Comprehensive MBA


Concordia University Chicago Comprehensive MBA

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If you are looking for a broad business foundation, Concordia University Chicago’s comprehensive MBA is an excellent choice. This degree offers students a well-rounded business education that will prepare you to take on leadership and management roles across a range of disciplines. You will develop the skills needed to succeed in roles related to marketing, finance, management and economics.

Our Unique One-Year Format

Are you looking to move your career forward fast? You can take advantage of our fast track, accelerated one-year MBA — unique to the comprehensive MBA. At the start of each fall term, students can begin this daytime, full-time program on campus.

Our Part-Time, Two-Year Format

If you are unable to enroll in a full-time program, consider taking classes part time. The two-year, part-time comprehensive MBA is designed to meet the needs of our working students. Classes can be taken in a blended on campus/online format or completely online. The majority of on-campus classes are offered Wednesday evenings.

Whichever format you select, Concordia-Chicago will work with you to meet your needs.

Examples of Career Possibilities

  • Marketing manager
  • Entrepreneur/small-business owner
  • Human resource management
  • Global management
  • Consulting

Learning Objectives

The Concordia-Chicago comprehensive MBA curriculum is grounded in an ethical context. The curriculum offers students a foundation in core courses such as marketing, economics, statistics and accounting. Students leave the program as well-rounded professionals who are ready to address critical issues in today’s changing, complex business climate.

Career Outlook

According to the November 2013 Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC) report, the outlook for MBA graduates is very positive. Of those 2013 alumni who were polled globally in September, 90% were employed. This was six percentage points higher than the 2009 employment rate. Despite uncertainty in the economy, 74% of the class of 2013 who had found jobs said that they could not have done so without their MBA.

MBA salaries are impacted by factors such as work experience, industry and job level.

  • The GMAC report stated that the median starting annual salary for US citizens from part-time MBA programs was $85,000.
  • The median starting annual salary offered to US citizens from full-time, two-year MBA programs was $90,000 with a bonus or additional compensation of $10,000.