Master in Business Administration (MBA)
Robert D. Hisrich, Ph.D.
Kent State University College of Business Administration
Associate Dean For Graduate and International Programs
Bridgestone Chair Of International Marketing
An MBA is one of the best ways to accelerate one's career, and Kent State University is one of the best places to earn an MBA. Kent State offers Executive, Full-time and Online MBA options, as well as dual-degree MBA options in architecture, communications, library and information science, nursing and translation.
The Executive MBA (EMBA) program at Kent State is designed for working professionals with at least seven years of work experience, and a prior business-related degree in not required. The cohort meets in-person one weekend a month, supplemented with online content, and the summer session is entirely online. An Executive MBA degree can be earned in just 19 months.
The Full-time MBA can be completed in 12 months. Scholarships and graduate assistantships are available. A study abroad option is currently available. No work experience or prior business-related degree is required to be considered for admission.
The Online MBA program is ideal for working professionals. It is structured as a modular, self-paced program that can be completed in 12 months. A study abroad option is currently available. No work experience or prior business-related degree is required to be considered for admission.
The College of Business Administration offers five dual-degree MBA programs in collaboration with other colleges and schools at Kent State University: Architecture, Communication Studies, Library and Information Science, Nursing and Translation Studies. These programs are designed to enhance the educational experience beyond what could be achieved if the two degrees were pursued independently.