Master of Business Administration Online

Gain the critical information and skills to make effective managerial decisions, and prepare to apply those learnings across a broad range of leadership roles.

Apply by 3/1/23
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Start Classes 3/18/23

Enrollment for our accelerated online MBA programs is open. Get started today!

Program Overview

Take a closer look at our online MBA program

Tuition

$18,392.40

Total Tuition

Duration

as few as 12 months

Program Duration

Credit Hours

36

Credit Hours

In the online Master of Business Administration program from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, you will learn to identify, analyze and define business problems while implementing a course of action and monitoring outcomes.

This accelerated online master’s in business degree program emphasizes real-world experiences, sharpening your ability to apply models and skills across disciplinary areas. Our program not only advances your technical skills—it exposes you to the behavioral components and human factors that impact managerial effectiveness.

With a wide variety of electives, you can shape your degree to fit your professional interests and goals. Plus, the curriculum includes an embedded capstone course focusing on strategic management and highlighting interrelationships between firms and external environments.

You can complete your degree in as few as 12 months, with no foundation courses required, regardless of your undergraduate background. Core course work empowers you with a variety of foundational skills and advanced applications including decision-making, accounting, information systems and technology, managerial economics, corporate finance, quantitative analysis, marketing, and more.

When developing the MBA curriculum, we worked closely with the region's top business professionals to bring theoretical knowledge and real-world experience into the classroom. Many of those same leaders serve on our advisory board, as do alumni who ensure the course work is relevant, up-to-date and tailored to real business needs.

In this online program, you will learn to:

  • Identify and define business problems and generate and evaluate alternative courses of action
  • Implement a chosen course of action and evaluate its outcome in the context of a dynamic organization
  • Discern and appreciate the ethical implications of decisions, as well as the impact of the global environment on the management of people and processes
  • Integrate current and emerging functional knowledge into the decision-making process
  • Identify and define business problems and generate and evaluate alternative courses of action
  • Implement a chosen course of action and evaluate its outcome in the context of a dynamic organization
  • Discern and appreciate the ethical implications of decisions, as well as the impact of the global environment on the management of people and processes
  • Integrate current and emerging functional knowledge into the decision-making process

Career opportunities

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Sales Director
  • Marketing Director
  • Human Resources Director
  • Finance Manager
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Sales Director
  • Marketing Director
  • Human Resources Director
  • Finance Manager

The School of Business at SIUE is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) and is one of only two percent of business colleges and universities in the world to hold this accreditation for business and accounting. The School has been accredited since 1975.

Tuition

Completing your MBA at SIUE is more affordable than you might expect

Tuition for the MBA online degree program is the same for in-state and out-of-state students. All fees are included.

Tuition per credit hour

$510.90

Per Credit Hour

Tuition per credit hour

$1,532.70

Per 3 Credit-Hour Course

Tuition per credit hour

$18,392.40*

Total Tuition

If you are applying for financial aid, please use Federal School Code 001759. For more information, please contact our financial aid office by calling 618-650-3880 or emailing [email protected].

*Tuition includes all fees and is subject to change without notice. The University reserves the right to increase tuition and fees at any time.

Calendar

Don’t miss these important deadlines

The MBA program is delivered in an online format ideal for working professionals, conveniently featuring six start dates each year. Choose the start date that best fits your goals.

Upcoming Start Dates

Tuition per credit hour

3/1/23

Next Application Deadline

Tuition per credit hour

3/18/23

Start Classes

TermStart DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineLast Class Day
Spring I1/14/2312/28/221/4/231/10/231/12/233/3/23
Spring II3/18/233/1/233/8/233/14/233/16/235/5/23
Summer I5/8/234/19/234/26/235/2/235/4/236/23/23
Summer II6/26/236/7/236/14/236/20/236/22/238/11/23
Fall I8/26/238/9/238/16/238/22/238/24/2310/13/23
Fall II10/21/2310/4/2310/11/2310/17/2310/19/2312/15/23

Admissions

Register quickly and easily – here’s what you need to know

Admission to the MBA online program is based on a variety of factors including undergraduate grade point average (GPA), overall score on the GMAT and its parts (Verbal, Quantitative, and Analytical Writing) and previous work in other graduate programs.

Register quickly and easily – here’s what you need to know

  • Graduate School application and $40 fee
  • Submission of all postsecondary academic transcripts
  • Successful completion of a bachelor's degree prior to enrollment
  • Minimum GPA of 2.50
  • Eligibility for GRE/GMAT waivers are listed below. To apply to waive the GRE/GMAT requirement, applicants must contact the program director at [email protected] to request the waiver. The decision to grant the GMAT/GRE waiver rests with the program director and School of Business MBA admissions committee.
    • Applicants should have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 (4.0 scale) in undergraduate coursework.
    • Applicants should have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale) in any graduate coursework that is complete.
    • A GMAT/GRE waiver may be available, upon review of application materials, to applicants with an undergraduate/graduate degree cumulative GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale).
    • Current resume demonstrating post-bachelor's degree professional work experience.
    Admission is selective; the program, at its discretion, may request GRE or GMAT test scores, other supporting documents, or interviews that demonstrate the applicant's ability to successfully pursue a Master of Business Administration degree.
  • Personal history information
  • International Applicants: Proof of English Proficiency, minimum requirements are TOEFL (79), IELTS (6.5) or equivalent

Program application materials may be uploaded during the application process, but official transcripts must be sent directly from the school attended, and test scores must be verifiable with the appropriate testing service. Please contact the Graduate Admissions office with questions regarding the application submission process at [email protected].

