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Online MBA in Minnesota

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Discover What You’re Capable of with a 100 Percent Online MBA


1–2 Years

37 Credit Hours

$503 per Credit

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An Online MBA Created for Tomorrow’s Business Leaders

Imagine what you could achieve with an MBA.

With the online Master of Business Administration program from Southwest Minnesota State University, you can acquire skills that help advance your career as a leader and increase your salary in one year with accelerated courses.

This customizable online MBA program offers concentrations that deliver the skills to succeed in entrepreneurship, international business and leadership, and more. Discover what your future holds with SMSU.

This MBA program is also offered on campus.

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Choose a Concentration for Your Online MBA

The online master’s in business administration degree program offers eight industry-driven concentration options, preparing you for your ideal business career.


General Management

Organizational Leadership

International Business and Leadership


Hospitality Management

Human Resource Management

Healthcare Administration

Online MBA Courses: Skills for Your Future in Business

13 Courses

16-Week Terms

Pursue your Master of Business Administration degree online to explore the needs of today’s business world through courses taught by industry experts. The curriculum includes a rigorous business core, plus the option to customize your online MBA with one of eight concentrations.

Course Highlights

  • MBA 607: Strategic Management Marketing
  • MBA 609: Management of Production and Operations
  • MBA 681: International Business and Leadership
  • MBA 685: Strategic Management and Policy
Curriculum Details

SMSU Admission Requirements

Start Date August 26, 2024 Fall Term 2024

Take the next step toward unlocking your professional potential by completing your application for the online Master of Business Administration degree today. Support is available from the SMSU enrollment team.

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Application Fee$30 waivable fee*
Official TranscriptsSend official undergraduate transcripts
Additional Requirements
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Provide two letters of recommendation if your GPA is below the required 3.0
  • Provide a letter of intent
  • Minimum GMAT score of 450

International Students

Additional information and requirements may be necessary for international students. Please contact our enrollment team to learn more.

It’s always the right time to invest in your education with SMSU. Contact an enrollment counselor by calling 1-800-201-2944 to get started today.

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Tuition and Aid: Choose an Affordable MBA

Calculate your cost for attending SMSU Use our tuition calculator to help you estimate your total tuition costs.  

Whether you’re applying for a graduate degree for the first time or picking back up where you left off in your education, SMSU’s tuition and aid packages can assist you. With scholarships available and competitive tuition, we can help make your degree program affordable. Are you ready to invest in your future?

Cost per Credit Hour$503
Total Credit Hours37
Total Estimated Cost**$18,611
Other CostsThe estimated tuition cost does not include factors such as textbooks, supplies, or additional fees and expenses

Military Benefits

SMSU proudly welcomes active military and veteran students. We accept the GI Bill™ and VA education benefits. Learn more by contacting an enrollment counselor or by visiting our military benefits page.

Financial Aid Options & Support

Southwest Minnesota State University offers a variety of solutions to help you invest in your education. SMSU offers in-state tuition rates to all students, along with a variety of financial services, including military benefits, financial aid opportunities, and scholarships for qualifying applicants.

Take your next step in financing your education by completing your FAFSA today. Use SMSU’s school code: 002375

Tuition Details
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What Can You Achieve by Earning Your MBA Online?

The National Center for Education Statistics reported that workers ages 25–34 who completed a master’s degree averaged a 21 percent higher salary in 2021 than their peers who only completed a bachelor’s degree.1 With SMSU’s online MBA program, you can transform your future in as little as one year with qualifications for leadership positions and the salary you deserve.

Opportunities for MBA Graduates

Marketing Manager $140,040 per year2

Human Resources Manager $130,000 per year3

Program Outcomes

Earning your Master of Business Administration degree online with SMSU allows you to join a supportive community of diverse students and expert industry leaders. By graduation, you’ll be prepared to thrive as a leader in the fast-paced business area of your choice.

What You’ll Learn

Meet Our Faculty

SMSU employs a faculty of experts who are top-skilled in their fields. Our educators are fully committed to providing each student with personalized and thoughtful instruction to help you succeed academically and professionally.

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Kenneth U. Chukwuba

Since 2016, Dr. Kenneth U. Chukwuba has served Southwest Minnesota State University as an associate professor in the management department. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Columbia College, MBA from Webster University, and PhD in Management with a concentration in Leadership and Organizational Change from Walden University. He has also completed coursework in disruptive strategy at Harvard Business School.

His areas of concentration are strategic management, leadership and organizational change management, international business, and international management. He serves on the advisory board for DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) and belongs to the following academic and professional organizations: the Academy of Management, the Southern Management Association, and the Society for Advancement of Management.

Before arriving at SMSU, Dr. Chukwuba was a visiting professor at the Waldorf University of Forest City, Iowa. His research interests are in the areas of strategic management, international business, and leadership.

Learn Online with Southwest Minnesota State University

Whether you’re enrolling in a degree program for the first time or completing a degree you previously started, learning online with SMSU provides the flexibility you need to be successful. Our online programs offer the same rigorous curriculum delivered on campus, plus the convenience of studying on your schedule from the location of your choice.

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Sources and Disclaimers

  1. National Center for Education Statistics, Population Characteristics and Economic Outcomes. “Annual Earnings by Educational Attainment.” Retrieved Sept. 26, 2023, from
  2. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook. “Advertising, Promotions, and Marketing Managers.” Retrieved Sept. 27, 2023, from
  3. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook. “Human Resources Managers.” Retrieved Sept. 27, 2023, from

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