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A convenient, streamlined MBA program that challenges you to become a great manager and can be completed in as little as one year — or at your own pace.

In the Lubar Online MBA program, you’ll learn alongside peers with similar aspirations and be led by academic and executive faculty who understand today’s business environment and will guide you in making smart, informed business decisions.

Offered primarily in 8-week blocks, the Lubar Online MBA provides you with a “deep dive” into each topic in a schedule that you can manage and a pace that accommodates your career and life responsibilities.

With networking, mentoring, and career services to help you grow and advance, get ready to “go places” with your Lubar MBA!

You can begin the Online MBA in the Spring, Summer, or Fall semester.

Program Type

Master’s

Program Format

Online

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Credits33
GMAT
Waiver
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Cost per Credit$800

Your Lubar Online MBA experience includes:

Interaction with faculty at the forefront of knowledge and dedicated to you, the student. Coupling top-ranked research and extensive industry experience, Lubar faculty are in a unique position to combine cutting-edge concepts with relevant applications.

Peer students who will challenge you and enrich your graduate experience. Your MBA is all about creating new value in your career. At Lubar, you’ll be doing that alongside like-minded professionals who will energize the classroom with their experience and background.

Connections. As a well-connected, major metropolitan business school, we’re able to offer you what most schools can’t: applied project work, frequent executive guest speakers, and great resources for your career development and placement. Lubar’s strong business connections translate to opportunities for you.

Professional Development, Mentoring and Networking. As a Lubar MBA student, you’ll have many opportunities to further your professional development and broaden your network of contacts. From dynamic interaction with successful executives in the classroom and in our graduate student mentoring program, to Lubar special events, to networking sessions with the 39,000-strong Lubar alumni network, you’ll benefit from the impressive business connections the Lubar College is able to offer you.

Online MBA Curriculum (33 credits)

The Lubar Online MBA curriculum will enhance your knowledge and managerial skills across the wide spectrum of business — including accounting and finance, IT, marketing, analytics, supply chain, people management, and strategy. In your elective coursework, you’ll also build additional expertise in areas that pique your interest or can advance you toward your career aspirations.

Build Your Core Strengths — MBA Core Courses
(24 credits)

BUS MGMT 704 Accounting Analysis and Control
BUS MGMT 705 Corporate Finance
BUS MGMT 706 Managing in a Dynamic Environment
BUS MGMT 707 IT Management in International Business
BUS MGMT 708 Marketing Strategy: Concepts and Practice
BUS MGMT 709 Predictive Analytics for Managers
BUS MGMT 711 Global Supply Chain Strategies
BUS MGMT 712 Strategic Management

Students with a business degree and a major in accounting, finance, management, marketing, information technology management, or supply chain and operations management may waive the 3-credit core course that corresponds to their major. A maximum of 6 credits can be waived, but the equivalent number of waived credits must be added to your elective credit count.

Expand Your Portfolio — MBA Electives
(9 credits)

Elective options provide you with the opportunity to enhance your professional areas of interest. The Lubar College offers a wide array of MBA elective courses that you can mix and match to meet your career goals. Click below to see our full list of online MBA electives or review your options with a Graduate Advisor

View MBA Electives Offered Online

Business Analytics

BUS ADM 741 Web Mining & Analytics
BUS ADM 763 Marketing Analytics
BUS ADM 769 Database Marketing
BUS ADM 816 Business Intelligence Technologies & Solutions
BUS MGMT 744 R Programming for Business Analytics

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)

BUS ADM 811 Process & Workflow Management
BUS ADM 816 Business Intelligence Technologies & Solutions
BUS MGMT 732 Enterprise Resource Planning

Financial Strategy

BUS ADM 775 Financial Strategy
BUS ADM 778 Financial Institutions and Markets

Health Care Management

BUS ADM 755 Health Care Administration and Delivery Systems
BUS ADM 757 Managed Care and Integrated Health Networks
BUS MGMT 720 Strategic Management in Heath Care
BUS MGMT 727 Health Care Accounting, Law and Ethics

Information Technology Management

BUS ADM 741 Web Mining & Analytics
BUS ADM 811 Process & Workflow Management
BUS ADM 816 Business Intelligence Technologies & Solutions
BUS MGMT 732 Enterprise Resource Planning
BUS MGMT 744 R Programming for Business Analytics

