Online MBA | College of Business Administration | Kent State University

Online MBA

Are you looking for an Online MBA program that can advance your skillset and increase your earnings potential?

The Online MBA at Kent State University's College of Business Administration can provide all that and more.

Serving students in Cleveland, Akron, and Columbus, as well as all across the country, our program provides a host of benefits to dedicated, working professionals.

Cathy L. Z. DuBois, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Graduate Studies

Program Features

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business Accredited

Most widely recognized business accreditation in the world

Enroll at any time

Program admits year-round - fall, spring and summer semesters

Concentrations Available

-International Business

-Supply Chain Management

Study Abroad Opportunity

Option to participate in study abroad program;  fulfills required elective credits

Project-based Curriculum

Classes are in 8-week modules

Nationally-ranked Faculty

Faculty are noted academics and leaders in their fields, with published research in their area of expertise

Prior business-related  degree Not Required

Go at Your Own Pace

Complete the program in as little as 12 months, if you attend full-time

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Course Overview

Students seeking worthwhile MBA courses online will find what they are looking for at Kent State. Course topics in our Online MBA program include:

  • Accounting
  • Global Technology
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing
  • Operations, Service and Supply Chain
  • Analytics
  • Law and Ethics


Curriculum Structure

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Students who are ready to begin taking courses, but are unable to meet the deadline with application materials should ask about the option to apply as a Graduate, Non-Degree Seeking student. Only a $15 fee, transcripts and resumé are required.

You can take up to 12 credit hours as a Non-Degree Seeking student, and that would give you more time to gather all materials for the Online MBA application to enroll the following semester.

The courses taken as a Non-Degree Seeking student would count toward the MBA once a student is admitted.

Application Requirements

  • Transcripts

Official transcripts of academic records must be obtained from colleges, universities and professional schools attended outside of Kent State University. Unofficial transcripts can be uploaded and used for an admission decision, but official copies will need to be submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies before you can enroll. 


Applicants are required to submit a resumé.

  • GMAT or GRE Scores

Only test scores within the past five years are considered. In the case of multiple tests, the highest score will be used.

Prospective students should plan to take the exam at least one month before the application deadline. Although scores will be provided the day of the exam, it can take up to 10 days for scores to be received by Kent State University.



Fall Semester July 15
Spring Semester December 1
Summer Semester May 15

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Fellowship and Financial Support

Admitted applicants are awarded a Research and Teaching Fellowship that includes a tuition waiver and annual stipend of $20,000. Additional support includes travel for conference presentations.


Tuition and Fees


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.


Tuition cost is $830 per credit hour, regardless of state or country of residency.

The Online MBA program is 36 credit hours, making the total tuition cost under $30,000. Based on current courses, an estimate per course for books and supplies is $150. There is a separate fee for webinars which come in an 18-month subscription. The subscription is comparable in cost to that of books and supplies for one course.



Contact Us

 Program Coordinator: Amy Kittle


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