Gain your competitive edge

Study Format

  • Online

Program Length

  • 1-2 Years

Application Deadlines

Jan, 03

Domestic Students

Spring 2024 Application Due | Classes start Jan. 8, 2024

Nov, 08

International Students

Spring 2024 Completed File Due | Classes start Jan. 8, 2024

Students enrolled in the BA in Health Care ManagementOrganizational Management or Sports and Recreation Management or the BS in Human Resource Management may consider the dual degree program. A Concordia-Chicago MBA will give you a competitive edge as you move forward in your career, both while you’re pursuing your degree program and after completion. At Concordia-Chicago, we recognize the importance of maintaining professional agility and contemporary focus in a fast-changing world. The Concordia-Chicago MBA program is designed to assist you with business knowledge for your entire career. 

You can customize the speed and program that you need for your career goals. The core MBA program is established in a turn-key, cohort format. Classes are offered in an accelerated online or on-campus format at your pace. Our educational model fosters close working relationships between students and faculty. At the same time, our unique cohort system groups students together for the duration of their educational experience. This collaborative environment accelerates learning and builds strong peer and mentor relationships that last a lifetime and, often, enhance your career trajectory. Earning your MBA at Concordia-Chicago is the beginning, not the end, of an ongoing relationship with an institution committed to your lifelong growth and success.

What is a Dual Degree Explained

Through careful planning and academic advising, a student majoring in Organizational Management or Health Care Management may move seamlessly into one of CUC’s MBA Programs.

Benefits of a Dual Degree

  • As a graduate of the Accelerated Degree Program, candidates will take six (6) fewer credit hours toward an MBA. 
  • Letters of recommendation are waived
  • 2 courses may be waived in the MBA program (if eligible): 
    • MBAC 6350 Managing Human Capital (HR, HCM, Global Teams)
    • MBAC 6500 Global Management
  • No application fee
  • No GRE requirement
  • Transcript service will be provided upon completion of ADP degree

MBA Specializations

You can customize your MBA by adding a specialization. You will need to complete additional coursework to receive one of the below specializations:

  • Accounting
  • Chief School Business Official
  • Digital Marketing
  • Entrepreneurship 
  • Finance
  • Health Care Management
  • Leadership and Change Management
  • Not-for-Profit Management
  • Project Management 
  • School Business Management
  • Sports Management

Program Information

Managing and Leading Effective Organizations

This course is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge to facilitate innovative leadership and management within different types of organizations. This course focuses on the impact of leadership and management on organizational effectiveness. Students will hone their critical thinking and problem solving skills. Students will learn attributes of successful leaders and managers, the challenges they face in in a global society, and how they build relationships and impact culture for organizational sustainability and innovations.

Ethics, Law and Communication in Decision Making

This course introduces the legal and ethical obligations in business. Knowledge of law and ethics must be included into managerial decisions. Students will learn to apply and communicate ethical frameworks to business decisions, with a lens on social responsibility. Proactive and effective communication can provide a competitive edge to organizations, reducing risk and liability.

Global  Marketing in the Digital Era

This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and understanding of the global marketing environment through key marketing concepts, digital marketing tools and global marketing strategy. The course challenges you to think critically about the global marketplace. Students will hone their approach to global marketing decisions, policies and strategies. Students will learn to formulate and evaluate a global marketing plan through the use of digital marketing tools and techniques.

Organizational Behavior

This course focuses on providing students with cutting edge thinking about the topics that are germane to organizational behavior. It is the people within an organization who create, innovate, and are responsible for keeping a competitive advantage. Knowing how to motivate and mobilize an organization’s human capital is critical to organizational performance. This course will assist students in developing a systematic understanding of why people behave the way they do and understand how to translate that knowledge into organizational applications.

Economics for Management

This course examines key economic concepts critical to managerial decision-making within today’s business environment with an emphasis on national and global, real-world applications. The course incorporates both microeconomic and macroeconomic principles

Entrepreneurialism and Innovation

This course challenges students to think about how they can create, build, or change an organization through sound leadership and management theories, personal relationships, creative and critical thinking, as well as how design thinking and innovation principles can be used to create value.

Accounting for Decision Making

This course provides students with an understanding of accounting information critical in planning, control and decision making to achieve stated goals within an organization. It will incorporate the use of cases that focus on accounting data in directing the decisions and strategy of businesses. The course will provide students with the skills to analyze financial information through the use of appropriate accounting software in order to make sound managerial decisions.

Statistics Applied to Managerial Problems

This course provides students with an understanding of statistical data for the primary purpose of managerial problem solving and decision making. Topics include probability distributions, estimation and hypothesis testing, quality control and regression analysis. Applications of statistical techniques to issues in marketing, investment analysis and manufacturing are discussed.

Financial Management

This course is designed to develop the financial skills and critical thinking necessary to understand and discuss financial policy decisions in a global economy. Topics covered include: financial statement analysis for decision making; developing an understanding of the time value of money; the cost of capital, valuation of stocks and bonds, management of short-term assets, short-term and long-term financing, capital markets, and multinational financial management. This course also addresses the impact of legal, social, technological, and ethical considerations on efficient economic outcomes.


The capstone course is a culmination of your MBA coursework and is taken in your final term of your program. It gives you the opportunity to utilize the knowledge and skills developed through the College of Business MBA program. Through the MBA course portfolio signature assignments, students will demonstrate how knowledge learned impacts their business leadership.


Note: BA to MBA dual degree students are permitted to waive two courses in the MBA program: 

  • MBAC 6350 Managing Human Capital (HR, HCM, Global Teams)
  • MBAC 6500 Global Management

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum of a 2.85 GPA upon degree completion
  • Grade of B or higher in OMP 4431 and OMP 4440
  • Successful completion of ADP BA in Organizational Management, BA in Health Care Management, BA in Sports and Recreation Management, or BS in Human Resource Management 
  • Official transcript
  • Completed application for admission
  • Objective statement
  • Professional resume

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