Master’s in Business Administration Online
Our MBA program was created for you. Maryville takes a different approach to the Master of Business Administration degree. Our online MBA courses are rooted in both reality and research. Our instructors are passionate about teaching and helping you advance your career. Everything about our online MBA program is designed to help you redefine your role in today’s workplace. If you’re ready to take the next step, we’re open for business.
Why earn your online MBA degree?
As organizations pivot their business models to ensure success, they need the right talent — professionals with strategic vision, team management skills, and the ability to influence colleagues, employees, and clients. Our online master’s in business administration can help you develop the competitive edge that makes you stand out.
Whether you’re exploring which industry suits your interests, looking to speed up your professional development, seeking resources to transition into a new field, or leveling up your leadership skills as you start down an entrepreneurial path, our online MBA can help.
Maryville’s online MBA — which can be completed in as little as one year with no GMAT or GRE required — teaches the interpersonal, theoretical, and practical skills needed to solve the complex and challenging business problems today’s organizations confront.
When you earn your MBA degree online at Maryville, you not only gain access to seasoned business leaders devoted to sharing their expertise, but you also have opportunities to develop a robust professional network and pursue a big lift in your paycheck upon graduation. As you engage in rigorous analytical studies and collaborate with classmates from diverse backgrounds, you cultivate experience and know-how that’s key to thriving in the business world.
Benefits of Maryville’s accredited online MBA program
Connections matter in business. When you enroll in our online MBA program, you join a network of future leaders. You also have a chance to dive into case studies and projects that deepen your knowledge in a range of sectors and industries.
The Maryville online MBA program is designed for you to:
- Gain real-world knowledge and skills that you can apply in real time
- Enjoy an accessible, high-quality, student-centered MBA
- Develop the business expertise to stand out from your competition
- Build your business competence and confidence through a practical curriculum
- Get hands on as you solve business challenges and examine current case studies
- Learn from and network with active professionals who share their expertise
Earn an online MBA degree customized to your goals
12 Concentrations Available
To separate yourself from the competition, you can choose to complete an MBA concentration in a field that aligns with your career ambitions. The more specialized you become, the more you can distinguish your talent.
The general online MBA program, without choosing a concentration, can be completed in as little as one year. With a concentration selection, you can graduate in as few as 14 months.
Pursue a specialized MBA in Accounting and study advanced concepts in tax planning, risk management, strategic accounting, and financial statement analysis.
Learn more at our online MBA in Accounting page.
Business Data Analytics
Learn to leverage the power of data in driving key business decisions by studying areas such as analytics, data visualization, and predictive modeling.
Earn an online MBA in Cybersecurity and learn about effective cyber defense controls, forensic examination, and legal aspects of privacy and compliance.
Learn more at our online MBA in Cybersecurity page.
Emerging and Digital Media
Study the skills to help you excel in an increasingly digital communications landscape. Learn how to use new tools and techniques like integrated marketing, analytics, and search engine optimization, and gain the skills to become a leader in this fast-growing field.
Earn a specialized MBA in Financial Services. Learn advanced concepts in the financial industry, financial institutions, money and the economy, investment alternatives, and portfolio construction.
Learn more at our online MBA in Financial Services page.
Earn your MBA online with a specialized focus in Health Administration. Study advanced topics in healthcare industry and practice management, healthcare practice management operations, medical law, ethics, risk management, and quality and population health management.
Learn more at our online MBA in Health Administration page.
Human Resources Management
Earn your MBA online and study advanced topics in human resource management, employment law and compliance, compensation, and benefits.
Learn more at our online MBA in HR Management page.
Complete your MBA online and develop specialized knowledge in IT. Study information technology management, agile analysis and design, database principles, and data analytics.
Learn more at our online MBA in IT page.
Study advanced concepts in project management, human resource management, interpersonal management, and leadership.
Learn more at our online MBA in General Management page.
Earn a specialized education in consumer behavior, social networking, search engine optimization, branding, and integrated marketing communications. In today’s age of credentials, the MBA carries a certain prestige that can enhance your personal brand in the professional world.
Learn more at our online MBA in Marketing page.
Complete your MBA online and discover project management principles, operations management, supply chain management, and enterprise planning.
Learn more at our online MBA in Project Management page.
Add a creative spark to your online MBA and become more adept in the design and development of computer software. Gain knowledge of programming, data structures, web applications, and agile systems analysis and design.
The business world is all about connections — so is our online MBA
Why choose our student-centered online master’s in business administration program? One reason is that we’re focused on building your industry connections. The John E. Simon School of Business and the faculty of our online MBA program cultivate partnerships with companies from around the world in every business sector. Our connections improve your networking opportunities. They also ensure our program is addressing industry needs.
A few of our business partners include:
- Centric Group
- Edward Jones
- Express Scripts
Does a master’s in business pay off?
On average, MBA graduates can earn $50,000 more than bachelor’s degree holders, according to the Corporate Recruiters Survey 2021 by the Graduate Management Admission Council. With our one-year online MBA completion option, you can recoup financial costs faster than you could with many other programs.
What can you do with your Master of Business Administration online degree?
What is an MBA? Irrespective of the industry, an MBA is the standard qualifier for management, leadership, and advancement opportunities. In 2018-19, approximately 23.6% of all master’s degrees conferred were in business, according to the U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics. Today’s organizations expect top applicants, potential managers, and leaders to have an MBA. Earning an online MBA is a smart business move on your part.
