West Palm Beach & Wellington

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

You know the power of the light inside you. You know that it is strong enough that, with right preparation, you'll be capable of guiding others in a business setting. Palm Beach Atlantic's MBA program helps you focus that light, preparing you to serve at a higher level as a knowledgable business professional and a respected leader in banking, fund-raising, marketing, international business and for-profit and non-profit corporations of all kinds.

Our program delivers specific benefits including:

  • A focus on functional areas of business along with leadership enhancement
  • The infusion of Christian values so that you learn among students and professors who share your perspective
  • An emphasis on the practical application of knowledge in daily business
  • An international perspective with a (optional) two-week practicum in an emerging country
  • An environment that brings together both professors and students of the highest caliber

Our program:

  • 36 graduate credits that you can complete in 12 to 24 months depending on your schedule and time commitments (Click here to view complete catalog information**)
  • Master of Business Administration courses are offered weeknight evenings at PBA’s West Palm Beach campus
  • Program entry points are fall (August) and spring (January) with application deadlines of, August 1 and December 1
  • Students may combine the global business course with an international business trip scheduled each May at an additional cost. Destinations change annually.

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Admission Requirements

PBA Master of Business Administration students visit Dubai during a Global Business Trip. The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report rank PBA among the best universities in the Southeast.
  1. Earn a baccalaureate degree in business administration from a regionally accredited institution or a baccalaureate degree in another major with successful completion of foundational business courses in financial accounting, managerial accounting, microeconomics and statistics.
  2. Achieve undergraduate minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, with exceptions on a case-by-case basis.*
  3. Submit: 
    • A completed online application and $45 nonrefundable fee (Click on the drop-down arrow to select the Graduate application)
    • Official transcript from college/university where bachelor’s degree was conferred and from college/university where prerequisite courses were taken
    • Two letters of recommendation
    • Enrollment essay *Applicants who score less than 3.0 on a 4.0 scale must provide acceptable GMAT score of 450.


Image: PBA students visit Dubai during a Global Business Trip. The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report rank PBA among the best universities in the Southeast.


Admissions decision and notification:

Applicants will be notified in writing of the Graduate Admissions Committee’s decision within two weeks after submitting your completed application. To secure a spot in the Master of Business Administration program, accepted students must, no later than 30 days before classes begin, submit:

  • A non-refundable $100 deposit, which is applied to tuition upon enrollment


The estimated tuition for the entire MBA program is $19,500*. This includes tuition for 36 credit hours ($525/credit) and the Resource Fee ($200/semester). This is based on the 1 year degree plan.

Financial Aid

Palm Beach Atlantic makes every effort to offer financial assistance through a variety of programs (federal and institutional) to deserving students. Primary funding for graduate study is provided on the basis of demonstrated financial need in the form of work study awards and student loans. Students must apply for financial aid each year by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Assistance (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. For any questions on work-study or loan eligibility please contact finaid@pba.edu


PBA’s growth in graduate and professional programs has provided additional scholarship opportunities to become available through faithful donors wanting to assist students in achieving their educational goals. For additional information about these scholarship opportunities for your program, please contact us at the Rinker School of Business at, at (888) 468-6722 or (561) 803-2122.

*Cost based on 2015-2016 fee schedule and is subject to change. Additional fees may apply.

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