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Business Administration - M.B.A.

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If you're looking to take your career in business to the next level, the M.B.A. degree might just be the game-changer you've been searching for. The program covers a broad range of topics, including finance, marketing, accounting and management, and offers specialized concentrations in areas such as business analytics, healthcare administration and organizational leadership.

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An Ohio-Based Online MBA Program, Available Wherever You Are

About the Online MBA

The Kent State University Ambassador Crawford College of Business and Entrepreneurship is AACSB accredited, making the Kent State Online MBA a high-quality and 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, on a schedule that is convenient for you.

Kent State University's Online MBA program is the only Online MBA program in Ohio ranked among the Top 50 Online MBA Programs for 2023, according to The Princeton ReviewThe Online MBA also ranks #35 in the nation according to Fortune. In addition, all of Kent State’s core MBA courses are Quality Matters certified, meaning they meet rigorous standards of quality.

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

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Program Description

Full Description

The Master of Business Administration degree prepares students for responsible leadership positions in private, nonprofit and public  organizations. Upon completion of the M.B.A. degree, graduates demonstrate a global mindset and competence in critical thinking, digital technology, communication, teamwork and ethical and sustainable management.

The program welcomes students from the full range of undergraduate degrees. Regardless of their undergraduate education, students will find a challenging program designed to prepare them for management positions in organizations.

The degree is structured for full-time/in-person and full-time or part-time online students:

  • The full-time/in-person program is targeted to early career professionals, both nationally and internationally, who wish to jump-start their business career, and to those who wish to make a business-related career change. The program operates in cohorts so that students proceed through the sequence of required courses as a group. Students take six to seven courses each semester (offered in eight-week modules) and are expected to participate in experiential activities such as internships, mentoring and professional development activities. Delivery of the program is accelerated; students are able to earn the M.B.A. degree in 12 to 16 months.
  • The online program is designed for those who want maximum flexibility in pursuing their M.B.A. degree. Students can take courses to suit their life: from one course at a time to a full-time course load. This is an ideal program for professionals who intend to keep working full-time while pursing the M.B.A., and for those students who want to pursue their M.B.A. without commuting to campus.

The Business Administration major includes the following optional concentrations:

  • The Accounting concentration allows students to specialize their degree with courses in managerial and financial accounting, business valuation using financial statements and international accounting. Completion of this concentration is not sufficient to sit for the CPA exam in Ohio unless the student has an undergraduate accounting major.
  • The Business Analytics concentration allows students to gain the technical, analytical, communication, decision-making and leadership skills needed to glean useful information from data to make strategic business decisions.
  • The Digital Transformation concentration prepares students for a more dynamic, modular and techie-savvy world.
  • The Finance concentration allows students to specialize their degree with advanced courses in investments, financial markets and institutions, real estate and other related areas.
  • The Healthcare Administration concentration provides business students with knowledge of the healthcare setting that will support their capacity to work effectively in a variety of healthcare organizations.
  • The Human Resource Management concentration allows students to specialize their degree with advanced topics in employee selection and appraisal, organizational analysis and the opportunity for real-world applications.
  • The Information Systems concentration allows students to specialize their degree with advanced topics in database management systems, emerging hardware and software technology and other related area courses.
  • The International Business concentration allows students to specialize their degree with courses in accounting, marketing, finance and strategy with an international focus. Study abroad options are possible, with no language skills required.
  • The Organizational Leadership concentration allows students to develop advanced skills that will support their capacity to lead in higher level positions.

Students may pursue an online stackable certificate pathway to the M.B.A. by completing the Leadership and Management graduate certificate, the Quantitative Business Management graduate certificate and a set of remaining courses to earn the M.B.A. degree. Students who choose a Business Analytics, Financial, Human Resource Management, International Business or Organizational Leadership concentration can take one additional course and stack an additional graduate certificate in Business Analytics, Financial ManagementHuman Resource Management, International Business or Leading Through Challenge.

The following dual degree programs with the M.B.A. are possible. A separate application must be submitted for each program.

