Business & Management MBA

Online Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Earn your degree while keeping your day job with UMUC's online MBA.

Prepare for leadership with UMUC's online MBA programs designed for busy professionals.

  • Develop interdisciplinary skills: The MBA program will help you master sought-after skills in finance, marketing, operations, information literacy, technology fluency and systems thinking.
  • Build the soft skills employers demand: Develop key competencies for effectiveness as a manager, including ethical leadership, team building, communication, problem solving and critical thinking.

MBA Timeline

The 42-credit MBA program is structured in a two-year format.

The MBA is offered in four 10-week terms per year. If you complete the program in two years, your tuition will be locked at the same rate for all courses.

MBA Curriculum

UMUC's MBA is offered online and in a hybrid format with both online and on-site components.

The MBA curriculum includes coursework in management, legal and ethical issues in business, leadership, finance, marketing, strategy, decision making and operations.

UMUC's MBA: Supportive Faculty, Supportive Cohort

UMUC's MBA: Supportive Faculty, Supportive Cohort

A student reflects on UMUC's MBA learning community.

MBA Dual Degree Options

The MBA can be added as a dual degree after completing a Master of Science in Management or select other degrees to help give you a competitive edge and increase your marketability.

With just a few additional courses, you can enhance the power of your Master of Science or Master of Distance Education degree with an MBA. You must complete all requirements for the first degree before beginning the second degree; the MBA must be earned second. See MBA dual degree options.

Cohort Learning in the MBA

At UMUC, MBA students progress through coursework in the same group throughout the entire program, allowing you to network with fellow students and strengthen your collaboration and teamwork skills. 

With cohorts limited to 25 students, you’ll form lasting relationships with peers and faculty members as you progress through the rigorous program together.

MBA Requirements

Standardized tests are not required for admission to the MBA, but if you have scored at or above 70th percentile on the GMAT or already hold a master’s degree, UMUC will waive a 3-credit prerequisite course.

MBA Career Paths

MBA career paths include mid-level and senior management, general management, consulting, finance and marketing. View MBA career outlook information.

MBA Faculty

Among graduate faculty, 88 percent hold a terminal degree, which refers to the highest degree awarded in a given field. In addition to their academic credentials, many faculty members have extensive corporate and government management experience. View profiles of MBA faculty.

1 Source: "2013 Corporate Recruiters Survey," Graduate Management Admission Council.

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By the Numbers


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Prepare to lead with the essential business credential—the MBA.

IACBE Accredited

The MBA program at UMUC is accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE)

IACBE accreditation is recognized by the Council for Higher Education (CHEA).

Award-Winning MBA

Silver Award, Best Practices in Distance Learning Programming

United States Distance Learning Association | 2011

Outstanding eLearning Program

Instructional Technology
Council | 2010

Distance Program of the Year

Maryland Distance Learning Association | 2009

Most Outstanding Online
Teaching and Learning Program

The Sloan Consortium | 2005

Video: A Military-Friendly MBA

UMUC alumnus and servicemember Jonathan Barnes describes what he loved about the MBA program.