Earn your MBA on Campus or Online
We believe an MBA should be student-centered. The way we see it, the only reason we’re here is to provide you a high-value, high-impact business education. Our mission is to give you the skills and connections you need to achieve your goals in your career and in your life.
Conveniently located in Chicago’s western suburbs, Elmhurst offers affordable, flexible degree options, on campus or online. With a cohort of fellow professionals, you’ll earn your MBA in less than two years of part-time work.
Areas of Specialization: Your Unique Offer
Go where your passions lead you—and discover your competitive advantage. Choose from one of nine areas of specialization.
- Computer Information Systems
- Management of People
- Market Research
- Project Management
- Supply Chain Management
- General Management
- Managerial Leadership
- Health Care Administration
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.
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.
- 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
- MBA 508 Special Topics
- MBA 509 Project Management
- MBA 517 Sales Techniques and Selling Strategies
- MBA 542 Investment Theory and Portfolio Management
- MBA 545 Financial Statements Analysis
- MBA 550 Cultural Diversity in Organizations
- MBA 552 Leadership
- MBA 553 Organizational Behavior
- MBA 555 Negotiations
- MBA 558 Leading Change Management
- MBA 559 Leading Innovation and Technological Change
- MBA 583 Marketing Research
- MBA 584 Use of Social Media Data in Research
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 of part-time study.
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.
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. 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.
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 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. An interview with the program director is also required.
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.
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Last updated March 28, 2018