Here, you are a manager of complex business opportunities.

OpenHouseRegisterButtonDriven by mission, business leaders must possess a skillset greater than foundational business knowledge—in-demand professions require proficiency in leadership, creative problem-solving, and strategic thinking. Governors State’s online Master of Business Administration (MBA) equips students with skills to manage organizations and increase profitability. Advanced studies in business allow students to seamlessly enter global markets prepared to lead and innovate.

Our AACSB-accredited College of Business has structured a curriculum that will provide you the knowledge needed to be productive in a general manager role in any business organization. You will gain sought after capability in critical thinking, problem solving, leadership, operations management, and international business. The flexibility afforded by earning your degree online, greatly benefits career and home life demands of many graduate students.

Reach your career goals.

Your career will be real evidence of your coursework in Returns on Investment (ROIs): students earning MBA degrees can expect increased earnings by up to 79 percent over their pre-MBA salaries.

Open the door to thriving career opportunities in positions such as a General Manager in a variety of industries and sectors. Graduates of GSU’s MBA programs work in a range of industries, such as financial service, manufacturing, nonprofit, and government, and they’re employed by top companies, including MB Financial Bank, Coca-Cola, GC America, and JB Hunt, among others.

Why get an MBA?

With an MBA from Governors State—ranked #18 in the 2018 “Top 50 Best Value Online MBA Programs” by OnlineMBAToday—you’ll possess the necessary specialized skills to immediately impact the management of business enterprises. You will develop a network of contact that will aid your career success, understand how to gain access to key resources, and acquire the management skills you need to effectively supervise an organization’s business operations and advance its profitability. 

Data collected in 2017 reflected the median annual General Manager’s salary at over $80,000.00 depending on industry, section and business function (www.payscale.com)

Delivery Format

Achieve your MBA in as little as 18 months. Governors State’s 36-credit hour MBA is offered in a fully online or hybrid format. Enroll full-time to jumpstart your career or part-time for added flexibility.

  • Simon-John

    Dr. John Simon, Associate Professor of Business

    With a background in engineering and management sciences, I find business to be a rich area in terms of challenges as well as opportunities for making a difference. Continuous learning is essential to a manager’s career, and often models and analysis provide insight for those improvements. The GSU MBA offers a broad understanding of the issues and strategies, as well as a rigorous focus on analytical approaches. This provides a balance that serves students well in their understanding as well as in their ability to implement new concepts and processes in response to unique opportunities and challenges at work. The program offers specializations in leadership, finance, business analytics and supply chain management, and emerging jobs and the potential for growth make these specializations very valuable.

  • Michele-Alcott

    Michelle Alcott, MBA Student Class of 2018

    As an MBA student at Governors State, I’ve gained a well-rounded knowledge of business function, and the specialization in Supply Chain Management has given me a competitive edge. I’ve learned how to optimize lean production for companies using forecasting skills, and projects such as industry analyses have prepared me to enter the global economy. I took advantage of the online format, and it’s given me the flexibility to balance my home and life schedule—an opportunity I couldn’t pass up.

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