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Master of Business Administration (MBA) - Interdisciplinary/Individualized

Master of Business Administration - Interdisciplinary/Individualized

Business administration degrees are often specific to one specialized area. If a typical Master of Business Administration (MBA) program doesn’t cover the topics you want to focus on, the University of Central Missouri offers an alternative MBA degree.

Our master’s degree in Business Administration includes an Interdisciplinary/Individualized concentration area that allows you to select one (or two) of the following UCM graduate certificates:

  • Big Data System and Business Analytics
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Finance
  • Public Administration
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Other graduate certificates that UCM offers, as approved

A flexible MBA with an Interdisciplinary/Individualized concentration area

UCM is continually ranked among the best schools for MBA degrees. This is because of our accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the support of our expert faculty and our affordability. We also make getting an MBA from UCM more accessible than ever. You can choose to take classes entirely online, though some are held on campus in Warrensburg for flexible options in earning your MBA. 

Our MBA with an Interdisciplinary/Individualized concentration allows you to tailor your graduate education to meet your specific career goals while earning your master's degree on your schedule.

Your first course, MBA Business Knowledge Foundations, will allow you to explore and build skills in different business aspects online. In the process, you may uncover goals and interests before delving into curriculum specific to your career objectives.

From new to seasoned professionals to domestic and international students, UCM’s Interdisciplinary/Individualized concentration area offers a master’s degree in Business Administration for all.

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Pick from multiple graduate certificates

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AACSB-accredited MBA program

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Ranked among best schools for MBA degree

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No GRE or GMAT required

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In-person and online options

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Among region’s most affordable tuition

What you will study

In online classes, which we’ve purposely kept small, for your MBA with an Interdisciplinary/Individualized concentration, UCM’s faculty who have subject-matter expertise will teach best practices and skills from a manager’s perspective. These include:

  • Strategic, fact-based decision-making
  • Effective communication
  • Leadership
  • Teamwork

UCM’s graduate certificates serve as the basis of your MBA with an Interdisciplinary/Individualized concentration. If you’ve previously earned your graduate certificate from UCM, you’re already on your way to completing your Master of Business Administration.

Otherwise, you can complete your Master of Business Administration with an Interdisciplinary/Individualized concentration area in as few as 12 months. If you need to balance work and life with your education, you have the ability to extend your MBA studies over several years.

 

Excellence in an MBA with an Interdisciplinary/Individualized concentration

  • One of only 10 universities in the Missouri to achieve accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
  • A Best Business School (U.S. News & World Report, 2022)
  • A Best Part-time MBA (U.S. News & World Report, 2022)
  • #55: Best Online MBA Program (Fortune, 2022)
  • A Best Part-Time MBA Program (Fortune, 2022)
  • #19: Best MBA Program) (Intelligent, 2022)
  • A Best Online MBA Program (Fortune, 2021)
  • A Best Online MBA Program (U.S. News and World Report, 2021)
  • A Best Online MBA Program for Veterans (U.S. News and World Report, 2021)
  • Top 15%: Best Value Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing (College Factual, 2021)
  • Top 15%: Best Value College for Business Administration and Management (College Factual, 2021)

 

Unique learning opportunities in UCM’s MBA with an Interdisciplinary/Individualized concentration

Experiential learning for your Master of Business Administration with an Interdisciplinary/Individualized concentration will allow you to apply what you’re learning to real-life situations:

  • Situational challenges: In courses for our Master of Business Administration degree, you’ll confront the challenges of real businesses in the classroom. You’ll work both individually and as part of a team to solve problems.
  • Internships: If you’re looking for professional experience in your chosen concentration, an internship can give you a real-world view of what lies ahead. An internship will provide you the opportunity to learn from a marketing director or finance manager, for example, and prepare you to assume a leadership role. UCM’s MBA students have completed internships with companies such as Nike AIR MI, Central Bank and OUTFRONT Media.
  • Student associations: You can expand your professional network when you join student associations at the University of Central Missouri. Meet other students pursuing a master’s degree in business when you join the Graduate Student Association or other organizations specific to your interests.

The wealth of experience you’ll gain as you pursue your master’s degree in Business Administration at UCM will boost your resume and attract employers’ attention.

 

What can you do with a master’s degree in Business Administration with an Interdisciplinary/Individualized concentration from UCM?

No matter your chosen graduate certificate(s), your Master of Business Administration with an Individualized or Interdisciplinary concentration will prepare you for management jobs in businesses large and small, nonprofits and other organizations. These roles may include:

  • IT Manager or Director
  • Marketing Manager or Director
  • Social Media Manager
  • Financial Reporting Manager

Your opportunities with an MBA with an Interdisciplinary/Individualized concentration

Because UCM is recognized as one of the best schools for MBA degrees due to our high-caliber, AACSB-accredited curriculum, your Master of Business Administration will be a mark of your preparedness. As you navigate your career opportunities, UCM faculty will be available for coaching and advice.

Use the interactive tool below to discover the types of careers that await you with UCM’s master’s degree in Business Administration with an Interdisciplinary/Individualized concentration.

 

 
 


 

Financial assistance options for your MBA with an Interdisciplinary/Individualized concentration

Investing in UCM’s MBA with an Interdisciplinary/Individualized concentration will advance your career and your earnings potential. To help you get the graduate education you need and achieve your goals, the University of Central Missouri provides information on various means to finance your Master of Business Administration degree. These may include loans, grants, work-study opportunities and scholarships.

Scholarships for MBA degrees

Among the scholarships awarded annually to graduate students pursuing UCM’s Master of Business Administration degrees are:

  • Adrian and Margaret Harmon Business Graduate Scholarship
  • Harmon College of Business and Professional Studies Scholarship 
  • Lucas Sterne & Albert G. Spaeth Graduate Business Scholarship

Access the UCM Scholarship Finder to learn about these scholarships as well as others available through UCM, alumni gifts and more.

 

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Explore programs related to business administration.
 

UCM offers a wide range of programs related to our Master of Business Administration. Explore some of our other exciting master’s degrees as you plan your future:

 

Admission Requirements

Applicants for the MBA program must have a completed undergraduate degree (in any discipline) from an accredited institution and have earned a minim undergraduate GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale).  The GMAT and GRE are no longer an admissions requirement.  However, students must be prepared for the rigor of quantitative analysis (including business math and statistics, accounting, finance, and economics) in order to be successful in the program.

 

Accreditation

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.

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