education.

Do you have more questions about the online MBA at Gannon University? Call us at 877-497-5854 to speak with an admissions advisor, or request more information.