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Online Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)

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Online Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)

Become a difference-making leader

With a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degree from National Louis University, the teams you lead can achieve meaningful results by feeding off your passion, integrity and relationship development.

NLU’s unique methodology refines your personal leadership style by aligning your personal strengths with time-tested business strategies. This includes courses in your chosen concentration: general management, accounting, entrepreneurship, health services administration, human resource management, or nonprofit management. Complete this program fully online or through a blend of online and campus-based courses in Chicago or Tampa.

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This degree will help you:

  • Deepen your expertise in finance, economics, strategy, HR and marketing
  • Implement appropriate solutions to address organizational issues
  • Respond positively to change through dynamic environment management
  • Establish a routine of reflection to assess your leadership style and outcomes
  • Grow your teamwork skills by running a company in your capstone simulation

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NLU’s MBA has four start dates each year and it’s free to apply.

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Why choose NLU for your Online M.B.A. degree?

Finish in less than two years

You’ll take two gateway courses, seven core courses, three courses in your concentration, and one capstone course for a total of 39 credits. Transfer up to nine credit hours from prior learning to finish even faster.

Prepare to be in-demand

According to the 2018 Corporate Recruiters Survey by the Graduate Management Admission Council, 81 percent of companies plan to hire M.B.A. graduates in 2018. NLU’s curriculum empowers you to develop the skills sought by today’s employers.

IACBE-accredited

NLU’s online M.B.A. program is accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).

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Get to know NLU:

Diversity has long been a hallmark of the NLU experience. NLU has a long-standing partnership with El Valor, a Chicago-based organization that uses our M.B.A. curriculum to prepare members of the Latino community to take on leadership roles.

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An M.B.A. from NLU can improve your career outlook

Potential business careers

  • Advertising or marketing manager
  • Budget analyst
  • Entrepreneurial ventures
  • Financial manager
  • Management consultant
  • Personal financial advisor

National Average Salary

Management occupations
$102,590
Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2018

Expect to learn a lot about how to be an effective leader and a leader of change in organizations.

James Nowotarski
M.B.A. Assistant Professor


MBA program courses include:


Control your schedule

Control your schedule

Get the flexibility you need as a working professional. View your online classes at any time during the week — you set the pace. NLU offers seven start dates per year so you can begin coursework (and graduate) faster.

Expand your professional network

Expand your professional network

Learning online does not mean learning alone. NLU helps you build a professional network with instructors and fellow online students through active discussion forums as well as project-based work (both group and individual).

Take engaging coursework

Take engaging coursework

You may be online, but you’re still part of the class. NLU’s online learning portal allows you to take a course live, or watch a recording whenever you’re ready. Coursework is delivered in multiple formats including written papers, video and slideshows with audio.


The fact that a lot of resources are becoming more digital-oriented as opposed to physical actually works to the advantage of the online student.

James Nowotarski
M.B.A. Assistant Professor

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Your success coach gives you one-on-one support

Every online student at NLU is paired with a dedicated success coach who helps in areas ranging from class projects to time management. As your biggest fan at NLU, your success coach can connect you with the resources and people you need to be successful.

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