Move your career forward with an advanced degree in business administration

UMSL’s Master of Business Administration degree program builds on your existing knowledge to take you from entry-level to executive positions. You’ll learn how to lead and manage teams, evaluate emerging markets and technologies and apply it all to real-world business situations.

Our MBA degree is designed to meet the needs of working professionals like you. We offer evening, online and hybrid format courses, including a completely online MBA program to fit your busy lifestyle.

Tailor your coursework to your career goals. At UMSL, you can focus your business administration master’s degree in accounting, business analytics, cybersecurity, finance, information systems and technology, international business, management, marketing or supply chain management.

Make important connections with other professionals in your field. UMSL's alumni network includes 27,000 professionals with degrees in business administration, giving you access to the region's top corporations, nonprofits and start-ups.

Join one of the top ranked AACSB accredited schools

Our internationally recognized College of Business Administration is ranked among the top two percent of business schools in the world thanks to dual AACSB accreditation in both business and accounting.

Additionally, our Master of Business Administration program is ranked on lists of the best part-time MBA degree programs in the state of Missouri and nationwide.

 

Program type:

Graduate, MBA

Format:

On-Campus

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Why earn your MBA degree at UMSL?

In the highly competitive world of business, having the right skills can make all the difference. Designed with the motivated working professional in mind, our MBA degree pairs a high-quality education with the flexibility and support to meet your unique needs and help you take the next step in your career.

  • Get a personalized plan to help you reach your career goals. UMSL's MBA program offers a variety of emphasis areas along with flexible scheduling, including an MBA online option, and personalized academic advising to keep you on track.
  • Gain a competitive edge with the help of working professionals. With 150 local executives serving on UMSL Business advisory boards, UMSL's MBA programs remain up to date with the latest business trends, mentorship opportunities, career forecasts and more.
  • Learn from highly qualified educators and researchers. Our faculty hold degrees from some of the world's most prestigious academic institutions and are internationally recognized for their contributions to their fields. They are mentors, dedicated to providing the individualized support every student needs to be successful.

What can you do with a degree in business administration?

A master's degree in business administration can open the door to higher paying jobs in almost every industry, helping you take your chosen career path to the next level. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, an MBA degree can help you earn up to a 90% higher wage than just a bachelor's degree alone, as well as giving you access to a broader range of job opportunities.

Graduates from UMSL College of Business have gone on to accept positions as company presidents, chief financial officers, vice presidents and chief information officers. Many have gone on to start their own businesses. Leading employers of UMSL graduates include Boeing Company, Edward Jones, AT&T, Bayer/Monsanto, BJC Healthcare, SSM Healthcare, Wells Fargo Advisors and more.

The median annual salary with an MBA is $90,489, according to Payscale.com, and is dependent on industry and specialty.

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Median annual salary

 

 

Career Opportunities

  • Business Analyst
  • Business Operations Manager
  • Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
  • Computer & Information Systems Manager
  • Finance Manager
  • General Manager
  • Health Services Manager
  • Investment Banker
  • Logistics & Supply Chain Analyst/Manager
  • Management Analyst/Consultant
  • Marketing/Advertising Manager
  • Marketing Consultant
  • Procurement Specialist
  • Project Manager

 

Admission Requirements

Graduate Business Programs takes a holistic approach when evaluating student applications. Grade point average (GPA), letters of recommendation, professional experience, and GMAT are all considered when making an admissions decision. The GMAT is not required for admission to this program.

Applicants with a 3.0 GPA or higher (on a 4.0 scale) qualify for regular admission. Students may be admitted on a restricted status if their GPA is slightly below 3.0.

For more information on applying to a Graduate Business program, please review the College's Admissions Standards page.

Application Deadlines

Fall semester: July 1
Spring semester: December 1
Summer semester: May 1

Choose your emphasis

Accounting
Business Analytics
Cybersecurity
Finance
Information Systems & Technology

Information Systems & Technology

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International Business

International Business

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Management
Marketing
Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Management

Master of Business Administration (MBA) students seeking an emphasis in Supply Chain Management (SCM) must complete SCMA 5320 and 6 additional hours of approved Supply Chain Management electives beyond SCMA 5310 (SCMA 5310 does not count toward the emphasis in Supply Chain Management). A maximum of 15 hours in any functional area will count toward the degree requirements. Only courses that are substantially different from courses taken for credit in a student’s undergraduate program will be acceptable. Students must complete at least 30 credit hours to earn the MBA.

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Non-Missouri Residents: Prospective students are responsible for reviewing the NC-SARA state authorizations page to see if this program is offered in their state throughout their program and to review the licensure or certification requirements for the state in which they reside.

Connect with likeminded business students and professionals though one of our student organizations. As a business administration master’s degree candidate, you may be interested in joining one of the following:

  • Black Business Student Association
  • International Business Honor Society
  • Delta Sigma Pi - America's Foremost Professional Business Co-ed Fraternity
  • Beta Alpha Psi - Honorary Organization for Accounting, Finance and Information System students and professionals

Career Services - Students have access to professional career counselors who can assist in everything from resume development and interview preparation to lining up an internship or connecting you with your next fulltime career. UMSL alumni also enjoy high quality, lifelong career management programming, services, events and resources to assist in all phases of career development.

Research - There are many opportunities for graduate students to showcase their research including our annual Graduate Research Fair, which is open to students from all graduate programs. Doctoral and thesis master’s students can also compete in the Three Minute Thesis challenge to be evaluated by a panel of judges for a chance to win cash prizes.