Online Master of Business Administration

Put yourself on the management track to advance with a nationally recognized master of business administration degree.

Oakland University’s online master of business administration offers all the benefits of our nationally ranked MBA program, with the added convenience and flexibility of online learning. You’ll study with the same professors and follow the same curriculum that established Oakland’s master of business administration as one of the nation’s best MBA degrees. But you’ll complete coursework where and when it fits into your schedule, enabling you to earn the online MBA while you’re working full-time. CEO Magazine, U.S. News & World Report and other prestigious publications have included Oakland on their lists of top U.S. MBA programs. Get the credentials you need to rise into managerial and executive roles.

Oakland University’s online master of business administration offers all the benefits of our nationally ranked MBA program, with the added convenience and flexibility of online learning. You’ll study with the same professors and follow the same curriculum that established Oakland’s master of business administration as one of the nation’s best MBA degrees. But you’ll complete coursework where and when it fits into your schedule, enabling you to earn the online MBA while you’re working full-time. CEO Magazine, U.S. News & World Report and other prestigious publications have included Oakland on their lists of top U.S. MBA programs. Get the credentials you need to rise into managerial and executive roles.

Online Master of Business Administration: The Oakland University Advantage

Management-track professionals from corporations around the world earn their MBA degrees at Oakland University. Our online master of business administration connects you with alumni who are rising leaders at organizations like FCA, General Motors, Ford Motor Company, Beaumont Health, Comerica Bank, Ally Financial, Amazon, Ernst and Young and other Fortune 500 companies.

These high-powered employers send their team members to Oakland because of our online MBA program’s:

  • High academic standards. Oakland’s School of Business Administration holds elite accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International, a distinction shared by fewer than 200 institutions worldwide. All of our business programs, including the online MBA degree, meet the most rigorous standards in business education.
  • Relevant, results-oriented curriculum. Our online MBA puts textbook theory into real-world context. You’ll work on case studies and problem-solving exercises that reflect the current challenges of today’s businesses, gaining applicable knowledge that you can use immediately in your current job. 
  • International scope. You’ll acquire a global perspective that prepares you to manage the financial, legal and logistical complexities of international business. Faculty in our online master of business administration program come from five continents, and we welcome MBA students from all over the world. 
  • Expert faculty. Our online MBA is led by the same full-time professors who teach in our on-campus graduate business programs. You’ll also work with academic and professional leaders who combine high-caliber scholarship with years of first-hand business experience.  
  • Interactive digital platform. Oakland’s online learning system simulates the dynamic of a live classroom. You’ll be part of a robust community that encourages conversation and constructive dialogue, enabling you to form beneficial relationships in the online MBA program.

What Can You Do With an Online Master of Business Administration?

Oakland’s online master of business administration fosters the same professional opportunities as our nationally recognized in-person MBA program. Our graduates routinely move into higher-ranking, better-paying jobs, whether they are new to management or are seasoned leaders seeking to ascend to the executive suite.

According to a recent study of outcomes for 2018-2019 graduates of Oakland’s master of business administration programs:

  • The average salary increased by 19.6% in the first year after graduation
  • 69% of graduates received a promotion, changed jobs, and/or achieved a salary increase of at least 10%
  • 35% of graduates who changed jobs attained their position by networking through Oakland faculty, fellow MBA students, or the School of Business Administration’s career services office
  • 96% were employed before or within three months of graduation

Online Master of Business Administration: What You’ll Learn

Our online MBA curriculum totals 36 to 48 credits, depending on your prior level of preparation. You can complete the program in as little as 16 months. 

Core academic requirements for the online master of business administration consist of the following 10 courses:

  • Managerial Accounting Systems
  • Quantitative Methods for Managers
  • Economics for Managers
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Legal Environment of Business
  • Enterprise Information Systems
  • Marketing Management
  • Operations Management
  • Financial Management
  • International Business

You’ll also choose five elective courses, allowing you to align your studies with your professional focus. The online MBA program concludes with a capstone project involving analysis of real-world case studies.

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Programs Related to the Online Master of Business Administration

Not sure if the online MBA degree is right for you ? Check out these other graduate programs at Oakland, and contact our admissions team to discuss your options.

  • Part-time Master of Business Administration
  • Executive Master of Business Administration
  • Business Essentials Graduate Certificate (online or on campus)

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