Project-Based Master of Business Administration

Graduate Degree

Bill and Vieve Gore School of Business

5 Semesters (18 months)

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The Project-Based MBA Program at Westminster University

Westminster University's online Project-Based MBA program is designed for those who want to master the abilities executives need to become leaders in their respective fields from the comfort of their homes. In this program we understand that what you know is important but that what you can do with what you know is crucial to your success.

Who the Project-Based MBA Program Is For

The online Project-Based MBA program is perfect for working professionals who are looking to take the next step in their career. Unlike a traditional on-campus MBA program, the Project-Based MBA program is taught in an interactive, online format that you can complete around your personal and professional schedule.

Project-Based MBA Plan of Study 

This program is also taught in an interactive, online format, meaning you can complete projects around your personal and professional schedule to make degree completion more flexible and convenient while still having meaningful interactions with faculty and peers.

the sequences

  1. Strategic Leadership
  2. Consumers in the Market
  3. Enterprise Performance
  4. Implementing Strategy
  5. Business Plan (You will build a business plan for a new startup or work on an intrapreneurial plan for your company as well as take the ETS Major Field Test in Business)

The program uses team projects and one-on-one mentoring to build a community with coaches and peers, learn about project assignments and competencies to be evaluated, increase your performance in competencies, and network.

international trip

At the end of the Project-Based MBA program, you’ll take an international trip with your cohort where you’ll put your skills into practice, demonstrating your ability to understand the complexity and interconnectedness of social, economic, cultural, and political issues and trends that affect the way international business is conducted.

Learn more about the project-based mba

More information on projects, coaching, grading, residencies, and more can be found under degree requirements on the Project-Based MBA program academic catalog page. Specific information on the parts of each project sequence is listed under course descriptions for the program found in the academic catalog.

Sample Courses

  • MBA-550EML: Mindful Leadership in Practice
  • MBA-601B: Survey of Economics
  • MBA-615C: Creating Competitive Strategies
  • MBA-PRJ2.6: Globalization

completion time

Students can complete the online Project-Based MBA program in 18-24 months, depending on their availability, drive, and focus. Since you are moving at your own speed (within a semester), you have the option of moving faster through the projects.

Potential Employers

  • Orchard Ventures 

Our Faculty

Chari Farr, MEc
PT Assistant Professor

Michael Glissmeyer, PhD
Assistant Professor

Mike Keene, PhD
assistant Professor


Average Class Size


"The MBA is about self-discovery, networking, and crafting a personal learning plan that makes sense for your career or entrepreneurial goals. Professors and business mentors at Westminster University are ready and interested in helping craft this type of individualized learning. Westminster University is the only school in the Intermountain West that provides this type of MBA."

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Graduate Business Certificates

With a graduate business certificate from Westminster University, you'll have the opportunity to enhance your skills while completing an MBA or MBATC degree. Choose from 6 programs that further your understanding of finance, leadership, marketing, and more.

Learn more about Graduate Business Certificates

There's No Better Investment Than You

Tuition and Fees

The price model of the Project-Based Master of Business Administration program ensures that you know the full price of the program at the beginning. All-inclusive pricing is fixed for 5 years once enrolled, as long as you stay active in the program. This includes all course materials and an international context tour.

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Financial Aid

Westminster University works with all students to determine the financial aid opportunities available to them. Federal financial aid is available and will be awarded on an individual basis to students who have filed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Some federal financial aid programs require students to maintain the equivalent of full- or part-time enrollment. Westminster University also offers scholarships for graduate students.


Students who completed an undergraduate degree at Westminster University are eligible to receive the Westminster University Alumni Scholarship. Project-Based MBA program students are also eligible for the Westminster University MBA Leadership Scholarship.


Graduate students are eligible for Direct Unsubsidized Loans and Direct (grad) PLUS loans through the U.S. Department of Education’s federal student loan program.