Master of Business Administration General Online

Increase your value to employers and your career versatility with this in-demand degree. Gain broad-based knowledge and advanced expertise that will help you rise as a more competent, confident leader.

Apply by: 1/4/22
Start class: 1/18/22

Program Overview

Grow your career with a UIS Online MBA General

Total Tuition $15,168*
Duration As few as 12 months
Credit Hours 30

Position yourself as a top candidate for leadership opportunities with an online MBA degree from the University of Illinois Springfield. As the business world becomes increasingly competitive, fast-paced and global in scope, the demand is growing for those with advanced critical thinking, strategic decision-making and data-based analytical abilities.

This AACSB-accredited MBA program provides you with broad-based knowledge and skillsets applicable to a wide variety of industries. Master contemporary theories and practices, while developing deeper understanding of core business functions and cutting-edge business software. Learn from, and collaborate with, the same top-tier professors who teach on campus.

Graduates of the online MBA will:

  • Develop stronger critical-thinking and problem-solving abilities
  • Gain deeper insights into the theory and practice of accounting, finance, information systems, marketing, operations management and organizational behavior
  • Understand the use of business approaches and applications such as Six Sigma, SPSS, Kaizen, Lean Management and LinkedIn Learning
  • Develop stronger critical-thinking and problem-solving abilities
  • Gain deeper insights into the theory and practice of accounting, finance, information systems, marketing, operations management and organizational behavior
  • Understand the use of business approaches and applications such as Six Sigma, SPSS, Kaizen, Lean Management and LinkedIn Learning

Career opportunities:

  • Business Analyst
  • Marketing Professional
  • Financial Planner
  • Controller
  • Merchandiser
  • Sales Representative
  • Media Buyer
  • Production Line Supervisor
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Business Analyst
  • Marketing Professional
  • Financial Planner
  • Controller
  • Merchandiser
  • Sales Representative
  • Media Buyer
  • Production Line Supervisor
  • Human Resource Manager

Accreditation

The College of Business and Management at the University of Illinois Springfield is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). Fewer than 6% of business schools worldwide have earned this symbol of the highest standard in management education.

Note: Students in the online MBA are not eligible to participate in the GPSI/GA programs or to use University of Illinois Employee/Child of Employee Tuition Waivers.

Also available:

UIS offers a variety of specialized MBA programs. Check out all of our online MBA concentrations.

Total Tuition $15,168*
Duration As few as 12 months
Credit Hours 30

Accreditation

The College of Business and Management at the University of Illinois Springfield is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). Fewer than 6% of business schools worldwide have earned this symbol of the highest standard in management education.

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Tuition

The UIS MBA General offers an outstanding value at an affordable cost

Earn a world-class education for less than you’d expect. Our pay-by-the-course tuition fits easily into your budget.

*Total cost is estimated at $1,516.80 per course based on a semester fee schedule. Please note that students in the online MBA are not eligible to participate in the GPSI/GA programs or use University of Illinois Employee/Child of Employee Tuition Waivers.

Tuition breakdown:

Total Tuition $15,168
Per Credit Hour $505.60
*Total cost is estimated at $1,516.80 per course based on a semester fee schedule. Please note that students in the online MBA are not eligible to participate in the GPSI/GA programs or use University of Illinois Employee/Child of Employee Tuition Waivers.

Tuition breakdown:

Total Tuition $15,168*
Per Credit Hour $505.60

Calendar

UIS Online program dates and deadlines

Designed for working professionals, UIS Online programs feature multiple start dates per year, so you can begin at the time that best fits your schedule and complete your degree quickly.

Now enrolling:

Next Apply Date 1/4/22
Next Class Start Date 1/18/22
TermStart DateApp DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineClass End DateTerm Length
Fall 2021-2nd Half10/18/2110/4/2110/11/2110/13/2110/17/2112/11/218 weeks
Spring 2022-1st Half1/18/221/4/221/11/221/13/221/17/223/12/228 weeks
Spring 2022-2nd Half3/21/223/7/223/14/223/16/223/20/225/14/228 weeks
Summer 1-1st Half6/6/225/23/225/30/226/1/226/5/227/30/228 weeks

Now enrolling:

Next Apply Date 1/4/22
Next Class Start Date 1/18/22

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Admissions

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Admission Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Official transcripts
  • No GMAT required with 2.5 GPA

Applicants to the UIS Online MBA must meet at least one of the following combinations for admission.

  • Master’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited college or university. No GMAT will be required.
  • Bachelor's degree in business from a regionally accredited college or university with a 2.0 GPA or higher. No GMAT required for 2.5 GPA or higher.
  • Bachelor's degree with a non-business major from a regionally accredited college or university with a 2.5 GPA or higher and completion of gateway prerequisite courses BUS 501: Business Perspectives, ACC 311: Administrative Uses of Accounting and ECO 315: Economics for Administration or their equivalents. No GMAT will be required.
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a 2.0 – 2.49 GPA with five years of supervisory and middle-professional-level work experience and three letters of recommendation. No GMAT will be required.
  • Waiving of GMAT and gateway prerequisites will be considered if a minimum of two years of mid-level or higher supervisory and middle-professional experience is documented in a resume.

Note: Students in the online MBA are not eligible to participate in the GPSI/GA programs or to use University of Illinois Employee/Child of Employee Tuition Waivers.

Courses

Explore what you’ll learn in your online MBA General courses

For the online MBA program, you must complete 10 courses totaling 30 credit hours, including 21 credit hours of core courses and nine credit hours of electives.

