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Kent State Proudly Offers an AACSB-Accredited Online MBA Program

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Earn Your Online MBA from Kent State

Have you recently earned a bachelor’s degree but are not sure where you want to take your career? Alternatively, are you established in the workforce and want to elevate your professional skills? If either of these scenarios apply to you, you may want to consider applying for an online MBA program.

Online MBA programs not only allow you to continue working full-time, but they can also advance your skillset and increase your earnings potential – all on your own schedule.

The online MBA at Kent State University is AACSB accredited, making it a high quality yet flexible option for students interested in earning their master’s in business. It is also 100% online, meaning you can complete your courses from just about anywhere, whenever it is convenient for you.

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More About Our Ohio-Based Online MBA Program, Available Wherever You Are

Serving students both in the local markets of Cleveland, Akron, Youngstown, as well as virtual students across the state and country, our program provides a host of benefits to dedicated professionals who are looking for a rigorous yet manageable online MBA program.

Below, you will find a number of features that make us stand out compared to other online MBA programs. As you are reading through this list, if have any questions about the program please do not hesitate to give us a call today at 330-672-2282.

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Cathy L. Z. DuBois, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Graduate and Online Programs
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Features of Our Online MBA Program


As a university with a program that is nationally ranked and globally recognized, we are looking for students who are motivated and dedicated. We also strive to provide resources and courses of the highest quality as well.

To do this, we have created a master’s in business program that will be challenging but rewarding. Some aspects that you will expect to find as a student include:

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) Accreditation

  • This accreditation is one of the most widely recognized in the world and has been awarded to only a select network of business programs since 1916
  • Kent State has dual accreditation in business and accounting, making it a member of an alliance of less than 1% of business programs worldwide

Ability to Enroll into the Online MBA Program Any Semester

  • This program admits three times per year - fall, spring and summer semesters
  • Courses are in 8-week modules – students can start the program and always find beginning-level courses

Program Concentrations Available for Specialized Learning

  • Business Analytics
  • International Business
  • Supply Chain Management

Study Abroad Opportunity Available for Online MBA Students

  • There is an option to participate in the program’s study abroad course
  • This international course fulfills some of the program’s required elective credits

A Master’s of Business with Case-Based Curriculum

  • The accelerated 8-week modules allow students to get to the application of subjects much sooner through the use of case study projects

Proudly Taught by a Nationally Ranked Faculty

  • Within our online MBA program in Ohio, our qualified faculty members are noted academics and leaders in their fields, and are frequently sought out as experts in their subjects
  • Our faculty members have a variety of published research in their area of expertise and are dedicated to student growth and development

Prior Business-Related Degree is Not Required

  • A bachelor’s degree is required for admission into this program, but the degree does not need to be in business or from a business school

Busy Schedule? You Can Go at Your Own Pace with Our Courses

  • If you choose to attend our online MBA program full time, it can be completed in as little as 12 months (but can also be spread out over a period up to six years)
  • Within these two timeframes, courses may be completed at your own pace

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An Overview of the Courses Offered Within Our Online MBA Program

Students seeking diverse and applied MBA courses online will find what they are looking for within the master’s program at Kent State.

Whether these classes are taken at home, at work, or anywhere else, the topics that will be covered during the online MBA program include:

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

 


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Admission

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.

Non-Degree students can take up to 12 credit hours to give them more time to gather all materials needed for the Online MBA application and to enroll in a subsequent semester.

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

 

Admission Requirements for Our Master of Business Administration Online Program

To be a member of our Ohio online MBA program, you do not have to be based in Ohio. However, there are a number of other requirements needed from each applicant to be considered for admission.

Because our graduate programs are highly competitive, we are looking for students with wide-ranging backgrounds and aspirations. If you think we would be a good fit for you, please apply with the following:

  • Application
  • Résumé
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Transcripts
  • GMAT or GRE scores *
  • Statement of Goals and Objectives

*GMAT/GRE can be waived by exception.

There is potential for a GMAT/GRE test score waiver for Online MBA applicants who meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Applicant holds a terminal degree such as a PhD, DBA, EDD, MD, PharmD or JD
  • Applicant holds an undergraduate degree with a GPA of 3.5+ and a minimum of 10 years professional full-time work experience, typically post-bachelor's degree

Otherwise, either a GMAT or GRE score is required. If you have any questions about compiling these documents or need additional clarification, please reach out to our team today!

THE ONLINE MBA PROGRAM APPLICATION DEADLINE
Fall Semester July 15
Spring Semester December 1
Summer Semester May 15

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Tuition and Fees

Kent State offers a best-value MBA Program compared with many other universities with Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation.

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. These five self-paced instructional webinars give an introduction and review of the subjects that often cause MBA students some challenges: accounting and spreadsheets, finance, economics, and statistics. The subscription is comparable in cost to that of books and supplies for one course.


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Want to Take Your Career to New Heights? Apply for Our Online MBA Program Today

No matter what time of year it is, students can begin the application process for our master’s in business administration program. Given the fact that we offer fall, spring and summer semesters, students can start their applications at any time.

Do not miss out on the opportunity to be a part of a unique, accelerated, and AACSB-accredited program. You will learn valuable aspects of business, have the opportunity to study abroad, and be able to network with students from a wide variety of backgrounds, faculty, and business leaders.

If you would like to learn more about this program, we encourage you to do one or all of the following:

 

 Program Coordinator: Amy Kittle
 330-672-2282
 akittle4@kent.edu