An MBA from Dominican University’s Brennan School of Business is the degree you need to become an ethical leader in today’s complex, constantly evolving business world. 

The Brennan School of Business is one of Chicago’s leading business schools, offering a challenging, values-based environment where you will engage with faculty to learn real-world skills that prepare you to thrive in a fulfilling career while making the world a better place. The Brennan School of Business is AACSB accredited, a distinction earned by less than five percent of business schools worldwide. AACSB schools provide a better return on your investment with higher-caliber academics and degrees of distinction that help advance your business career. The school is an exceptional value as compared to other high-caliber Chicago area schools. 

Key features of the MBA program include:

  • Our classes are small and our students bring varied background perspectives, resulting in a rich, immersive learning experience whether online or on our campus.
  • Our faculty bring a balance of academic rigor and practical experience into the classroom, including the global perspective crucial to success in today's business environment.

The MBA program was recently redesigned to ensure student readiness and success. Students can earn an MBA degree in as little as 18 months, and will gain professional and personal skills that allow them to:

  • Analyze problems critically
  • Communicate clearly
  • Respond to business challenges with integrity
Easy to Fit Into Your Busy Schedule 

We know you have job and family responsibilities along with your ambitious goals, so we designed our program for busy adults: 

  • Full time or part time 
  • Weekday evening classes 
  • On the convenient River Forest campus, online or in a hybrid format 
  • Complete the program in as little as 18 months, or take as long as you need 
Multiple Ways to Reach Your Career Goal 

In addition to the MBA, the Brennan School offers a variety of master’s degrees and concentrations. 

  • BS-MBA, accelerated MBA, for those who earned credit hours as part of a bachelor’s program 
  • MBA-JD, for those also enrolled in The John Marshall Law School 
  • MBA-RD, for those enrolled in Dominican’s cohort Dietitian Program 
  • MBA-MSW for those enrolled in Dominican’s School of Social Work 
  • MBA-MLIS for those enrolled in Dominican’s School of Information Studies 
Market Readiness 

Experiential learning enhancements to our optimized MBA Program will contribute to your market readiness. 

  • Business foundations courses will ground you in basic principles and frameworks. 
  • All foundation courses are now sequenced and compressed into one-credit courses so they can be completed in less time. 
  • Redesigned MBA Core courses with updated content and delivery, rooted in experiential learning. This includes a one-credit Student Gateway Practicum that is centered on experiential problem solving with either a business client or a philanthropic organization. 
  • Redesigned Capstone course, centered on an applied strategic development project, utilizing skills learned in MBA courses and teamwork. 
  • Expanded Elective Program allowing students to choose courses that deepen skills in seven market-trending specialty areas: accounting, data analytics, finance, leadership, health care administration, international business administration and marketing. Concentrations require 12 credit hours. A minimum of one internationally focused elective is required. 
  • The dedicated Brennan Career Development Program includes networking and professional development events in addition to one-on-one career advising in order to help you in advancing your career. 
Connections to a Successful Network 

Your network of successful business leaders will grow exponentially—starting in Brennan’s classrooms, with our faculty and your fellow students. And you’ll become a member of our large community of alumni already working in top corporations, agencies and organizations in Chicago and beyond.


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