Graduate Studies

Business Administration

Program Overview

Western Illinois University’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) program provides a high-value, low-cost credential customized to meet your educational and professional objectives. Accredited by AACSB, Western Illinois University prepares its MBA graduates for socially responsible leadership and managerial roles in an interdependent, multicultural, and diverse business world. Increased faculty and student engagement available with face-to- face courses in Macomb, livestream courses, or fully online for a purely asynchronous learning environment. Choose from eleven concentrations including business analytics, health services administration, and supply chain management, providing specialized content to enhance your credentials.

Western also offers the following integrated bachelor's/master's programs for students currently enrolled as an undergraduate at Western:

Bachelor of Business in Accountancy/Master of Business Administration
Bachelor of Science in Agriculture/Master of Business Administration
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science/Master of Business Administration
Bachelor of Business in Economics/Master of Business Administration
Bachelor of Business in Finance/Master of Business Administration
Bachelor of Business in Human Resource Management/Master of Business Administration
Bachelor of Science in law Enforcement and Justice Administration/Master of Business Administration
Bachelor of Business in Management/Master of Business Administration
Bachelor of Business in Marketing/Master of Business Administration
Bachelor of Business in Supply Chain Management/Master of Business Administration

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

Supply Chain Management

Why Choose Business Administration at WIU?

Students in the MBA program experience many key benefits:

• Flexibility is key with six entry points into the program and 8-week modules for working professionals to complete the program online
• Affordable tuition rates that can put an accredited MBA degree within reach
• Concentrations available in Ag business, accounting, analytics, economics, finance, health services administration, information systems, international business, management, and supply chain management providing greater expertise
• Internship and assistantship opportunities allow students to combine professional experience and education
• All classes, across all delivery modes, are taught by full-time faculty providing opportunities for establishing personal relationships with professors, professional development activities, and building your professional network.

Our Faculty

The College of Business and Technology’s faculty is student-oriented and believes the most important learning comes from close interaction and exchange of ideas between student and professor. MBA students gain an understanding of the social responsibility of business and develop skills in using quantitative, technical, and theoretical approaches to business problem solving. Many of Western’s business faculty members have professional experience and provide consultative services to businesses and government agencies. Professors hold doctoral or law degrees from more than 40 internationally recognized universities. Their academic, professional, practical, and research backgrounds, as well as their continuing involvement in business and community problem solving, inform the learning environment.

Possible Careers

Course concentrations prepare students for a wide variety of managerial and leadership roles across numerous industries. The College of Business and Technology works with an active placement office here at WIU. AT&T, BP Amoco, Caterpillar, Edward Jones, IBM, John Deere, Kraft Foods, and State Farm are just a few of the companies and corporations which employ Western’s MBA graduates.

Quick View

Degrees Available:

  • M.B.A.
  • Integrated Bachelor's/Master's


  • Macomb
  • Online

Required GPA:

  • Cumulative: 3.0 or
  • Last 2 years: 3.0

Admission Requirements:

  • Transcripts
  • GMAT (find waiver information here)

Interesting Facts: Fall 2023

  • Currently enrolled: 157
  • International: 24
  • Minority: 29
  • Students with Assistantships: 16

Department Contact Information:

Stipes Hall 101