MBA - part time

Elmhurst College

Program Description

MBA - part time

Elmhurst College

Earn your MBA on Campus or Online

To succeed in today’s business world, you need an MBA that does more than teach you the basics. You need the analytical and critical skills that will make you a confident

At Elmhurst College, you’ll find all that and more. Conveniently located in the western suburbs of Chicago, Elmhurst offers flexible degree options and a great value. Taking classes online or on our west suburban campus with a cohort of fellow professionals, you’ll earn your MBA in less than two years of part-time work.

Our flexible curriculum means you can choose from several areas of specialization:

  • Management Information Systems (MIS)
  • Management of People
  • Finance
  • Marketing Research
  • Project Management
  • Supply Chain Management (SCM)
  • General Management

You can also earn a law degree in conjunction with your business degree: Elmhurst offers a JD/MBA dual-degree program in collaboration with The John Marshall Law School in downtown Chicago. An Elmhurst MBA is a great value and an affordable option.

Curriculum

The master of business administration at Elmhurst requires the successful completion of 10 courses for a total of 7.50 credits (30 semester hours). In the first year, you will complete a schedule of courses together with your cohort. In your second year, you will select courses in your area of interest and study alongside students from several cohorts.

Required Courses

  • MBA 500 Organizational Management
  • MBA 501 Financial and Managerial Accounting
  • MBA 502 Analytical Tools for Management Decisions
  • MBA 503 Marketing Management
  • MBA 504 Financial Management
  • MBA 505 Strategies for Creating a Competitive Advantage

Electives

  • MBA 508 Special Topics
  • MBA 509 Project Management
  • MBA 517 Sales Techniques and Selling Strategies
  • MBA 532 Sustainable Business Management Using the Triple Bottom Line
  • MBA 545 Financial Statements Analysis
  • MBA 550 Cultural Diversity in Organizations
  • MBA 558 Leading Change Management
  • MBA 559 Leading Innovation and Technological Change

Program Format

Students may complete the program fully online or on-campus through the cohort model. Either way, you'll complete the program in less than two years on part-time study.

Online Format

All online courses are 8 weeks in length. Although you communicate with professors and peers online, every course maintains the Elmhurst high-tech, high-touch spirit. Classes are small, so professors can continue to devote the same high level of personal attention to each and every student.

On-Campus Format

Built on a cohort (team-focused) model, the program embraces the College's belief that students play a significant role in supporting one another's learning, motivation and success. As business professionals who have been in the workplace for at least three years, each student brings to the classroom a unique work experience and perspective. And as students share real-world lessons with one another, they become part of each student's "arsenal" for tackling similar challenges in their subsequent careers. Whichever format is chosen, instructors are always available to meet with individual students, either on-campus or virtually, by appointment. Movement between the on-campus and online program is handled on a case by case basis.

Areas of Specialization and Electives

The electives and areas of specialization of the Elmhurst MBA have been developed in cooperation with other graduate programs at the College and new and existing courses in the Department of Business. The choice of an area of specialization must be approved by the program director.

  • Finance
  • Management Information Systems (MIS)
  • Management of People
  • Market Research
  • Project Management
  • Supply Chain Management (SCM)
  • General Management

Admission Requirements

The MBA program at Elmhurst is designed for business professionals who have completed a bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university. Candidates for the MBA program must complete the following prerequisites:

  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Business Finance

Prerequisites can be met through the successful completion of online course MBA Prep 300 starting in Summer 2013 or completed as part of the student’s undergraduate coursework or transferred from another college or university. MBA students must have at least three years of full-time professional business experience. The program coordinator may also request an interview with you.

Please note, in lieu of the Statement of Purpose, applicants to the MBA program, are asked to respond to one of the following questions:

  • What are your career goals? How will an MBA help you achieve these goals?
  • Describe one or two significant accomplishments, in the last five years, that you are most proud of and discuss why you view them as such.
  • What will be your biggest challenge while earning your MBA?

Admission & Application

Ready to advance your career? At Elmhurst College, we try to make the graduate application process as simple—and friendly—as possible.

The Elmhurst MBA is offered part time - campus or online.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated October 23, 2017
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