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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.

Requirements

13 core courses
5 elective courses
36 total semester hours
Full program requirements

Faculty Spotlight
Dr. Al Kamienski

Dr. Al Kamienski brings more than 10 years of corporate experience to his finance and economics classrooms, along with a strong passion for helping students develop their unique talents and find success.

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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.

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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 16 business or nonprofit certificates through your elective courses without adding time or cost to your degree program.

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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.

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.