Master of Business Administration MBA


Program Description


The Radford University Master's of Business Administration (MBA) provides a broad-based, cross-functional education in core business areas with targeted electives in analytics and innovation designed to prepare students for advanced leadership roles in both private and public sectors of the global economy. Graduate business courses provide experiential learning opportunities that engage students in the educational process, thereby providing a bridge between theory and practice.

Radford Univeristy MBA full-time students come from a wide variety of undergraduate institutions and backgrounds, but they tend to have one thing in common. Many of these students are younger professionals who are just embarking on their careers, and they have chosen our program as the best way to begin their journey. By exercising the flexibility of the MBA program options, these students are able to meet their professional needs.

Though our full-time students typically have less than five years of work experience, they are a diverse group that includes students from all around the globe, some with five, ten, or even twenty years of work experience. However, they all come together because they see an MBA as a valuable part of their toolkit for the future.

Full-time MBA students typically have courses scheduled Monday through Thursday, which leaves Fridays for students to participate in the many professional development opportunities offered at Radford University and throughout the region. Our office sponsors a Friday professional development Brown Bag series throughout the semester which is targeted to the full-time student and includes relevant guest speakers and one-on-one career development advice.

Other opportunities for our full-time students include graduate assistantships, involvement in the MBA Student Association, access to our College of Business and Economics events and speaker series, applied projects in regional and global businesses, volunteer opportunities, and much more!

The full-time MBA student typically lives in Radford, or one of the other nearby communities of Christiansburg or Blacksburg, and they are engaged in life in our communities as well as on-campus. We can proudly say that through a variety of ways, MBA students are changing the way the region does business.

Last updated Aug 2020

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Who We Are Radford University is a comprehensive public university of 11,870 students that has received national recognition for many of its undergraduate and graduate academic programs, as well as it ... Read More

Who We Are Radford University is a comprehensive public university of 11,870 students that has received national recognition for many of its undergraduate and graduate academic programs, as well as its sustainability initiatives. Radford University serves the Commonwealth of Virginia and the nation through a wide range of academic, cultural, human service and research programs. Well known for its strong faculty/student bonds, innovative use of technology in the learning environment and vibrant student life on a beautiful 204-acre American classical campus, Radford University offers students many opportunities to get involved and succeed in and out of the classroom. The University offers 76 bachelor’s degree programs in 47 disciplines, three associate degrees, and six certificates at the undergraduate level; 28 master's programs in 23 disciplines and six doctoral programs at the graduate level; and 14 post-baccalaureate certificates and one post-master's certificate. A Division I member of the NCAA and Big South Conference, Radford University competes in 16 men’s and women’s varsity athletics. With over 300 clubs and organizations, Radford University offers many opportunities for student engagement, leadership development and community service. In addition to robust academic offerings and engaging student experiences on the main campus located in Radford, Virginia, Radford University also offers a clinical-based educational experience for more than 1,000 students living and learning in Roanoke, Virginia as part of Radford University Carilion, a public-private partnership focused on the cutting-edge delivery of health sciences programming, outreach and service. Read less