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Chicago Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree in Business Administration

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The Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree program at Argosy University, Chicago is designed to enhance your professional abilities, provide the education and skills valued by contemporary businesses, and position you for the next step in your career.

The first step toward earning your Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree is to apply today. You can learn more about financial aid options, available to those who qualify, by visiting our Financial Aid and Scholarships pages, or by contacting us to request more information.

About the Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree at Argosy University, Chicago

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a degree program designed to accommodate both full-time working professionals and full-time students. Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs*, our MBA degree program consists of 10 core courses, with significant focus on the behavioral aspects of organizations.

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is designed to accommodate both full-time working professionals and full-time students. Students have the option of earning a 30-credit hour MBA, which focuses on the core learning that businesses look for, or a 36 credit hour MBA, which offers an opportunity to include a concentration.

Students can learn to identify challenges and opportunities, draw on industry-standard technology and information, use advanced analytical and planning approaches, and execute plans for leading positive change. They also have the opportunity to develop critical thinking and persuasive communication skills, strong technical knowledge, and a deep understanding of the human side of business.

Scheduled to enable busy professionals to balance the demands of career, family, and school, most coursework is offered in both blended and online formats. The program can be completed in as little as 16 months, and offers frequent start dates, with weeknight and weekend options, to provide optimal flexibility. MBA classes are conducted at our facilities in the heart of downtown Chicago.

The program is designed to serve the needs of talented students, regardless of their undergraduate degrees. The College of Business welcomes and encourages students from diverse academic backgrounds. Students engage with an accomplished faculty, many of whom have been published and received awards and honors for their work in teaching, research and consulting.

In addition to a general MBA designation, concentrations in Public Health, Organizational Leadership, and Human Resource Management are offered. For all students, the MBA degree program culminates in an applied Capstone project that requires students to demonstrate proficiency in core business competencies.

What knowledge and skills can I gain from completing the Masters of Business Administration Program?

Students can learn and develop a variety of skills, including qualitative and quantitative research skills, strong analytical and problem-solving skills, and extensive knowledge of concepts, issues, and practices within their chosen concentration areas. They also can develop strong interpersonal relationship and conflict resolution skills, as well as extensive leadership skills that prove valuable within groups, organizations, and companies.

Students also have an opportunity to participate in on-campus business networking and entrepreneurial events, as well as management and leadership workshops.

What career opportunities are there for graduates who earn their Masters of Business Administration degree?

As an MBA graduate of Argosy University, you’ll have the opportunity to gain the knowledge and professional skills required to compete for a wide variety of management positions in such fields as Accounting, Market Research and Management, Consulting, General Administration, Operations Management and Entrepreneurship. Graduates are equipped to compete for such positions as Administrative Services Manager, Branch Manager, Buyer and Purchasing Agent, Controller, Credit Manager, Financial Manager, Human Resources Manager, Business Administration Instructor, Management Consultant, Marketing Manager, Product Development Manager, Sales Manager, and Training and Development Manager.

Graduates of our MBA program have been recruited by such companies as Linkedin, Gentech, Mischka Sport, and Target.

How to Apply

The first step toward earning your Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree is to apply today. You can learn more about financial aid options, available to those who qualify, by visiting our Financial Aid and Scholarships pages, or by contacting us to request more information.

*The following programs at Argosy University, Chicago are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP, 11520 West 119th Street; Overland Park, KS 66213; 913-339-9356; www.acbsp.org.): Associate of Science in Business Administration (ASBA); Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA), with concentrations in Accounting, Finance, Healthcare Management, Human Resources, International Business, Marketing, Organizational Management, and Customized Professional; Master of Business Administration (MBA); Master of Science in Management (MSM); Master of Science in Human Resource Management (MSHRM); Master of Science in Organizational Leadership (MSOL); Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), with concentrations in Accounting, Global Business Sustainability, Information Systems, International Business, Management, and Marketing. The following programs have been excluded by Argosy University for accreditation by ACBSP: Master of Public Administration (MPA) and Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership (EdDOL).
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