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.
- Make global connections: Add a global business focus to your MBA to gain experience working on real-world international business projects.
The MBA program is available in a standard two-year format, as well as an accelerated one-year format. Both programs are 42 credits.
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.
The one-year MBA offers the same curriculum in a more concentrated format, which consists of eight five-week courses and three concurrent 11-week practicums. This program has a competitive admissions process.
The MBA curriculum includes coursework in management, legal and ethical issues in business, leadership, finance, marketing, strategy, decision making and operations.
MBA Dual Degree Options
After earning your MBA, you can pursue one of 10 dual degrees in a specialized field to gain a competitive edge and increase your marketability. Earn your second degree in environmental management, financial management, healthcare administration, technology management or another in-demand business discipline.
Or pursue a master's degree in cyber security or data analytics fields and add an MBA as the second degree.
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.
Add a Global Business Focus
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.
Admissions to the one-year MBA is competitive. View one-year MBA admissions requirements.
MBA Career Paths
MBA career paths include mid-level and senior management, general management, consulting, finance and marketing. View MBA career outlook information.
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.
By the Numbers
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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).
Silver Award, Best Practices in Distance Learning Programming
United States Distance Learning Association | 2011
Outstanding eLearning Program
Council | 2010
Distance Program of the Year
Maryland Distance Learning Association | 2009
Most Outstanding Online
Teaching and Learning Program
The Sloan Consortium | 2005