Missouri State University Online MBA


  • AACSB Accredited
  • 100% Online Program
  • GMAT/GRE Waivers available
  • About 25% of them students are online.
  • The vast majority of online students are working professionals.
  • Tuition for the online MBA program is the same for in-state and out-of-state students.
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Avg. GMAT score: 552
  • Avg. Undergrad GPA: 3.3


  • Students will possess knowledge of the current theory and techniques of the major business disciplines (i.e. the MBA core courses).
  • Students will exhibit leadership capacity and teamwork skills for business decision making.
  • Students will understand the ethical implication of business decision-making and recognize ethical dilemmas.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively.
  • Students will demonstrate critical thinking skills.
  • Students will have an understanding of global perspectives.

Program Structure

  • The MBA program requires 18 hours of foundation courses. This foundation is composed of the following six graduate-level courses which are designed to provide accelerated coverage of the knowledge base necessary for students to benefit most from the MBA curriculum
  • Upon evaluation of baccalaureate degree transcripts, some or all of these courses may be waived, particularly for students holding an undergraduate degree in business.
  • All of the foundation courses are now available once each year via the Internet. These online courses do not have a campus component and can be completed entirely from the student’s location. Contact the MBA Program Director regarding questions about these courses.
  • With foundation courses met, the MBA degree requires a minimum of 33 semester hours of graduate credit.

U.S.A News and World Report Ranking

  • Ranked Number 179 in Best Online MBA Program
  • Overall Score 54/100

Admission Requirements

  • Professional work experience (Resume)
  • Admissibility to the Graduate College (view admission requirements)
  • Earned a 3.25 cumulative GPA
  • Admitted to or have graduated from a Missouri State COB business unit major in the past five years OR graduated with a business degree from an AACSB-accredited school in the past five years
  • Completed a minimum of 80 hours at the time of application
  • Meet all English proficiency requirements
  • Official transcripts
  • Official GMAT or GRE Scores
  • Resume
  • Past academic performance (official transcripts)
  • Official GMAT or GRE score*

Acceptance Rate

  • 91%


  • $11,220


  • August and January