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Master Of Business Administration

Flexible. Affordable. Convenient.

Our program uses an experiential learning approach to bring real business challenges into the classroom, so that you can practice the skills you need to make an impact in your organization. Program faculty incorporate management best practices as well as practical skills including quantitative analysis, effective communication, leadership, and teamwork. MBA graduates posess a skillset in strategic and fact-based decision making and are prepared to assume positions of leadership. 

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  • Finance
  • General Business
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • Sports Business

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  • Computer Information Systems
  • Data Analytics & Business Intelligence
  • General Business

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  • General Business
  • Healthcare Administration
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • Sports Business

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Admission Requirements

Admission to the MBA program is based on a combination of undergraduate GPA and a Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score. 

  • Minimum undergraduate GPA: 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Minimum GMAT score: 450 or
  • Minimum GRE score: 300 (verbal + quantitative) . GRE scores are converted to a predicted GMAT score using a tool provided by GRE.  
  • Minimum Admission Score : 1050: calculated as (200 x GPA) + GMAT (or GRE) score

GMAT/GRE waiver may be considered if you have performed well in undergraduate quanitative courses (e.g. statistics, calculus) and meet one of the following criteria:

  • Member of Beta Gamma Sigma honor society
  • Undergaduate business degree with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better from an AACSB accredited institution
  • Earned a Masters degree from an AACSB accredited institution (Masters does not have to be in business)

Start Dates

The MBA program follows a mini-mester system.  The shortened semesters allow UCM to offer 6 start dates throughout the year.  We're ready when you are! Our 2018-2019 start dates are as follows:

  • January 14, 2019
  • March 11, 2019
  • May 20, 2019
  • July 1, 2019

Tuition & Fees

The MBA program is one of the most affordable in the region.  Our tuition and fees is less than $16,000 for the entire 33 credit hour program. Our cost is the same for online and on-campus delivery modes. You are welcome to choose the delivery mode that best suits your needs for each course in the program.


The University of Central Missouri's Master of Business Administration program is accredited by AACSB International.  UCM is one of only six universities in the state of Missouri to have both business and accounting accreditations through AACSB.  When you're evaluating your MBA options, an AACSB accreditation means that the university has met the highest standards in business education.


Dr. Ginger Killian
Associate Dean MBA Director
Dockery 102C
Tel: 660-543-8192



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