"Here, you are a strategist."
Driven 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 Master of Business Administration (MBA) (MBA)–ranked in MBA Central's and Online MBA Today's "Top 15 Best Online Programs in Illinois"–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 global knowledge needed in any
organization. Concentrations in General Management and Supply Chain Management are available entirely online—a flexibility that greatly benefits career and
homelife demands of many graduate students. MBA Specializations are also available in Business Analytics, Finance, and Leadership.
Your Career Goals
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% over their pre-MBA salaries.
Open the door to thriving career opportunities in positions such
as General Manager, Operations Manager, Business Development Manager,
Human Resources Director, and Senior Financial Analyst. 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.
With an MBA, you’ll possess the necessary specialized skills to
immediately impact organizational business operations in almost any situation. You’ll gain the management skills you need to
effectively supervise an organization’s business operations and advance its
As of 2019, the national average salary of an Operations Manager salary is $97,334 with an average range of $84,697 – $113,797 (salary.com). Chicago’s average salary for Operations Managers was even higher than the national at $103,174.
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.
GSU’s 5-Year MBA Admission Track is designed for the
motivated and hard-working undergraduate students who want to earn a Bachelor
of Arts in Business Administration and a Masters of Business Administration
degree in 5 years. Current undergraduate GSU students may be eligible for
admission into the 5-Year Master of Business Administration (MBA) admission
track. Admitted students will earn their Bachelor of Arts in Business
Administration degree within 4-years of admission into the university as a
freshman (or 2-years after transferring as a junior) and their MBA after a 5th year
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.
Adam Shorter III, MBA Student Class of 2004
What the MBA does is give you a broader perspective. It helped me understand my potential once I got into the program. I wanted to be a leader—that’s what led me to Governors State. Once I got into it, GSU forced me to think bigger and broader. At the time I was content being a middle manager or director. Now, I want to be a CEO or take over a Fortune 100 or 500 company.
Student Clubs and Organizations
Student Clubs and Organizations
at Governors State University enrich your educational experience,
allowing you to gain and hone skills applicable to the classroom and