Business Administration (M.B.A.)
Weekend or Online: The Illinois Tech M.B.A. is focused on technology and business innovation to move your career forward.
Today’s leading companies are creating their success at the intersection of business, technology, and innovation. That’s where the Master of Business Administration program at Illinois Tech’s Stuart School of Business will take you.
The program’s rigorous curriculum is designed to develop your innovation mindset and the intellectual agility to tackle complex business challenges. Courses are infused with project-based learning and hands-on use of technology to develop your analytical, strategic, and managerial skills. Electives in areas such as artificial intelligence, IoT, and Blockchain keep you on top of cutting-edge technologies.
Stuart faculty are practitioners as well as scholars, bringing their industry experience into the classroom for an applied approach to business education. Class sizes are intentionally small to facilitate dynamic class discussion and frequent contact with faculty, as well as to encourage peer collaboration and networking.
With the Illinois Tech M.B.A.’s distinctive one-course-at-a-time schedule, you can focus exclusively on each course for eight weeks.
The Master of Business Administration program integrates management, technology, and innovation to prepare busy mid-career professionals to advance their careers, especially in organizations where technology is a key source of business success. The program offers weekend and online options to complete the M.B.A. degree part-time in two years.
Networking events and activities hosted by Stuart School of Business’s partner, Chicago Innovation, give students opportunities to engage with entrepreneurs and professionals from industries across the city’s innovation-focused business community.
Companies that have hired Stuart M.B.A. graduates include:
- Bank of America
- Discover Financial Services
- Kraft Inc.
- Grant Thornton LLP
- HSBC Bank
- Merrill Lynch
- PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers)
The Illinois Tech M.B.A. covers the key conceptual areas of management, plus electives to customize your degree. Course content and assignments are structured to connect theory with practice through case studies and group projects with businesses.
9 courses (27 credits)
- BUS 510 – Strategy and Innovation
- MBA 501 – Financial Statement Applications
- MBA 504 – Analytics for Decision Making
- MBA 505 – Microeconomics and Game Theory
- MBA 506 – Leadership and Organization Design
- MBA 509 – Financial Management
- MBA 511 – Marketing Strategy
- MBA 513 – Operations and Technology Management
- BUS 590 – Business Strategy Capstone
Choose any 3 courses (9 credits)
- MBA 523 – Negotiations and Strategic Decision Making
- MBA 532 – Artificial Intelligence
- MBA 534 – Blockchain
- MBA 536 – Internet of Things
- MBA 564 – Global Business Strategy
- MBA 522 – The General Manager
- Five or more years of professional work experience
- Undergraduate transcripts showing a 3.0 GPA or higher
- No GMAT or GRE scores required
- Professional résumé
- Professional statement
- Letter of recommendation
- Official TOEFL or IELTS score, if required
Your Choice: Weekend or Online
The Illinois Tech M.B.A. gives students a choice between two delivery options: Weekend or Online.
Whichever option you choose, you will take the same innovation-focused courses in the same sequence, taught by the same outstanding faculty, and with the same emphasis on faculty-student interaction, rigorous academics, and hands-on learning.
|Courses are taught in person by Stuart School of Business faculty.||Courses are taught 100 percent online by Stuart School of Business faculty.|
|Classes are held on Saturdays at Illinois Tech’s Conviser Law Center, 565 W. Adams Street, in downtown Chicago. Union Station and Ogilvie Transportation Center are located nearby.||Courses are conducted in Blackboard Collaborate Ultra, so all materials, assignments, and course communications are accessible in one online location.|
|Faculty office hours are offered on Saturdays and remotely by appointment.||Online faculty office hours are scheduled every week.|
|Note: Courses and faculty office hours may be partly or fully online depending on COVID-19 restrictions.||Online courses feature:
• A weekly real-time, video conference class session, with the session recorded and available for viewing on demand
• Course discussion boards available 24/7, with weekly assignments
• Group projects supported by video conferencing and online discussion space
M.B.A. students are eligible for Chicago Innovation Scholarships of up to $14,000. They also have access to events and networking with thousands of professionals through Chicago Innovation.
Develop high-level expertise in another professional field to go with your M.B.A. and expand your career opportunities. Shared credits in these Illinois Tech programs can significantly reduce the number of credits required, compared with completing two degrees individually.
The professional staff at the Stuart School of Business Career Management Center supports M.B.A. students with an array of career and professional development advising, resources, and activities.
“The partnership with Chicago Innovation provides the networking benefits of a larger school while allowing me to be part of a more intimate classroom setting. I hope to leverage the connections I make through Chicago Innovation as I advance further into my career.”
"The M.B.A. program at Illinois Tech is a perfect fit for busy, working professionals. The integration of innovation and business at a top-notch technology-focused university is a corporate match that just makes sense."
With her Illinois Tech M.B.A., Leslie Voegtlin has the background for career advancement that she wanted. She also has a plan of action for launching a project that’s close to her heart.Leslie Voegtlin (M.B.A. ’19)
Savitha Chelladurai has a leading role in raising consciousness about sustainability and lowering environmental impacts at one of Chicago’s iconic tourist sites.Savitha Chelladurai (M.B.A. ’15)
A capstone project with Associate Professor Sang Baum Kang gave Trevor Wheeler the chance to build on his classroom learning and to show his understanding of investments and trading.Trevor Wheeler (M.B.A./M.S. FIN ’19)
Stuart Stands Out
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Stuart is AACSB Accredited. Only 5% of Business Schools Globally Are.
—Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International