Graduate Studies

Business Administration

Program Overview

Through its high-quality Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree program, Western Illinois University prepares its MBA graduates for socially responsible leadership and managerial roles in an interdependent, multicultural, and diverse business world. With full accreditation by AACSB international, Western’s College of Business and Technology ranks among the top 15% of business schools nationwide.

Western also offers the following integrated bachelor's/master's programs for students currently enrolled as an undergraduate at Western:

Bachelor of Business in Accountancy/Master of Business Administration
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science/Master of Business Administration
Bachelor of Business in Economics/Master of Business Administration
Bachelor of Business in Finance/Master of Business Administration
Bachelor of Business in Human Resource Management/Master of Business Administration
Bachelor of Science in law Enforcement and Justice Administration/Master of Business Administration
Bachelor of Business in Management/Master of Business Administration
Bachelor of Business in Marketing/Master of Business Administration
Bachelor of Business in Supply Chain Management/Master of Business Administration

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

Supply Chain Management

Why Choose Business Administration at WIU?

Students in the MBA program experience many key benefits:

• Course content that prepares MBA students for careers around the world
• Daytime and evening course schedules that fit into busy lifestyles
• Affordable tuition rates that can put an MBA degree within reach
• Internship and assistantship opportunities allow students to combine work and education
• Small classes (less than 25 students per class) taught by full-time faculty provide opportunities for building personal relationships with professors and mentors for assistance and professional development

Our Faculty

The College of Business and Technology’s faculty is student-oriented and believes the most important learning comes from close interaction and exchange of ideas between student and professor. Classroom lectures are supplemented with a wide variety of activities focusing on current issues. MBA students gain an understanding of the social responsibility of business and develop skills in using quantitative, technical, and theoretical approaches to business problem solving.

Many of Western’s business faculty members have practical experience and advise business and government agencies. Professors hold doctoral or law degrees from more than 40 internationally recognized universities. Their academic, professional, practical, and research backgrounds, as well as their continuing involvement in business and community problem solving, enhance the classroom experience.

Possible Careers

Course concentrations prepare students in Management, Supply Chain Management, Finance (Macomb only), Accounting, and Economics.  After completion of the MBA, many exciting careers are available. The College of Business and Technology works with an active placement office. AT&T, BP Amoco, Caterpillar, Edward Jones, IBM, John Deere, Kraft Foods, and State Farm Insurance are just a few of the companies and corporations which employ Western’s MBA graduates.

Quick View

Degrees Available:

  • M.B.A.
  • Integrated Bachelor's/Master's


  • Macomb
  • Online

Required GPA:

  • Cumulative: 2.75 or
  • Last 2 years: 3.0

Admission Requirements:

  • Transcripts
  • GMAT (find waiver information here)

Interesting Facts: Fall 2020

  • Currently enrolled: 194
  • International: 9
  • Minority: 38
  • Male: 111
  • Female: 83
  • Students with Assistantships: 11

Department Contact Information:

Stipes Hall 101