Marketing Strategy

BUS ADM 763 Marketing Analytics
BUS ADM 764 Buyer Behavior & Marketing Communications
BUS ADM 765 Strategic Product and Brand Management
BUS ADM 769 Database Marketing

Supply Chain

BUS ADM 781 Enabling Supply Chains Using SAP
BUS ADM 782 Supply Chain Technology and Simulation
BUS ADM 783 Supply Chain Management
BUS ADM 786 Supply Chain Logistics Management

* Number of electives needed will depend on your degree requirements and waived coursework.

Looking for More? Consider Adding a Graduate Certificate!

If you’d like to gain more specialized knowledge, consider complementing your MBA with an online graduate certificate in Health Care ManagementMarketingBusiness Analytics, or Enterprise Resource Planning — just by adding up to two more courses! Discuss your options with a Lubar advisor.

Do You Need Foundation Courses?
MBA Foundation Courses* (5 credits)

BUS ADM 701 Business Mathematics
BUS ADM 703 Financial Accounting

*Foundation courses are not required for entry into the program, and courses can be waived with prior coursework with a grade of C- or better. If the courses are not waived with prior coursework, you may discuss opportunities to satisfy the course requirements with an advisor. These five credits would be in addition to the 33 credit MBA curriculum.

Students admitted prior to Fall of 2021 – please visit MyLubar for your curriculum.

The Online MBA program is scheduled primarily in eight-week increments — allowing you to complete the program in as little as one year OR at the pace that is most convenient for you.

Accelerated One-Year Scheduling: Enroll in 4-5 courses in the Fall and Spring semesters, and the remainder in the Summer.

Self-Paced Scheduling: Enroll in 1+ courses each semester to complete your program at your desired pace.

Course sequencing may vary depending on prerequisites, waived credits, choice of electives, and other scheduling considerations.

Fall Semester Course Options
First 8-week session: BUS MGMT 704 Accounting Analysis and Control (Sept. 6th – Oct. 29th)
First 8-week session: BUS MGMT 706 Managing in a Dynamic Environment (Sept. 6th – Oct. 29th)
Second 8-week session: BUS MGMT 708 Marketing Strategy: Concepts and Practice (Oct. 31st – Dec. 23rd)
Second 8-week session: BUS MGMT 709 Predictive Analytics for Managers (Oct. 31st – Dec. 23rd)
Various MBA Elective Courses offered
Spring Semester Course Options
First 8-week session: BUS MGMT 705 Corporate Finance
First 8-week session: BUS MGMT 707 IT Management in International Business
Second 8-week session: BUS MGMT 711 Global Supply Chain Strategies and Competitive Operations
Second 8-week session: BUS MGMT 712 Strategic Management
Various MBA Elective Courses Offered
Summer Semester Course Options
 Most MBA Core Courses offered
 Various MBA Elective Courses offered

Course descriptions and degree requirements for the MBA can be found on the Graduate School website.

Expand the benefits of your MBA program to help you achieve your academic and professional goals with the addition of a graduate certificate. Because you can take some of your MBA elective courses for your certificate, you may only need to take two additional classes.

If you do not select a certificate, you may design your own set of electives based on your interests.

Learn more about our graduate certificates:

Business Analytics (Online)

Required Course (3 credits)
BUS MGMT 709 Predictive Analytics for Managers

Elective Courses (Students must select four courses from the following:)
BUS ADM 713 Business Forecasting Methods
BUS ADM 741 Web Mining and Analytics
BUS ADM 742 Big Data in Business
BUS ADM 763 Marketing Analytics
BUS ADM 769 Database Marketing
BUS ADM 812 Machine Learning for Business
BUS ADM 816 Business Intelligence Technologies and Solutions
BUS MGMT 744 R Programming for Business Analytics

Enterprise Resource Planning (Online)

Required Courses (Students must choose five courses from the following:)
BUS ADM 781 Enabling Supply Chains Using SAP
BUS ADM 811 Process and Work-Flow Management
BUS ADM 816 Business Intelligence Technologies & Solutions
BUS ADM 818 Information Systems Practicum (ERP Project only)*
BUS ADM 819 Information Technology Management Internship (ERP Placement only)*
BUS MGMT 732 Enterprise Resource Planning
BUS MGMT 734 Enterprise Resource Planning Certification
* Students may select either BUS ADM 818 or BUS ADM 819 but not both.

