Accelerate your career on your time with an online MBA

Fast-track your success with an online Master of Business Administration from the University of Missouri–St. Louis. Our accelerated online MBA is a 16-month, cohort-based asynchronous program, allowing you to complete coursework when and where you want.

Designed for working professionals, our online MBA builds upon your prior work experience to boost your career while providing the flexibility to work around your busy schedule. Our small class sizes and cohort model encourage a high-touch learning environment with the same level of support you’d receive on campus.

As an UMSL online MBA student, you’ll experience exceptional services that go above and beyond the classroom. We are committed to supporting our online learners through:

  • Leadership Coaching: Personalized one-on-one leadership coaching throughout the program by an assigned ICF-certified executive leadership coach
  • International Consulting Trip: A week-long international trip for professional development to consult with a foreign company on business projects (participate virtually or in-person)
  • Faculty Support: Synchronous faculty support via weekly online office hours
  • Advising: Assigned professional advisor
  • Cohort Learning: Move through the program with the same cohort of working professionals from start to finish.

Earn an accredited online MBA

AACSB LogoAt UMSL, we are committed to online education that doesn’t compromise on support or quality. We are proud that our internationally recognized College of Business Administration is accredited by the world’s premier business school accrediting organization, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, in both business and accounting. This places UMSL among the top 2 percent of business schools worldwide.

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Why earn your online MBA from UMSL?

Our comprehensive online MBA offers an expedited pathway to the credentials you need to enhance your career opportunities. Earn a world-class degree that provides the flexibility, support and in-depth training you need to take your career to the next level:

  • Comprehensive curriculum: Our online MBA courses cover essential business topics such as financial and managerial accounting, people management, information systems, supply chain and logistics, law, ethics and contemporary marketing.
  • Expert guidance: Benefit from top business experts who provide leadership coaching, personalized advising and synchronous faculty support through weekly online office hours.
  • Global experience: Engage in a transformative weeklong international trip, either virtually or in-person, to collaborate with foreign companies on real-world business projects, enhancing your professional development.

What can you do with an MBA?

Graduates of our online MBA program apply what they’ve learned to real-world business situations. Our online MBA courses equip you to maintain awareness of legal and compliance issues, critically evaluate emerging markets and technologies, and understand complex business financial affairs.

With UMSL’s accredited online MBA, you will have a well-rounded and versatile understanding of crucial aspects of business operations, allowing you to pursue elevated career positions or start your own business venture.

The demand for MBA graduates is on the rise.
With employment growth dependent on the industry and specialty, an online MBA can offer you a competitive edge in the job market. According to, individuals can earn an average annual MBA degree salary of $97,000, making it a lucrative investment in your future.


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Career Opportunities

  • Financial Manager
  • Computer and Information Systems Manager
  • Business Analyst
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Quality Control Systems Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Manager
  • Budget Analyst


Application Deadlines

Fall semester: July 1

Admission Requirements

The UMSL Online MBA program takes a holistic approach when evaluating student applications. Grade point average (GPA) and professional experience are all considered when making an admissions decision.

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. For more information on what you need to apply, please see the Application Checklist.

Note: The Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) is not required for admission to the MBA program.

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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.

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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.