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ACBSP Accredited
Location: Chicago, Schaumburg, Online
Start Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
Program Type: Accelerated Masters Option, Master's, Graduate Online

Through small classes, mentoring and internship programs, networking events, and international study opportunities, you will emerge with the advanced problem-solving, management and decision-making skills to lead in a complex marketplace. Curriculum focuses on core business administration skills with concentrations in accounting, accounting forensics, finance, human resource management, information systems, international business, management, marketing, real estate and many more.

Roosevelt’s diverse population — the Midwest’s third most diverse (U.S. News and World Report, 2018) — will put you in the center of myriad viewpoints. And in today’s interconnected marketplace, global perspective is paramount. Plus, our students like the flexibility of earning an MBA on a working professional’s schedule. This includes weeknights and Saturday classes in both Schaumburg and downtown Chicago.

Laurence Cohn
,  Admission Counselor
Lakeisha Robinson
,  Graduate Advisor

What Differentiates Us


A Commitment to Experiential Learning

Students learn about “real-world” situations and better understand the theoretical aspects of business education. We bridge the gap between theory and practice by using an advanced experiential learning model in our curriculum to reinforce active student engagement in learning.


A Flexible and Convenient Schedule

The program is designed with flexibility and convenience in mind to meet the needs of busy working professionals. The program can be pursued on either a full- or part-time basis, with courses generally being offered in the evenings and some on weekends. The complete program is available at both our downtown Chicago Campus and our suburban Schaumburg Campus locations.

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A Diverse Student Body

The diversity of our student body — the Midwest’s third most diverse (U.S. News and World Report, 2018) — will expose you to myriad viewpoints and hone your skills interacting with people of all different backgrounds. In today’s interconnected global marketplace, a well-rounded perspective is paramount, especially for HR professionals who interact with a variety of people each day.


17 Concentrations

Diverse portfolio of innovative concentrations for our students’ future job success includes areas such as Forensic Accounting, Hospitality and Tourism Management, and Real Estate Management.


Expectations & Requirements


The MBA degree prepares students for executive and managerial positions in both the private and public sectors. The degree includes broad preparation in business administration, while allowing for a specialization in a specific business or related area. The MBA program has currently 17 specializations suitable for job opportunities in such areas as hospitality and tourism management, real estate, human resources, and health care management. Emphasis is placed on the development of leadership abilities, problem-solving and decision-making abilities.

Sample Courses

  • Accounting
  • Accounting Forensics
  • Economics*
  • Finance
  • Hospitality Management*
  • Human Resource Management
  • Information Systems
  • Integrated Marketing Communications
  • International Business
  • I/O Psychology
  • Management
  • Managing Nonprofit Organizations*
  • Marketing
  • Public Administration/Health Services Administration*
  • Real Estate*
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Training and Development

*Chicago Campus only

More Opportunities

MBA students specializing in Real Estate have the opportunity to apply for a number of real estate-specific scholarships.


Neha Kasalkar

Getting an MBA from Roosevelt University was the best decision I ever made. I am an international student with no background in business administration. With that being said, RU not only helped me gain in-depth knowledge of the subject, but it also prepared me to get an internship at Walmart Inc. while I was pursuing my degree where I could put my business skills into practice. I also got the opportunity to work as a full time graduate assistant for Heller College of Business that further enhanced my administrative and communication skills and also helped me pay my tuition. RU has exceptional professors and administrative staff who were available to guide me throughout my journey at RU and has played a major role in leading me to the path of success. Thank you, RU!

Neha Kasalkar
MBA Student,
Victoria Misuna

I was searching for the MBA program, which will provide a balance between quality and price. I found it at Roosevelt University’s Heller College of Business. The university is located in downtown Chicago, which is very convenient and provides different resources for students to be successful. The MBA at Heller College of Business is both challenging and interesting. The program allows me to think outside the box. Moreover, the faculty that I have dealt with at the University are helpful and friendly.

Victoria Misuna
MBA student,

Admission Info

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  • Online Application
  • $40 Application Fee
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended colleges/universities within the United States. Coursework completed outside the U.S. requires a Foreign Credential Evaluation to be submitted.
  • Resume/curriculum vitae
  • Letter of Intent outlining your personal and professional goals, why you are interested in this program, and how it will help you achieve your goals
  • Admission Interview
  • English Language Proficiency: All international students and individuals who completed a degree program outside the United States are required to meet this requirement.