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MBA in
Criminal Justice

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Complete in 18 months

Full-time students can earn this degree in as soon as 18 months.

No entrance exam

The GMAT is not required for this program

Nationally Recognized

As a top business program for relevant curriculum

Online MBA in Criminal Justice

Why Choose Mount Mercy for My MBA in Criminal Justice?

At Mount Mercy University, our MBA in Criminal Justice is designed to help you gain the professional benefits of an MBA and the unique expertise of a criminal justice leader. Enhance your career outlook and impact on the social needs of your community, even with a busy work and home life.

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[Professors] bring that real-world experience to the classroom and the students love it. It’s not just studying what’s in the book but studying how they can apply it.

— Marcie Van Note
MBA Program Director

What Is It Like to Earn a Criminal Justice MBA Online?

How Will Mount Mercy’s Online MBA Fit My Schedule?

You can view your classes any time during a given week, and weekly deadlines help you stay on track.

Classes are offered online in accelerated 5- and 10-week courses. We offer at least nine start dates per year so you can begin coursework (and graduate) faster. Full-time MBA students can finish in 18 months.

How Will I Interact with Instructors and Classmates?

You’ll complete your coursework entirely within Mount Mercy’s application-based online portal while enjoying opportunities to connect with your instructors and classmates through:

  • Discussion forums
  • Project-based work (both group and individual)
  • Online office hours or supplemental video sessions

Course content is delivered through a variety of formats:

  • Written lectures and readings
  • Multimedia presentations
  • Instructor video recordings

What Will I Learn in Mount Mercy’s Criminal Justice MBA?

In addition to skills gained in your MBA, you’ll be better able to:

  • Take a leading role in achieving fair, ethical, and responsible justice for all
  • Evaluate and drive change in criminal justice policies and programs
  • Work with communities to develop proactive interventions that address social needs

What Career Opportunities Could I Have with an MBA in Criminal Justice?

This program helps you advance your career in the worlds of business and criminal justice. You’ll be prepared for a variety of positions, including:

  • Administrative Services Manager
  • Correctional Caseworker
  • Court Officer
  • Data Analyst
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Intelligence and Data Analyst
  • Management Analyst
  • Project Manager
  • Social Worker
  • Victim Advocate

What Salary Might I Earn with a Master of Business Administration Degree?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the 2019 median annual salary for administrative service manager occupations was $96,940. The number of these jobs is projected to grow by 7 percent through 2028.

Bureau of Labor Statistics

What Courses Will I Take?

Your MBA in Criminal Justice will include courses such as the following.

Criminal Justice
  • Administration of Justice
  • Theories of Crime and Justice
  • Civil Liability in Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice Electives
  • Homeland Security
  • Victimology
  • Drugs and Crime
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Special Topics in Crime and Justice
Administration
  • Organizational Ethics
  • Statistics for Managerial Decision-Making
  • MBA Capstone
Economics
  • Managerial Economics
Finance
  • Corporate Finance Reporting
  • Managerial Finance
Management
  • Operations Management
  • Organizational Effectiveness
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
Marketing
  • Managerial Marketing

How Much Does an MBA Cost at Mount Mercy?

$670

Cost per online credit


10% off

Tuition discount for employees of partner organizations


No Fees

Beyond tuition and books


Up to 12

transferable graduate credit hours which saves time and money!


Financial Aid

Mount Mercy encourages you to apply for federal, state, and other kinds of financial assistance.

  • Federal and state grants and loans
  • Tuition reimbursement from employers
  • 10% tuition discount for employees of partner organizations
  • Veterans’ benefits such as the Yellow Ribbon program and G.I. Bill®

Find out more about financial aid ›

Transfer Credit Policies

Transfer up to 12 graduate credit hours from another accredited institution.

How Do I Get Started?

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