  • Combined degree with the Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree prepares students to run their own Podiatric Medicine practice. Students can view admission requirements for each program on their respective catalog page.
  • Dual degree with the Master of Architecture degree is designed for architects or undergraduate architectural students whose career goals include assuming middle or executive management positions in architectural practices, or who are interested in starting their own businesses.
  • Dual degree with the Master of Engineering Technology degree is designed for students with the dual goal of pursuing the a highly technical degree while at the same time preparing for a career that will hold increasing levels of management positions.
  • Dual degree with the Master of Library and Information Science degree is designed for managers of large libraries and information centers. Individuals in these positions need knowledge pertaining to planning, organizing, staffing, directing and controlling. Advanced education to obtain knowledge and learn skills related to these management functions enables students to take advantage of career opportunities both in library settings and other information settings, both in the profit and nonprofit sectors.
  • Dual degree with the Master of Public Health degree prepares students for responsible leadership positions and offers an integrated business and public health curriculum designed to help students develop real-world knowledge and skills needed to pursue success and management opportunities in the public health industry.
  • Dual degree with the Master of Science in Nursing degree is designed for experienced nurses whose career goals include assuming middle- or executive-management positions in health services agencies or in health-related companies, or who are interested in starting their own business. The program combines the strengths of advanced nursing preparation with the practical management knowledge needed to develop significant leadership capabilities.
  • Dual degree with the M.A. degree in Communication Studies is designed for students and professionals whose career goals focus on communication, particularly global communication. The program provides direction and leadership in economic and business development processes.
  • Dual degree with the M.A. degree in Peace and Conflict Studies converges the field of conflict management and the field of business. Students learn how business works alongside understanding the dynamics of conflict and how to successfully transform it to succeed in business and to transform organizational cultures.
  • Dual degree with the M.A. degree in Sport Administration is designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills and experiences to enable them to become successful professionals in the field of sports and recreation management. The program integrates management theory and application in sports settings with a broad business curriculum to give graduates a competitive advantage.
  • Dual degree with the M.A. degree in Translation is designed for linguists. By combining the practices and language of business, students can pursue language-based careers in the private, public and governmental sectors.
  • Dual degree with the M.Ed. degree in Higher Education Administration and Student Affairs is designed for professionals who aspire to responsible leadership positions in higher education. The program provides an integrated curriculum grounded in theory and focused on practice to support diverse student populations. Students are equipped with necessary skills to make the business decisions required of leaders in higher education.
  • Dual degree with the M.S. degree in Aviation Management and Logistics prepares students for responsible leadership positions and provides an integrated business and aviation management and logistics education with an emphasis on regional, national and global implications in the field of aviation.
  • Dual degree with the M.S. degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management prepares students for responsible leadership positions and provides an integrated hospitality and tourism education with an emphasis on regional, national and global implications of the field.
  • Dual degree with the M.S. degree in Knowledge Management is designed for students who seek the capacity to develop and apply knowledge to improve organizational strategies. Graduates will be able to design, deliver, support and lead knowledge-management programs at project and enterprise levels.
Admissions

For more information about graduate admissions, visit the graduate admission website. For more information on international admissions, visit the international admission website.

Admission Requirements

Applications to the Information Systems concentration are not being accepted at this time.

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum 3.000 undergraduate GPA on a 4.000-point scale
  • Completion of two quantitative undergraduate courses (e.g., advanced algebra, statistics) with minimum B grade
  • Official transcripts
  • Résumé
  • Goal statement
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • English language proficiency - all international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions to waive) by earning one of the following:1
    • Minimum 79 TOEFL iBT score
    • Minimum 6.5 IELTS score
    • Minimum 58 PTE score
    • Minimum 110 DET score
1

International applicants who do not meet the above test scores will not be considered for admission.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall Semester (in-person program only)
    • Funding deadline: March 15 (domestic student)
      Applications must be submitted by this deadline to be considered for an assistantship or any other funded position.
    • Application deadline: March 15 (international student) and June 1 (domestic student)
      Applications received after these deadlines will be considered on a space-available basis.
  • Fall Semester (online program only)
    • Rolling admissions
  • Spring Semester (online program only)
    • Rolling admissions
  • Summer Term (online program only)
    • Rolling admissions
Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. Critical Thinking: analyze the elements of a business problem and construct well-reasoned solutions.
  2. Digital Technology: employ appropriate tools in order to analyze business problems.
  3. Written Communication: write effective business communications.
  4. Oral Communication: make effective business presentations using appropriate technologies.
  5. Teamwork: collaborate effectively with others to achieve a common business purpose.
  6. Business Ethics: recognize ethical business dilemmas and use ethical decision-making to resolve the dilemma.
  7. Responsible Management: analyze the complex issues confronting organizations and craft solutions to business problems that create long-term value and shared prosperity for the broad array of stakeholders.
  8. Global Mindset: distinguish and analyze the key global factors when making business decisions.
Dual Degree

Dual Degree with M.A. in Communication Studies

Students have the opportunity to complete a dual degree program with the M.A. degree in Communication Studies and the M.B.A. degree in Business Administration. A separate application must be submitted for each program. Students can view admission requirements for each program on their respective catalog page.

