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Benedictine University’s online Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree program prepares you to successfully lead organizations through the challenges of the 21st century business environment, including global issues, evolving technology and a diverse workforce.


Benedictine’s online MBA degree offers a robust business foundation curriculum to help ensure that you're fully prepared to advance your career once you graduate. You will connect with practicing professors and students working in a variety of industries, giving you the opportunity to explore new career fields or confirm your commitment to your current professional goals.

Offered from a regionally accredited University, our MBA degree online program provides two options:

  • The traditional one-course-at-a-time online MBA program, which busy working professionals can easily fit into their schedules
  • An accelerated online MBA which lets you jump on the fast track by taking two courses at a time

Students with an educational background in business may be able to waive up to four foundation courses, and in some cases no GMAT is required.

Choose from Seven Areas of Specialization

Explore what makes you passionate about business through in-depth, advanced business course presented in a flexible, personalized format.

Customize your degree with one of seven MBA concentrations that combine a strong foundation of essential business management skills with more in-depth study of a specific function. Choose online MBA concentrations in:

  • Accounting
  • Entrepreneurship and Managing Innovation
  • Financial Management
  • Health Administration
  • International Business
  • Internet Marketing
  • Marketing Management

Dual MBA program opportunities are also available.

Why earn your MBA from Benedictine University?

  • You'll earn your degree from an accredited, established institution with more than 127 years of history and a tradition of academic excellence.
  • You can be confident that your online MBA degree will prepare you to successfully navigate your career through market turbulence, organizational change and global competition.
  • Student Satisfaction is our #1 priority. Our Spring 2014 survey of online MBA alumni shows that:
  • 94% of our graduates say the online MBA program at Benedictine prepared them for their current career.
  • 28% of our graduates say they can directly apply a salary increase to their degree, while another 41 percent anticipate a salary increase within the next year.
  • 48% either received a promotion at work or increased responsibility.
  • 33% say they have increased confidence in the workplace.
  • Graduates chose our program for its flexibility, reputation as a nonprofit University and supportive admissions team.
  • If they could do it all over again, 80% surveyed said they would earn their online MBA at Benedictine.

Benedictine University Online MBA Accolades

Benedictine University consistently attracts notice for the quality and growth of the MBA program.

  • Crain’s Chicago Business reported that Benedictines MBA was the fifth largest MBA program in Chicago.
  • ranked the online program at Benedictine No. 1 among online MBAs.
  • In addition, Benedictine is consistently ranked as one of the top master's universities in the Midwest by US News & World Report® and listed among Americas Top Colleges by Forbes.

If you're a business professional, you know that an MBA can position you to move up into high-level leadership roles.

Benedictine's online MBA degree program prepares you to successfully lead organizations through the challenges of the 21st-century business environment.

Foundation Courses

  • MBA 520 Leadership and Ethics in a Global Environment
  • MBA 530 Organizational Behavior
  • MBA 541 Analytical Tools for Management Decisions
  • MBA 510 Economics
  • MBA 500 Financial Accounting
  • MBA 539 International Business

Managerial Process Courses

  • MBA 601 Managerial Accounting
  • MBA 611 Managerial Economics
  • MBA 661 Marketing Management
  • MBA 651 Financial Management
  • MBA 630 Operations Management
  • MBA 683 Project Management
  • MBA 671 Strategic Management

Accounting Concentration Courses

  • MBA 504 Corporate Accounting Theory & Practice
  • MBA 506 Corporate Accounting Theory & Practice II
  • MBA 605 Tax Influences on Decision-Making

Entrepreneurship & Managing Innovation Concentration Courses

  • MBA 559 Entrepreneurship
  • MBA 622 Creativity and Innovation in Business
  • MBA 655 Financing New Ventures

Financial Management Concentration Courses

  • MBA 603 Cost Analysis, Profit Planning and Control
  • MBA 604 Theory and Practice of Financial Reporting
  • MBA 653 Investment Theory and Portfolio Management

Health Administration Concentration Courses

  • MPH 602 Public Health Systems
  • MPH 605 Environmental Health
  • MPH 664 Marketing of Public Health

International Business Concentration Courses

  • MBA 687 Multicultural Management
  • MBA 686 International Marketing
  • MBA 619 International Economics and Finance

Internet Marketing Concentration Courses

  • MBA 594 Search Engine Optimization
  • MBA 595 Social Media
  • MBA 593 Web Analytics
  • MBA 592 Conversion Optimization

Marketing Management Concentration Courses

  • MBA 676 Marketing Strategies in the Digital Age
  • MBA 663 Marketing Communication
  • MBA 666 Consumer Behavior

Why Benedictine Online?

  • No VISA Requirements: Benedictine offers online programs allowing you to earn a United States education in the comfort of your home.
  • Respected: Our online students earn the same respected credential as students who attend on campus.
  • Recognized: Named the Fastest Growing University in the United States by The Chronicle of Higher Education and ranked among America’s Top Colleges by Forbes Magazine.
  • Affordable: Benedictine University Online offers affordable tuition and scholarship opportunities.
  • Small Class Size: Benedictine University's online programs offer small class sizes and the personal attention expected of a top-tier, private university.
  • Convenience: Access your coursework anywhere via convenient, online courses supported by outstanding 24x7 technical support.
  • Highly Interactive: Interact fully with your professors and other students in our unique virtual-classroom setting.
  • Global Networking: We have students and graduates from all 50 states and over 17 countries.
  • Accredited: Benedictine University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).

USA requirements for international students

Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100. 

After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department. 

Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.

University requirements

Program requirements

Students must have an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Students with an undergraduate GPA of 2.5 to 2.9 will be considered for conditional admission based on other aspects of their admissions file.International students must complete evaluation by Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) to assess prior learning in other countries as it compares to U.S. education.All international students must demonstrate they have met the English proficiency requirements for the degree program to which they are applying. Students applying to graduate programs must meet one of the following requirements:TOEFL Paper Based Test: 550TOEFL Internet Based Test: 78IELTS Exam: 6.0 English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6 TOEFL paper-based test score : 550 TOEFL iBT® test: 78

Benedictine University is proud to announce the Student Success Award, an honor that recognizes the hard work and commitment of adult learners. New students starting in select online degree programs are eligible for a tuition award from $4,000 to $10,000 for a limited time.

The Student Success Award is designed to reward hard working students for their commitment to advanced learning. Offering the award near the end of the program emphasizes our goal of supporting each student along the journey from admission to graduation.

Program Eligibility and Award Amount

New students starting class in one of the following programs are eligible for the listed award amount during our current entry period.

Award Amount: $10,000

  • Online Master of Public Health
  • Online Dual MPH/MBA

Award Amount: $4,000

  • Online Master of Business Administration

How It Works

All new students starting classes this period are eligible. Students may submit their application for the award after completing the designated number of credits within the award terms and conditions. To qualify for the award, students must be in good standing (defined as a GPA of 3.0 or higher) and on track to completing the degree within three years.*

The Student Success Award is our way of showing our students we believe in them and the difference they can make through their new knowledge and skills. It’s time for you to start making a difference.


Benedictine is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA)

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