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Affordable Online MBA Program Options

A master's degree in business administration (MBA) online at Northwest Missouri State University is very affordable. With an MBA, you can move into leadership positions by developing skills in strategic planning, quantitative analysis, finance, business ethics, global economics and more. There are four concentrations in the online MBA program:

  1. MBA in Management
  2. MBA in Human Resources Management
  3. MBA in Marketing
  4. MBA in Business Analytics

Each of the concentrations consists of 30 credit hours at $400 per credit hour with a required fee per course of $30. Each course is worth three credit hours, so the tuition cost per course is $1,230. For the entire online MBA program, tuition is just $12,300.

Tuition is the same for both in-state and out-of-state students. Students can complete any of the concentrations in 12 to 18 months.

Earn and Save As You Learn

Not only is tuition for a Northwest online MBA very affordable, but the program's flexibility and convenience mean that you can continue to earn while you learn. You never have to be in a physical classroom at a specific time, yet you learn from the same outstanding faculty as on-campus students. You can keep your job and continue earning a salary while pursuing an MBA. There are no lost wages to worry about.

Full-time employees who go back to school on campus sometimes have to cut back on their hours at work. This is not the case with an online program.

Students can also save money in other ways in an online program. Driving to campus and back requires gas and maintenance on your car. Parking and public transportation cost money. Childcare is also a consideration.

With an online MBA program, some or all of these costs are eliminated. You do not have to travel to campus. While you may still need childcare so you can study, you can manage it more easily from home or enlist the support of family. You can plow these savings back into the educational costs of an online program.

Online MBA General

The flexible MBA General online program equips students with a diverse business background. You will learn decision-making strategies and problem-solving methods that could come in handy in many positions.

This program requires 21 hours of core courses and 9 hours of general electives. The latter must be approved by your advisor.

The added flexibility in this option comes from being able to choose three electives from a variety of options, including courses on entrepreneurship, international business and quality improvement techniques.

Online MBA in Management

The MBA in Management online program prepares students with the foundational knowledge needed for business leadership roles. Students have a smaller pool of concentration courses to choose from than the MBA General program, with the courses more tightly focused on preparing students for management.

In this program, students take 21 hours of core courses and 9 hours of concentration courses.

Online MBA in Human Resource Management

The MBA in Human Resource Management online program provides insight and experience in best practices of corporate recruitment, compensation, organizational training, employment law and other areas vital for HR function.

This program comprises 21 hours of core courses and 9 hours of HR-related courses.

Online MBA in Marketing

The MBA in Marketing online program provides expertise and experience in both strategic and global marketing, analysis of business decisions and financial management.

In this program, you will take 21 hours of core courses and 9 hours of marketing courses.

Online MBA in Business Analytics

The MBA in Business Analytics online program focuses on the use of data mining and business intelligence attuned to business management. Concentration courses focused on data modeling prepare students for data-informed decision-making in leadership roles.

This program consists of 21 hours of core coursework and 9 hours of business analytics courses.

Learn more about Northwest's online MBA programs.

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