Frequently Asked Questions

We answer some of the most frequently received questions below. If you have additional questions, feel free to reach out to our program by emailing mba@umsl.edu.

UMSL College of Business offers the following graduate degree programs:

  • Ph.D. Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration- LSCM emphasis
  • Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)
  • MBA Master of Business Administration (Flex MBA program)
  • PMBA Professional MBA (blended weekend/online program)
  • IMBA International MBA (offer overseas experience)
  • MS in Master of Science in Information Systems
  • MAcc Master of Accounting

In addition, the following certificate programs are available:

  • Business Administration
  • Business Intelligence
  • Cybersecurity
  • Digital and Social Media Marketing
  • Human Resource Management
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Marketing Management

Application deadlines are as follows:

Domestic Application Deadlines:
Flex MBA
July 1
December 1
May 1
Professional MBA
July 1
International MBA
May 1*
Master of Accounting
July 1
December 1
May 1
MS Information Systems
July 1
December 1
May 1
Graduate Certificates
July 1
December 1
May 1
PhD Business Administration
January 1

*UMSL students planning to participate in the International MBA program must apply and be admitted to UMSL and one of our partner universities. Please review the web site of the partner university that you plan to attend to learn more about their application requirements.http://www.umsl.edu/divisions/business/imba/

Note: International Applicants
Detailed information regarding the international student application process can be found online at http://www.umsl.edu/~intelstu/. It is strongly recommended that international applicants submit all application materials two-three months prior to the domestic deadlines. Additional time is required for document processing.

For up to date fee information, please visit the Cashier's Office and view the fee information for the appropriate semester.

The Office of Graduate Programs in Business is open generally Monday and Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Appointments typically last 30 minutes. 

The evening hours are subject to change. Please call 314-516-5885 to schedule an appointment.

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The Office of Graduate Programs in Business is located in Anheuser-Busch Hall in room 104.

Our mailing address is:

University of Missouri-St. Louis
Graduate Business Programs
104 Anheuser-Busch Hall
College of Business Administration
One University Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63121

If you would like more information about any of our programs, please contact us to schedule an appointment with our advisors, or sign up for one of our information sessions. If you bring a copy of your transcript to the information session, you can leave it with an advisor, who will review it and reply to you about the number of hours you need to complete the program.

Once you have been admitted, you should meet with an advisor to discuss program requirements and select courses for the upcoming semester. Daytime and evening appointments are available. To make an appointment or find out about dates for information sessions, please call the Graduate Business Programs office at 314-516-5885. Of course, you can also reach us via e-mail at mba@umsl.edu.

Please note: Advising is required for all new students.

Our programs vary in length depending on a student's undergraduate background and grades. Typically, an MBA can be completed in 2 years going full-time. Please schedule an appointment to meet with an advisor to discuss your academic background and course of study at UMSL.


Classes are generally scheduled in the evenings, Monday through Thursday, weekends, or online. The majority of classes meet one night per week from 6:55-9:35 p.m. A few classes are scheduled to meet two nights per week on either Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday, and meet from 5:30-6:45 p.m. Classes for the Professional MBA program meet one weekend per month (Friday and Saturday from 8:30 am-5:30 pm).

Several monetary awards based on performance in one of the graduate business programs are available on an annual basis. Additionally, numerous student loan programs, some of them targeted to graduate business students, are available. The Student Financial Aid Office can provide more specific information about the availability of aid and student loan programs. You can reach Student Financial Aid by telephone: (314) 516-5526, by email: financialaid@umsl.edu or on the Web. Finally, graduate assistants can earn reduced tuition, the amount of reduction is based on the number of hours employed by the College of Business.

Graduate Assistantship information and forms can be found on the graduate school website at http://www.umsl.edu/divisions/graduate/current/assistantship.html .