Online Master of Business Administration Degree

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100% ONLINE   |   COMPLETE IN AS FEW AS 4 SEMESTERS   |   NO APPLICATION FEE

100% ONLINE
COMPLETE IN AS FEW AS 4 SEMESTERS
NO APPLICATION FEE

Complete your MBA 100% Online.

Northern is now offering a 100% online MBA so busy professionals can gain confidence as they master the skills that top companies are looking for. As you develop into an ethical, creative, valuable business leader you’ll have the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of real-world business challenges and processes as you collaborate with real companies.

As a student AND a professional in the NMU Online MBA program you’ll benefit from both asynchronous and synchronous courses, 7 start dates throughout the year, and evening courses.

Why Earn Your MBA Online at Northern Michigan University?

Because we built our program for business professionals like you. Our application process is streamlined, and you do NOT need a business degree to enter the program. Once you are accepted, you’ll experience:

  • Same instructors as the NMU on-campus program

  • 2 specialized tracks to choose from

  • Graduate assistantship option with local companies

  • Competitive scholarships

  • Flexible evening courses

How Much Does an Online MBA Cost at NMU?

Northern’s Online MBA is within financial reach. Graduate students are eligible to apply for competitive scholarships. A financial aid representative can help you make decisions about paying for college. Contact: (906) 277-2327 or fao@nmu.edu

Admission Requirements for the MBA

**The GRE/GMAT requirement is paused for Summer 2022 and Fall 2022 semesters.**

Applicants are required to comply with the regular admission requirements of the Office of Graduate Education. In addition, applicants are expected to have:

  • official transcripts from all previously attended post-secondary institutions
  • a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university**, be enrolled in the 4+1 Accounting program at NMU, or meet Special Admission requirements
  • an undergraduate grade point average of 2.75 or higher
  • a GMAT or GRE-equivalent (see below for GMAT/GRE waiver conditions)
  • a statement of purpose
    • 2-3 page essay format
    • Stating the reason that you are pursuing an MBA at NMU
    • Stating what unique perspective, qualifications, experiences and educational assets you would bring to share with your class. Also include your goals and how the program will help you move closer to them.
  • a current resume
  • 2 letters of recommendation
      • Letters of recommendation should be written by faculty members or professionals who are familiar with your academic progress and can address your strengths as a candidate for the program. They should be written on letterhead and include their professional contact information.

    The results of the GMAT, the applicant’s undergraduate grade point average and relevant work experience will be evaluated together to determine eligibility for the program.

    Application materials are reviewed by the director of MBA program and/or a three-person faculty graduate screening committee.

    All first-time admits must contact the Director of the MBA Program for a scheduled Mandatory Advising/Orientation before the start of the student’s intended first semester.

  • international students must provide the additional information, found here, prior to being admitted
  • Five core classes (15 credits)
  • Four elective classes (12 credits) or, accounting concentration (12 credits)
  • Every MBA student must complete a strategic analysis research project and report in BUS 590

Careers

Graduates with an MBA from Northern Michigan University are ready to pursue top leadership positions. According to mba.com, professionals with a graduate business degree earn more.

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MBA Core Requirements 18 credits
BUS 530 Organizations: Structure, Behavior and Human Performance 3 credits
BUS 540 Marketing Strategy 3 credits
BUS 560 Quantitative Decision Making 3 credits
BUS 570 Managerial Accounting 3 credits
BUS 580 Financial Analysis and Management 3 credits
BUS 590 Strategic Management 3 credits
Submission and presentation of a portfolio of selected MBA program projects along with an exit examination are required for graduation.
Without Concentration
Electives* At least 6 credits must be BUS prefix courses 12 credits
Accounting Core Requirements 12 credits
BUS 572 CPA/CMA Exam Preparation 3 credits
BUS 576 Accounting Research 3 credits
BUS Elective: Any BUS prefix course BUS 500: Managerial Communication – Recommended 3 credits
BUS 591 Internship 1-3 credits

**Students must have a BS/BA in accounting or the post bacc completion of the undergraduate accounting major coursework to be admitted to the accounting MBA track.

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