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.

The University of Missouri - St. Louis, College of Business offers the following graduate degree programs:

Graduate Degree Programs

Graduate Certificate Programs

Application deadlines are as follows:

Domestic Application Deadlines:
Flex MBA
July 1
December 1
May 1
Online MBA (Fall Start Only)
July 1
International MBA
May 1*
Master of Accounting
July 1
December 1
May 1

MS Information Systems

MS Cybersecurity IST emphasis

MS Supply Chain Analytics

July 1
December 1
May 1
Graduate Certificates
July 1
December 1
May 1
PhD Business Administration
March 31

*The Online MBA program begins each Fall semester. Applications are accepted year round for Fall admission. Students may complete pre-requisite courses in semesters prior to the Fall start

*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.

Note: International Applicants
Detailed information regarding the international student application process can be found online at UMSL Global. 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 Tuition and Fees and view the tuition and fee information for the appropriate semester.

The Office of Graduate Business Programs is open generally Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Online appointments are available until 6 p.m. on Wednesdays. Appointments typically last 30 minutes. 

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

For directions to our campus, see the campus map.

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

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, please call the Graduate Business Programs office at (314) 516-5885. Of course, you can also reach us via email 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. Our Online MBA can be completed in only 18 months.

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 Online MBA are asynchronous, meaning you will be able to complete coursework at your own convenience within a designated timeframe. 

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 Services Office can provide more specific information about the availability of aid and student loan programs. Students may also earn a Graduate Assistantship to assist with the cost of tuition. 

Student Financial Services:

Phone: (314) 516-5526

Email: financialaid@umsl.edu 

Graduate Assistantship information and forms can be found on the graduate school website