Only needed if student has a non-business undergraduate degree.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
For students whose objectives are to develop an understanding of uses of accounting information for planning, control, and decision making. Emphasizes accounting processes and measurements, significance and limitations of financial statements, and managerial accounting concepts and applications.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This is the gateway course to the MBA curriculum that introduces the core concepts in functional areas of management, marketing, finance and operations with an emphasis on application to business situations. Concepts are integrated through case analyses to pursue in-depth study of functional area topics throughout the graduate business curriculum. Other topics include ethical issues and the roles of globalization, diversity, technology, entrepreneurship, and innovation in business. *Only needed if you have a non-business UG degree.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Essential micro and macroeconomic concepts as they apply to administrative decisions. Principal theories and analysis of efficient resource allocation as related to economic decisions of individuals, public and private organizations, and society.
Required core courses.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Study of planning and internal management decision making and the use of accounting systems for control.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Study of the conceptual foundations and practices of contemporary marketing as well as the planning, implementation, and control of the marketing function. Topics include situation analysis; marketing objectives; target market selection; and product, promotion, pricing, and physical distribution decisions.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Operations management concerns the production and delivery of goods and services. This course focuses on those business processes, procedures and strategies used to transform various inputs into finished goods and services. Focus is on both understanding how the provision of goods is organized and managed and recognizing potential areas of improvement in the management or production of goods and services. Also of major study will be how operations management interfaces with other functional areas and the various issues and problems that traditionally arise in the field of operations management, including those related to technology, globalization, and ethics.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Examination of impacts of individuals, groups, and structural attributes on behavior within organizations.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course emphasizes the formulation of organizational missions and the implementation of policies and strategies to assure their achievement. This course focuses on the oversight of entire operations in light of stakeholder expectations and legal and ethical considerations.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Concepts and variables include those used in financial analysis, planning, and control. Topics include financial forecasting, capital budgeting, leverage, valuation, cost of capital market and related legal/ethical issues.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will cultivate familiarity with a broad range of managerial as well as technical issues, technologies, and terminologies such as information systems high-level architecture and life cycle, information flow within organization, managerial decision making tools, data quality control and assurance, ethical and legal aspects of IS, and successful implementation of IS projects.
Students in the MBA General program must complete 3 of the following courses:
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A supply chain is a network of companies producing and delivering goods and services from raw materials to end consumers. Supply chain and logistics management consists in designing and managing business processes across the supply chain. This course introduces students to contemporary issues in supply chain management, including supply chain strategy, supply contracts, risk mitigation strategies, flexible logistics systems, service supply chains, sustainability and the role of IT.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is designed to introduce the fundamental concepts and techniques in lean operations and quality systems for continuous improvement. Lean processes focus on creating value by relentlessly pursuing waste elimination. Quality systems incorporate practices that deal with the elimination of process variations for zero defects. These concepts provide an integrated method to both service and manufacturing sections for improving quality, productivity, customer satisfaction, and profitability.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course examines organizational and interpersonal applications of power at macro and micro levels. In power simulations, students will experience power opportunities of various system positions. The role of individual differences and interpersonal dynamics are examined. Students will also learn to give and receive feedback on power issues focused on self, team and organizational systems.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Course offers a perspective on the timing, instruments, and choices available to financial investors. Shows the investment network that facilitates the efforts of individual investors, security analysts, portfolio managers and the organized markets. Current regulations and investor safeguards are also reviewed. Prerequisite: FIN 502
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course evaluates US and international financial markets and institutions. Students will learn to conduct qualitative and quantitative analysis of financial market structures, and management decision-making in the financial industry. There is a focus on estimating the valuation of FIs in market environment, applying value-based management into FI operations, and controlling risk that might jeopardize market values of financial assets. Prerequisite: FIN 502
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Students will develop skills for making comprehensive financial plans in accordance with individual and household financial objectives that include return expectations, risk tolerance, and liquidity needs. Learn to design, implement and monitor decisions in personal financial plans.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Students will develop the skills to process data, model and analyze financial topics. Covered topics include financial statement analysis, valuation, forecasting, and budgeting preparation based on analytics results. Course uses applied software programs such as Excel to produce 3-statement integration, sensitivity and scenario analysis, Monte Carlo simulation and other financial spreadsheet models.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Students will evaluate psychological effects on financial decision making. This course introduces principles and develops skillsets that are needed for financial planning, financial coaching, and financial therapy.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Students will develop skills in technical analysis (TA) of market trends, trader psychology, and investment planning. This course reviews the TA methodology and investor crowd psychology. It evaluates the effects of human emotions, market mood and cognitive errors on asset trading behaviors.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Beginning with a strategic overview of the organization, this course will use concepts and tools involving organizational analysis, job analysis, workforce planning, recruitment strategies and selection techniques to effectively acquire and develop talent. Employment law within the legal and social context of the organization and organizational entry transition issues will also be examined.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course examines key human resource concepts and tools that enhance organizational performance. Topics covered include performance management, employee training and development, employee and labor relations, managing diverse organizations, total compensation, and risk management.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course focuses on the financing of new ventures beginning from the start-up stage to IPO stage. Emphasis is placed on the choice of financing to the entrepreneur in addition to the details of venture capital financing for the perspective of venture capitalists. Topics include: working capital and cash flow objectives, valuation methods, risk adoption, and risk dispersion.
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