The flexible format of the MBA Program is designed for today's working professional. This program allows students to choose their schedule according to their personal and professional needs. Students may attend classes on a full-time or part-time basis, in the morning or in the evening, on any campus where the MBA is offered. Students may take a quarter off if needed.
All of the core course requirements for the MBA are offered at the Loop and the Naperville and O'Hare suburban campuses. Required core courses are offered every quarter at the Loop campus but variably at the suburban campuses. All requirements are offered at least once each year at each of these locations.
The General Business concentration is offered at the Naperville and O'Hare suburban campuses. Electives applicable to other concentrations will be offered variably at the suburban locations but it may be necessary to travel to Loop campus to complete concentrations other than General Business.
Core Course Requirements (36 Credit Hours)
Concentrations and Electives
In addition to the required core courses, students have nine electives (36 credit hours) they can use to take courses in a specific area of interest. These electives are typically used by students to select one or more concentrations from among the 35 available that offer the knowledge, skills, and abilities that best fit the student’s educational needs and interests. Students with an undergraduate degree in a business subject area may have fewer required electives.
While many students choose to have a specific area of concentration, those who would like more flexibility in selecting courses may choose the general business concentration instead. With this option, the student is free to choose all of their elective courses from several different areas of study within the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business.
If a student does not indicate a specific concentration of interest in the application for admission the student will be assigned to the general business concentration.
Courses may be waived, i.e., excused without additional course work required, if the student has previously completed equivalent course work with a grade of C or better. Professional experience may not be considered in meeting academic requirements. The interpretation, evaluation and final decision of course waivers is the prerogative of the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business.