Our fully online MBA provides you with the strong business foundation needed to compete in a global market and add value to any organization.

GSU offers two fully online MBA options for students.

 Program Highlights: 

  • 100% online  
  • Highly interactive format
  • Well-rounded curriculum 
  • Accessible and dedicated full-time faculty  
  • Best value for a high quality, fully accredited online MBA program
  • Curriculum is the same as on campus MBA program
  • May be completed part-time or full-time
  • University transcripts will list your degree as Master of Business Administration

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 GSU's Master of Business Administration program was highlighted in Crain's Chicago Business  publication as the most affordable MBA in the Chicago area and boasts on of the most diverse student bodies.

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  • Supplemental Application Requirements


    In addition to completing a university application for admission, paying the application fee, and submitting all official transcripts to the Office of Admissions, applicants must also submit the following documents listed below to the College of Business as part of their application package:

    1. Normally, applicants will be expected to have a 3.0 cumulative G.P.A. (on a 4.0 scale) in their last 60 credit hours;
    2. A GMAT or GRE score from tests administered within five years of the date of admission*;
    3. Two confidential Letters of Recommendation from professional references (e.g. current or former college faculty member, current or former work supervisor, or community leader;
    4. A two page, double-spaced statement of intent which discusses personal short- and long-term career goals, reasons for pursuing an MBA degree at this time and what about this particular program is going to help reach those goals. Please give specific personal examples of leadership and provide other pertinent information to help the committee select candidates who can benefit from and contribute to the program. The statement of intent offers applicants the opportunity to demonstrate writing and communication skills and supports candidacy for the MBA degree; and
    5. A current resume.

    *Note: The GMAT or GRE may be waived for applicants who have (1) an undergraduate G.P.A. of 3.5 or higher for the last 60 hours, from a regionally accredited college or university, or (2) a graduate degree from a regionally accredited college or university. GSU undergraduate students and alumni may be eligible for GMAT/GRE waiver and through an expedited guaranteed admissions process.

    Items may be submitted separately; however, the application will not be considered for admission by the College of Business Graduate Admission Committee until all items have been received.

    The supplemental documents listed above should be sent to:

    College of Business Graduate Admissions Committee
    Governors State University
    1 University Parkway, G281
    University Park, IL 60484
    You may also send these as attachments to rwilliams2@govst.edu via email

    View College of Business Graduate Admission Checklist 

  • Prerequisites and Foundation Courses


    Prerequisite andFoundation Courses*

    Written Communication (3)
    Calculus (3)
    MGMT 6700 Foundations of Managerial Statistics (3)
    ECON 6100 Foundations of Economics (3)
    ACCT 6100 Foundations of Accounting and Finance (3)

    * Foundation courses may be waived on a course-by-course basis with appropriate academic preparation.
    Generally, students with an undergraduate degree in business completed within five years prior to application from a nationally or regionally accredited school, with a “B” average or higher have satisfied most of these requirements. Undergraduate equivalent courses that may be used to satisfy each required foundation course are noted. 

  • Online MBA Curriculum


    Degree Requirements


    I. Professional Development Seminars 

    CE 7101 Professional Development Seminar I
    CE 7102 Professional Development Seminar II

    II. Required Courses (24 Hours)
    ACCT 7101 Strategic Management Accounting (3)
    ECON 7500 Managerial Economics and Forecasting (3)
    FIN 7101 Financial Management (3)
    MGMT 7400 Operations Management: Strategies and Techniques (3)
    MGMT 7500 Organizational Behavior in the Global Context (3)
    MGMT 7600 International Business (3)
    MKTG 7100 Strategic Marketing (3)
    MIS 7101 Information Systems and Technology (3)


    III. Career Selectives or Specialization (9 Hours)
     Choose one online specialization option:

    • General Management Specialization
      Select nine hours from the list of online MBA selective courses provided by the academic advisor. Online career selective courses are currently available in leadership, human resource management, advanced financial management, and supply chain management.
    • Supply Chain Management Specialization
      MGMT 8400 Global Supply Chain Management (3)
      MGMT 8410 Logistics, Transportation and Warehouse Management (3)
      MGMT 8430 Strategic Procurement and Materials Management (3)

    IV. Master's Final Project (3 Hours)
    MGMT 8900 Strategic Management in the Global Context (3)

    Total - 36 Hours

    Students must meet all university requirements and the collegial graduation requirements for a master's degree.

    Students will be required to take a standardized assessment test as a part of their capstone course to complete their degree. A fee of $35.00 will be charged at the time of registration for the course.