The dual M.A./M.B.A. degree program is designed for students and professionals whose career goals focus on communication, particularly global communication, and provides direction and leadership in economic and business development processes.

Dual Degree Requirements

Major Requirements
ACCT 63037FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING FOR DECISION MAKING 2
ACCT 63038MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING FOR DECISION MAKING 2
BA 64005ANALYTICS FOR DECISION MAKING 2
or COMM 65020 QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS IN COMMUNICATION
BA 64026SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT 2
CIS 64042GLOBALIZATION AND TECHNOLOGY STRATEGY 2
COMM 65000FOUNDATIONS OF COMMUNICATION AND ADVOCACY 3
COMM 65652THEORIES OF COMMUNICATION 3
COMM 65851ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION 3
ECON 62021MACROECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS 2
ECON 62022MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS 2
FIN 66050LAW AND ETHICS 2
FIN 66060MANAGERIAL FINANCE 2
HRM 64271HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT 2
MGMT 68051BUSINESS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT I 1
MKTG 65051MARKETING MANAGEMENT 2
Business Electives6-7
Communication Studies (COMM) Electives 112-15
Culmininating Requirement
MGMT 64399BUSINESS STRATEGY 3
Choose from the following: 13-6
COMM 60199
THESIS I
COMM 61198
MASTERS PROJECT IN COMMUNICATION STUDIES
COMM 64092
MASTERS INTERNSHIP IN COMMUNICATION STUDIES
Coursework
Minimum Total Credit Hours:60

Dual Degree with M.A. in Peace and Conflict Studies

Students have the opportunity to complete a dual degree program with the M.A. degree in Peace and Conflict Studies and the Master of Business Administration degree. A separate application must be submitted for each program. Students can view admission requirements for each program on their respective catalog page.

The M.B.A./M.A. dual degree converges the field of conflict management and the field of business. Students learn how business works alongside understanding the dynamics of conflict and how to successfully transform it to succeed in business and to transform organizational cultures.

Dual Degree Requirements

Major Requirements
ACCT 63037FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING FOR DECISION MAKING 2
ACCT 63038MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING FOR DECISION MAKING 2
BA 64005ANALYTICS FOR DECISION MAKING 2
BA 64026SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT 2
CIS 64042GLOBALIZATION AND TECHNOLOGY STRATEGY 2
ECON 62021MACROECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS 2
ECON 62022MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS 2
FIN 66050LAW AND ETHICS 2
FIN 66060MANAGERIAL FINANCE 2
HRM 64271HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT 2
MGMT 64158LEADERSHIP 2
MGMT 68051BUSINESS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT I 10-1
MKTG 65051MARKETING MANAGEMENT 2
PACS 60000FOUNDATIONS OF CONFLICT ANALYSIS AND MANAGEMENT 3
PACS 60001ADVANCED NEGOTIATION 3
PACS 60002ADVANCED MEDIATION 3
PACS 60003COMMUNITY-BASED CONFLICT TRANSFORMATION 3
PACS 60004ORGANIZATIONAL CONFLICT AND COOPERATION 3
PACS 60009LEADERSHIP FOR PEACEFUL CHANGE 3
POL 60010QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS 3
Business Administration Elective (ACCT, BA, CIS, ECON, FIN, HRM, MGMT, MKTG)3
Peace and Conflict Studies Electives, choose from the following:3-6
PACS 50089
INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE: PEACE AND CONFLICT STUDIES
PACS 50090
STUDY AWAY: PEACE AND CONFLICT STUDIES
PACS 59091
VARIABLE CONTENT SEMINAR IN PEACE AND CONFLICT STUDIES
PACS 60020
IDENTITY DRIVEN CONFLICTS
PACS 60021
POWER, CONFLICT AND THE POLITICS OF GENDER
PACS 60022
SOCIAL MOVEMENTS AND NONVIOLENT CONFLICTS
PACS 60023
PEACE PSYCHOLOGY
PACS 60024
VISUAL METHODS FOR PEACE AND CHANGE
Culminating Requirement
PACS 60099INTERVENTION DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION IN PEACE AND CONFLICT STUDIES 3-6
or PACS 60192 INTERNSHIP IN PEACE AND CONFLICT STUDIES
or PACS 60199 THESIS I
MGMT 64399BUSINESS STRATEGY 3
Minimum Total Credit Hours:60-61
1

MGMT 68051 may be waived for students with at least two years of full-time work experience.

