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Master of Business Administration

The Master of Business Administration degree is designed for students who wish to prepare for executive and managerial positions in both the private and public sectors.  The degree includes a broad preparation in business administration, while allowing for a concentration in a specific business related area.  Emphasis is placed on the development of problem-solving and decision-making abilities.

About the Program

To earn a an MBA from Roosevelt University, you must successfully complete the one-credit orientation course and 12 semester three-hour courses, for a total of 37 credit hours.  Students take eight courses at different levels depending on their academic preparation.  All students select a concentration of three courses in business or business - related field and one elective.

Core Courses

Everyone must take BADM 401: Graduate Business Orientation.  Students with a non-business undergraduate degree must take all other listed core courses; however, those whos academic preparation or work experience has given them a certain degree of expertise in a specific subject may petition to take a more advanced course in lieu of a given core course.

  • ACCT 405 - Accounting for Executives
  • BADM 401 - Graduate Business Orientation
  • ECON 403 - Economics for Decision Makers
  • FIN 408 - Finance for Decision Makers
  • INFS 401 - Information Resource Management
  • MGMT 403 - Quantitative Analysis for Decision Makers
  • MGMT 407 - Executive Leadership
  • MGMT 489 - Strategic Management
  • MKTG 406 - Marketing Strategies: Theory and Practice


In addition to the core classes, each MBA student will complete a concentration consisting of three courses.

Within the Walter E. Heller College of Business Administration, you can choose from many concentrations. Each concentration gives students an in-depth treatment of a specific functional area in business. The concentrations are: 

Students are able to select a concentration from other graduate programs within the university. These options create new and innovative alternatives not previously available at MBA programs in the Chicago area. They open a variety of career paths not formerly accessible to MBA graduates

Additionally, students may propose an individualized concentration composed of at least three graduate level courses offered anywhere in the University. These proposals must be described in detail with a solid rationale as to why this focus of study makes sense for the student. The college will give serious consideration to any individualized concentration that is challenging and creative.


Each student is allowed one elective. This elective must be graduate level course and may be offered through the College of Business or one of the other colleges within the University. The course must be approved by the MBA program director. Of the 13 courses required for the degree, at least 28 credit hours must be from courses offered in the College of Business. If the concentration selected is outside the College of Business, then the elective must be a Business course.


The Walter E. Heller College of Business Administration provides a diverse population of students the best opportunity to develop critical skills necessary for success.  This education emphasizes professional integrity, sustainable business practices, and global engagement.

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