Limestone’s Online Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) Program

Whether you are seeking a promotion, want a higher salary or simply desire to personally excel in your education, Limestone College offers an online MBA program designed for you. Limestone’s innovative online MBA program allows students the ability to work at their own pace, focusing on a single class every eight weeks. By following the set schedule, you can earn your MBA in less than two years.

MBA Program Quick Facts:

  • Take one course at a time, every eight weeks, to earn your MBA in 22 months
  • Attend three residency weekends on-campus in Gaffney, SC with ample opportunity to meet with faculty and network with classmates
  • Benefit from affordable tuition at $1,950 per course and $800 per residency
  • Take advantage of full-time, accessible and experienced faculty with 92 percent holding a Ph.D. in a business-related field
  • Move forward with the application process with no GMAT required for students with five years of management experience

Flexible Schedule

Flexible online classes provide learning opportunities day or night. As a working professional, you wear many hats throughout the day: employee, manager, supervisor, mom, Little League coach. The list goes on and on. Limestone College understands the need for balance and its online MBA program is designed for working professionals. That’s why MBA coursework can be accessed at any time throughout the week, from any location, whether from your home or workplace in South Carolina, Charlotte, NC or beyond, allowing you to complete your assignments at your own pace.

Program Curriculum

An innovative curriculum creates opportunities to interact with peers and faculty both online, in-group work and through three residency weekends on-campus in Gaffney, SC. Depending on their prior academic background, students will take 11 to 12 online courses in key business disciplines including management, marketing, accounting, finance, business law and ethics. Our full-time MBA faculty is accessible whenever you need them to address questions and assist with problem-solving.

For more details about Limestone’s online MBA program curriculum, visit the curriculum page.

The MBA Career Advantage

  • Skills: The Limestone online MBA program helps students build skills critical for advancing in today’s business world including strategic thinking, leadership, communication, entrepreneurship, and problem solving.
  • Salary and Employment: Graduates of Limestone’s online MBA program have seen an average of 30 percent salary increase post MBA and have gone on to work in private, public and nonprofit sectors both in South Carolina or other cities across the US. Some employers include Wells Fargo, Walmart, QVC, Coca-Cola Company, United States Army, U.S. Postal Service, Disabled American Veterans and more.
  • Career Resources: The MBA program students will gain access to Limestone College Career Services offering helpful career planning tools, resources, and job postings. Students can also watch the Interview Series, a set of online video tutorials on how to ace an interview, delivered by Limestone College Professor of Management, Michael Scharff.

Average starting salary for MBA graduates by industry

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Accredited MBA

Limestone’s online MBA program is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Military-friendly College

Military Friendly School logoLimestone College offers a tuition discount of $100 per credit hour for Active Duty, Reserves and National Guard military service personnel and works to make programs flexible and affordable. Limestone College has been chosen as a Military-Friendly School and is a member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOCAD, SOCGuard, and SOCCoast). Chosen as a Top-25 Best College for Veterans (South) this year from US News and World Report, Limestone understands the demanding and transient nature of a career in the military. We appreciate your service, and are here to assist in any way possible. Learn more.

Corporate Partnerships for Online and Evening Students

Limestone College holds a number of partnerships with companies providing corporate grants to students. If a student’s company participates in the program, he or she is eligible to receive the grant each semester. With the corporate grant, students can still receive financial aid and any state or federal student loans. Here are a few of our partner corporations:

Business Accreditation

ACBSP AccreditedLimestone College’s Department of Business & Economics was accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) in 2017.  ACBSP ( is a specialized global business accreditation body following the Baldridge model focused on teaching excellence and continuous improvement.  ACBSP evaluates business programs in areas of leadership, strategic planning, stakeholder relationships, quality of academic programs, faculty credentials, and quality improvement.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Limestone’s MBA Program

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How long will it take to complete Limestone’s online MBA program?

The current online MBA program is designed to take just 1 year and 10 months to complete.

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Is Limestone’s online MBA program accredited?

Yes! Limestone College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, baccalaureate, and master’s degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033 - 4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Limestone College. Any other inquiries that do not pertain to accreditation, such as admission requirements, financial aid, and educational programs should be addressed directly to Limestone College by email at mba[at]limestone[dot]edu or by phone, (864) 488-4370. It is important when selecting any MBA program that you make sure the program is accredited by a regional accrediting body.

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Why should I choose Limestone College?

The Limestone online MBA program is designed for working professionals. Flexible online classes give students the ability to learn day or night based around their personal preferences and schedules. Our innovative curriculum creates opportunities to interact with peers and faculty both online, in group work and through three residency weekends held at our main campus in Gaffney, South Carolina. We are dedicated to providing outstanding instruction for each class. Our full-time MBA faculty is accessible whenever you need them to address questions and assist with problem-solving. While many online colleges and universities teach courses with part-time adjuncts, Limestone is committed to using full-time faculty with doctoral degrees whether you are taking an online class or attending one of the residencies Limestone College’s online MBA program combines the flexibility of an online MBA with the foundational learning opportunities, full-time faculty and long-standing heritage you expect from a traditional MBA program. For more information, email mba[at]limestone[dot]edu or call (864) 488-4370

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What if I’ve already taken some graduate courses, can I transfer that credit?

Yes, in general, students can transfer up to six (6) credit hours for courses completed with a grade of B or higher from another accredited graduate program. All transfer credits must be approved by Limestone College.

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How do I apply for admission to Limestone’s online MBA program?

We offer an online application process. CLICK HERE to get started today!

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How many classes will I need to take at a time?

The online MBA program is designed for students to focus on one course every eight weeks. In the event that you may not be able to take a course, the program is flexible to accommodate your needs and adjust accordingly.

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Do I need to take the GMAT / GRE test to be accepted?

Most students do take the GMAT or GRE for admission; however, Limestone College does offer three distinct levels of acceptance – one of which does not require a score from either of these tests. For more information on Admission Requirements to our online MBA program, please CLICK HERE.

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Will I need to be online at designated times?

No, Limestone College’s online MBA program is designed for working professionals who need flexibility in their schedule. There is no need to log-on to the internet at any specific time. The courses are flexible allowing you to complete the coursework at your convenience.

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My company offers reimbursement for continuing education, can I use those funds to pay for my online MBA?

Yes, if your employer offers reimbursement for graduate course work, then you can use these funds to finance your MBA. For more information on company tuition reimbursement, CLICK HERE.

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What if I don’t have an undergraduate business degree, can I still be accepted into the online MBA program at Limestone College?

Yes, you do not have to have a business degree to apply or be accepted into the program. Based on your undergraduate coursework, Limestone College may require you to take a selection of business-related undergraduate courses to give you a solid background in business prior to starting your graduate coursework. These courses will be identified to you as part of the admissions process. For more information on Admission Requirements to our online MBA program, please CLICK HERE.

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Is a computer required for Limestone’s MBA program?

Yes. Most of the courses will be given in an online environment, accessible via the Internet. Students will also need access to a word processing program, preferably Microsoft Word. Some courses may be given via podcast, which allows you to download lectures and watch them using your PC or video iPod when you are not connected to the Internet.