Full-Time (In-Person) MBA Program

Are you looking for a full-time, in-person MBA program that can advance your skill set and increase your earnings potential?

The MBA program at Kent State University prepares students for responsible leadership positions in private, nonprofit and public organizations. Upon completion of the MBA, graduates will demonstrate a global mindset and competence in critical thinking, digital technology, communication, teamwork, and ethical and sustainable management.


Our Full-Time (In-Person) MBA program is ranked Tier One globally by CEO Magazine.


Full-Time MBA (In-Person) Program Features

  • AACSB Accredited
  • Accelerated program, can be completed in 12 months
  • Modular, eight-week course structure
  • Core (required) MBA courses taken in-person during the day (between 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.), Monday - Thursday
  • Career coaching and a professional development course
  • Opportunity for summer internships
  • Merit-based scholarships and graduate assistantships
  • Several study-abroad options with scholarships opportunities
  • Option to specialize in one of six concentrations:
    • Accounting
    • Business Analytics
    • Economics
    • Finance
    • Human Resource Management
    • International Business
    • Organizational Leadership
  • Dual degree MBA programs in Architecture, Communications, Library and Information Science, Nursing and Translation 

Beyond the Classroom

Our Full-Time (In-Person) MBA program offers many experiential learning opportunities beyond the classroom, including:



Study Abroad

The Ambassador Crawford College of Business and Entrepreneurship offers several study-abroad opportunities that MBA students can select, from short, 10-day trips to a full semester abroad.


Education Abroad Website


Short-Term Trips


Our study-abroad trips provide students firsthand exposure to international businesses and include lectures, visits to international businesses and cultural excursions.  Participating students will come away with a better understanding of the context in which U.S. business operates in a global economy. Our trips have included such places as: France and Switzerland, India, Cayman Islands, Ireland, Belgium and Luxembourg, and Brazil.


Full Semester at Rennes


MBA students have the opportunity to spend a semester or year at ESC Rennes in France and earn a second master's certificate or degree. Rennes, a city of 350,000 and the capital of Brittany in Northern France, is the home of 50,000 university students.


Kent State students will pursue their MBA core courses at the Kent Campus during the first academic year. During the following fall, the student will take international and elective coursework at Rennes. Students pay the same rate of tuition as they do at the Kent Campus.



Career Services Office

Career Services Office


The Ambassador Crawford College of Business and Entrepreneurship has its own Career Services Office to provide services and resources to students and alumni in every aspect of their career development process. The office provides opportunities such as mock interviews, on-site corporate visits, networking with company representatives and workshops.


Career Services Office Website


Professional Development Opportunities and MBA Career Coach


A professional development course is built into the full-time MBA curriculum and includes hands-on activities such as self-assessments, personal branding, networking, career exploration and management, developing a career development plan and negotiating job offers. In addition, our MBA career coach individually assists students with résumé critique, interview strategies and a tailored career plan.




In addition to gaining valuable work experience and pay, internships can earn students elective course credit. Our Career Services internship coordinator regularly sends internship opportunity notices for a variety of industries and functions.


Career Fairs


Don't miss these opportunities to meet and network with representatives from a wide variety of organizations seeking interns and job candidates for immediate and future openings.


Case Competitions

Case competitions, such as the Key Bank Competition, provide students with the opportunity to address business issues that face companies today. Through research, evaluation and presentation, teams have the chance to refine their analytical, team building and communication skills, while letting their talents shine in front of a panel of experienced business professionals.

Curriculum Structure

Admission Requirements

There are no set criteria that guarantee admission into the MBA program, and previous courses and grades, letters of recommendation, essay, and resume (past experiences) are all factors in the admission decision. Both a strong qualitative and quantitative aptitude are important.

Full-Time (In-Person) MBA Deadlines

  • International applicants and domestic applicants applying for graduate assistantships 
    March 15
  • Domestic applicants NOT applying for graduate assistantships
    June 1



Kent State offers a best-value MBA program compared to several other universities with Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation, the top credential for business schools.


Full-Time (In-Person) MBA Tuition
  Ohio Residents Non-Ohio Residents
Below 11 credit hours $549.90 per credit hour $1,024.90 per credit hour
11-18 credit hours $6,036 $11,261.40

Full-Time (In-Person) MBA program fee: $600 per fall and spring semesters.

Learn More | KSU Tuition & Fees


Full-Time (In-Person) MBA program fee: $600 per fall and spring semesters.

Learn More | KSU Tuition & Fees

Financial Assistance & Scholarship


Financial Assistance available to full-time MBA students:

Merit-based scholarships

Merit-based graduate assistantships   

Loans and Work Study (domestic students only)

* The tuition and fee information provided reflects, at a glance, generalized rates and is intended to act as a guide. Actual tuition costs may vary based on a student’s chosen academic plan. Detailed information regarding tuition and fees can be found in the University Fee Register.

Ambassador Crawford College MBA Scholarship

  • Deadline: April 15

Apply Now | Ambassador Crawford College MBA Scholarship

Faculty Spotlight


Ilgaz Arikan

Ilgaz Arikan, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Management at the Kent State Ambassador Crawford College of Business and Entrepreneurship, recently collaborated with the Academy of International Business (AIB) to launch a video series, “Frontline IB: Conversations with IB Scholars.” Arikan teaches the MBA capstone course.



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The National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA®) is a preferred professional development partner of the Ambassador Crawford College of Business and Entrepreneurship. To become a member, click here


Contact Us

Want to learn more?

Interested in learning more about about our Full-Time MBA degree? Give us a call at 330-672-2282 or for general information, you can also click the button below to fill out the request form. Contact Felecia Urbanek below for program and curriculum related questions.

For admissions or application related questions, email crawfordgrad@kent.edu.

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Mason McLeodMason McLeod
Admissions Coordinator








Felecia Urbanek
Assistant Director, Graduate Programs

Roberto Chavez
Graduate Programs Director