Graduate Overview

Master of Business Administration
Office Phone: (217) 206-7920
Office Location: UHB 4049

Bachelor of Business Administration (concentration options)

Undergraduate Minors
Business Administration
Sport Management


Departmental goals and objectives

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a professional graduate degree for individuals who aspire to positions of significant managerial and leadership responsibilities in organizations. The goals of the degree are to:

  1. Introduce students to contemporary managerial theory and practice;
  2. Strengthen analysis, problem solving, and leadership skills; and
  3. Provide a basis for lifelong growth and development as professional managers.

Consistent with the career aspirations of our students, the MBA curriculum focuses on four objectives. Students shall:

  1. Understand key concepts and contemporary management theory and practice in the functional areas of business, including accounting, finance, information systems, marketing, operations management, organizational behavior, and research methods;

  2. Understand the importance and demonstrate the use of cross-functional approaches to solving organizational problems;

  3. Demonstrate disciplined managerial skills, including analysis, planning, and implementation, while considering the impacts of technology, globalization, emerging markets, and diversity in organizations;

  4. Build a foundation for constructive assessment and exercise of leadership, decision-making, team management, power, and communication skills.