Missouri Western State University


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The Higher Learning Commission accredits Missouri Western State University, located in St. Joseph, Missouri. Since 1915, the university has grown to offer affordable, high-quality educational programs in associate’s, bachelor’s, and professional master’s degree programs, like an online MBA, one-year certificate, and pre-professional transfer programs throughout seven colleges and schools. It provides endless hands-on applied learning opportunities, a student-centered learning community, and a profound impact on the community and the world. At MWSU, students learn to value service, respect, freedom, quality, courage, and enthusiasm.

Business School

Students at the AACSB-accredited Craig School of Business gain a solid foundation in strategic perspectives, current business practices, relevant business knowledge, and essential skills. The programs focus on learning, discipline-based knowledge, teaching, and applied research. Students engage in applied learning and entrepreneurial opportunities and choose from five majors, four minors, and an MBA. Craig also provides the Center for Entrepreneurship and the Center for Franchise Development that serves the students, faculty, and surrounding community.


Undergraduate majors include Management, Accounting, Marketing, Finance, and Supply Chain Management. Business minors are Finance, Entrepreneurship, General Business, and Professional Business. Graduate students pursue an MBA with both onsite and online programs. The onsite MBA hosts late afternoon or evening classes once a week, with concentration options in General Business, Engineering Technology Management, and Forensic Accounting.

Online MBA Requirements

MWSU’s online MBA is a flexible degree that accommodates the working professional. If completed full-time, it can be done in just one year. Students develop strong decision-making, analytical, and critical thinking skills throughout this applied academic educational program. It requires 30-credit hours involving seven core courses and three courses in a chosen concentration: General Business, Engineering Technology Management, and Forensic Accounting.


The required core courses are Organizational Theory, Applied Strategic Marketing, Supply Chain & Customer Relationship Management, Foundations of Finance & Accounting, Contemporary Issues in Management, Business Intelligence & Analytics, and Applied Strategic Management.

When students select the General Business Concentration, they complete nine hours of electives from any of the graduate-level course options. Those that choose the Engineering Technology Management Concentration will complete Advanced Engineering Technology, Project & Process Management, and Current Advancements in Engineering Technology. Students in the Forensic Accounting Concentration take Computer Forensics, Forensic Accounting, and Criminal Law, Evidence & Legal Procedures.

Application Requirements

Unconditional admission is available to students with an AACSB-accredited Bachelor’s in Business Administration (BSBA) degree with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Those with non-BSBA degrees or a business degree from a non-AACSB program will be accepted under conditional admittance, where they must receive a 3.0 GPA within the first nine MBA hours.

You must complete the Graduate School graduate application for admission and pay the application fee to complete the application process. MBA applicants are required to submit official transcripts. GMAT scores are considered but not required.


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