Dual Degree with M.A. in Sport Administration

Students have the opportunity to complete a dual degree program with the M.A. degree in Sport Administration and the M.B.A. degree in Business Administration. A separate application must be submitted for each program. Students can view admission requirements for each program on their respective catalog page.

The dual M.B.A./M.A. in Sports Administration provides students with an integrated business and sports management education and prepares students for responsible leadership positions in sports settings.  The program culminates with an internship, research project or thesis.

Dual Degree Requirements

Major Requirements
ACCT 63037FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING FOR DECISION MAKING 2
ACCT 63038MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING FOR DECISION MAKING 2
BA 64005ANALYTICS FOR DECISION MAKING 2-3
or RMS 65510 STATISTICS I FOR EDUCATIONAL SERVICES
BA 64026SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT 2
CIS 64042GLOBALIZATION AND TECHNOLOGY STRATEGY 2
ECON 62021MACROECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS 2
ECON 62022MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS 2
FIN 66060MANAGERIAL FINANCE 2
HRM 64271HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT 2
MGMT 64158LEADERSHIP 2-3
or SPAD 65042 LEADERSHIP OF SPORT
MGMT 68051BUSINESS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT I 1
MKTG 65051MARKETING MANAGEMENT 2
SPAD 65008SOCIOLOGY OF SPORT AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY 3
SPAD 63091RESEARCH SEMINAR 1
SPAD 65039FINANCIAL ASPECTS OF SPORT 3
SPAD 65045SPORT MARKETING 3
Law Elective, choose from the following:2-6
FIN 66050
LAW AND ETHICS
SPAD 53018
SPAD 65033
ETHICS IN SPORT
and SPORT LAW
Ambassador Crawford College of Business and Entrepreneurship Electives, choose from the following:6
Accounting (ACCT) Courses
Business Administration (BAD) Courses
Business Analytics (BA) Courses
Computer Information Systems (CIS) Courses
Economics (ECON) Courses
Entrepreneurship (ENTR) Courses
Finance (FIN) Courses
Human Resource Management (HRM) Courses
Management (MGMT) Courses
Marketing (MKTG) Courses
Sport Administration Major Electives, choose from the following: 16-9
CI 55015
PSYCHOLOGY OF COACHING
HIED 66657
LEADERSHIP IN EDUCATION ORGANIZATIONS
HTM 56000
TOURISM DEVELOPMENT AND RECREATIONAL TRAVEL
RMS 68714
FACTOR ANALYSIS IN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH
RMS 68713
MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS IN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH
RPTM 56060
ADMINISTRATION OF LEISURE SERVICES
RPTM 56070
PARK PLANNING
SPAD 55022
EVENT PLANNING AND PRODUCTION
SPAD 55029
HISTORY AND CURRENT ISSUES IN COLLEGIATE ATHLETICS
SPAD 55031
SPORT TOURISM
SPAD 55032
SALES MANAGEMENT IN SPORT AND ENTERTAINMENT
SPAD 55033
CHANGE YOUR MIND, GAME AND LIFE
SPAD 56028
SPORT IN FILM
SPAD 56030
DYNAMICS OF LEISURE BEHAVIOR
SPAD 63195
SPECIAL TOPICS IN SPORT ADMINISTRATION
SPAD 65006
CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN SPORT MANAGEMENT
SPAD 65008
SOCIOLOGY OF SPORT AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
SPAD 65021
ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT OF SPORTS PROGRAMS
SPAD 65034
CONTEMPORARY SPORT LAW
SPAD 65036
SPORT IN HIGHER EDUCATION
SPAD 65038
SPORT PROMOTION AND FUNDRAISING
SPAD 65046
FACILITY MANAGEMENT AND OPERATIONS
SPAD 65048
INTRAMURAL AND CLUB SPORT ADMINISTRATION
Culminating Requirement
MGMT 64399BUSINESS STRATEGY 3
Choose from the following: 13-6
SPAD 63098
RESEARCH
SPAD 63199
THESIS I
SPAD 65092
INTERNSHIP IN SPORT ADMINISTRATION 2
Minimum Total Credit Hours:56
1

Students who select SPAD 63098 or SPAD 65092 as the culminating requirement must select 9 credit hours of Sport Administration electives.

