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Online MBA Curriculum

Degree Requirements

The UMSL Online MBA is a 33-credit hour, four-semester, cohort-based program designed to be completed in 16 months. The 100% online class delivery is supplemented with a virtual advisor and faculty support. Admission to this program is for the Fall semester only. 


As a prerequisite to the program, all prospective Online MBA students are expected to have a foundation in microeconomics, macroeconomics, and business statistics. If a student has completed equivalent undergraduate courses, both program prerequisites may be waived. If prerequisites are needed, students will complete a 3-week, 100% asynchronous online boot camp in economics and/or statistics prior to program start or during the program. Bootcamps are offered in January, June and August every year. In 2024, boot camps are offered January 2 - January 23, June 3 - June 24, and July 29 - August 19. 

For information related to the cost of the Online MBA program, please view our Online MBA cost breakdown.


Fall Semester (1)
Class Class Code Duration Faculty Credit hours
Managerial Communication BUS AD 5100 8-week (Aug.-Oct.) Dr. Cindy Goodwin-Sak 3 Credit Hours
Law, Ethics, and Business BUS AD 5900 8-week (Oct. - Dec.) Dr. Don Seitz 3 Credit Hours
Managing People in Organizations MGMT 5600 16-week (Aug.-Dec.) Dr. Ekin Pellegrini  3 Credit Hours
Spring Semester
Class Class Code Duration Faculty Credit hours
Management Information Systems INFSYS 5800 8-week (Jan.-Mar.) Dennis Pellegrini 3 Credit Hours
Supply Chain Strategies SCMA 5310 8-week (Mar.-May) Dr. Jill Bernard Bracy 3 Credit Hours
Financial and Managerial Accounting  ACCTNG 5400 16-week (Jan.-May)  Dr. James Hesford 3 Credit Hours
Summer Semester
Class Class Code Duration Faculty Credit hours
Financial Management FINANCE 6500 12-week (May-July) Dr. Gaiyan Zhang 3 Credit Hours
Integrated Marketing Strategies MKTG 5700 12-week (May-July) Dr. Min Ju 3 Credit Hours
Fall Semester (2)
Class Class Code Duration Faculty Credit hours
Project Management BUS AD 5198 8-week (Aug-Oct) Dr. Bill Butler 3 Credit Hours
Organizational Culture: Leading an Inclusive Organization  BUS AD 5198 8-week (Oct-Dec) Dr. Kevin Sansberry 3 Credit Hours
Strategy Formulation and Implementation BUS AD 6990 16-week (Aug-Dec) 3 Credit Hours
Total 33 Credit Hours