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Master of Business Administration Online

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Our 100% online MBA program from the Monfort College of Business features top-notch curriculum and professors with terminal degrees and industry experience. Plus, our accelerated and convenient format accommodates working professionals—allowing you to earn a high-quality degree that will help you advance your career in as few as 12 months.

Program Overview

Follow your path to leadership roles with the guidance of elite business school faculty in the Master of Business Administration online program from UNC's Monfort College of Business. This flexible 100% online MBA program prepares you for a professional career in a broad range of corporate management roles, giving you the expertise to effectively apply business decision-making skills within an evolving global marketplace.

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$21,492* Total Tuition

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as few as 12 months Program Duration

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36 Credit Hours

*Includes tuition and fees.

Our relevant core curriculum empowers you to deepen your competencies in areas such as ethical leadership, managerial accounting, economics, international business, data analytics and visualization, supply chain management, strategic management, advanced finance, and more. Within these 27 credit hours, you will study organizational topics such as motivation, team dynamics, conflict and culture, and gain an in-depth view of leadership.

This MBA program also broadens your ability to apply microeconomic analysis used in managerial decision-making. Learn methods for structuring and manipulating large databases, using data visualization techniques to efficiently communicate statistical and operations information, mastering business strategy and the mechanics of globalization, planning and implementing the marketing programs at various organizations, improving supply chain processes and performance, and applying financial management tools through case studies and simulations.

You can further shape your degree by selecting from a variety of in-demand elective options that focus on healthcare, human resources, and other special topics. All courses are 7 weeks in length and taught by highly qualified faculty with extensive experience across business sectors. Many of our professors also serve on boards of major professional and industry organizations, offering valuable links to career and networking opportunities.

To help ensure your success in the program, you will complete four foundation modules covering practical skills in statistics, economics, finance, and accounting, on a pass-fail basis. These required modules are offered free of charge and can be taken concurrently with your first for-credit course in the MBA program.

In this online program, you will learn:

  • Business management fundamentals
  • Solution-driven problem solving skills
  • Global enterprise management essentials
  • Principles of ethical leadership

UNC's Kenneth W. Monfort College of Business has earned prestigious accounting and business accreditation from AACSB International and is the first and only business program to receive the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award from the Office of the President of the United States.

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Tuition

Tuition for the Master of Business Administration online degree program is the same for in-state and out-of-state students. All fees are included.

Program Per Credit Hour Per 3 Credit Hour Course Total Tuition
Master of Business Administration $597 $1,791 $21,492*
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Calendar

The Master of Business Administration program is delivered in an online format ideal for working professionals, conveniently featuring multiple start dates each year. Choose the start date that best suits your goals. Note: The Summer 2 session is only available to continuing students.

Session Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Payment Deadline Last Class Day
Fall 1 8/20/18 8/6/18 8/6/18 8/17/18 8/17/18 10/7/18
Fall 2 10/15/18 10/1/18 10/1/18 10/12/18 10/12/18 12/9/18
Spring 1 1/7/19 12/24/18 12/24/18 1/4/19 1/4/19 2/24/19
Spring 2 3/4/19 2/18/19 2/18/19 3/1/19 3/1/19 4/28/19
Summer 1 5/6/19 4/22/19 4/22/19 5/3/19 5/3/19 6/23/19
Summer 2 6/24/19 N/A N/A 6/21/19 6/21/19 8/18/19
Fall 1 8/26/2019 8/12/2019 8/12/2019 8/23/2019 8/23/2019 10/13/2019
Fall 2 10/21/2019 10/7/2019 10/7/2019 10/18/2019 10/18/2019 12/8/2019
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Admissions

To be admitted to the Master of Business Administration online, you must hold a bachelor's degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 or better (on a 4.00 point scale) for the most recent degree earned or current degree in progress. If you are still completing your bachelor's degree at the time you apply, admission will be based on your current cumulative GPA, and you will need to re-submit your official transcript (showing your conferred degree and final GPA) during your first semester. If your final GPA fell below 3.00, you will be given additional academic stipulations to remain enrolled at UNC. If you have completed a master's degree, or at least 18 credit hours towards a master's degree, the GPA of your master's work will be used. Students who hold a conferred Pharm D degree will also be considered for admission.

MBA Online Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree based on 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Students may be considered for admission based on a cumulative GPA between 2.50 and 2.99 (with additional requirements) based on work experience with the following formula: GPA x 200 + years of work experience x10 >= 600
  • Submit your work history via the Work History Form

GMAT Waiver

  • The GMAT may be waived for applicants with a 3.0 cumulative GPA and three or more years of continuous managerial work experience (career progression will be considered) or the student holds a graduate degree from an accredited institution. For applicants who are required to take the GMAT, reference the UNC university code W8Z.
  • One official transcript from any accredited college or university where a bachelor's degree or higher was earned or is in progress (if you have earned multiple degrees, bachelor's level or higher, an official transcript is required from each college or university where a degree was conferred) in official format and the work history form must be received in order for UNC to see if you qualify for a GMAT waiver. If you qualify for a GMAT waiver, your application status page will be updated to reflect that once the evaluation has been performed.

