University of Missouri in Columbia
Trulaske College of Business

Contact Information

Barbara Schneider, Director of Admissions
Crosby MBA Daytime Program
213 Cornell Hall
Columbia, MO 65211
Phone: 573-882-2750
Fax: 573-882-6838

Zack Odem, Director
execMBA Program
306F Cornell Hall
Columbia, MO 65211
Phone: 573-884-0700
Fax: 573-882-6838

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The University of Missouri (MU) Trulaske College of Business is accredited by AACSB International (Association of Collegiate Schools of Business), which is the premiere world-wide accrediting agency for business administration programs. We are also a member of GMAC (Graduate Management Admissions Council).


The University of Missouri in Columbia is dedicated to the success of veterans and active-duty members of all branches of our military forces. The MU Veterans Center, one of the first in the country, offers resources to assist with your veteran benefits and your integration into the MU community. We are a Yellow-Ribbon School and a GMAC Military Friendly School. Find out how these programs, along with merit-based scholarships we offer to qualified veterans, will allow you to turn your unique experience and skills into even more valuable career assets through an MU MBA degree.

We know you are serious about your education and are eager to get on with your career. Our intent is to create and maintain an environment where you can more easily pursue and achieve your personal and professional goals. We welcome you to the MU MBA community.



Both the daytime Crosby MBA and the execMBA programs are taught by the same award-winning faculty. In addition to being nationally-recognized academic scholars, our faculty are fully engaged and dedicated to their students’ success. You will find them accessible and supportive in all of your education endeavors.

Crosby Daytime Program Profile

The Crosby MBA Program is welcoming, flexible, collaborative and affordable. Here you will have the freedom and support to succeed academically and thrive as an individual.

  • Full-time and part-time opportunities in a 57 credit hour program beginning in August.
  • Choose from over 14 areas of concentrations such as management, marketing, finance, marketing analytics, or another area related to your own career interest.
  • Visit Warren Buffet, consult with real businesses, develop entrepreneurship skills, study abroad, or help manage an active $1M investment fund.
  • Explore careers, prepare your resume, practice interviews, network with employers, and receive personal coaching from our Career Services professional staff.
  • Immerse yourself in a community of 200 energetic, focused and committed learners from diverse educational, professional, and personal backgrounds.


Come visit us and learn about the Crosby MBA experience for yourself.

Dual degrees offered include an MBA combined with degrees in law, master of health administration, or a bachelor or master in industrial engineering. You can also earn a Nonprofit Management or European Union Studies Certificate.

execMBA Program Profile

MU’s new execMBA is a lock-step, cohort program offering working professionals the opportunity to maintain their employment while earning an MBA degree from a nationally-ranked school. The curriculum is delivered in a unique hybrid model which is 75% online and 25% face-to-face. You will work closely with a small, select group of executives in a curriculum designed to build skills that increase self- and global-awareness, develop strategic risk taking, and heighten influence.

Over the 21-month duration of the program, you will interact with your classmates online and in-person on 8 weekend visits to campus and an 8-10 day international residency in Santiago, Chile.


The Crosby daytime MBA welcomes students from all academic backgrounds. There are no prerequisites. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis between deadlines. You may apply up until the start of the Fall semester. The criteria for admissions include:

  • Quality of undergraduate work
  • Score on the GMAT or GRE
  • Prior employment experiences (post-graduate full-time work strongly encouraged, but not required)
  • Quality of essay responses
  • Leadership, community involvement and service
  • Interview (if requested by MU MBA program)


The execMBA program evaluates all applications carefully to select a highly talented and motivated entering class of working professionals. Application deadlines are in late winter and spring and there is one entering class per year in early August. A GMAT or GRE score will be considered, but is not required. Interviews are by invitation only.

Applicants should submit:

  • Prior transcripts
  • Personal Statement
  • Resume
  • A signed letter of endorsement from your employer which indicates that the necessary time will be provided for you to attend the in-person class meetings (e.g. orientation, Fridays/Saturdays, international trip)
  • Recommendation letters (optional)
  • MU Graduate School application.


The University of Missouri’s Veterans Center will assist and certify you for your VA educational benefits. MU is a Yellow Ribbon school so if you qualify under that program, you will not pay any tuition. You can contact the Veterans Center office directly at 573-884-4383 or 573-884-4388 and the staff will help you understand and apply for your benefits.

The Crosby daytime MBA offers significant financial awards to over half of our students, and can supplement your veterans benefits so that you graduate with little or no debt. Most students work as a graduate assistant and gain valuable experience while earning a $5000 or more per year stipend. We can help you afford to go to school full-time and achieve your goals.

MU’s execMBA program is competitively priced at $65,000 which includes tuition, all fees, an international residency, all required course materials and all group meals on campus. In addition to using your military benefits, many employers offer educational benefits. We encourage prospective students to check with their employers about an IRS educational support deduction for the employer of $5,250/year over three years.


Columbia, Missouri is a town of action, where individuals from all over the United States and the world come to learn, work, play and challenge themselves daily. We start businesses, run marathons, raise families, earn degrees, and have fun at events such as the True/False documentary film festival, the Roots N Blues N BBQ festival, the We Always Swing Jazz Festival, and ESPN Game Day. As of July 1, 2012 we are members of the SEC and will compete in football, basketball and other sports against some of the top teams in the country. Life is good in this college-town of 100,000. Come join us.