Health Care Management (Online)

Required Courses (12 credits)
BUS ADM 755 Health Care Administration and Delivery Systems*
BUS ADM 757 Managed Care and Integrated Health Networks*
BUS MGMT 720 Strategic Management in Health Care Organizations*
BUS MGMT 727 Health Care Accounting, Law, and Ethics*

Elective Courses (3 credits)
BUS ADM 731 Diversity in Organizations
BUS ADM 738 Human Resource Management
BUS ADM 759 Seminar in Health Care Management (selected topics)
BUS MGMT 715 Leadership, Teambuilding, and Effective Management*
*Offered online.

Substitutions in the MBA Core: Health Care Management students are required to complete BUS MGMT 720 in lieu of BUS MGMT 712 as the capstone course for the MBA program. An additional 3 elective credits will replace BUS MGMT 712.

Marketing (Online)

Required Courses (9 credits)
BUS ADM 762 Marketing Research
BUS ADM 765 Strategic Product and Brand Management
BUS ADM 894 Internet Marketing

Elective Courses (6 credits)
BUS ADM 544 New Product Development
BUS ADM 763 Marketing Analytics
BUS ADM 764 Buyer Behavior and Marketing Communications
BUS ADM 769 Database Marketing

Admission Requirements

We’re excited to have you join the Lubar College of Business and we hope the following information will be useful as you start the application process for graduate school.

We will carefully consider all elements in your application file as we determine if you will be a good fit for our graduate programs. However, meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.

  1. Completion of an Undergraduate Degree
    Applicants must hold a degree from a regionally accredited undergraduate institution in the United States or from a recognized institution in a foreign country. Many 3-year bachelor’s degrees are accepted as equivalent to the U.S. 4-year bachelor’s degree for purposes of admission.
  2. Cumulative GPA of 2.75
    A minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale, or an equivalent measure on a grading system that does not use a 4.0 scale. Those whose undergraduate GPA is below 2.75 must provide further documentation.
  3. English Proficiency for International Students 
    All UWM Graduate School applicants are required to demonstrate a suitable level of proficiency in the English language.
  4. Official GMAT & GRE scores.
  • A minimum GMAT score of 500 total (Quantitative score of 36, Verbal score of 17 for international students).
  • A minimum GRE score of 305 total (Quantitative score of 149, Verbal score of 142 for international students).
  • GMAT/GRE Waiver policy

How to Apply

You will need to submit the following to complete the UWM Graduate School application:

  1. Transcripts from every institution of higher learning attended will be needed. Unofficial transcripts can be uploaded at the time of application but official transcripts will be required upon acceptance. Transcripts should be emailed directly to the UWM Graduate School.
  2. Submission of official GMAT or GRE scores must be sent directly from GMAC or ETS.
    – GMAT CODE: 1896
    – GRE CODE: Institution Code 1473, Dept. Code 4204
  3.  An updated resume.
  4. Statement of Purpose (1 to 2 pages on why you would like to earn your degree at the Lubar College of Business and your plans after graduation.)
  5. One or two Letter(s) of Recommendation are preferred but not required.
  6. In addition to the items listed above, international students must supply the following:
    –  All foreign institutional transcripts from any institution of higher learning attended.
    –  Applicants whose native language is not English, or who have not earned a degree in the United States, must submit TOEFL scores directly from ETS.
  7. Submit the $75.00 application fee.

Priority application deadlines are as follows but may be subject to change:

  • For any Fall semester: July 15th in the same calendar year
  • For any Spring semester: November 15th in the same calendar year
  • For any Summer semester: April 15th in the same calendar year.

Tuition Information

Please visit the following website for the most up-to-date tuition information based on the semester you will attend, and to review the Business Masters Fee schedule

The tuition for the Online MBA program is $800 per credit.

Contact
Graduate Student Services
Lubar Hall N251
414-251-5252
Online-MBA@uwm.edu