Take Your Career to the Next Level with our New Flexible, Accredited MBA.
Earn your MBA in as little as 12 months (one year). Flexibility, customization and industry relevance are the cornerstones of the Lewis University MBA program. Earn a degree that fits your goals and get ready to take on the future of business with confidence! Your career goals are unique and so is our MBA — built from three career-focused stackable micro-credentials. Choose the specialized areas that give you the skills and knowledge to move your career forward.
No matter what your undergraduate background, Lewis' MBA degree program is designed for individuals with the potential and motivation to excel. Our approach to management education includes a customized curriculum rich in both theory and practical application, led by expert faculty who bring formal study, research and executive experience to the classroom.
- Customize your degree with career-focused stackable micro-credentials.*
- Earn while you learn. Our program is designed for working adults.
- Develop the knowledge and skills to navigate social and economic disruptions.
- Complete your degree in as little as one year.
- Classes meet in eight-week sessions - 100% online, on campus, or a mix of both. You can start anytime throughout the year.
An MBA degree from Lewis University prepares graduates to stand out from the competition, to take charge, and to make change. In the highly competitive global marketplace, a master’s degree in business sets you apart from other job candidates. Whether you’re looking to change careers or advance within your own company, a business master’s degree will give you the knowledge and the skills to take ownership of your own career trajectory. Don’t overlook the value of a good network. No matter where you go in your career, you will benefit from the connections to our alumni, our faculty, and the professional connections you make while in a graduate program.
Our program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), with an emphasis on teaching and applied knowledge. The ACBSP focuses on tangible learning outcomes and quality improvement, especially as workforce demands change.
Our focus on expanding your knowledge and skill development is what led us to align with ACBSP accreditation. You will benefit from a program tailored to meet your needs with faculty 100% committed to your success.
Value of Micro-credentials
Upon successful completion of a micro-credential, students will receive a digital badge from the Lewis University Graduate School of Management. Micro-credentials offer immediate value to current employers and demonstrate mastery of in-demand business skills to potential future employers. Students will also have their micro-credentials posted to their transcript upon completion of their MBA program.
All students who complete the MBA will earn the Strategic Business Management micro-credential, which includes courses in ethics, management, finance, accounting, business intelligence and analytics, and economics. Then, you will choose two of the following certificates that fit your goals and career path in Business Analytics, Finance, Healthcare Informatics, Organizational Leadership, Project Management, and Digital Marketing.
"My wife Melissa and I decided to pursue our education together. Thanks to Lewis’ flexible, accelerated bachelor’s and master’s degrees, we have both been able to further our education while enjoying everything else life has to offer. Having the option to select between blended classes, online courses and face-to-face class time is an important and necessary tool to help maintain a healthy balance between life and school.
With both of us in classes, we can bounce real-life job related problems and questions off of each other and use our acquired knowledge to come up with new ideas and resolutions to our work-related issues. Overall, the Lewis experience has been life-changing for my entire family."
- Daniel Goelz, Sr. ’12, ’15
"I have implemented several key managerial techniques that have fostered a family-feel culture and morale with our staff. With four children, I needed a flexible degree program that was conducive to raising a family and working full-time.
I came to Lewis because of the flexible scheduling outside of work hours and also received my undergraduate degree in the Healthcare Leadership program."
Melissa Goelz ’12, '16
MBA DUAL DEGREE OPTION
Registered nurses interested in obtaining an MBA as well as an MSN (Master of Science in Nursing) have the opportunity to pursue a joint degree at Lewis in significantly less time than would be required to complete two degrees separately.
Or for those students who do not yet have an undergraduate degree, learn more about our Bachelor's to MBA option.
Get an MBA while in the military. Use your military benefits to advance your military career with Lewis University’s career-focused M.B.A. Lewis University holds the #1 Best for Vets School title in the State of Illinois for good reason. More than 100 Lewis University programs, including the MBA, are tuition-free for qualified post-9/11 veterans through the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program.
Check out what the veterans’ experience looks like at Lewis University.
Lewis University is partners with many organizations to provide tuition discounts to their employees. See a complete list of organizations.
A PREFERRED DESTINATION FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
Our MBA program is a STEM designated academic degree, making it a popular choice among international students. International students using the F-1 Visa will have access to “Day-1 CPT” as well as numerous opportunities in the Chicago area for OPT. Upon graduation, students will be eligible for the OPT STEM Extension, enhancing their education with practical field experience for up to three years. For more information about CPT and OPT in the United States, please visit our International Student Services page.