As a professional navigating your way through the challenging and complex business world, you understand the premium that’s placed on graduate education in business—on attaining the advanced skills and knowledge that come only with an MBA. Most programs improve your expertise in accounting, marketing, management and finance. The Elmhurst MBA also will equip you with the analytical and implementation skills that will make you a more confident and valuable decision maker.
The MBA program rests on an exceptionally strong foundation: the extensive record of tradition and innovation at the College’s Department of Business. Among our talented faculty, you’ll meet experts who advise Fortune 500 companies, the authors of important texts in business and economics and researchers who develop fresh approaches in labor relations, information management, human resources and many other fields. You’ll also learn from business leaders in the field who share their experience as presenters and guest lecturers.
Students may complete the program online through the Elmhurst College Online Center or on campus through the cohort model. Either way, you'll complete the program in just under two years of part-time work.
The first year is built on a cohort (team-focused) model. The second year affords to the opportunity to specialize in an area of business. Areas of specialization, developed in cooperation with other graduate programs, are: Accounting, Accounting/Information Systems (AIS), Management Information Systems (MIS), Management of People, Finance, Marketing Research, Supply Chain Management (SCM) and General Management.
Students who begin the program in the Fall Term form a cohort that stays intact throughout the first year of the program. You’ll work closely with your cohort in classroom and study projects, and you’ll help each other maintain a sense of progress and achievement. Because of the vital role the cohort plays in each student’s success, you are selected to complement one another in the learning process.
Through a new partnership, Elmhurst also offers a JD/MBA dual-degree program in collaboration with The John Marshall Law School for students who seek degrees in both law and business.
The Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the North Central Association accredits all graduate programs at Elmhurst College.
International Student Requirements:
In addition to the standard application materials, students from outside the United States must also submit the following:
- An official evaluation in English by a foreign credentials agency of all university transcripts (along with copies of the transcripts themselves).
- Proof of English proficiency, as evidenced by a minimum range of 550 on the paper-based or a minimum score of 213 on the computer-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).