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  • International student from Mexico at Roosevelt University in Chicago

    "I thought I had high expectations when I left my country, but my experience at Roosevelt has increased them even more. I've always been interested in real estate, but in Mexico we don't have real estate specialization. Roosevelt University's power is not just its faculty and location, but its huge name recognition and reputation. The school has amazing relationships with other organizations. Through networking opportunities and campus resources, I've interned with Tropic Construction, the Urban Land Institute and Hispanic Housing Development Corporation. These organizations help you understand the importance of what you are learning. I love the program. I love the faculty. Every single one has such great qualifications, such hands-on work that they bring to the table. These teachers have been in the business, they've done the work, and they know what to teach us to get us ready for our careers."

    Milo Aguilar from Mexico, MBA Real Estate (2010)
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MBA Degree: Master of Business Administration

The Pre-Master's Program leads to an MBA degree with a choice of 15 innovative concentrations at Roosevelt University in Chicago, opening a variety of career paths.

The MBA degree prepares students for executive and managerial positions in both the private and public sectors. The degree includes broad preparation in business administration, while allowing for a concentration in a specific business or related area. Emphasis is placed on the development of problem-solving and decision-making abilities.

Roosevelt University's innovative MBA offers small class sizes and personal contact. Teamwork and group projects are stressed, with many case analyses which include written and oral presentations. Above all, each student is expected to share their expertise with classmates.

MBA Degree Curriculum (37 credits)

Core courses Concentration Elective course
  • Accounting for Executives
  • Economics for Decision Makers
  • Finance for Decision Makers
  • Information Resource Management
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Executive Leadership
  • Strategic Management
  • Marketing Strategies
3 courses chosen from a specific functional area in business. See below for options. 1 graduate-level course from another business program or another graduate school

You may choose from 15 MBA concentrations:

Concentration in the Heller College of Business:

From a Roosevelt University graduate program outside the College of Business:


MBA course choices include: Asset Valuation; Professional Auditing; International Accounting

Accounting Forensics

MBA course choices include: Financial Fraud; Anti-Money Laundering; Computer Forensics.


MBA course choices include: Financial Analysis; Investment Theory; Derivatives

Human Resource Management

MBA course choices include: Workplace Diversity; Employee Selection; Compensation Management

Information Systems

MBA course choices include: Database Systems; Systems Analysis; Project Management

International Business

MBA course choices include: International Accounting; Global Issues in Information Systems; International Leadership


MBA course choices include: Business Forecasting; Team Building Skills; Managing Organizational Change


MBA course choices include: Communication and Consumer Behavior; Market Research; International Marketing Analysis

Real Estate

MBA course choices include: Urban Land Economics; Real Estate Law; Construction Project Management

Social Entrepreneurship

MBA courses are: Social Entrepreneurship; Case Competition; Strategic New Ventures


MBA course choices include: Modern Political Economy; Economics of Urban Inequality; Macroeconomic Theory

Hospitality Management

MBA course choices include: Issues/Trends in the Hospitality Industry; Hotel Feasibility Studies; Tourism Administration

Marketing Communications

MBA course choices include: Brand Planning and Message Strategy; Direct/Database marketing; Internet Marketing


MBA course choices include: Medical Ethics and the Law; Managed Care & Integrated Services; Economic Issues in Health Service Management

Training and Development

MBA course choices include: Human Performance Improvement; E-Learning Course Development; Executive Coaching

  • Want to study MBA in USA? Apply now for a Roosevelt University pre-MBA degree pathway
  • International student learning English at University in Chicago

    NEED TO IMPROVE YOUR ENGLISH for a master's?

    To study these master's degrees at Roosevelt University in Chicago, you need an official English test score of:

    • TOEFL 80 iBT (minimum 17 in writing)
    • IELTS 6.5 (minimum 6.0 in writing)
    If you have not taken a TOEFL or IELTS exam, or have a lower level of English, you can first join the Pre-Master's Program, to prepare for a master's.

    Pre-Master's Program
  • Roosevelt University College of Business

    College Of Business

    The College offers business degrees with today's economy in mind. Its programs focus on practical application and success in today's global corporate environment that integrate an emphasis on professional integrity, as well as the importance of social responsibility, sustainable business practices, and global engagement.

    Students learn leadership critical thinking, business marketing, finance, operations, management and information technology giving them an edge in the workplace. Practical experience and real-world access is achieved through internships available at leading Chicago-area businesses and the dynamic instruction and guidance from our seasoned faculty.

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    Offers courses in subjects including politics, public administration, international relations, globalization, government and non-profit management, and legal studies.  

    The department's distinguished faculty has both academic and applied experience. Their research and consulting allow them to bring a professional perspective into the classroom. Above all, they are teachers who are as passionate about their students' success as they are about their subject areas.