Transcripts

Request one official transcript from any accredited college or university where a bachelor's degree or higher was earned or is in progress (if you have earned multiple degrees, bachelor's level or higher, an official transcript is required from each college or university where a degree was conferred). If you received a degree from UNC, you do not need to request a transcript from UNC. The Graduate School & International Admissions Office reserves the right to request that applicants provide official transcripts from other colleges or universities as needed. Applicants who have earned or are directly pursuing a higher degree from an accredited institution without receiving a bachelor's degree (i.e. PharmD) may be eligible to apply to the Graduate School without the conferral of a bachelor’s degree.

Exceptions:

  • If an applicant intends to use Veteran's Education Benefits, an official transcript from all colleges or universities attended will be required in order to maintain compliance with Veteran's Affairs policies.

Official transcripts from U.S. institutions should be sent via mail directly from the educational institution in an unopened, sealed envelope or through an electronically secure digital program from the issuing institution. Mailed transcripts should be sent to:

Graduate School and International Admissions
University of Northern Colorado
Campus Box 135
501 20th Street
Greeley, CO 80639

Electronic transcripts from U.S. institutions should be sent directly from the educational institution to: grad.applicationmaterials@unco.edu.

The Graduate School and International Admissions does not accept email, scanned or PDF transcripts directly from applicants. All official transcripts, submitted as part of the application process, are retained by UNC and not returned to applicants or admitted students.

UNC retains submitted transcripts, from institutions other than UNC, for admitted students for up to five years after graduation or date of last attendance at UNC. Transcripts provided by applicants who were not admitted, denied admissions or did not complete their application are destroyed after one (1) year. The Graduate School will make every attempt to use previously-submitted transcripts if they are within these timeframes. However, if the Graduate School cannot locate previously submitted transcripts, the transcripts fall outside the timeframes listed above, or they are considered illegible, applicants must provide new transcripts.

Applicants with academic credentials from outside the U.S. will need to follow the requirements for submission of foreign transcripts. Click on the Transcripts tab for information about international transcripts.

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Courses

The Master of Business Administration online curriculum is comprised of 12 courses (36 credit hours), including 27 credit hours of MBA core courses and nine credit hours of electives.

Regardless of academic background, you are required to take four free foundation modules—Foundations of Statistics, Foundations of Economics, Foundations of Finance, and Foundations of Accounting—on a pass-fail basis.

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You must take the following courses.

Duration:7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Examines organizational behavior topics such as motivation, team dynamics, perception, power, politics, conflict, and culture, with an in-depth view of leadership.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Data analytics considers methods for structuring and manipulating large databases, extracting usable datasets and performing statistical and textual analysis to support decision- making. Exploratory, confirmatory and predictive analytics will be examined. Data visualization considers techniques to communicate statistical and operations information efficiently through graphical techniques. This includes dashboards, charting, plotting and mapping methods.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course examines the concepts, applications, and uses of managerial accounting in managerial decision-making for managers and other internal users.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Examines application of microeconomic analysis used in managerial decision- making. Topics include demand analysis, cost and production functions, and behavior of competitive and non- competitive markets with applications to various business decisions.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course focuses on the mechanics of globalization and the mastery of business strategy, operation and practices from a global perspective. It explores national differences in political economy, culture, ethics, and their implications in international management and how to integrate such differences into a global strategy.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This seminar course involves the analysis of the marketing concepts, functions and principles involved in planning, implementing and evaluating the total marketing programs of various organizations. Elements of the marketing process, including environmental impacts, building and managing brands and analyzing marketing strategies in delivering the best customer value will be the focus in this course.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course focuses on the improvement of supply chain processes and performance, explores important supply chain metrics, makes clear primary tradeoffs in making supply chain decisions, and presents tools for effective and efficient supply chain management, transportation, warehousing and inventory control, order fulfillment and supply chain coordination.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Course topics include time value of money, risk and return, capital budgeting, financial analysis and modeling, capital structure, working capital management, and international corporate finance. Advanced topics make use of case studies and/or simulation.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course provides a capstone experience through techniques and tools needed for effective strategy. Students integrate concepts, theories, and tools to develop comprehensive strategies in a variety of business environments.

You must take three of the following courses. Availability will vary by term.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course examines healthcare systems, their history and evolution.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

The goal of this course is to provide non-financial healthcare managers with the practical knowledge of healthcare finance, budgeting and reimbursement models and the utilization of this information in executive decision-making.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course will provide students with an overview of the healthcare related managerial issues leaders face. Topics will include ethics, technological trends, role of the generalist vs. specialist and strategic management in healthcare organizations.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Focuses on the creation of a competitive advantage through strategic human resources planning and staffing. Topics include job analysis, recruiting, assessment, succession planning, and retention. Also covers laws and regulations relative to the recruiting process.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Focuses on the effective design of an organization's compensation, total rewards, and performance management systems. Topics include total compensation systems that attract and retain talent, employee benefits and performance management.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Introduces students to the major approaches used for managing both planned and unplanned organizational change. Reviews diagnostic techniques for identifying organizational problems and examines how strategic organizational change can achieve increased quality, productivity, and employee engagement.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

A seminar course in various business content areas as need and opportunity arise. Letter graded. Repeatable under different subtitles, no limitations.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Provides an understanding of the law of business transactions as part of the decision-making process. Topics will include the law of agency, contracts, bankruptcy (debtor/creditor relationships), formation of business entities, secured transactions, negotiable instruments, and the regulation of the accounting profession. The course will utilize topical analysis and a case study approach focusing on analysis, synthesis, and evaluation of complex legal problems.

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