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The fact that you're here means you've been thinking about pursuing an advanced degree in business. Whether it's to build your professional credentials, advance in your career, or to reach a personal goal – there's a lot driving your decision. Let us help. Contact us and our professional staff will help you on your path to a graduate degree in business.
At a glance
The University of Missouri-St. Louis is the region's largest public research university, and home to the first and only public business school in the St. Louis area to attain dual AACSB accreditation in both business and accounting. In fact, fewer than five percent of the business schools worldwide hold this prestigious level of accreditation. What it means for you is that UMSL Graduate Business provides you with the knowledge, tools, skills and support you'll need to be successful in our programs. And, it means our faculty are highly-qualified educators and researchers who hold terminal degrees from some of the world's most prestigious academic institutions. They are not only academics, but business practitioners and active consultants who bridge the classroom with the real world.
In addition to our accreditation, the Princeton Review ranks us in the top three percent of business schools in the nation and U.S. News and World Report continues to rank our international business program among America’s top 20 – for 14 years running. Our graduate business program is ranked by Military Times among the top 25 “Best for Vets” programs. And, the National Security Agency (NSA) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have designated our cybersecurity program as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CD), making UMSL one of only two institutions in Missouri with this designation.
Flexible degrees that work for you
UMSL Graduate Business offers three types of MBAs: the Flex MBA for those who wish to create a customized program with one of nine possible emphasis areas, the Professional MBA (PMBA) for those who seek an accelerated weekend program, and the International MBA (IMBA) for those who wish to study abroad. We also offer highly-regarded master's programs in Accounting (MAcc) and Information Systems (MSIS)
Additionally, we offer a Ph.D. in Business Administration with a specialization in Logistics & Supply Chain Management and Missouri's' first and only AACSB-accredited Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) for working professionals offering research concentrations in all areas of business administration.
An investment with a strong return
Earning an advanced degree is truly an investment in yourself and your future, but that doesn't mean earning a graduate degree should break the bank. That's why UMSL offers affordable programs for the smart professional. All of our graduate business programs offer competitive tuition rates to ensure that the return on your investment is strong.
Join our network
Did you know that more than 27,000 professionals have graduated from the UMSL College of Business Administration nationwide? Many of our alumni continue to live and work in the St. Louis metropolitan area. That translates into a powerful alumni network. So, when you choose UMSL Business you become part of the largest alumni network in the region.