Top MBA careers for graduates
An online master’s degree in business administration helps you develop the expertise to pursue careers including:
- Administrative services manager
- Digital marketer
- Financial analyst
- Financial manager
- Health services manager
- Human resources manager
- Industrial production manager
- Marketing manager
- Market research analyst
Online MBA graduates work in business settings such as:
- Financial institutions
- Government/public administration
- Hospital and healthcare systems
- Independent consulting firms
- Insurance companies
- IT companies
- Marketing agencies
- Multinational corporations
What is the median MBA salary for graduates?
Many students base their selection of an online master’s degree in business administration on price or prestige. We think you should focus on ROI. At Maryville, 50, and in as little as one year, you can earn your online MBA, no GMAT required. That’s a wise investment for the substantial opportunities that could come your way next. Take into consideration your pre-MBA salary, and then calculate your potential lifetime earnings with your online MBA.
Take a look at some of the top median salary outcomes below, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and imagine what a specialized online MBA credential can do to prepare you for future roles:
Administrative Services Manager
Medical & Health Services Manager
Insights from our faculty
We asked Christopher Gourdine, assistant dean and assistant professor of business administration, for his thoughts on the MBA program. Here are his responses:
Communication skills, both in writing and in speaking, are first and foremost. These capabilities are required throughout our program, and opportunities to sharpen them for the workplace occur in every course. As we all know, communication skills can be a major differentiator between someone who simply maintains their current job and someone identified as having potential for higher leadership and responsibility.
Also, students can gain a deeper understanding in a wide array of areas important to employers, including traditional business components, such as marketing, corporate finance, and accounting; the latest technological skills in cybersecurity, business analytics, computer programming, and information systems; and search engine optimization. Each MBA student can customize their degree through the combination of concentrations and elective options to suit their aspirations and career goals. The initial exposure and learning in our courses can then be practiced in the workplace to build competence and expertise.
Take advantage of your graduate education to become an expert in your career field by bringing your challenges and projects from work into the classroom. Seek insights from peers and instructors, and develop solutions you can try out the next day. Also, share your successes with our advisors. Your journey both inspires us and gives us opportunities to improve what we do.
Maryville offers accessible, student-friendly education with a top-notch faculty. We pride ourselves on a culture of creating high classroom engagement — between learners and each course’s material, among learners as a cohort, and between faculty members and students. We also use the latest employer and industry inputs to ensure our courses and concentrations reflect the most current needs of the market. This relevance is the advantage we feel our MBA students deserve. Our MBA program, like all of our graduate programs, is competitively priced. We believe education should be accessible, and part of that promise is our pricing.
A big part of strategic thinking starts with having an open mind, being receptive to new information, and being willing to learn from competitors, peers in other industries, and other real-world interactions. These inputs are the basis for innovation, which is thinking about how the latest developments, the newest process improvements, and opportunities in the market can be leveraged in the business leader’s field to create the greatest advantage. Leaders also play a huge role in spurring innovation. True leaders realize it’s not all up to them; they’re able to create an environment where the talents of both their executive team members and line employees alike are harnessed as sources of innovation.
Online Master of Business Administration curriculum
Our online Master of Business Administration program is tailored to provide you with the skills you need to effectively manage whatever industry challenges you may face in your future. In addition, our program exposes you to advanced business concepts, such as networking, technical savvy, analytical thinking, leadership, finance and accounting, and systems-level thinking.
The online MBA program consists of 39 credit hours for the general track and 42 for each of the 12 concentrations. Core courses cover topics ranging from business ethics and organizational development to business economics and strategic marketing.
You can learn more about our online MBA courses on our curriculum page.
Admission requirements for Maryville’s online MBA — no GMAT or GRE required
Our business model is simple. We designed our online MBA program to give open access to highly motivated individuals. That’s why there are no GMAT or GRE entrance exam requirements and no application fee. You can start classes at a time that’s right for you by choosing one of six admission points during the year. If you’re ready to put in the work, we’re ready to help you stand out. Our admission requirements include the following:
- A four-year bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
- Official academic transcripts.
- A completed online application — no fee required.
- Personal statement explaining qualifications for graduate work.
- International applicants: Official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a score of 563 within 2 years of application.
Frequently Asked Questions
Earning a master’s in business administration online prepares graduates for a host of opportunities in the public, private, for-profit, and nonprofit sectors. It also sets them up to thrive in a wide range of industries, such as healthcare, energy, investment banking, and IT.
For example, organizations of all sizes need consultants to help them overcome business challenges and integrate innovative procedures that reduce costs and increase efficiency. Financial institutions and insurance companies rely on savvy analysts to bridge the gaps between their IT and business departments. Every type of company seeks qualified professionals to strategically market itself and guide its financial decisions.
The median salary for professionals holding an online master’s in business administration from a U.S. institution was about $90,000 as of June 2021, according to PayScale.
Yes. Our online MBA program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
In addition, Maryville University proudly holds regional accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Maryville has maintained accreditation from the HLC since 1941, and this status was most recently reaffirmed in 2015.
Our MBA program requires students to complete 27 credit hours in core courses, plus a three-hour capstone course. In addition, students must complete nine elective credit hours for the general MBA track or 12 credit hours for industry-specific concentrations.
You can graduate from our MBA degree online program in as few as 12 months, when choosing the general MBA program. With a concentration selection, you can graduate in as few as 14 months. Plus, Maryville offers six start times a year to accommodate your schedule and get you going as soon as possible.
Maryville’s online MBA program offers 12 concentrations:
- Business Data Analytics
- Emerging and Digital Media
- Financial Services
- Health Administration
- Human Resources Management
- Information Technology
- Project Management
- Software Development
These concentrations allow you to closely align your studies with your career goals. With the specialized expertise you gain from focusing on a concentration area, you boost your marketability. What’s more, concentration areas lend you credibility, making you a competitive candidate for specialized industries. Selecting a concentration area also lets you shift into new fields of interest in a relatively short amount of time.