Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Business Process Management Online

Become a changemaker and maximize the business operations of any organization when you strengthen your understanding of innovative business process techniques.

Apply by: 1/3/23
Start class: 1/17/23

Program Overview

Explore what the MBA in Business Process Management has to offer

Total Tuition $15,180
Duration As few as 12 months
Credit Hours 30

Develop creative solutions for macro- and micro-level organizational challenges in this Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Business Process Management online. In this AACSB-accredited program, you will learn industry-specific best practices for managing information systems, modeling business processes, establishing technology standards and examining data.

Explore exciting career pathways when you gain innovative process-oriented strategies from the same highly experienced faculty who teach on campus. This rigorous and rewarding curriculum emphasizes hands-on practice with essential tools like SAP systems and ARIS simulation, so you will gain the advanced skillset employers need.

Graduates of the Online MBA Business Process Management will:

  • Gain the fundamental knowledge needed to be able to successfully analyze, define, mine and design organizational processes and to apply information technology to these processes
  • Support process innovation using the latest methodologies to redesign optimal business processes and information technologies
  • Describe different roles of Enterprise Systems (i.e., ERP, SCM and CRM) as components of the enterprise architecture to manage processes to achieve compliance
  • Gain the fundamental knowledge needed to be able to successfully analyze, define, mine and design organizational processes and to apply information technology to these processes
  • Support process innovation using the latest methodologies to redesign optimal business processes and information technologies
  • Describe different roles of Enterprise Systems (i.e., ERP, SCM and CRM) as components of the enterprise architecture to manage processes to achieve compliance

Career Opportunities:

  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Database Administrator
  • Technical/Business Architect
  • Software Developer
  • Business Manager/Director
  • Business Operations Manager
  • Business Operations/Process Analyst
  • Business Partner
  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Database Administrator
  • Technical/Business Architect
  • Software Developer
  • Business Manager/Director
  • Business Operations Manager
  • Business Operations/Process Analyst
  • Business Partner

Accreditation

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

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Total Tuition $15,180
Duration As few as 12 months
Credit Hours 30

Accreditation

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business Accredited Logo

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

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Tuition

Learn more about our affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition

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 $1,518 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 $15,180
Per Credit Hour $506
*Total cost is estimated at $1,518 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 $15,180
Per Credit Hour $506

Calendar

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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 1/3/23
Next Class Start Date 1/17/23
TermStart DateApp DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineClass End DateTerm Length
Spring 2023-1st Half1/17/231/3/231/9/231/13/231/16/233/18/238 weeks
Spring 2023-2nd Half3/20/233/6/233/12/233/16/233/19/235/13/238 weeks
Summer 2023-1st Half6/8/235/25/235/31/236/4/236/7/237/29/238 weeks
Fall 2023-1st Half8/25/238/12/238/18/238/22/238/25/2310/28/238 weeks
Fall 2023-2nd Half10/23/2310/9/2310/15/2310/19/2310/22/2312/16/238 weeks

Now enrolling:

Next Apply Date 1/3/23
Next Class Start Date 1/17/23

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Admissions

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Admission Requirements:

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

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 a minimum of three years of supervisory and middle-professional experience documented with three letters of reference.

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

Get to know the MBA in Business Process Management coursework

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.

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
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
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.
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. Capstone Course

Course Objectives

  • Develop and practice the ability to think strategically and define business strategy
  • Evaluate the effects of political, cultural, legal, market and socioeconomic forces and analyze industry environment
  • Conduct an analysis of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats
  • Identify ways to create competitive advantage and superior firm performance
  • Develop business-level and corporate-level strategies
  • Analyze complex business problems, evaluate possible solutions, apply various frameworks
Any 500-level course within the College (ACC/BUS/FIN/MGT/MIS) is an acceptable elective except for ACC 505, BUS 501 and MIS 513.  Please make sure you meet the course prerequisite requirement.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course enables students to learn about the methodologies used to redesign optimal business processes and related information technologies used in support of process innovation. Students learn about the state-of-the-art techniques used in support of business process modeling, simulation, analysis, and redesign. These techniques, learned through hands-on practice with SAP systems and ARIS simulation, include: identifying best-practice process, workflow automation, simulation of the business processes, and design of strategic enterprise management systems for efficient and effective use of information technology in support of business operations. Moreover, in this course, students learn about the concepts, principles, and models of enterprise governance of Information Technology in support of business process change and management. Prerequisite: MIS 513.

Course objectives:

  • Introduces the concepts of process modelling and IT governance
  • Demonstrates how to model business processes and measure business-IT alignment
  • Discusses applications of process modeling and governance of IT to improve thinking, problem-solving and decisions for businesses
  • Provides hands-on experience with related real-life or simulated applications

Learning Outcomes:

After completing this course, students will be able to do the following:

  • Demonstrate understanding of business processes and process modeling
  • Demonstrate understanding of common practices on the governance of IT
  • Model core business processes and build automated business workflows using state-of-the-art process modeling software
  • Analyze business problems related to process modelling and IT governance to provide practical insights

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Study of a process-oriented view of the organization and its relationships with suppliers, customers, and competitors. Identify the processes as vehicles for achieving strategic objectives and transforming organizations. Analyze, design, implement, monitor, and mine processes to optimize operations and achieve compliance. Prerequisite: MIS 513.

Course Objectives

  • Introduce the interrelated nature of the business process and how processes integrate the internal functions of the firm and allow the firm to interact with its environment
  • Describe different roles of Enterprise Systems (i.e., ERP, SCM and CRM) as components of the enterprise architecture to analyze and manage processes to achieve efficiency and compliance objectives
  • Review and investigate the best practices and emerging approaches in process management, analysis and mining
  • Provide hands-on practices for analyzing, implementing, monitoring and mining business processes

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, students will be able to do the following:

  • Describe the strategic view of processes and integrating the functional areas of the organization
  • Discuss the best practices and recent developments in the field of process analysis, change, modeling and mining
  • Demonstrate an understanding of process mining and an ability to mine business processes
  • Use the enterprise systems for implementing, monitoring and reporting business processes
  • Analyze business process data and hypothetical scenarios related to process management

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: 4
Discusses relevant elements of statistics, microeconomics, and accounting as they apply to administrative justification of decisions. Topics include data description, probability, sampling, supply and demand, and fundamentals of financial and managerial accounting such as financial statements and profitability analysis.
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