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EIU Master of Business Administration

Research Option

Our MBA with Research Option is unique compared to most MBA programs and we share EIU's strong commitment to Master's level research between faculty and students. EIU is ranked number one among 22 master's colleges and universities within Illinois, and number 35 (top 5% of the nation) among 560 master's colleges and universities in the United States, in a federal census of earned doctorates in years 2000 to 2009.

The Research Option is designed for students who want to focus on business research and quantitative methods for research. Students would want to complete the Research Option if their goals are to continue their education and pursue a Ph.D., to conduct an intensive research study project related to their career objective, or if they have an interest in conducting research with a faculty mentor.

Students in the Research Option are encouraged to plan for a minimum of two calendar years with four semesters minimum in the program. A suggested semester-by-semester schedule for the Research Option as well as the Research Option course required forms is available as linked.

In addition to the MBA Core, the required courses in the Research Option are:

Course Prerequisite(s)
MBA 5000, Strategic Management BUS 2101, Financial Accounting; ECN 2801, Principles of Economics I; BUS 3010, Mgt & Org Behavior
MBA 5010, Accounting from a Management Perspective BUS 2101, Financial Accounting; BUS 2102, Managerial Accounting
MBA 5510, Business Research Methods MBA 5500, Quantitative Modeling
MBA 5515, Business Research Proposal Consent of approved instructor and approval of completed application by Graduate Business Studies Coordinator
MBA 5905, Business Research Project MBA 5510, Business Research Methods; MBA 5515, Business Research Proposal; Consent of approved instructor and approval of completed application by Graduate Business Studies Coordinator
Total: 33 Semester Hours

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Charleston, IL 61920

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