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One of the toughest challenges facing those working in today’s fast-paced business world is the rate at which professionals are expected to learn, adapt, and innovate. That’s why we focus on the realities of modern business. We designed our online MBA so that whatever you learn today, you can apply tomorrow. There’s a difference between earning an MBA and actually using it.
Choose Maryville and put your education to work now.

  • Completion in as little as 1 year
  • No GMAT or GRE
  • 10 concentrations
  • 6 start times per year
  • 10 graduate certificates
  • No required business experience
  • No application fee
  • Placed in the Top 15% in the nation for "Economic Value" - Educate to Career
  • Made the Forbes "Top Colleges" list for the past three years
  • Ranked a "Best National University" and "Best College for Veterans" - U.S. News & World Report
  • Listed as a "Best College Values 2015" school by Kiplinger's
  • Accredited by ACBSP and NCA

Why choose Maryville for your online MBA?

Maryville takes a different approach to the MBA. Our courses are rooted in reality, not just research. Our instructors are passionate about teaching and advancing your career - not theirs. Everything about our program is designed to help you redefine your role in today's workplace. If you're ready to take the next step, we're open for business.


  • Gain real-world knowledge and skills that you can apply in real time
  • Enjoy an accessible, high-quality, student-centered MBA
  • Develop the business expertise to stand out from your competition
  • Build your business competence and confidence through a practical curriculum
  • Get hands on as you solve business challenges and examine current case studies
  • Learn from and network with active professionals who share their expertise

Earn an MBA in as little as 12 months*

Ten Concentrations and Certification Preparation To separate yourself from the competition, think beyond your choice of concentration. We did. That's why five of our concentrations are designed to help prepare you for additional certification opportunities in your field of study. You can also earn a graduate certificate in any of the ten concentrations. For example, earn your MBA in Financial Services and add a Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity. The more specialized you become, the more you can distinguish your talent.
  • AccountingPrepare for your CPA.
  • Cybersecurity Prepare for advanced certifications such as the Security+, EnCase Certified Examiner (EnCE), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).
  • Financial Services Complete a Series 7 preparation course.
  • Human Resources Management Prepare for your Senior Professional
    in Human Resources (SPHR).
  • Project Management Prepare for your Project Management Professional (PMP) credential.
  • General Management Choose three courses from any concentration to customize your MBA.
  • Health Care Practice Management Study health care operations, medical law, ethics, risk management, and population health management.
  • Information Technology Study information technology management, agile analysis and design, data analysis, and
    database principles.
  • Supply Chain Management/Logistics Learn process and operations management, transportation and distribution, strategic sourcing,
    and purchasing.
  • Marketing Study consumer behavior, interactive marketing, international marketing, advertising, and promotion.
*The general MBA program, without choosing a concentration, can be completed in as little as one year.

The business world is all about connections. So is our MBA.

Why choose our student-centered MBA program? One reason is that we're focused on building your industry connections. The John E. Simon School of Business and the faculty of our online MBA program cultivate partnerships with companies from around the world in every business sector. Our connections improve your networking opportunities. They also ensure our program is addressing industry needs.
A Few of Our Business Partners
  • Ameren
  • Boeing
  • Centene
  • Centric Group
  • Edward Jones
  • Express Scripts
  • Maritz
  • Mercy
  • Rawlings
  • Scottrade
  • SSM
  • Suddenlink

Does an MBA pay off?

Average MBA graduates receive a salary increase of 36% from their employer, 70% through a new job offer, or 84% from their internship company, according to a 2012 survey by the Graduate Management Admission Council. With our online MBA program offering a one year completion rate, you can recoup financial costs faster than with many
other programs.

Calculate the ROI of Your MBA at Maryville

Many students base their selection of an MBA program on price or prestige. We think you should focus on ROI. Our tuition is $27,300. That's a wise investment for the substantial opportunities that could come your way next. Take into consideration your pre-MBA salary, and then calculate your potential lifetime earnings with your MBA. Take a look at some of the top salary outcomes below and imagine what a specialized MBA credential can do to promote you in the future:

Top Salaries for MBA Graduates
According to the U.S. Bureau of
Labor Statistics

  • FinanceFinancial Analyst148,430Financial Manager187,200
  • Human ResourcesHR Specialist93,260HR Manager173,140
  • MarketingMarketing Specialist113,500Marketing Manager187,200
  • AdministrativeAdministrative Services Manager143,070Medical & Health Services Manager150,560
  • AccountingAccountants and Auditors111,510

What can you do with your MBA?

