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Columbia College Master of Business Administration

Go further with an MBA from Columbia College.

Advance your studies at Columbia College

A Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a good choice for students wanting to prepare for advancement opportunities.

Students benefit from a mixture of business theory and practice and gain a deeper understanding of skills and methodologies used in strategic management. Advance your knowledge of decision making, analytics, managerial-level accounting and finance, marketing, information systems and managerial communication. You'll also explore legal and ethical issues in business. 

Students may select from the traditional program with optional electives or choose an emphasis in either accounting, human resources management, or real estate management.

Opportunities to study:

  • Managerial Analytics
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Information Systems for Management
  • Legal and Ethical Environment for Business
  • Managerial Communication

Want to fast-track your degree?

Jumpstart your degree with an Accelerated MBA. Take up to three courses as part of your undergraduate studies at Columbia College to get ahead on your degree.

Why get an MBA at Columbia College?

An MBA can provide a basis for a management position or possible promotion opportunities to allow you to go further. Some use it to launch a career change while others find it a way to become more valuable to an employer. Whatever your reason, this degree positions you to becoming a strategic thinker, apply conceptual knowledge, and possibly increase your earning potential and employability. It’s a great addition to your portfolio.

Graduates of any major are welcome to apply

You do not need a business degree to get into our MBA program if you meet or complete some pre-requisites. Learn more about these pre-requisites through the Graduate Admissions Office.

Graduate Admissions Requirements

Prepare for advancement opportunities at Columbia College

Professionals who hold a master’s degree are often the first considered for advancement and managerial roles.

Graduates from this program have a richer understanding of the evolving and often complex world of business; and key skills that will set you apart in the workplace.

MBA graduates work in a variety of settings, including corporations, non-profit organizations and governmental entities. It’s a great choice for professionals seeking upper-level management opportunities.

Employment of business and management occupations is expected to grow at a faster-than-average rate through 2028, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Some possible paths include:

  • Business administration
  • Development & fundraising
  • Financial management
  • Human resource management
  • Marketing management
  • Non-profit leadership
  • Project management
  • Sales management

Columbia College Global offers traditional classroom instruction for many courses at nationwide locations. Students at nationwide locations are expected to engage with multiple learning methods, including online and virtual while completing their degree. Columbia College offers on-campus programs with traditional classroom instruction at the Residential Campus in Columbia, Missouri.

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Available program formats

  • Core requirements 27 credit hours
  • Total degree requirements 36 credit hours

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