Online Master of Business Administration

The Online Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is an accelerated MBA program for those who already have some work experience and want to enhance their career opportunities. It provides working professionals with the flexibility and experiences they seek in a business graduate degree.

This program is designed to accommodate a busy professional’s life by offering classes completely online, enabling students to balance school, work and life responsibilities. Online MBA students have already achieved a certain level of success, so valuable networking opportunities are a key benefit of this program. Students also have the ability to learn from classmates’ work experiences as small class sizes and a cohort model offer specialized attention and close relationships. 

We are committed to supporting our online learners throughout the program. Students will be equipped with dedicated professional advising and executive mentorship. They’ll also be paired with a leadership development coach and receive regularly scheduled faculty support. We are here to help you succeed every step of the way. 

Program type:

Graduate, MBA


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Degree Overview

Master of Business Administration -

100% Online MBA

Get the Credentials You Need to Elevate Your Career

Chiefly designed to accommodate working professionals, the 100% Online MBA Curriculum can be completed in as little as 4 semesters and in just 18 months. The fully online program provides professionals an accelerated pathway to gaining the credentials they need to boost their career prospects. Students can expect to gain high level training and top-tier education in predominant business topics such as financial and managerial accounting, people management, information systems, supply chain and logistics, law, ethics, and contemporary marketing concepts. By completing the program, students will have a well-rounded and versatile understanding of crucial aspects of business operations allowing them to pursue elevated career positions or start their own business venture. 

Outcomes and Career Outlook

Upon completion of the program, graduates will apply what they’ve learned to real-world business situations. They will maintain awareness of legal and compliance issues, critically evaluate emerging markets and technologies, and understand complex business financial affairs. 

MBA graduates are in demand with employment growth dependent on the industry and specialty with a median annual salary of $90,489, according to wage and employment data from


Median annual salary

Career Opportunities

  • Business Analyst
  • Finance Manager
  • Logistics Manager
  • Distribution Officer
  • Marketing Consultant
  • Business Operations Manager
  • Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
  • Investment Banker
  • Production Officer


The Online MBA program 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 WAIVED for applicants to all Graduate Business Programs for Spring 2022, Summer 2022 and Fall 2022.)

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.

What do I Need to Apply?

  • A completed online application. The application deadline is July 1 for Fall admission.
  • Official undergraduate degree transcripts from an accredited university plus any other collegiate-level transcripts.
  • A current copy of your Résumé.
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 and a GMAT score of at least 500 or waiver.
  • A statement of purpose.
  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • International applicants: Please review the UMSL Global's Graduate Applicant webpage.

Plan of study

ACCTNG 5400 Financial and Managerial Accounting 3
BA 5100 Managerial Communications 3
MGMT 5600 Managing People in Organizations 3
IS 5800 Management Information Systems 3
SCMA 5310 Supply Chain Strategies 3
BA 5900 Law, Ethics and Business 3
FIN 6500 Financial Management 3
MKTG 5700 Contemporary Marketing Concepts 3
BUS AD 6990 Strategy Formulation and Implementation 3
Electives 6

Total Hours



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.

Student Organizations – UMSL is home to more than 100 student organizations with many serving graduate students. This includes graduate organizations in business, creative writing, psychology, biology and more in addition to graduate honors societies and student veterans organizations.

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.

Networking – with the largest alumni network in the region, UMSL graduate students have access to leading professionals engaged in business, research, entrepreneurship, non-profit, government, community organizations. Our academic units engage this network in curriculum development to ensure our graduate students gain the skills needed to advance along their choose career path.

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.