What is an MBA? Irrespective of the industry, an MBA is the standard qualifier for management, leadership, and advancement opportunities. In 2014, approximately 25.4%** of all master's degrees conferred were in business. Today's organizations expect that top applicants, potential managers, and leaders will have an MBA. Earning an MBA is a smart business move on your part.
According to the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) 2012 Survey:
  • Top 3 Reasons to Pursue an MBA:
  • 1.Increase your job opportunities
  • 2.Develop business knowledge, skills, and abilities
  • 3.Increase your salary potential
  • Top Industries for MBA Graduates:
  • Energy and Utilities
  • Health Care or Pharmaceuticals
  • Consulting
  • Finance or Accounting
  • Technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Government or Nonprofit
  • Products and Services
** According to the U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics


You can complete your MBA online in as little as one year. Start at the time that's right for you by choosing one of six admission points. Explore the courses for each of our ten concentrations below and develop specialized knowledge in your area of expertise.
Admission Prerequisite:
  • Financial Accounting
  • Statistics
Eight Core Courses (24 credit hours):
  • BUS 643 Business Ethics
  • MGMT 647 Organizational Behavior and Development
  • BUS 641 Legal Environment of Business
  • MKT 660 Strategic Marketing
  • BUS 676 Global Business
  • ECON 620 Business Economics
  • ACCT 610 Accounting for Managers
  • FIN 630 Corporate Financial Policies
Accounting Concentration (12 credit hours):
  • ACCT 614 Tax Planning and Decision Making
  • ACCT 618 Strategic Accounting Issues
  • ACCT 620 Financial Statement Analysis
  • ACCT 621 Forensic Accounting
Cybersecurity Concentration (12 credit hours):
  • ISYS 600 Controls for Effective Cyber Defense
  • ISYS 670 Pen Testing
  • ISYS 684 Forensic Examination and Analysis
  • ISYS 691 Legal Aspects of Privacy and Compliance
Financial Services Concentration (12 credit hours):
  • FIN 601 Financial Industry Exam Preparation 1
  • FIN 625 Financial Institutions, Money and the Economy
  • FIN 621 Investment Alternatives and Portfolio Construction
  • FIN 624 Personal Financial Planning
Health Care Practice Management Concentration (12 credit hours):
  • HCPM 610 Healthcare Industry and Healthcare Practice Management
  • HCPM 611 Healthcare Practice Management Operations
  • HCPM 651 Medical Law, Ethics, and Risk Management
  • HCPM 656 Quality & Population Health Management
Human Resources Management Concentration (12 credit hours):
  • MGMT 640 Human Resources Management
  • MGMT 650 Workforce Management
  • MGMT 655 Employment Law and Compliance
  • MGMT 660 Compensation and Benefits
Information Technology Concentration (12 credit hours):
  • ISYS-650 Information Technology Management
  • ISYS-620 Agile Analysis and Design
  • ISYS-605 Database Principles
  • ISYS-660 Data Analysis
Management Concentration (12 credit hours):
  • MGMT 640 Human Resources Management
  • MGMT 670 Interpersonal Management
  • MGMT 687 Leadership
  • BUS 640 Project Management
Marketing Concentration (12 credit hours):
  • MKT 663 Consumer Behavior
  • MKT 673 Social Networking and Search Engine Optimization
  • MKT 680 Branding
  • MKT 681 Integrated Marketing Communications
Project Management Concentration (12 credit hours):
  • BUS 640 Project Mgmt
  • BUS 617 Process and Operations Mgmt
  • BUS 614 Supply Chain Mgmt
  • BUS 625 Enterprise Planning & Control
Supply Chain Management/Logistics Concentration (12 credit hours):
  • BUS 618 Transportation and Distribution
  • BUS 617 Process & Operations Management
  • BUS 614 Supply Chain Management
  • BUS 620 Strategic Sourcing/Purchasing
General MBA (9 credit hours):
  • May choose any of the above three courses in any concentration.
Capstone (3 credit hours):
  • BUS 691 Business Policies

Maryville University's MBA Requirements for Admission

Our business model is simple. We designed our MBA program to give open access to highly motivated individuals. That's why there are no GRE or GMAT entrance exam requirements and no application fee. You can start classes at a time that's right for you by choosing one of six admission points during the year. If you're ready to put in the work, we're ready to help you stand out. Admission Requirements
  • A four-year bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.
  • Official academic transcripts.
  • A completed online application - no fee required.
  • Personal letter explaining qualifications for graduate work
  • International applicants: Official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a score of 563
    within 2 years of application.


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