Our MBA Program

Application Deadline: April 20, 2020.  Apply Today! 


  • General Business
  • Health Administration
  • Hospitality Management
  • Insurance

Catalog/Requirements: M.B.A. in Business Administration
Certificate: Certificate in Business Administration

Hybrid or 100% Online. Finish It in One Year

Join our one-year MBA program and gain the educational background to advance your career, switch industries, or launch your own business. Our hybrid program is offered on designated weekends and online, so you can get your degree while you're working or tackling other priorities. With concentrations in General Business, Health Administration, Hospitality Management, and Insurance, our one-year program is uniquely tailored to professionals interested in these growing industries. We also offer 100% Online MBA program.

  • Degree may be completed in 12 months
  • Designed to accommodate full-time working professionals
  • Flexible hybrid format that combines face-to-face learning on designated weekends with online work
  • 100% Online MBA program is available.
  • Students with an undergraduate degree in Business may have up to 6 credit hours waived.
  • 27 hours in core business and nine hours in a choice area of concentration.
  • Classes held over fall, spring and summer sessions.
  • 36 Graduate Credit hours required for graduation.


General Business

Prepares you for a diverse business career along with options to be leader and entrepreneur. The program provides professionals like you looking to become senior leaders in for-profit or non-profit enterprises with broad based training across a range of business disciplines. This MBA program, thus, provides a broad skillset that prepares you for success in any industry or job function at any time of your career. You will further develop the knowledge you need to effectively manage and lead departments, organizations, including in-depth exploration of leadership concepts and practices, managing human and other resources, decision making skills through data analytics, financial management, internationalization of business, marketing and management.

Health Administration 

Immerse yourself in challenging healthcare topics through focused classes about health care operations, health care financial management, and current issues in health care policy and politics. This tailored Health Administration MBA program will set you up for success for a leadership role in a fast-growing, fast-hiring field. 

Hospitality Management 

Build on your strong business foundation with specialized knowledge about the hospitality and tourism industry. Classes within the concentration cover customer relationships, service management, and special topics that the industry is facing. You'll graduate prepared to serve in leadership and management roles in a range of settings like food service, resort operations, convention arenas, private clubs, and golf courses, among other settings. 


You can go after high-quality jobs within the insurance industry with specialized knowledge through our insurance concentration. Our courses cover insurance and risk management, life and health insurance, and property and casualty, providing you with a great background to take that next step in the industry. 

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Certificate in Business Administration

The Graduate Certificate in Business Administration is for individuals like you who like to advance career through better understanding of core business knowledge and businesses operations in competitive world. Through the Graduate Certificate, you will gain a solid understanding of the functional areas of business administration and have flexibility to select areas that suit your career path. For the Graduate Certificate program, you can select any three courses from the suit of MBA core courses, hence making it fully a customized educational experience for you. You can tailor your certificate program according to your career goals. You will have options to explore the fundamentals of business,  human resource management, marketing, financial management, global business and business analytics as part of your studies.

The program advances your business knowledge and equip you with skillset of how to effectively and efficiently manage businesses in complex situation. The program is designed keeping in mind of busy professionals like you and courses may be completed on either a full or part-time basis. Classes applicable to the certificate are offered during five weekends of the semester. There are no classes offered during weekdays. Successful completion of the program is acknowledged by a certificate awarded by the College and you will have opportunity to articulate into MBA program after completion of the Graduate Certificate (subject to MBA admission requirements).

Career Opportunities

Get the competitive edge and enhance your growth potential in the workplace with our Master of Business Administration degree. 

Graduates from our business program have secured positions in Fortune 500 companies and the following major industries, as well as federal, state, and local governments.

  • Healthcare industry
  • Hospitality and tourism
  • Insurance
  • Global business enterprises
  • Entrepreneurship
"Working full time leaves little room for much else – However, the MBA program at Columbia College has allowed me the opportunity to earn my Master’s in one year with ease and flexibility. Considering classes are held one weekend a month I can complete my Master’s quickly and without the added stress of week day classes. I am thrilled to see the doors this degree will open once I graduate!" Emily Smith '20

MBA Hybrid/On-Campus Program Schedule

Summer 2020

Application Deadline: Monday, April 20, 2020

Session 1: Sat., May 16 & Sun., May 17 
Session 2: Sat., June 6  & Sun., June, 7
Session 3: Sat., June 27 & Sun., June 28
Session 4: Sat., July 11 & Sun., July 12
Session 5: Sat., July 25, & Sun., July 26

Fall 2020

Application Deadline: Monday, August 17, 2020

Session 1: Sat., Aug. 29, & Sun. Aug. 30  
Session 2: Sat., Sept. 26  & Sun. Sept. 27
Session 3: Sat., Oct. 10 & Sun. Oct 11
Session 4: Sat.,Nov. 14 & Sun. Nov., 15
Session 5: Sat., Dec. 5 & Sun. Dec., 6

Spring 2021

Application Deadline: Monday, December 21, 2020

Session 1: Sat., Jan. 9, & Sun., Jan. 10 
Session 2: Sat., Jan. 30  & Sun., Jan. 11
Session 3: Sat., Feb. 20 & Sun., Feb. 21
Session 4: Sat., March 13 & Sun., March 14
Session 5: Sat., April 10 & Sun., April 11

Summer 2021

Application Deadline: Monday, April 26, 2021

Session 1: Sat., May 8 & Sun., May 9  
Session 2: Sat., June 5 & Sun., June 6
Session 3: Sat., June 26 & Sun., June 27
Session 4: Sat., July 17 & Sun., July 18
Session 5: Sat., Aug. 7 & Sun., Aug. 8

MBA Online Program Schedule

Summer 2020

Module 1: Application Deadline - Monday, April 20, 2020
Class Starts on Monday, April 27, 2020
Class Ends on Sunday, June 21, 2020

Module 2: Application Deadline - Monday, June 15, 2020
Class Starts on Monday, June 22, 2020
Class Ends on Sunday, August 16, 2020

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