Master of Business Administration

About the MBA

Program Mission & Goals

The MBA program at Drury University is committed to preparing ethical leaders for the global business community. In pursuit of this commitment, our program has the following goals:

  1. Integrative Thought: Our graduates will demonstrate the ability to incorporate the insights of more than one business discipline in the completion of a task.
  2. Strategic Thought: Our graduates will demonstrate the ability to critically evaluate a strategy.
  3. Leadership: Our graduates will demonstrate the ability to incorporate appropriate leadership styles in pursuit of strategic goals.
  4. Teamwork and Communication: Our graduates will demonstrate the ability to coordinate efforts as members of a team in the pursuit of a common purpose or goal.
  5. Intercultural Competence: Our graduates will be able to work in cultural contexts outside of the United States, with particular attention to culturally bound informational, interpersonal and analytical dimensions.

Program Overview

Drury’s MBA program curriculum consists of a 30 credit hour course requirement, customizable based on students’ needs. In addition to coursework, other program highlights include:

  • A weeklong trip to an international business destination as part of the Global Business, New Ventures and Innovations course. Airfare, lodging, and transportation costs for the trip come at no additional cost to students (students who transfer credit into the MBA program will be charged a program fee for this travel of between $450 and $1000 depending on the number of hours transferred).
  • A mentorship program in which students learn from individuals from the Springfield business community as they build their professional network.

The program can be completed in one year, with options for two to four year sequences also available. All courses take place in the evening.

Prospective students who have not completed their prerequisite coursework may enroll in the Certificate in Business Essentials program, during which students can satisfy all course requirements in a short summer session prior to the fall semester.

Preparation Program for Master in Business Administration
Certificate in Business Essentials
This intensive five-week course is designed to provide students with a foundation of basic economic, finance, marketing, statistic, accounting and management skills. The course will meet four nights a week (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday) from July through August.  Students completing PMBA 501 will receive 8 credit hours of elective credit to apply toward an undergraduate degree from Drury University.  Additionally, students receiving this certificate will satisfy all business class prerequisites for entry into the Drury M.B.A. program.


Drury is accredited at the Master's level. All programs offered are consistent with the university's mission and planning priorities.

Drury University is accredited at the Master's level by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association:

The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
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The School is accredited by AACSB International:

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
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The Breech School of Business Administration, which offers the Baccalaureate degree and Master in Business Administration, is accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP):

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Overland Park, KS 66211