Embark: Master of Business Administration

Costs & Aid

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  • Overview

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  • Scholarships

  • With costs below national and state averages, the Missouri State University MBA program is committed to providing a quality, affordable education. In addition to these lower costs, we offer a variety of graduate assistantships and scholarships that will help you follow your passion and find your place. Missouri State COB undergraduate students can realize additional savings through the accelerated option.

    Graduate students are encouraged to submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year of study. For more information about how to apply for federal and state financial aid, please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid.

  • Graduate assistantships are on-campus opportunities that help pay for your MBA, offer a stipend and provide valuable resume-building experience in administration, research and teaching. MBA students are encouraged to apply for assistantship opportunities all over campus.

    You may submit a copy of your application, a resume and three professional references to the department(s) seeking applicants.

    For assistantships available in the College of Business, please contact the appropriate department.

  • Some scholarships are available for graduate students, both through the College of Business (COB) and the University at-large. Nearly $200,000 is awarded to students annually through COB. Scholarship and award opportunities are announced in early December, with most applications due in early March. Students are notified of their awards in early April.

    Four scholarships are provided specifically for MBA students, providing from $600 to $1,500 in need and merit-based aid per academic year. To apply for a COB scholarship, you are encouraged to visit the COB Scholarships page and consult the COB Big Book of Scholarships and Awards (available in January). These scholarships include:

    • Robert W. and Charlotte Bitter Graduate Scholarship
    • Carr Foundation MBA Scholarship
    • Beta Gamma Sigma Scholarship
    • Dr. James C. and Mary Lee Snapp Graduate Scholarship

    Several general scholarships are available to graduate students, including those for graduate assistants, out-of-state residents and first-year graduate students.

    To apply for a University scholarship, graduate students are encouraged to visit Scholarships for Graduate Students.

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