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Master of Business Administration (MBA)

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Now accepting applications for the upcoming semester! Apply or contact us today to get started.

Rockford University’s MBA consists of core coursework that helps you develop critical management skills and a deeper understanding of the business field. To complete your degree, select courses from a list of popular business electives or customize your MBA choosing electives from four in-demand concentrations:

  • Finance
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Project Management
  • Organizational Leadership

Choose flexibility. 

Take on-site, evening courses and online courses to accommodate your work, family, and personal schedule.

Who is it for?

  • Working professionals in or aspiring to be in management
  • Employees in companies that want skilled managers and effective leaders
  • Anyone holding a four-year undergraduate degree from an accredited institution

Fact: 81% of recruiting companies are hiring MBAs to fulfill this need. *Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2018


MBA Admission Requirements

For admission to the MBA program, students must submit the following MBA Admission Requirements:

  • Online application
  • Official Transcripts with Bachelor’s Degree Posting from an accredited college or university
    • Cumulative GPA of at least a 2.5
    • Submit official transcripts in a sealed envelope or digitally secure email

Submission of the above does not guarantee admission.
Students must be admitted prior to taking their 12th credit hour.

Program Features

  • Career Advancement – Boost your advancement potential by enhancing your business skills.
  • Customized – Gain industry-specific skills in Healthcare Administration, Finance, and Project Management.
  • Bloomberg Business Lab – Access information used by leading business, financial, and government decision makers around the globe.
  • Collaborative – Work closely with peers in small classes averaging 15 students.
  • Quality Courses – Experience a high-quality program accredited by the IACBE and taught by faculty with corporate experience.
  • Work and Study – Attend convenient, evening classes designed for the working adult with dinner included. Choose from growing fully online course options.
  • Tradition – Trust in the oldest, continuously operating MBA program in the Rockford-area.


The MBA at Rockford University is nationally accredited by the International Assembly of Collegiate Business Education (IACBE). The University is also accredited through several organizations.

Classes Start Soon!

With 8 week courses, RU welcomes new MBA students multiple times throughout the year!

Have Questions?

Graduate Admission Counselors are here to help!
Please call 815-226-4040 or fill out the form below and we’ll be in contact with you very soon!

Office of Admission

Johnson Center
5050 E. State Street
Rockford, IL 61108

Mon-Fri - 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
After hour appointments available by request