Where to get a Graduate Degree in Business

It’s time to get a leg up in your career. Use our flowchart to find the perfect program for you.

By Claire Porter

Nov 2015


Drury University Master of Business Administration (MBA)

With an entirely nighttime course schedule and flexible program lengths, Drury’s MBA program works well for those with busy schedules and from varied backgrounds. “We create a dynamic classroom environment where [the students] learn from each other as much as from the professor,” says Angie Adamick, director of the MBA program.  For those without a business background, a five-week course earns students a Certificate in Business Essentials. Drury offers perks beyond the classroom as well through its mentorship program and its cumulative international experience, which takes students on a week-long summer overseas course highlighting international business strategies in practice. 

Evangel University Master of Organizational Leadership (MOL)

Evangel’s MOL program is unlike a traditional MBA in that the focus is on assessing how to lead effectively. In both the traditional seated and hybrid online programs, students are required to have two years of work experience at any level, and they use their companies as ongoing case studies through the length of the program. The holistic approach of an MOL makes it a popular program for those in the nonprofit sector. “The value that Evangel’s program brings is a strong emphasis on student-professor interaction,” says Dr. Duane Praschan, MOL program coordinator. “Our professors are not here to teach the student. They’re here to invest in the person.”

Missouri State University Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Through the Missouri State MBA program, students have the opportunity to earn certificates in a range of specific emphasis areas such as cybersecurity, entrepreneurship and international business. In addition to traditional daytime and evening programs, Missouri State offers a completely online option, which was rated the top online MBA program by U.S. News and World Report. With an array of emphasis and scheduling options and a large faculty, Missouri State’s MBA program can accommodate every student’s needs.