Admission to the MBA program is based on a variety of factors including undergraduate GPA, overall score on the GMAT and its parts (verbal, quantitative and analytical writing), and previous work in other graduate programs. At least two years of work experience is recommended for students entering the MBA program. Students recently admitted to the MBA program have had, on average, a cumulative undergraduate GPA (UGPA) of 3.2 (A=4.0) and an overall GMAT score of approximately 520.

Review the SIUE Admissions Policy for more information.

Students who were not admitted may appeal. These appeals are handled by the MBA program director. Students seeking an exception are required to provide the program director with evidence supporting the reason such an exception should be granted. The program director's decision regarding the appeal is final.


All required documents (e.g., official transcripts) should be sent to the following address:

SIUE Office of Graduate and International Admissions
Campus Box 1047
Edwardsville, IL 62026-1047

Electronic official transcripts should be submitted to [email protected].

Note: Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in their MBA courses. Students who fall below this minimum will be placed on academic probation and referred to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. If the student is permitted to continue in the program, the conditions for continuance will be put in writing and communicated to the student. In addition, students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in order to receive their degree.

Courses

The topics you will study in our 100% online MBA program

The MBA online curriculum is comprised of 36 credit hours, including 24 credit hours of MBA core courses and 12 credit hours of electives.

In order to earn your MBA online, you will complete the following required courses.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Examines the individual and group level dynamics of decision making focusing on non-quantitative issues surrounding managerial decisions and ethical dilemmas.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Understanding and analysis of financial and managerial accounting information to enable internal/external users to make informed business decisions.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Information systems and state-of-the-art information technology with a middle-level managerial focus.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Economic analysis of managerial decisions, business strategy, government policy, and regulation affecting business organizations.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Theoretical concepts and analytical tools for solving problems and making corporate investment and financing decisions. Firm valuation, international security markets, and foreign investments. Will not count toward MA or MS in Economics and Finance.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Problem solving and fundamental quantitative methods to formulate and solve problems to support business decision making. Analysis of complex situations and communication of results.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Decision-Oriented overview of marketing management in creating value by analyzing customer responses for designing products, prices, channel and communication strategies for planning marketing effort.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Analysis, formulation, and implementation of firm's strategy studied from a general management perspective. Interrelationships between the firm and its external environment are emphasized.
In order to earn your MBA online, you will complete four of the following elective courses.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Management of the IT (information technology) function and emerging technologies with a strategic-level focus.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Theory and techniques for managing technology projects within constraints of time, resources and functionality. Topics include project initiation, planning, executing, controlling and closing.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Examination of procurement management and risk management in projects.  Topics include strategies for supplier evaluation and contract administration as well as risk identification, analysis, response planning, and control strategies.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A framework of standard processes based on the Project Management Body of Knowledge and other resources.  Includes processes for managing scope, time, quality, cost, human resources, communications, risk, and procurement.  Prerequisite:  CMIS 540 or consent of instructor.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The role of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software in the business environment will be explored using SAP. A risk management approach will be emphasized.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Query language (SQL) and procedural language-SQL (PL/SQL). Database structures and storing, retrieving, and manipulating data in relational databases. Covers PL/SQL blocks of application code.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Enterprise-wide data modeling, conceptual database design, entity-relationship and object-oriented models, physical database design, relational model, and normalization theory.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Introduction to the concepts and applications of business analytics to support data-driven decision-making in organizations.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Overview of business analytics and business intelligence using SAP tools, including how to assess and use data, determine data needs and generate and process reports.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Techniques and tools for information systems analysis and design. Process-oriented modeling and structured design concepts and techniques; re-engineering business processes; quality-assurance and reliability.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course adapts economic skills and tools to the health care sector. Material includes behavior; cost; insurance; utilization; and economic assessment of public policy issues.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course applies financial strategy, tools and analysis to entrepreneurial ventures at various stages of the venture life cycle. Key topics include evaluating, planning, financing, operating, controlling, and monetizing a venture.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Within the framework of negotiation, this course is designed to develop individual skills needed to manage effectively including: conflict management, negotiation and crisis/change management.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Focus on diagnostic, conceptual, analytic and interpersonal competencies needed in leadership roles; power, politics and influence in organizations; corporate culture and leadership style; and leadership and ethical decision-making.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Knowledge and skills of organizational change with emphasis on diagnostic skills necessary for effective management of planned organizational change. Individual and group leadership approaches.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Theory and practice of human resource management. Balanced attention on strategic use of HR in organizations and HR tools to achieve effectiveness and efficiency.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Interpretations and discussions of current developments in management. Emphasis on analysis of current developments.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course introduces students to the concepts, methods and applications of Customer Relationship Management. Students will develop an understanding of theoretical underpinnings and practical considerations of customer relationship management.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Private and public insurance (Medicare, Medicaid) systems. Evolution of hospital financial reimbursement capital allocation practices. Cost containment from perspective of providers, insurance, and employers. Physician payment and forms.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Current policy issues in management of health care services. Content varies, depending on student interest and availability of faculty. May be repeated to a maximum of 9 hours as long as no topic is repeated.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A process view of operations management concepts such as process design, capacity, flow time, supply chain and logistics in manufacturing and service organizations is presented.

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