Enjoy convenience and flexibility as you advance your skills and expand your leadership potential in Chicagoland’s Best Value MBA degree program—offered 100% online or on campus.

Build the business skills that set leaders apart by earning your Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree at Dominican University. As one of Chicago’s leading business schools, we offer a challenging, values-based environment where you will engage with faculty to learn real-world skills that prepare you to thrive in a fulfilling career.

And, our scenic campus in River Forest is just minutes from downtown Chicago—putting you close to one of the fastest-growing business hubs in the nation and positioning you for networking opportunities that can help grow your career.

  • Study part time, full time, online, on campus or in a hybrid format
  • Waive up to all 6 foundation courses (and save up to $6,200) for previous academic or business experience
  • Collaborate with faculty and peers in small classes of about 11 students
  • Gain hands-on experience by solving business challenges for real corporate clients in our MBA Gateway program
  • Graduate from a top MBA program with an unrivaled return on investment

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What You’ll Learn

In both our respected on-campus and online MBA programs, you’ll get a balance of the academic rigor and practical experience that set business leaders apart. Through foundation courses, core courses and electives, you will gain a well-rounded perspective of multiple topics in business strategy, leadership and operations management. And, as part of our esteemed Brennan School of Business, you’ll collaborate closely with faculty who can help you develop a global perspective that can transform your career. See our full MBA course listing

Quick Degree Details
  • 46 credits
  • Finish in as little as 18 months—or take all the time you need
  • Four start dates a year (August, January, May or July)
  • AACSB-accredited (a distinction earned by less than five percent of business schools worldwide)
  • MBA degree concentrations offered in seven market-trending areas
  • A simplified application process with GMAT and GRE exam waivers for those who qualify
MBA Courses and Concentrations

Take field-specific MBA courses that will help you better understand and advance in an area that interests you and suits your career goals. We offer MBA concentration tracks (9 credits each) in the following market-trending areas:

  • Accounting
  • Data analytics
  • Finance
  • Leadership
  • Health care administration
  • International business administration
  • Marketing
MBA Practicum

One of your first courses at Dominican will be a Business Gateway Practicum in which you and your classmates will solve a real business problem for a real business client. From this experience to your capstone course in applied strategic development, you will experience the hands-on, relevant learning style of Dominican’s MBA program.

Related Degrees

Looking for an MBA path that’s even more customized to your career goals and your level of experience? At Dominican we offer a wide range of options to meet your needs.

What to Expect as You Earn Your MBA

Your network of successful business leaders will grow exponentially in our MBA program—starting in Brennan’s classrooms, with our faculty and your fellow students. Our classes are small and our students bring varied background perspectives, resulting in a rich, immersive learning experience whether online or on our campus.

And, as a Brennan MBA graduate, you’ll become a member of our large community of alumni already working in top corporations, agencies and organizations in Chicago and beyond. We have graduates who currently work at Allstate Insurance, Discover, Groupon, Kraft Heinz Company, McDonald’s Corporation, Northwestern Mutual and many more top companies.

A Top-Ranked Education from the Brennan School of Business

The Brennan School of Business is AACSB-accredited, a distinction earned by less than five percent of business schools worldwide. AACSB schools are evaluated on a number of factors, including intellectual contributions and impact, student progression and career development and teaching effectiveness. Accreditation is a mark of a strong return on your investment with higher-caliber academics. See what sets us apart

Graduate Study Abroad Programs

Experience global business firsthand as part of our short-term global immersion opportunities. Dominican MBA students have traveled to places like China, South Africa and France to enhance their MBA experience. Explore global immersion

Alumni Networking and Career Support Resources

Draw on career resources both as an active MBA student and long after graduation. We offer everything from one-on-one career mentoring and advising through our Executives in Residence program to an e-recruiting platform that can help you find your next career opportunity. Learn more

Financing Your MBA Degree

Along with opportunities for financial aid through loans and grants, the Brennan School of Business offers a variety of departmental scholarships for outstanding academic achievement and graduate assistantships for those who wish to work with faculty while pursuing their degree. Contact our Office of Financial Aid to learn more.

We can be reached at (708) 524-6809 or by email at finaid@dom.edu.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Is an MBA worth it?

The decision to pursue an on-campus or online MBA program can be pivotal for your career. In addition to typically offering a high return on your investment thanks to the hard business skills and soft leadership skills they help develop, an MBA degree can provide you with a large network of faculty and alumni. These individuals can be transformative for your career trajectory—mentoring you and helping you not only as you advance beyond your current position but also years from now as your career continues to evolve.

How much do MBAs make?

Pinning down exactly how much an MBA makes can be difficult—mainly because they can be found in a variety of positions. From HR managers to accountants to marketing managers, the skills gained in an MBA degree program can lead people down many paths.

If you’re asking yourself, “Should I get an MBA?”, take some time to evaluate and research the exact types of roles you’re looking to advance into. You’re likely to find that individuals with MBAs in those positions earn well above others who hold a bachelor’s degree—and the amount earned over a lifetime can amount to significant earnings.

What are the application and MBA requirements?

In order to apply, you will need the following materials:

  • A bachelor’s degree in any field from an accredited institution
  • GMAT or GRE exam score (learn more about exam waivers)
  • Two recommendations (from an employer, professor or professional colleague)
  • Personal statement and resume

No prior business courses are required. Students may enter the MBA program in August, January, May or July and should apply at least one month prior to the beginning of the semester (two months for international students).

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Can I transfer credits?

You may transfer up to six relevant graduate-level credit hours toward your Dominican MBA. All transfer credits are subject to approval and must be submitted on an official transcript showing a grade of B or higher. To see if your credits transfer, contact the Office of the Registrar.

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