Asynchronous delivery with synchronous support.

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 through:

  • Leadership Coaching: Personalized one-on-one leadership coaching throughout the program by an assigned ICF-certified executive leadership coach
  • Consulting: International consulting project with partner company in Panama (participate virtually or visit company leadership in Panama)
  • 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.

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AACSB LogoOur 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.

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Degree Overview

Master of Business Administration -

100% Online MBA

Our fully online program provides professionals an accelerated pathway to gaining the credentials they need to boost their career prospects.

  • A new cohort begins every August
  • Complete the program in four semesters (flexible accommodations available)
  • 16-month program from start to finish
  • Learn with your cohort of full-time working professionals
  • Complete coursework when it works for you, no campus visits required

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.

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. Graduates 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.

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

  • 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 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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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.