2

Students choosing SPAD 65092 may be required to complete state or Federal background checks for their practicum or internship experience.

Dual Degree with M.A. in Translation

Students have the opportunity to complete a dual degree program with the M.A. degree in Translation and the M.B.A. degree in Business Administration. A separate application must be submitted for each program. Students can view admission requirements for each program on their respective catalog page.

The Dual Degree with a M.B.A. degree in Business Administration and the M.A. degree in Translation is for students with a sufficient level of proficiency in a foreign language who wish to integrate a graduate business education with advanced translation training. This program is suitable for those whose career goals include assuming middle or executive management positions in international business or language industry enterprises or those interested in starting their own business in the language services industry.

Dual Degree Requirements

Major Requirements
ACCT 63037FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING FOR DECISION MAKING 2
ACCT 63038MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING FOR DECISION MAKING 2
BA 64005ANALYTICS FOR DECISION MAKING 2
BA 64026SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT 2
ECON 62021MACROECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS 2
ECON 62022MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS 2
FIN 66050LAW AND ETHICS 2
FIN 66060MANAGERIAL FINANCE 2
MGMT 64158LEADERSHIP 2
MGMT 68051BUSINESS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT I 1
MKTG 65051MARKETING MANAGEMENT 2
TRST 60001GRADUATE RESEARCH AND WRITING IN TRANSLATION STUDIES 3
TRST 60010THEORY OF TRANSLATION AND INTERPRETING 2
TRST 60011TERMINOLOGY AND COMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN TRANSLATION 3
TRST 60012SOFTWARE LOCALIZATION 3
Second Language or Culture Elective 13-6
International Electives
Translation Elective, choose from the folllowing:2
FR 63010
THE PRACTICE OF FRENCH TRANSLATION
GER 61010
THE PRACTICE OF GERMAN TRANSLATION
JAPN 65010
THE PRACTICE OF JAPANESE TRANSLATION
RUSS 62010
THE PRACTICE OF RUSSIAN TRANSLATION
SPAN 68010
THE PRACTICE OF SPANISH TRANSLATION
Commercial, Legal and Diplomatic Translation Elective, choose from the following:3
FR 63250
COMMERCIAL, LEGAL AND DIPLOMATIC TRANSLATION
GER 61250
COMMERCIAL, LEGAL AND DIPLOMATIC TRANSLATION
JAPN 65250
COMMERCIAL, LEGAL AND DIPLOMATIC TRANSLATION
RUSS 62250
COMMERCIAL, LEGAL AND DIPLOMATIC TRANSLATION
SPAN 68250
COMMERCIAL, LEGAL AND DIPLOMATIC TRANSLATION
Scientific, Technical and Medical Translation Elective, choose from the following:3
FR 63251
SCIENTIFIC, TECHNICAL AND MEDICAL TRANSLATION
GER 61251
SCIENTIFIC, TECHNICAL AND MEDICAL TRANSLATION
JAPN 65251
SCIENTIFIC, TECHNICAL AND MEDICAL TRANSLATION
RUSS 62251
SCIENTIFIC, TECHNICAL AND MEDICAL TRANSLATION
SPAN 68251
SCIENTIFIC, TECHNICAL AND MEDICAL TRANSLATION
Case Study in Translation Elective, choose from the following:3
FR 63979
CASE STUDY IN TRANSLATION
GER 61979
CASE STUDY IN TRANSLATION
JAPN 65979
CASE STUDY IN TRANSLATION
RUSS 62979
CASE STUDY IN TRANSLATION
SPAN 68979
CASE STUDY IN TRANSLATION
Additional Business or Translation Electives, choose from the following:12
CIS 64042
GLOBALIZATION AND TECHNOLOGY STRATEGY
HRM 64271
HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
Business Courses
MCLS Courses 2
International Courses (either unit)
Culminating Requirement
MGMT 64399BUSINESS STRATEGY 3
Minimum Total Credit Hours:61
1

Students may take another course or study abroad with approval. Students may complete this requirement with 3 credit hours if a culture or appropriate language course is used for one of the international electives below.

2

Minimum 3 credits must be taken from the School of Modern and Classical Language Studies.

