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

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

What Makes SEMO's Online MBA Unique:

  • 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

  • Completely Online Enjoy the flexibility and convenience of online coursework.
  • 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.


MBA International Business

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 one with advice of program coordinator 

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

International Business Option

Choose 6 hours from: 
  • AC540 International Perspectives on Accounting (3) 
  • EC580 International Economics (3) 
  • FI540 International Finance (3) 
  • BA657 Applied Research Project (3)* 
Choose 6 hours from:  
  • BA657 Applied Research Project (3)* 
  • BA663 International Business Strategies (3) 
  • BL560 International Business Law (3) 
  • HA560 International Healthcare Administration (3) 
  • MG560 International Management (3) 
  • MK560 International Marketing (3) 

*Applied Research Project must be in International Business area

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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. 

Outcomes & Careers

  • $206k

    Chief Executive

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual salary for a business executive is $206,680.

  • $101k

    Operations Manager

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual salary for an operations manager is $101,280. 

  • $80k

    Compliance Officer

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual salary for a compliance officer is $80,190. 

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 Course is 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 Online 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.

Online Learning at Southeast

When it comes to your success, we do whatever it takes. Online learning at Southeast takes the same reputable college courses taught by Southeast faculty and makes them available anytime, anywhere.

Earn Your Degree on Your Schedule.

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

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