Master of Business Administration

Benedictine University

M.B.A. Online
18 months
600 USD/credit
600 USD/credit
600 USD/credit
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Benedictine University’s online MBA degree program prepares you to successfully lead organizations through the challenges of 21st century business management, including global issues, evolving technology and a diverse workforce.


Benedictine’s online MBA degree offers a robust business foundation curriculum to help ensure that you're fully prepared to advance your career once you graduate. You will connect with practicing professors and students working in a variety of industries, giving you the opportunity to explore new career fields or confirm your commitment to your current professional goals.

Offered from a regionally accredited University, our MBA degree online program provides two options:

  • The traditional one-course-at-a-time online MBA program, which busy working professionals can easily fit into their schedules
  • An accelerated online MBA which lets you jump on the fast track by taking two courses at a time

Students with an educational background in business may be able to waive up to four foundation courses, and in some cases no GMAT is required.

Choose from Seven Areas of Specialization

Explore what makes you passionate about business through in-depth, advanced business course presented in a flexible, personalized format.

Customize your degree with one of seven MBA concentrations that combine a strong foundation of essential business management skills with more in-depth study of a specific function. Choose online MBA concentrations in:

  • Accounting
  • Entrepreneurship and Managing Innovation
  • Financial Management
  • Health Administration
  • International Business
  • Internet Marketing
  • Marketing Management

Dual MBA program opportunities are also available.

Why earn your MBA from Benedictine University?
  • You'll earn your degree from an accredited, established institution with more than 127 years of history and a tradition of academic excellence.
  • You can be confident that your online MBA degree will prepare you to successfully navigate your career through market turbulence, organizational change and global competition.
  • Student Satisfaction is our #1 priority. Our Spring 2014 survey of online MBA alumni shows that:
  • 94% of our graduates say the online MBA program at Benedictine prepared them for their current career.
  • 28% of our graduates say they can directly apply a salary increase to their degree, while another 41 percent anticipate a salary increase within the next year.
  • 48% either received a promotion at work or increased responsibility.
  • 33% say they have increased confidence in the workplace.
    • Graduates chose our program for its flexibility, reputation as a nonprofit University and supportive admissions team.
    • If they could do it all over again, 80% surveyed said they would earn their online MBA at Benedictine.
    Benedictine University Online MBA Accolades

    Benedictine University consistently attracts notice for the quality and growth of the MBA program.

    • Crain’s Chicago Business reported that Benedictines MBA was the fifth largest MBA program in Chicago.
    • ranked the online program at Benedictine No. 1 among online MBAs.
    • In addition, Benedictine is consistently ranked as one of the top master's universities in the Midwest by US News & World Report® and listed among Americas Top Colleges by Forbes.

    If you're a business professional, you know that an MBA can position you to move up into high-level leadership roles.

    Benedictine's online MBA degree program prepares you to successfully lead organizations through the challenges of the 21st-century business environment.

    Programme Structure

    Courses include:

    • Leadership and Ethics in a Global Environment
    • Organizational Behavior
    • Analytical Tools for Management Decisions
    • Economics
    • Financial Accounting
    • International Business

    Managerial Process Courses

    • Managerial Accounting
    • Managerial Economics
    • Marketing Management
    • Financial Management
    • Operations Management
    • Project Management
    • Strategic Management

    Accounting Concentration Courses

    • Corporate Accounting Theory & Practice
    • Corporate Accounting Theory & Practice II
    • Tax Influences on Decision-Making

    Entrepreneurship & Managing Innovation Concentration Courses

    • Entrepreneurship
    • Creativity and Innovation in Business
    • Financing New Ventures

    Financial Management Concentration Courses

    • Cost Analysis, Profit Planning and Control
    • Theory and Practice of Financial Reporting
    • Investment Theory and Portfolio Management

    Health Administration Concentration Courses

    • Public Health Systems
    • Environmental Health
    • Marketing of Public Health

    International Business Concentration Courses

    • Multicultural Management
    • International Marketing
    • International Economics and Finance

    Internet Marketing Concentration Courses

    • Search Engine Optimization
    • Social Media
    • Web Analytics
    • Conversion Optimization

    Marketing Management Concentration Courses

    • Marketing Strategies in the Digital Age
    • Marketing Communication
    • Consumer Behavior

    Key information


    • Part-time
      • 18 months
      • Flexible

    Start dates & application deadlines


    IELTS or TOEFL needed


    64 credit-hours (16 courses) alternative credits

    Concentration courses make up 12 credit-hours (3 courses) of the total. A dual concentration adds an additional 12 credit-hours.


    • Fully structured
    • No Attendance
    • Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions)

    Academic requirements

    GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
    3 (required)
    GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
    GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

    English requirements

    IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
    6 (required)
    TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
    78 (required)
    PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

    Other requirements

    General requirements

    Students must have an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Students with an undergraduate GPA of 2.5 to 2.9 will be considered for conditional admission based on other aspects of their admissions file.

    International students must complete evaluation by Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) to assess prior learning in other countries as it compares to U.S. education.

    All international students must demonstrate they have met the English proficiency requirements for the degree program to which they are applying. Students applying to graduate programs must meet one of the following requirements:

    • TOEFL Paper Based Test: 550
    • TOEFL Internet Based Test: 78
    • IELTS Exam: 6.0

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      600 USD/credit
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 600 USD per credit and a duration of 18 months.
    • National

      600 USD/credit
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 600 USD per credit and a duration of 18 months.
    • In-State

      600 USD/credit
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 600 USD per credit and a duration of 18 months.


    Benedictine University is proud to announce the Student Success Award, an honor that recognizes the hard work and commitment of adult learners. New students starting in select online degree programs are eligible for a tuition award from $4,000 to $10,000 for a limited time.

    The Student Success Award is designed to reward hard working students for their commitment to advanced learning. Offering the award near the end of the program emphasizes our goal of supporting each student along the journey from admission to graduation.

    Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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