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.

An MBA Cohort is offered in downtown Peoria on weekends.  A new Cohort begins every fall.

See entrance requirements and prerequisite requirements.


Graduate Certificates are available in:

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




Megan with awardMBA student, Megan Cox, recently received the Brian Milbrandt Intern Award at the Graduate Public Service Internship (GPSI) annual breakfast.  Megan was an intern at the Il Dept. of Central Management Services. Read an excerpt from her nomination.


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.