Unlock Your Leadership Potential with a Flexible MBA That Values Your Unique Background!

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) at SEMO is more accessible and flexible than ever before. SEMO is the perfect choice for anyone looking to further their education and career with a graduate business degree, even if you don’t have an undergraduate degree in business.

What Makes SEMO's MBA Unique:

  • No Business Degree Required – We understand that working professionals don’t have the luxury of spending a year getting an undergraduate business degree. We’ve developed a set of courses to set you up for success in the program.
  • No GMAT/GRE Required  We understand standardized tests don't tell the full story.
  • Flexible Start Dates  With 5 different start dates each year and courses offered in 8-week terms, you can begin your MBA when it's convenient for you.

Your Benefits

  • High Quality - Our MBA is the #2 online program within Missouri public institutions and our AACSB accreditation puts us among the top 5% of business programs worldwide. 
  • Affordability  We’re living proof that high quality doesn’t have to mean high cost. Compare our tuition with our competitors. 
  • Faculty Mentors  Our faculty are business professionals who are passionate about sharing their experience and expertise to benefit your education and career advancement.


We believe in offering tailored educational experiences that meet the diverse needs of our students. That's why we've updated our accredited MBA programs to cater to specific career paths, ensuring that every student can find their ideal fit for success. Not sure which MBA pathway is right for you? Explore our other MBA options with limited or no pre-requisites to discover the perfect fit for your ambitions. With our flexible course offerings, personalized support, and innovative curriculum, SEMO ensures that every student can pursue their unique path to success.

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We value your experience and potential. Our admissions criteria are designed to welcome students with a range of backgrounds and experiences. Whether you have years of managerial work experience, a healthcare provider license, or recognized professional certifications, we have a place for you.

Individuals admitted to the MBA program must have an undergraduate degree from an AACSB-accredited business program or have satisfactorily completed the equivalent course work from an accredited institution. 

Students without a foundation knowledge base in business and economics, yet meeting other admission requirements, may receive provisional admission to the MBA program. Regular admission status may be granted upon completion of prerequisite coursework. 

In addition to the criteria established for general admission to graduate studies, there are departmental criteria. Applicants are eligible for admission if they qualify under one of the following scenarios: 

  • Bachelor’s degree* with GPA of ≥ 3.0 
  • Graduate degree* 
  • Bachelor’s degree* with a GPA of 2.5 to 2.99
    • Regular Admission with documentation** of one of the following:
      • 5 years of managerial work experience. 
      • an active healthcare provider license. 
      • recognized professional certification. 
    • Probationary Admission otherwise. Students admitted with probationary status will need to complete the first 9 graduate credit hours with grades of B or better. 
  • Individuals with a bachelor’s degree* GPA under 2.5 may be considered for Probationary Admission with additional documentation** demonstrating the applicant’s preparation for graduate school. 

*Degrees earned from a U.S.A. regionally accredited institution or foreign equivalent.

**Decisions about admission based upon the evaluation of a detailed resume, a healthcare provider license, professional certification, or additional documentation would be made at the discretion of the Director – Graduate Business Studies. The healthcare provider license should be something like nursing, pharmacist, etc. that has recognized standards and requires continuing education. Examples of professional certifications include PMI Project Management, Six Sigma Green Belt, SHRM Certified Professional, Charter Financial Analyst, Certified Financial Planner, Certified Scrum Master, etc. 

MBA General Management

Degree Map

Southeast’s MBA program will guide you through all aspects of business and supply you with the knowledge to succeed in today’s business environment. Because there are just as many interests as there are types of business professions, our MBA has several options to provide you with specialized curriculum to match your goals.

Core Courses

  • BA600 Organizational Behavior in Practice (3) 
  • BA620 Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods (3) 
  • BA630 Integrated Decision Information Systems (3) 
  • BA650 Strategic Decision Making (3) 
  • BA651 Strategic Marketing (3) 
  • BA660 Strategic Cost Analysis& Financial Applications (3) 
  • BA668 The Financial Environment (3) 

Choose 12 Hours From:

  • Any AC, BA, EC, ER, FI, HA, IM, MG, MI, MK course at the 500-600 level* 

Choose one with advice of program coordinator

  • GR698 Master's Final Comprehensive Examination (0)
  • GR699 Master's Oral Examination (0) 

Outcomes & Careers

  • $258k

    Chief Executive

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual salary for a business executive is $258,900.

  • $157k

    Sales Manager

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual salary for a sales manager is $157,610. 

  • $174k

    Financial Manager

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual salary for a financial manager is $174,820. 

Save Time and Tuition

  • No Business Degree? No Problem! You don't need an undergraduate business degree to join our MBA program. Our Business Essentials Courses are here to bridge the gap, providing you with the foundational knowledge needed to thrive.
  • Flexible Credit Application: Apply up to 3 credit hours from our Business Essentials Courses directly to the required 33 credit hours for the MBA. It's about recognizing your efforts and integrating them into your path to success.

Prior Learning Assessment (PLA)

We think you should get credit for the real-world experience you have earned. SEMO offers a variety of opportunities for PLA. This accelerates your degree completion and cuts costs. In addition to traditional credit by examination or military-related credit, our academic departments and programs provide opportunities to earn credits based on your existing experience.

Graduate Assistantships

The graduate assistantship (GA) is designed to provide support during full-time graduate study. It’s an opportunity for the graduate students to serve in a professional role while establishing a professional relationship with faculty and administrators. In addition to a per year stipend, GAs gain valuable experience. There are two kinds of assistantships: teaching and administrative.

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Career Services

The Office of Career Services is dedicated to assisting students and alumni in cultivating the lifelong skills needed to successfully navigate their educational and career journeys.


Southeast’s business programs are among the top 5% in the world.

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