Graduation Requirements

  • Students in the M.A. Translation and M.B.A dual degree program must earn a total of 61-64 credit hours. There is a minimum requirement of 31-33 credit hours from the M.B.A. program and 30-33 credit hours from the M.A. in Translation.
  • A minimum 3.000 GPA must be maintained.
  • The M.B.A. program should be initiated before 12 credit hours in the M.A. Translation program have been completed. The M.A. in Translation is awarded upon completion of the requirements of that degree. The M.B.A. is awarded upon completion of the joint M.B.A./M.A. Translation degree program.
  • Actual offerings and schedules vary from year to year, and the two colleges jointly provide a pre-approved recommended course of study. Students who wish to take a different course of study need to obtain separate approvals from the college graduate coordinators.

Dual Degree with M.Arch. in Architecture

Students have the opportunity to complete a dual degree program with the Master of Architecture degree and the M.B.A. degree in Business Administration. A separate application must be submitted for each program. Students can view admission requirements for each program on their respective catalog page.

The dual degree combining the M.Arch. and the M.B.A. is designed for architects or undergraduate architectural students who aspire to middle or executive management positions in architectural practices, or who are interested in starting their own business along with the preparation to enter the profession of architecture by stimulating the growth of technical knowledge and design creativity. It fosters the refinement of design skills acquired in undergraduate programs, also by offering a broad exposure to professional issues and knowledge.

Dual Degree Requirements

Major Requirements
ACCT 63037FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING FOR DECISION MAKING 2
ACCT 63038MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING FOR DECISION MAKING 2
ARCH 60101GRADUATE DESIGN STUDIO I 6
ARCH 60102GRADUATE DESIGN STUDIO II 4
ARCH 60103GRADUATE DESIGN STUDIO III 9
ARCH 60150PROJECT PROGRAMMING 3
ARCH 60301THEORIES OF ARCHITECTURE 3
ARCH 60922METHODS OF INQUIRY IN ARCHITECTURAL STUDIES 2
ARCH 65001PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE: REAL ESTATE AND DEVELOPMENT 2
ARCH 65002PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE: CONTRACT AND PLANNING LAW 2
ARCH 65003PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE: LEADERSHIP, ETHICS AND OFFICE MANAGEMENT 3
ARCH 66995SPECIAL TOPICS IN ARCHITECTURE 11
BA 64005ANALYTICS FOR DECISION MAKING 2
BA 64026SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT 2
CIS 64042GLOBALIZATION AND TECHNOLOGY STRATEGY 2
ECON 62021MACROECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS 2
ECON 62022MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS 2
FIN 66060MANAGERIAL FINANCE 2
HRM 64271HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT 2
MGMT 64158LEADERSHIP 2
MGMT 68051BUSINESS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT I 1
MKTG 65051MARKETING MANAGEMENT 2
Business Elective3
Culminating Requirement
MGMT 64399BUSINESS STRATEGY 3
Minimum Total Credit Hours:64
1

Topics in professional practice.

  • Actual offerings and schedules vary from year to year and the college will jointly provide a pre-approved recommended course of study. Students who wish to take a different course of study need to obtain separate approvals from both college graduate coordinators. Contact the College of Architecture and Environmental Design graduate secretary for details on coursework registration.

Graduation Requirements

Minimum of 64 credit hours: 35 credit hours from the M.Arch. degree and 29 credit hours from the M.B.A. degree.

Dual Degree with M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration and Student Affairs

Students have the opportunity to complete a dual degree program with the M.Ed. degree in Higher Education Administration and Student Affairs and the M.B.A. degree in Business Administration. A separate application must be submitted for each program. Students can view admission requirements for each program on their respective catalog page.

