Master of Business Administration

The UIS MBA is the only U of I on-campus MBA program in the heart of the state. The in-person format allows students to tap into local networking opportunities and forge strong relationships with colleagues and faculty through experiential AACSB logolearning. The program’s 8-week course format allows students to finish a degree in as little as one year, or longer, if desired.

The MBA is a blended format that consists of 10 courses–7 core courses and 3 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.

Online MBA Coming in Fall 2021!

You will soon be able to earn an MBA from anywhere in the world!

Students in the CBM’s on-ground graduate programs are discouraged from transferring to the College’s online programs as the latter may not have courses sequenced in accordance with the on-ground programs.  This may increase time to graduation and different tuition rates, which can be avoided by remaining in the College’s on-ground graduate programs.

Courses will begin October 18, 2021.

Earning an online MBA degree will take one year (or more depending on your choices).

With no extra coursework, online students may also earn an online Graduate Certificate in:

More information will be posted here as it becomes available.

For more information please email us at or call 217-206-6712

Graduate Certificates are available in:

With no extra course work, MBA student can add a Graduate Certificate.  (Apply for the graduate certificate in the MBA application or add a certificate later with a Change of Curriculum Form.)

Lionel Harden
Lionel Harden with his GPSI supervisor at the Illinois Dept. of Central Management Services, Office of Rapid Results.

MBA students may apply to the Graduate Public Service Internship (GPSI) Program and Graduate Assistantship Program. These programs provide tuition and stipends while students work 20 hours per week and enroll as full-time students. Read about MBA students who are currently participating.




Cathy at Memorial Hospital
Cathy Strukely, Manager, Communications and Digital Services, Memorial Health Systems, MBA, 2018

What can you do with an MBA degree?
You decide!

The MBA is perhaps the most versatile graduate degree in the world. Recent UIS alumni are currently building successful careers at:

  • Ameren
  • Archer Daniels Midland Co.
  • Bank of Springfield
  • City of Springfield
  • Hickory Point Bank
  • Horace Mann
  • Memorial Health System
  • Reynolds
  • State Farm Insurance
  • SIU School of Medicine
  • State of Illinois

The UIS Career Development Center has many resources including specific MBA information.

Get In Touch:
Phone: (217) 206-6712
UHB 4060
One University Plaza
Springfield, Illinois 62703-5407