Program NameBusiness Administration
College/SchoolSchool of Business
Degrees Available at SIUE
- Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Business Administration at SIUE
The master of business administration (MBA) degree is designed to develop the professional capabilities of managers working in business. The central objective of the curriculum is to enhance quality and innovation in the analysis, interpretation, and use of information for formulating, communicating and implementing managerial decisions in business organizations. The ethical management of resources in a global environment is emphasized through the curriculum. Required courses in quantitative analysis, decision making and negotiation will sharpen the ability of students to apply models and skills, and integrate knowledge across disciplinary areas. Students can select a specialization in business analytics, management information systems, project management, or four elective courses that will fit their specific career objectives.
Accelerated eight-week courses are offered in two flexible formats:
- Evening/hybrid: Classes meet one evening per week. This format combines traditional classroom instruction with online assignments.
- Online: The majority of coursework is delivered online with occasional face-to-face meetings that generally occur on the weekend.
Students can enroll for any term in the school year and take courses in either or both formats.
Students completing the program should be prepared to engage in managerial careers leading to advancement through middle-and upper-level positions in business and not-for-profit organizations. Additionally, graduates of the program are qualified for careers in administration or management of business firms; in banking and insurance; and in federal, state and local government agencies, as well as a variety of other settings where knowledge of business functions is required.