Kent State’s Online MBA Program Ranked No. 1 in Ohio by MBA Central

KENT, Ohio – Kent State University’s Online MBA program is ranked No. 1 out of 15 online MBA programs in Ohio in 2019 by MBA Central, an organization that was formed in 2015 as a business school ranking and resource site for prospective MBA students.


Additionally, the Online MBA ranked eighth in MBA Central’s list of the fastest Online MBA programs (those that can be completed in 12 months or less) in the nation. 


Online MBA programs were ranked based on quality of classes, support services and affordability.


For the Ohio ranking, 15 schools that had programs with tuition under $50,000 were considered. Kent State’s program ranked No. 1 due to its accreditation, accelerated 12-month pace, option to travel abroad during the program and reasonable tuition.


“The Online MBA provides high-quality instruction in an accelerated format, which meets the needs of today’s adult learners,” said Deborah F. Spake, Ph.D., dean of the College of Business Administration. “MBA Central reaffirms what other rankings have noted this year in recognizing the innovative format and high-quality instruction delivered by the Kent State College of Business Administration.”


For more information about the Kent State College of Business Administration’s Online MBA program, visit


About Kent State University’s College of Business Administration

The College of Business Administration is among fewer than 1% of business schools worldwide to obtain dual AACSB accreditation in both business and accounting.


The college is ranked among the nation’s Best Business Schools by Princeton Review and is committed to sustainability as an advanced Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) signatory. It is recognized by the Sales Education Foundation as a top university for professional sales education.


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POSTED: Wednesday, December 11, 2019 03:01 PM
UPDATED: Friday, December 09, 2022 09:45 AM