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Master of Business Administration

Program Overview

Full-time or part-time. In-person or online. No matter what route you take to complete Central Michigan University's Master of Business Administration (MBA) program, you'll expand your skillset and be prepared for executive leadership positions in today's global economy.

Program Snapshot

Program Type: Full-Time, Part-Time
Location: On Campus, Online
Program Length: 1-2 years
Credit Hours: 36

Why This Program & What You'll Learn

The business world is always changing and adapting. Today, it's global, more complex and more competitive than ever. To succeed, you need to understand your organization and everything it touches. You need to know how economic forces, industry trends, and emerging technologies will influence your business and respond proactively.

Our Master of Business Administration program equips you to do that. Whether you're a full-time student or a working professional, you can earn this valuable degree on your schedule.

By the time you graduate, you'll have advanced skills in accounting, finance, marketing, and management. Our curriculum includes the application of and instruction in statistical theory, computer applications, data analytics – visualization, mining, warehousing, and forecasting, to business problems. You'll choose a specialty from one of 11 emphasis areas, tailoring your degree to meet your needs and interests. Owing partly to the focus on business quantitative methods in the core curriculum, six of our emphasis areas – business data analytics, cybersecurity, finance, information systems (with SAP), logistics, and project management, have been classified as STEM programs.

Through it all, you'll work with experienced faculty who integrate current business case studies and trends into your coursework. You'll bring value to your organization as you are working on your degree!

Program Highlights

Our College of Business Administration is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) which ensures our MBA program meets the highest international standards.

  • U.S. News & World Report ranks us among the best online MBA programs.
  • Night and weekend classes fit into your schedule. Work-life-school balance is important so classes are offered frequently to fit easily into your life.
  • Have a great idea for a business? Compete for thousands of dollars in start-up capital at our annual New Ventures Competition.
  • Our SAP Next-Gen Chapter, we are one of 12 universities in North America, joins with SAP customers across the globe to spur innovation.
  • Students have excelled in two certifications particularly: TS410/TERP-10 for SAP and Lean Six Sigma. We have certified approximately 100 students a year for SAP, more than the next three universities combined. In the last 5 years, with workshops and integration into classes, 489 students received Green Belt certifications and 33 Yellow Belts.
  • For the on-campus program, you can apply for a graduate assistantship to receive scholarships to defray tuition costs while you partner with faculty to conduct research and assist with teaching.


Filter Emphases by Location:
Learn to understand cash flow, taxes and other financial principles that are essential to every organization.
Learn to use data to make better decisions in this emphasis, which will also teach you how to visualize and communicate business decisions clearly and effectively. This emphasis is classified as STEM.
Use threat detection tools and data analysis to manage threats and reduce risks. You'll learn the technical and legal skills to protect your company's data, no matter where it is stored. This emphasis is classified as STEM.
Learn the business, financing, legal and tactical skills to launch your own venture, or lead a start-up team.
Know where your money is and where it's going. Courses in financial statement analysis, international finance and financial modeling will help you understand your current financial situation, the global forces at play on your finances, and how to forecast and analyze future performance. This emphasis is classified as STEM.
Jobs in health care management are expected to increase 20% over the next decade, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Gain knowledge in issues, policies, compliance mandates, risk management tactics and the overall operation of today’s health care systems and become a leader in the field.
Become adept at hiring, retention and training, and help organizations reach their goals. You'll gain experience in strategic planning, fiscal management, team building and best practices and become a leader.
More than 435,000 businesses around the world rely on SAP business software. Master it, and you'll gain skills employers need. You can earn TS410: mySAP ERP-Integrated Business Processes certification through this emphasis. This emphasis is classified as STEM.
Cut costs, improve customer service and lift profits through better supply chain management. You'll learn techniques to make purchasing, inventory, warehousing and transportation more efficient. This emphasis is classified as STEM.
To market your company successfully, you need to understand what customers want. Become an expert in advertising, brand management, market research, new product development, communications and public relations to boost demand.
Project managers are expert multitaskers, analytical thinkers and communicators. You'll learn to manage your time and complete projects on time and on budget—which benefits you, your clients and your company. This emphasis is classified as STEM.
Sharpen your leadership skills and learn how to improve your organization. Learn about the customer voice, negotiating and process-improvement techniques such as Six Sigma.

Careers & Outcomes

An MBA from CMU can help you start your business career, or build on existing expertise to advance in your organization.

Career Projected Salary
Marketing Operations Manager $80,406
Director of Compensation/Benefits $127,530
Chief Executive Officer $98,980
Information Specialist $82,497
Chief Operating Officer $189,520
Operations General Manager $98,100
Human Resources Manager $130,000
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