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 weeknights on the UIS campus. Electives are offered in various 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

You can 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 following 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.

Please note that students in the online MBA are not eligible to participate in the GPSI/GA programs or use University of Illinois Employee/Child of Employee Tuition Waivers.

Courses will begin on October 18, 2021.

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

Online MBA General

Online MBA Human Resource Management

Online MBA Applied Finance

Online MBA Operations & Supply Chain Management


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

With no extra coursework, an on-campus 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.

On-campus MBA students may apply to the Graduate Public Service Internship (GPSI) and Graduate Assistantship programs. (Please note that online MBA students are NOT eligible to participate in these programs). 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