Graduate Studies > Tuition & Financial Aid

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to advance your career with an MBA.

When making the decision to pursue your MBA, you are making an investment not only in yourself but in your future. You should approach this decision with a long-term perspective, assessing the value a MBA will bring to you personally and professionally.

At Limestone College, we strive to ensure our online MBA program is competitive in its educational offering and available to prospective students at a reasonable cost.

Most students rely on multiple funding sources, including personal resources, loans, sponsorships and company tuition reimbursement. To keep out-of-pocket costs at a minimum, Limestone College offers affordable solutions for textbooks with rental options available for most courses.


Financial Aid

Limestone College is committed to helping our graduate students find ways to finance their education. Graduate students are eligible to receive Unsubsidized Stafford Loans, with the amounts not to exceed the cost of attendance budget for the program. If a student is not eligible for Stafford Loans due to reaching aggregate limits, he/she can apply for the Grad Plus Loan. Students can apply for the Grad Plus Loan online at . You will need your 4 digit FAFSA PIN to log in. In order for us to consider you for these funds and to determine eligibility, please complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) no later than May 1st of each year. The FAFSA can be completed at Be sure to indicate on the FAFSA that you are seeking a Master’s Degree.

Graduate students can also apply for private education loans to help with the costs of the program if they are not eligible for the federal Stafford Loans. To learn more information on private education loans, please visit the link.

Graduate students are not eligible for institutional scholarships or federal or state grants.

Program Costs

2019-2020 Academic Year
effective July 1, 2019


Classroom Sessions
  • $1950 per course (3 semester hours)
  • $800 per Residency
Graduation Fee
  • $150 - covers the application for graduation, cost of your diploma, official transcript, cap, gown and hood (which students keep).

Active Military Discounted Tuition

Classroom Sessions
  • $1650 per course (3 semester hours)
  • $700 per Residency
  • $5 - Covers the costs of verifying a student’s identity.

Program Required Core Courses

  • BA 501 - Group Dynamics I
  • MG 530 - Marketing Management
  • BA 540 - Organizational Ethics
  • MA 550 - Quantitative Methods for Managers
  • BA/LG 560 - Legal Issues in Business
  • BA/EC 570 - Managerial Economics
  • BA 601 - Group Dynamics II
  • AC 600 - Managerial Accounting
  • FI 600 - Corporate Financial Management
  • BA 670 - Strategic Management
  • BA 680 - Group Dynamics III
BA 501, BA 601, & BA 680 are Residency Weekends

Management and Leadership Concentration Required Courses

  • MG 520 - Organizational Theory & Behavior
  • MG 620 - Supply Chain Management
  • MG 650 - Leadership & Change
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Healthcare Concentration Required Courses

  • HC 520 - Healthcare Policy
  • HC 620 - Healthcare Ethics/Legal
  • HC 650 - Healthcare Leadership and Change
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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. In addition to SACS accreditation, the MBA program is also accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). ACBSP ( is a specialized global business accreditation body following the Baldrige 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.

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 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 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.