Master of Business Administration

Proud to be AACSB accredited, UIS offers a quality business education for those who aspire to management and leadership positions.

The MBA at UIS is a generalist degree that provides career building opportunities for persons in all walks of life. Students will master contemporary management theory and practice in:  accounting, finance, information systems, marketing, operations management, and organizational behavior.

The MBA is a blended format and consists of 12 courses–8 core courses and 4 electives.  Most core courses meet week nights on the UIS campus.  Electives are offered in a variety of ways including online, blended, and on campus–weeknights and weekends. Flexibility allows students to be full or part-time.

See entrance requirements and prerequisite requirements.


MBA students may apply to the Graduate Public Service Internship (GPSI) Program.  Internships provide tuition and stipends while students work 20 hours per week and enroll as full-time students. Graduate Assistantships also provide tuition and stipends.  Read about MBA students with GPSI internships.


Graduate Certificates are available in:

With no extra course work, MBA students can add a Graduate Certificate.



Innovate Springfield, now a part of the University of Illinois Springfield, is a university-led social innovation and business incubator.  In the heart of Springfield, across from the Old State Capitol, Innovate Springfield makes office space and amenities available to those starting new businesses.  They also provide capacity-building programming and a community of entrepreneurs and expert advisors.  And the best news is that student memberships are available for free if you are a student who is working on a start up idea.