Online Accelerated MBA at Stuart

Business Administration (M.B.A.)

Weekend or Hybrid: The Illinois Tech M.B.A. is focused on technology and business innovation to move your career forward.

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In today’s complex and volatile business environment, companies are finding 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 Illinois Tech M.B.A. delivers high quality for your career advancement.

  • Stuart faculty bring their industry experience into the classroom.
  • Courses on Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, and Blockchain, are offered in partnership with IBM.
  • Small classes give you dynamic interaction, discussion, and peer collaboration.
  • You can network with thousands of professionals through our partner, Chicago Innovation.
  • Dive into our rigorous curriculum with project-based learning.

Flexibility for busy, working professionals is built into our program.

  • Choose weekend classes or hybrid delivery.
  • Focus your learning with a one-course-at-a-time schedule.
  • Complete your degree in two years, part-time.

Through Illinois Tech’s one-of-a-kind Elevate program, you are guaranteed hands-on experiences throughout your graduate education, such as virtual and in-person internships, and personalized guidance from a career adviser, academic mentor, and alumni coach.

Develop your innovation mindset with the Illinois Tech M.B.A.

Program Overview

The Master of Business Administration program integrates technology, innovation, and management to prepare mid-career professionals to meet the challenges of today’s tech-focused business environment.

Career Opportunities

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:

  • Accenture
  • Bank of America
  • Intuit
  • Discover Financial Services
  • Kraft Inc.
  • Grant Thornton LLP
  • HSBC Bank
  • Merrill Lynch
  • PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers)
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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. To earn the M.B.A. degree, students must successfully complete 36 credits (12 courses).

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  • Two or more years of professional work experience
  • Official transcript submission with a minimum cumulative undergraduate grade-point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • No GMAT or GRE scores required
  • CV/Résumé
  • Professional statement (Statement of purpose)
  • English proficiency exam, if required


Your Choice: Weekend or Hybrid

The Illinois Tech M.B.A. gives students a choice between two delivery options: Weekend or Hybrid. 

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.

Weekend Hybrid
Courses are taught in person by Stuart School of Business faculty. Courses are taught in a hybrid delivery 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 location.
Faculty office hours are offered on Saturdays and remotely by appointment. Faculty office hours in person or remotely are scheduled by appointment.
Note: Courses and faculty office hours may be partly or fully online depending on COVID-19 restrictions. Hybrid courses feature:
• Course discussion boards available 24/7, with weekly assignments
• Group projects supported by video conferencing and online discussion space

Looking for a STEM-Designated M.B.A.?

Stuart’s M.B.A. Business Analytics program combines the core management and leadership courses of our tech-focused M.B.A. with key analytics courses to prepare you for high-impact roles managing business analytics. It is a STEM-designated program, so international graduates are eligible to apply for an extension for Optional Practical Training, which allows selected students to stay and work in the United States for up to three years after graduation.


Students pursuing the Master of Business Administration degree who demonstrate a continuing commitment to innovation are eligible for the Chicago Innovation Scholarship, which awards up to $14,000 over the course of six semesters. Read more about Stuart scholarship opportunities and tuition and fees:

Stuart Scholarships   Tuition and Fees

The Chicago Innovation + Illinois Tech Advantage

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M.B.A. students are eligible for Chicago Innovation Scholarships. They also have access to events and networking with thousands of professionals through Chicago Innovation.

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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.


Choose from elective courses such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Blockchain, and Internet of Things (IoT). Plus, you can earn globally recognized IBM digital badges.

Move Your Career Forward

Alumni relations

A global network of accomplished Illinois Tech alumni is available to engage with and support our students.

Career development

Stuart’s Career Management Center offers individualized career counseling, resources for job and internship search, and opportunities to network with industry professionals.

“All the courses have been just right for me to gain skills that I can apply to my job right away. The program is a nice blend of technology and business management and the faculty are highly qualified. If you want to network and become better at leadership and communication, then this is the right school and program for you.”

—Romal Mehta (M.B.A. student), Senior Digital Marketing Manager, Amazon Web Services

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“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.”

—Christopher Hoffmann (M.B.A. ’19), Lead Rotating Equipment Engineer, Honeywell

"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."

—Michelle Mikka-Van Der Stuyf (M.B.A. ’19), President and CEO, BizStrat Technology Corporation

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Stuart Stands Out


Stuart is AACSB Accredited. Only 6% of Business Schools Globally Are.

—Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International

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Only Business School in a Tech-Focused University in Chicago

Chicago Innovation Scholarship

Chicago Innovation membership for networking and events

Featured Faculty

M. Krishna Erramilli
Associate Dean Director, Master of Business Administration Director, M.S. in Marketing Analytics Director, M.B.A. Business Analytics Director, Master of Management Professor of Marketing
Elizabeth Durango Cohen
Associate Professor of Operations Management M. Zia Hassan Endowed Professor Assistant Director, M.S. in Marketing Analytics Director, Center for Advancing Corporate Performance
Liad Wagman
John and Mae Calamos Dean Endowed Chair Professor of Economics Affiliate Professor, Lewis College of Science and Letters
Smriti Anand
Assistant Director, Master of Business Administration Associate Professor of Management
Professor of Operations and Technology Management
Michael Rybak
Clinical Associate Professor of Finance
Nik Rokop
Coleman Foundation Clinical Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship Director, Master of Technological Entrepreneurship Director, M.S. in Technological Entrepreneurship Director, Center for Sports Innovation
Adjunct Faculty