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Why Pursue the Executive MBA Program at KSU?

The Kent Advantage

Executive education in business and other graduate programs are offered by one of the best universities in the Midwest - Kent State University. Located in Northeast Ohio, Kent State offers the Executive MBA program to business professionals looking to advance their careers.

The London Times has ranked Kent State University as one of the best 200 universities in the world. The only other school in Northeast Ohio receiving this recognition was Case Western University.  Kent State University has been recognized as a "Doctoral - Research Extensive" University by the Carnegie Foundation. About 150 of the 3,941 colleges and universities in the Carnegie classification are in this category. Of the more than 1500 schools of business in the United States, Kent State is one of only 90 schools that grant the Ph.D. degree.


The College of Business and Graduate Programs Office are included in the 15% of business schools that are accredited by AACSB, the international accrediting organization for business schools. The Graduate Programs Office has a long tradition of providing the executive education to the corporations in Northeast Ohio.


The EMBA program is offered annually at the conveniently located campus in Kent, Ohio and has periodically been offered at other locations including our regional campuses in Northeast Ohio. As a state university, we are able to provide an executive MBA education program to businesses at a tremendous value.

Our Executive MBA Program Advantage


Kent State offers classes for the Executive MBA program online to meet the needs of busy working professionals. The online class sessions allow students to complete their executive education with greater flexibility. The addition of online classes has helped students complete their Executive MBA degree from the convenience of their homes. Graduates of the EMBA program have advanced their careers and positioned themselves as tomorrow's leaders.

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When you earn a degree from Kent State, you know you have received an education of quality, expertise, experience, innovation and value.