Master of Business Administration – General Online

Gain a critical understanding of managerial-level accounting, finance, supply chain management and marketing while shaping your degree to meet your career goals.

Apply by: 8/4/24
Start class: 8/19/24
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Program Overview

The 100% online MBA General program at a glance

Develop leadership skills and broaden your impact on the business world with the Master of Business Administration – General online program from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. As you earn your MBA – General you will deepen your knowledge of management best practices and the challenges facing business leaders. You will also collaborate with other mid-career professionals and network with peers who share similar goals and objectives.

Prepare to advance your career as you improve your critical-thinking, communication and leadership skills with a rigorous core curriculum designed to meet the needs of an evolving global marketplace. Tailor your AACSB-accredited general MBA program to fit your professional goals and interests with a wide variety of elective courses. This 100 percent online program gives you the flexibility to balance your work and family responsibilities.

As a student of this General MBA online program, you will:

  • Gain an understanding of the tools and reasoning behind organizational strategies and how operations can contribute to an organization’s competitiveness in a global marketplace
  • Enhance your understanding of cost behavior and estimation, short-term decision-making, cost allocation and performance evaluation
  • Learn the theories and latest research for a variety of topics, including employee motivation, group dynamics, leadership, decision-making, job performance and ethics
  • Grow your ability to evaluate multifaceted managerial and marketing problems and generate solutions through systematic application of frameworks and concepts
  • Gain an understanding of the tools and reasoning behind organizational strategies and how operations can contribute to an organization’s competitiveness in a global marketplace
  • Enhance your understanding of cost behavior and estimation, short-term decision-making, cost allocation and performance evaluation
  • Learn the theories and latest research for a variety of topics, including employee motivation, group dynamics, leadership, decision-making, job performance and ethics
  • Grow your ability to evaluate multifaceted managerial and marketing problems and generate solutions through systematic application of frameworks and concepts

Career Opportunities for MBA Graduates:

  • Business Analyst
  • Management Consultant
  • Project Management
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Business Analyst
  • Management Consultant
  • Project Management
  • Chief Executive Officer

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Southern Illinois University Carbondale offers specialized degrees that can help you grow personally and professionally. Learn about our other MBA programs.

Southern Illinois University Carbondale offers specialized degrees that can help you grow personally and professionally. Learn about our other MBA programs.

Total Tuition $17,820*
Duration As few as 14 months
Credit Hours 33

Accreditation

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Southern Illinois University Carbondale is an accredited member of AACSB International. SIU Carbondale is among the fewer than 2 percent of the world's schools offering business degree programs to hold supplemental AACSB accounting accreditation.

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Tuition

Benefit from budget-friendly tuition

At SIU, we believe that education should be accessible to all, and that’s why the MBA – General online program’s tuition is budget-friendly and paid by the course.

Tuition breakdown:

Total Tuition $17,820*
Per Credit Hour $540

Calendar

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Our online General MBA program is delivered in a 100 percent online format, giving you the freedom to fulfill professional and personal responsibilities while enrolled. Choose the start date that best suits your schedule.

TermStart DateApp DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineClass End DateTerm Length
Fall 18/19/248/4/248/9/248/14/248/19/2410/10/248 weeks
Fall 210/14/249/29/2410/4/2410/9/2410/14/2412/13/248 weeks
Spring 11/13/2512/29/241/3/251/8/251/13/253/7/258 weeks
Spring 23/17/253/2/253/7/253/12/253/17/255/9/258 weeks

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Next Apply Date 8/4/24
Start Class 8/19/24

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Admissions

How to apply to the online General MBA program

Apply to the MBA – General program and prepare to unleash your potential, discover your passions, and create a future that reflects your unique aspirations.

Admission Requirements:

  • Transcripts
  • Resume
  • 2.7 Undergraduate GPA

For admission into the MBA – General online program, you must meet the streamlined requirements below.

  • Submit graduate application
  • A 2.7 undergraduate GPA from a regionally accredited institution
  • Transcripts from all institutions attended (official transcripts are needed prior to the second term, but not needed to apply as unofficial are accepted)
  • Resume or CV
  • One of the following:
    • Three years of professional experience (noted in resume), OR
    • A business degree (noted in transcripts), OR
    • A personal statement (uploaded to application)
    Official transcripts and other documents should be sent from the granting institutions to our Graduate School.

Email address: [email protected]

Mailing address:
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Graduate School
1263 Lincoln Drive MC 4716
Carbondale, IL 62901

Admission Requirements:

  • Transcripts
  • Resume
  • 2.7 Undergraduate GPA

Courses

Learn more about the courses in your General MBA online program

The curriculum for this online Master of Business Administration program is comprised of 11 courses, including seven core courses and four electives, totaling 33 credit hours.

All MBA students must complete the 7 core courses with BA 598 being the capstone for the core courses. 

Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Basic cost concepts, measures, methods and systems of internal accounting useful for managerial planning, implementation, control and performance evaluation. Includes cost analysis relevant for non-routine decision-making. Prerequisites: Accounting, Finance, and Economics Foundation Area, or ACCT 220, or equivalent. Not available to students who were undergraduate accounting majors. Restricted to enrollment in College of Business and Analytics graduate program or consent of department.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The study of the development of competitive strategy for the operations and supply chain function, frameworks and tools used to implement operations and supply chain strategy, and how the operations and supply chain function contributes to an organization's competitive capabilities in the global marketplace. Prerequisite: Business Analytics I Foundation Area or equivalent. Restricted to enrollment in the College of Business and Analytics graduate program or consent of department.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Provide a broad overview of basic concepts, principles, and recent innovations in financial management. Topics covered will include risk and return, valuation, capital budgeting, capital structure and cost of capital, dividend policy, financial planning, international financial management and corporate restructuring. Prerequisite: Accounting, Finance, and Economics Foundation Area or equivalent. Not available for students who have credit for FIN 361 or were undergraduate finance majors. Restricted to enrollment in College of Business and Analytics graduate program or consent of the department.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Case analyses of human problems in the business organization. Application of findings of behavioral science research to organization problems. Development of direction and leadership skills. Restricted to enrollment in College of Business and Analytics graduate program or consent of department.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A managerial approach to the study of marketing. Emphasis is on the nature and scope of the marketing manager's responsibilities and on marketing decision making. Restricted to enrollment in College of Business and Analytics graduate program or consent of department.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
International business and activities are examined in the international environment. The course will focus on concepts and issues of international business and will analyze the marketing, financial, accounting, managerial, logistical and production functions of international operations. Emphasis is on integrating, learning and creative thinking through lecture and case analysis. Foundational M.B.A. coursework should be completed. Restricted to enrollment in College of Business and Analytics graduate program or consent of department.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Study of the development and evaluation of business strategies and policies as they relate to the overall performance of the firm within its environment. Knowledge of the functional areas of administration, available business data and analytical tools will be utilized in solving comprehensive business cases and simulation games. Restricted to enrollment in College of Business and Analytics graduate program or consent of department.

A student in the MBA – General program must complete 12 credit hours from the concentration options listed below.

Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will focus on important issues facing brand managers who are managing existing brands. The focus will be at the level of the brand and the discussions will pertain to issues involved in the development and implementation of brand strategies. The course will provide students with a conceptual framework to examine brand equity and use it as the basis for managing categories of brands, brand extensions, and dealing with the threats of generic brands. There will be an emphasis on bringing together the different elements of a brand strategy. Restricted to enrollment in College of Business and Analytics graduate program or consent of department.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Use of analytics and marketing concepts and techniques. How structured and unstructured marketing data are obtained, validated, processed, and used in making descriptive and predictive models. The use of marketing analytics for better data-based marketing decision making. Prerequisite: BA 550, or baccalaureate marketing degree, or equivalent. Restricted to enrollment in College of Business and Analytics graduate program or consent of department.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course focuses on the development of competitive strategy for the digital marketing function of organizations, how that strategy relates to organizational strategy, and how the digital marketing function can contribute to an organization’s competitive capabilities in the global marketplace. This course will introduce digital marketing and marketing on the internet, including email marketing, social networks, search engine advertising and optimization, blogging, virtual communities, viral and affiliate marketing, mobile marketing, and online B2B communications. The focus will be on how firms can use these new mediums to communicate with target audiences, deepen their relationships with online customers, and promote their products/services. Prerequisite: BA 550. Restricted to enrollment in the College of Business and Analytics graduate program or consent of department.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Use of analytics and finance concepts and techniques. How structured and unstructured financial data are obtained, validated, processed, and used in making descriptive and predictive models. The use of financial analytics for better data-based financial decision making. Prerequisite: BA 530, or FIN 361, or baccalaureate finance degree, or equivalent. Restricted to enrollment in College of Business and Analytics graduate program or consent of department.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An evaluation of selected financial policies connected with the acquisition and disposition of funds by the firm. An emphasis is placed on quantitative solutions to these problems. Prerequisite: BA 530, or FIN 361, or SIU undergraduate Finance major. Restricted to enrollment in College of Business and Analytics graduate program or consent of department.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Discussion of international monetary system, parity conditions, foreign exchange markets and financial markets. Special focus on financial management of the multinational firm, including risk assessment, hedging, capital budgeting, and performance evaluation and control. Not available for students with credit for FIN 464. Prerequisite: BA 530. Restricted to enrollment in College of Business and Analytics graduate program, or consent of department.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Use of analytics and accounting concepts and techniques. How structured and unstructured accounting data are obtained, validated, processes, and used in making descriptive and predictive models. The use of accounting analytics for better data-based accounting decision making. *Prerequisite: BA 510, or baccalaureate accounting degree, or equivalent. Restricted to enrollment in College of Business and Analytics graduate program or consent of department.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Use of analytics and management concepts and techniques. How structured and unstructured management data are obtained, validated, processes, and used in making descriptive and predictive models. The use of management analytics for better data-based managerial decision making. *Prerequisite: BA 540, or baccalaureate management degree, or equivalent. Restricted to enrollment in College of Business and Analytics graduate program or consent of department.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Use of analytics and supply chain concepts and techniques. How structured and unstructured supply chain data are obtained, validated, processed, and used in making descriptive and predictive models. The use of supply chain analytics for better data-based operations decision making. Prerequisite: BA 522, or baccalaureate business degree with supply chain management specialization, or equivalent. Restricted to enrollment in College of Business and Analytics graduate program or consent of department. *Prerequisite: BA 522, or baccalaureate business degree with supply chain management specialization, or equivalent. Restricted to enrollment in College of Business and Analytics graduate program or consent of department.
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