Open for business.
Designed for you.

Maryville takes a different approach to the MBA. Our courses are rooted in reality, not just research. Our instructors are passionate about teaching and advancing your career — not theirs. Everything about our program is designed to help you redefine your role in today’s workplace. If you’re ready to take the next step, we’re open for business.

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100% online with no campus visits required

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No GMAT, GRE, or application fee

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Graduate in as little as 1 year

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Choose from 9 concentrations

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6 start times per year

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No previous experience in business required

The Maryville online MBA is designed for you to:

  • Gain real-world knowledge and skills that you can apply in real time
  • Enjoy an accessible, high-quality, student-centered MBA
  • Develop the business expertise to stand out from your competition
  • Build your business competence and confidence through a practical curriculum
  • Get hands on as you solve business challenges and examine current case studies
  • Learn from and network with active professionals who share their expertise

Earn an MBA in as few as 12 months*

Eight Concentrations

To separate yourself from the competition, think beyond your choice of concentration. We did. That’s why five of our concentrations are designed to help prepare you for additional certification opportunities in your field of study. The more specialized you become, the more you can distinguish your talent.


Prepare for your CPA.

Cyber Security

Prepare for advanced certifications such as the Security+, EnCase Certified Examiner (EnCE), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

Financial Services

Complete a Series 7 preparation course.

Human Resources Management

Prepare for your Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).

Project Management

Prepare for your Project Management Professional (PMP) credential.

General Management

Choose three courses from any concentration to customize your MBA.

Health Administration

Study healthcare operations, medical law, ethics, risk management, and population health management.

Information Technology

Study consumer behavior, interactive marketing, international marketing, marketing concentration, advertising, and promotion.

*The general MBA program, without choosing a
concentration, can be completed in as little as one year.

Maryville University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission — HLC

Forbes America's Top Colleges 2017

Ranked among “America’s Top Colleges” — Forbes, 2017

Kiplinger's Best College Values

Ranked among the best values in private colleges
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, 2017

ACBSP - Global Business Accreditation

Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

The business world is all about connections. So is our MBA.

Why choose our student-centered MBA program? One reason is that we’re focused on building your industry connections. The John E. Simon School of Business and the faculty of our online MBA program cultivate partnerships with companies from around the world in every business sector. Our connections improve your networking opportunities. They also ensure our program is addressing industry needs.

A Few of Our Business Partners

  • Ameren
  • Boeing
  • Centene
  • Centric Group
  • Edward Jones
  • Express Scripts
  • Maritz
  • Mercy
  • Rawlings
  • Scottrade
  • SSM
  • Suddenlink

Does an MBA Pay Off?

Average MBA graduates receive a salary increase of 36% from their employer, 70% through a new job offer, or 84% from their internship company, according to a 2012 survey by the Graduate Management Admission Council. With our online MBA program offering a one-year completion time, you can recoup financial costs faster than with many other programs.

Calculate the ROI of Your MBA at Maryville

Many students base their selection of an MBA program on price or prestige. We think you should focus on ROI. Our tuition is $27,300. That’s a wise investment for the substantial opportunities that could come your way next. Take into consideration your pre-MBA salary, and then calculate your potential lifetime earnings with your MBA. Take a look at some of the top salary outcomes below and imagine what a specialized MBA credential can do to promote you in the future:

Top Salaries for MBA Graduates According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


Financial Analyst


Financial Manager


Human Resources

HR Specialist


HR Manager



Marketing Specialist


Marketing Manager



Administrative Services Manager


Medical & Health Services Manager



Accountants and Auditors


What can you do with your MBA?

What is an MBA? Irrespective of the industry, an MBA is the standard qualifier for management, leadership, and advancement opportunities. In 2014, approximately 25.4%** of all master’s degrees conferred were in business. Today’s organizations expect that top applicants, potential managers, and leaders will have an MBA. Earning an MBA is a smart business move on your part.

** According to the U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics

The Maryville MBA Curriculum:
It’s Designed for You

You can complete your online MBA in as little as one year. Start at the time that’s right for you by choosing one of six admission points. Explore the courses for each of our nine concentrations below and develop specialized knowledge in your area of expertise.

Admission Prerequisite:

  • Financial Accounting
  • Statistics

Eight Core Courses (24 credit hours):

BUS 643Business Ethics3 Credits
MGMT 647Organizational Behavior and Development3 Credits
BUS 641Legal Environment of Business3 Credits
MKT 660Strategic Marketing3 Credits
BUS 676Global Business3 Credits
ECON 620Business Economics3 Credits
ACCT 610Accounting for Managers3 Credits
FIN 630Corporate Financial Policies3 Credits

Accounting Concentration (12 credit hours):

ACCT 614Tax Planning and Decision Making3 Credits
ACCT 618Strategic Accounting Issues3 Credits
ACCT 620Financial Statement Analysis3 Credits
ACCT 621Forensic Accounting3 Credits

Cyber Security Concentration (12 credit hours):

ISYS 600Controls for Effective Cyber Defense3 Credits
ISYS 670Pen Testing3 Credits
ISYS 684Forensic Examination and Analysis3 Credits
ISYS 691Legal Aspects of Privacy and Compliance3 Credits

Financial Services Concentration (12 credit hours):

FIN 601Financial Industry Exam Preparation 13 Credits
FIN 625Financial Institutions, Money and the Economy3 Credits
FIN 621Investment Alternatives and Portfolio Construction3 Credits
FIN 624Personal Financial Planning3 Credits

Healthcare Management Concentration (12 credit hours):

HCPM 610Healthcare Industry and Healthcare Practice Management3 Credits
HCPM 611Healthcare Practice Management Operations3 Credits
HCPM 651Medical Law, Ethics, and Risk Management3 Credits
HCPM 656Quality & Population Health Management3 Credits

Human Resources Management Concentration (12 credit hours):

MGMT 640Human Resources Management3 Credits
MGMT 650Workforce Management3 Credits
MGMT 655Employment Law and Compliance3 Credits
MGMT 660Compensation and Benefits3 Credits

Information Technology Concentration (12 credit hours):

ISYS 650Information Technology Management3 Credits
ISYS 620Agile Analysis and Design3 Credits
ISYS 605Database Principles3 Credits
ISYS 660Data Analysis3 Credits

Management Concentration (12 credit hours):

MGMT 640Human Resources Management3 Credits
MGMT 670Interpersonal Management3 Credits
MGMT 687Leadership3 Credits
BUS 640Project Management3 Credits

Marketing Concentration (12 credit hours):

MKT 663Consumer Behavior3 Credits
MKT 673Social Networking and Search Engine Optimization3 Credits
MKT 680Branding3 Credits
MKT 681Integrated Marketing Communications3 Credits

Project Management Concentration (12 credit hours):

BUS 640Project Management3 Credits
BUS 617Process and Operations Management3 Credits
BUS 614Supply Chain Management3 Credits
BUS 625Enterprise Planning & Control3 Credits

General MBA (9 credit hours):

May choose any of the above three courses in any concentration.

Capstone (3 credit hours):

BUS 691Business Policies3 Credits

Maryville University’s Online MBA Admission Requirements

Our business model is simple. We designed our MBA program to give open access to highly motivated individuals. That’s why there are no GRE or GMAT entrance exam requirements and no application fee. You can start classes at a time that’s right for you by choosing one of six admission points during the year. If you’re ready to put in the work, we’re ready to help you stand out.

  • A four-year bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
  • Official academic transcripts.
  • A completed online application — no fee required.
  • Personal letter explaining qualifications for graduate work.
  • International applicants: Official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a score of 563 within 2 years of application.