Master of Business Administration
Earn Your MBA

The master of business administration (MBA) degree prepares experienced business professionals to be effective, knowledgeable, and ethical managers in the corporate, nonprofit, and public sectors. Coursework covers advanced topics in finance, economics, organizational behavior, strategic management, marketing management, and more. The broad, interdisciplinary nature of an MBA has made it an established stepping stone for advancement to leadership roles in many aspects of business.

Why Choose North Park

Why North Park?

Earn the degree you need to be an effective and respected business leader at companies of any size. The School of Business and Nonprofit Management offers classes in an accelerated format that take place at night, on weekends, and online—flexible enough to fit into your schedule. Our faculty—both full-time PhDs and working executives—get to know you in small classes so they can help you achieve your goals. Courses in our fully-accredited program integrate ethics and decision-making with proven strategies for success and business best practices.

Study In-Person or Online

The North Park MBA can be completed through traditional face-to-face classes, 100% online, or a combination of formats. MBA classes are available at our main campus in Chicago or at the University Center of Lake County in suburban Grayslake. Online courses work around your schedule, with no specific weekly class time. Choose the combination of class locations that fits your learning style and schedule.

Learn more about campus locations and online options.

Where North Park Alumni Work
  • Chicago Board of Trade
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Motorola
  • The Northern Trust Company
  • Pfizer
  • PriceWaterhouseCoopers
  • The Tribune Company
  • U.S. Cellular
  • World Vision - Middle East
  • Zebra Technologies
Alumni Profile

"The program helped me become more strategic at a higher level," says Patty Erickson G'10 of her experience earning an MBA at North Park. As a result of her advanced knowledge and leadership skills learned in the MBA program, Patty earned a promotion and is now managing an award-winning team for her company.

Read more about Patty's experience.

Patty Erickson, Master of Business Administration alumnus
Meet the Faculty

Teaching primarily strategy, finance, and accounting courses, Professor Pam Schilling gives her students opportunities to be creative problem-solvers, work in teams, and discover for themselves how many aspects of business are interrelated.

Learn more about Prof. Schilling and the business faculty.

Pamela Schilling

Scholarships and Tuition

The School of Business and Nonprofit Management offers a comprehensive scholarship program to help you afford the education you desire. Most students qualify for awards that reduce their tuition costs between 10% and 35% throughout their degree or certificate program. Some awards are based on performance in previous undergraduate or graduate degrees; we also offer a scholarship in recognition of those who work in nonprofit organizations. Learn more.

Lifetime Learning Program

Lifelong learning is a necessity for professionals in our fast-paced culture and expanding world of technology. We are proud to partner with our alumni as they maintain relevant skills for whatever careers they pursue. After completing a master’s degree from the School of Business and Nonprofit Management, you can return to take any business and nonprofit courses—even complete another degree or a certificate—at a 50% tuition discount.

MBA Coursework

Advance your professional career through practical coursework that includes:

  • Organizational Behavior and Ethics
  • Marketing Analysis and Consumer Behavior
  • Multi-Sector Convergence and Social Responsibility
  • Financial Decision Making
  • Strategy for Competitive Advantage

Learn more about the courses and requirements for the MBA.

Certificate Options

Graduate-level certificates allow you to add value to your degree in a specific area, from management to finance to marketing and more. You may complete one of 18 business or nonprofit certificates through your elective courses without adding time or cost to your degree program. Learn more.