MBA Online

The McKendree MBA programs focus on integrated learning experiences which allow students to develop problem solving and team building skills in an environment where they can learn from both the faculty and each other. McKendree offers the MBA, an MBA in Corporate Finance, an MBA in Cyber Defense, an MBA in Digital Marketing, and an MBA in Human Resource Management. All MBA courses incorporate individual and group work and written assignments. With an MBA, your possibilities for career advancement are endless!



Online Class Format

The online courses are held over an eight week time period. Students can take one online MBA course in an eight week session. Students will complete assignments on their own with certain fixed deadlines.




The McKendree MBA program is accredited by the International Assembly of Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).



Online MBA Curriculum

The Master of Business Administration online curriculum consists of 12 courses that provide students with knowledge and skills essential for success in the modern business world. The program combines theoretical knowledge with analytical, problem-solving, leadership, and communication skills applied to specific topics. 

MBA 621 - Accounting for Managers

MBA 622 - Economics of the Firm

MBA 623 - Business Research Methods and Applications

MBA 625 - Legal Issues for Managers

MBA 631 - Corporate Finance

MBA 642 - Customers and Competitive Advantage

MBA 651 - Global Organizations and Management

MBA 652 - Organizational Behavior

MBA 653 - Stakeholder Management and Ethics

MBA 661 - Corporate Strategy and Leadership

MBA 6XX - Elective 1

MBA 6XX - Elective 2

       Total Credits: 36*

*Foundation courses may be required. 



Online MBA in Corporate Finance

The MBA in Corporate Finance will prepare you with specialized knowledge and skills related to the context of corporate finance and further explore the strategic implications of corporate financial management.

Online MBA in Corporate Finance



Online MBA in Cyber Defense 

The MBA in Cyber Defense will prepare you to be a business leader in technology and information security. You will receive a solid foundation to excel in leading cybersecurity. This program is aligning with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recommended knowledge requirements.

Online MBA in Cyber Defense



Online MBA in Digital Marketing 

The MBA in Digital Marketing will prepare you with specialized knowledge and skills needed to leverage developing information technology in order to actualize strategic marketing plans. 

Online MBA in Digital Marketing



Online MBA in Human Resource Management

Human Resource Management is a crucial component of any business or organization that utilizes employees. A unique blend of business strategy and employee management, this distinctive career field gives you the opportunity to create a productive, fulfilling work environment for employees at any business.

Online MBA in Human Resource Management



Foundations of Business Knowledge

Students who have not completed undergraduate course work in accounting, marketing/management, microeconomics and statistics may acquire the necessary knowledge in online foundation courses as part of their MBA studies at McKendree. A set of four online foundation courses provide students with broad introductory knowledge in key subject areas of business:

MBA 501 Foundations of Accounting and Finance

MBA 502 Economics for Managers

MBA 503 Marketing and Management Concepts

MBA 504 Quantitative and Statistical Tools

Students pursuing the MBA in Cyber Defense may have to complete the online MBA 570 Foundations in Cyber Defense if they have no education or certificates in the field of information security with the requisite knowledge to be successful in the remaining cyber defense courses in the program.

While there may be some overlap of these foundation courses and the courses of the graduate curriculum, these requirements must be satisfied before the student begins his/her third course in the MBA curriculum. Students will be evaluated at the time of admission to determine if foundation courses are required. Typically, each foundation course is offered once a year.



Transfer Credit

Following matriculation, students are expected to do their course work at McKendree. However, prior to matriculation, up to 12 credits from another accredited institution may be applied toward completion of the requirements for the MBA degree at McKendree. All transfer courses are evaluated by the Director of the MBA Program.



Key Faculty

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Photo of Terese Kasson, M.S.B.A., C.P.A.Terese Kasson, C.P.A.





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Next Step

Contact your student services specialists below to get details on the admission process and our next start date.


Photo of Heather Haycraft, M.A.Ed.Heather Haycraft, M.A.Ed.

Graduate Admission & Lead CRM Process Specialist
(618) 537-6943