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 learning. 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 and starting in Fall 2020 will consist 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.
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.
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.
What can you do with this degree?
The MBA is perhaps the most versatile graduate degree in the world. Recent UIS alumni are currently building successful careers at:
- Archer Daniels Midland Co.
- Bank of Springfield
- City of Springfield
- Hickory Point Bank
- Horace Mann
- Memorial Health System
- State Farm Insurance
- SIU School of Medicine
- State of Illinois
- U.S. Bank