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Online Master ofBusiness Administration

An MBA Designed for Emerging Leaders

Choose our online MBA and round out your expertise with not only financial and economic knowledge but also with skills in emotional intelligence, behavioral management, and promoting organizational excellence. Gain the strategic flexibility to adapt to a younger, more demanding workforce. Shape your degree to excel in areas like health services, technology, and marketing.

Program Highlights

  • Complete your degree 100% online, in as few as 2 years
  • Choose from concentrations in Finance, Marketing, Management Information Systems and Health Services. Or you can opt for the General Track
  • No GMAT required for applicants with 3 years of progressive professional experience
  • Build skills in foundational business principles and areas such as web analytics, real estate decision analysis, operations and supply chain management, and organizational management
  • Grow your personal and professional network with a diverse and accomplished group of faculty and peers

Why Choose An Online Business Administration Degree?

Business

Strategy

Versatility

Leadership

Get an education that works for you

Pursuing a successful career in business isn’t just about learning the ins and outs of industry — it’s about learning how to become a leader. As company structures change and technology ushers in a more mobile workforce, you want to be able to position yourself as someone who can handle the organizational and behavioral challenges that come.

By earning your Master of Business Administration online with UAB, you have a choice of four concentrations that reflect growing sectors of our economy — finance, marketing, health services and management information systems. You can also opt for the general track. We’ll help you focus on all aspects of business, from insights and analytics to management techniques and leadership styles. Specialize your education while you continue to work and implement classroom concepts into your career instantly.

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Who should pursue a master’s in business administration?

No matter your level of experience, your passion for business leadership is what counts with us. Our program is designed with a focus on modern business. Whether you’re just starting your career or a seasoned professional, you can use our online Master of Business Administration to enhance your skill set, specialize your career path, and round out your resume. And the best part is, you can do it in a flexible and work-friendly format.

Why choose UAB’s Collat School of Business for your online MBA?

Graduate with pride in yourself and your school.

The common view is that you represent us. We view it the other way around. We know graduating from the Collat School of Business is a significant step on your academic journey, which is why we hold only the highest standards for our faculty, curriculum, and learning environment — even if you never set foot on campus.

The Princeton Review named UAB among the “Best 295 Business Schools.”

The Collat School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

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Industry outlook and career opportunities for an online MBA degree

Median Salary $164,601

The chief marketing officer is responsible for creating and ensuring the execution of a company’s marketing and sales groups’ vision.

Median Salary $149,730

Chief information officers oversee IT infrastructure and computer systems from an executive level. They evaluate IT operations, establish technology strategies for products and services, and manage IT personnel and development teams.

Median Salary $121,942

Chief financial officers oversee the financial operations of their companies and provide leadership and focus to accounting and finance departments to ensure that they operate efficiently and comply with applicable laws and company policies.

Median Salary $102,792

Logistics directors are responsible for overseeing and approving logistics activities for their company, including managing tasks, reducing costs, and improving processes.

Median Salary $96,336

A hospital administrator oversees the operations and financial aspects of the hospital, which can range from the oversight of a few hundred to a few thousand employees.

* All salaries are based on 2016 reports from Payscale.com.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a vacancy of as many as 2.5 million management positions from 2014-2024. When you factor in the growth of medical and health service managers (17%) and information systems managers (15%) at much faster than average, and financial and marketing managers (9%) at faster than average, there’s no shortage of opportunities to apply high-level administrative expertise.

The beauty of an online Master of Business Administration is its versatility. Depending on experience and industry, you can pursue all kinds of leadership positions all the way up to the C-suite, which gives you a high ceiling for salary and responsibility.

Online Master of
Business Administration curriculum

Our curriculum is based on a mixture of foundational business principles and practices, and modern technological and management strategies. The program is a total of 36 credit hours without a concentration or 39 credit hours with a concentration, and can be completed in as few as 2 years (6 semesters).

Concentrations:

  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Management Information Systems
  • Health Services
  • General Track

Tools and Perspectives on Business Courses — 12 credit hours

  • MBA 601 - Accounting and Finance for Managers
  • MBA 631 - Management and Organizations
  • MBA 642 - Economics for Managers
  • MBA 662 - Quantitative Analysis for Business Managers

Functional Core — 15 credit hours (3 will be scheduled within Capstone semester)

  • MBA 608 - Strategic Cost Analysis and Decision Making
  • MBA 619 - Information Technology and Business Strategy
  • MBA 621 - Topics in Corporate Finance
  • MBA 637 - Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • MBA 651 - Marketing Strategies

Capstone — 3 Credit Hours

  • MBA634 - Strategic Management

Electives – 6-9 credit hours

  • - Students who select the general MBA option will take two elective courses (6 credit hours)
  • - Students who select a specific concentration will take the three elective courses (9 credit hours) required for their track

The help you need to get the career you want

We provide many tools to help jumpstart your successful career, starting with Career & Professional Development Services. This service provides resume, interviewing, and job search tips to aid you on your path to employment, as well as networking and professional experience opportunities.


Career & Professional Development Services also gives you access to DragonTrail Jobs, an online career management site for students, alumni, and employers nationwide. Career & Professional Development Services has the tools and tips to help you reach your employment goals.

Online MBA FAQs

Yes, UAB’s online Master of Business Administration is asynchronous. This means there is no specific time when you need to be online. You can complete your weekly assignments on your schedule from the comfort of your home or workplace. Your courses are available 24 hours a day, and there are no site visits or campus classes to attend.
We recommend you consider a program with extensive experience delivering online learning, professional accreditation (AACSB), a dedicated full-time faculty, a high level of student satisfaction, and a low student attrition rate. UAB’s Master of Business Administration online program offers you all these advantages, providing the benefits of a traditional university education with the convenience and flexibility afforded by the use of advanced technology.
It’s important to entrust your education to an academic institution recognized for professional excellence and tested for quality. Since 1982, the University of Alabama at Birmingham Collat School of Business has maintained accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), a seal of excellence afforded to only 176 universities worldwide for undergraduate and graduate business degree programs.
Your MBA diploma will not distinguish that you are a distance student in our online program. You can be confident that UAB’s standards of excellence are the same for on-campus and online programs. If you wish, you can attend the same graduation ceremony as on-campus students.
You can complete your master’s degree in business administration in as few as 6 semesters. Completion of the entire online MBA is contingent upon the completion of the business math requirement with a C or better.
Yes, UAB accepts transfer credits from other institutions. For more information, please complete the form above to download a brochure or to speak with an advisor.
To learn more about UAB’s Master of Business Administration online, please complete the form above to download a brochure or speak with an advisor.