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Graduate Programs -- Excellence in Career Preparation

The College of Business and Technology offers graduate work leading to the Master of Business Administration (MBA). Master of Business Administration courses are offered by the Departments of Management; Marketing and Finance; Accountancy; Economics; Information Management and Decision Sciences; and Agriculture.

The mission of the MBA program at Western Illinois University is to prepare individuals for leadership and socially responsible managerial roles in an interdependent, multicultural, and diverse business world.

The MBA program at Western Illinois University is available to students with both business and nonbusiness backgrounds. Depending upon academic performance, students with business degrees from AACSB accredited schools may progress directly into the Year Two courses. Students with business degrees from non-AACSB accredited schools may be required to take one or more Year One courses to assure adequate preparation for advanced study. Students without business degrees will be required to complete all Year One courses prior to entry into the Year Two courses.

The Year Two program allows students to choose a concentration of advanced study and to select courses from five focus areas:

  • Financial Perspectives
  • Global Perspectives
  • Improving Competitiveness and Planning
  • Context and Conduct of Organizations
  • Functional Areas

View detailed information regarding WIU's MBA program.

Management - Graduate Program

As an extension of the undergraduate education within business disciplines, the Master of Business Administration plays a pivotal role in providing a culminating business experience for students. The goal of the MBA is to prepare individuals for leadership and socially responsible managerial roles in an interdependent, multicultural, and diverse business world.

Graduates demonstrate skills and competencies in a broad curriculum that comprises academic studies in business and are prepared for advanced level positions in a variety of complex organizations.