Dual Degree Requirements

Major Requirements
ACCT 63037FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING FOR DECISION MAKING 2
ACCT 63038MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING FOR DECISION MAKING 2
BA 64005ANALYTICS FOR DECISION MAKING 2
BA 64026SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT 2
CIS 64042GLOBALIZATION AND TECHNOLOGY STRATEGY 2
ECON 62021MACROECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS 2
ECON 62022MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS 2
FIN 66050LAW AND ETHICS 2
FIN 66060MANAGERIAL FINANCE 2
HIED 66492INTERNSHIP IN HIGHER EDUCATION ADMINISTRATION 6
HIED 66652LAW AND HIGHER EDUCATION 3
HIED 66653COLLEGE STUDENT DEVELOPMENT: THEORY AND PRACTICE 3
HIED 66657LEADERSHIP IN EDUCATION ORGANIZATIONS 3
HIED 66662POLITICS AND POWER IN ORGANIZATIONS 3
HIED 66667BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION IN HIGHER EDUCATION 3
HIED 66671THE ADMINISTRATION OF MULTICULTURALISM AND DIVERSITY IN HIGHER EDUCATION 3
HIED 66676INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION FOR INTERNATIONAL EDUCATORS 3
HIED 66733INTERPERSONAL AND GROUP DYNAMICS IN EDUCATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS 3
HIED 66749ASSESSMENT AND ACCREDITATION IN HIGHER EDUCATION 3
HRM 64271HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT 2
MGMT 68051BUSINESS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT I 11
MKTG 65051MARKETING MANAGEMENT 2
Higher Education (HIED) Electives3
Ambassador Crawford College of Business and Entrepreneurship Elective, choose from the following: 3
Accounting (ACCT) Course
Business (BUS) Courses
Business Analytics (BA) Course
Computer Information System (CIS) Course
Economics (ECON) Course
Finance (FIN) Course
Human Resource Management (HRM) Course
Management (MGMT) Course
Marketing (MKTG) Course
Culminating Requirement
MGMT 64399BUSINESS STRATEGY 3
Minimum Total Credit Hours:65
1

MGMT 68051 may be waived for students with at least two years of full-time work experience.

Dual Degree with M.E.T. in Engineering Technology

Students have the opportunity to complete a dual degree program with the Master of Engineering Technology degree and the Master of Business Administration degree. A separate application must be submitted for each program. Students can view admission requirements for each program on their respective catalog page.

The M.B.A./M.E.T. dual degree is designed for students with the dual goal of pursuing the a highly technical degree while at the same time preparing for a career that will hold increasing levels of management positions.

Dual Degree Requirements

Major Requirements
ACCT 63037FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING FOR DECISION MAKING 2
ACCT 63038MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING FOR DECISION MAKING 2
BA 64026SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT 2
BA 64036BUSINESS ANALYTICS 3
BA 64060FUNDAMENTALS OF MACHINE LEARNING 3
CIS 64042GLOBALIZATION AND TECHNOLOGY STRATEGY 2
ECON 62021MACROECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS 2
ECON 62022MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS 2
ENGR 52363MATERIALS SELECTION IN DESIGN AND APPLICATIONS 3
ENGR 57200SYSTEMS ENGINEERING 3
ENGR 57210SUSTAINABLE ENERGY I 3
ENGR 60000PROJECT MANAGEMENT IN A TECHNOLOGICAL ENVIRONMENT 3
ENGR 65500QUALITY SYSTEMS AND INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTIVITY 3
FIN 66050LAW AND ETHICS 2
FIN 66060MANAGERIAL FINANCE 2
HRM 64271HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT 2
MGMT 64158LEADERSHIP 2
MGMT 68051BUSINESS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT I 10-1
MKTG 65051MARKETING MANAGEMENT 2
Engineering Electives, choose from the folloiwng:6
ENGR 52410
ENGINEERING OPTIMIZATION
ENGR 60003
SIX-SIGMA: TOOLS AND APPLICATIONS FOR TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT
ENGR 60092
INDUSTRIAL PRACTICE
ENGR 62610
INDUSTRIAL ROBOTICS AND VISION SYSTEMS
ENGR 62611
INDUSTRIAL ROBOTICS AND VISION SYSTEMS LABORATORY
ENGR 62620
INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION AND CONTROL
ENGR 62621
INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION AND CONTROL LABORATORY
ENGR 63010
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY FUNDAMENTALS
ENGR 63100
COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN
Culminating Experience
ENGR 60092INDUSTRIAL PRACTICE 3
or ENGR 62710
ENGR 62711
ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING
and ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING LABORATORY
MGMT 64399BUSINESS STRATEGY 3
Minimum Total Credit Hours:55-56
1

MGMT 68051 may be waived for students with at least two years of full-time work experience.

Dual Degree with M.L.I.S. in Library and Information Science

Students have the opportunity to complete a dual degree program with the M.B.A. degree in Business Administration and the M.L.I.S. degree in Library and Information Science. A separate application must be submitted for each program. Students can view admission requirements for each program on their respective catalog page.

Dual Degree Requirements

Major Requirements
ACCT 63037FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING FOR DECISION MAKING 2
ACCT 63038MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING FOR DECISION MAKING 2
BA 64005ANALYTICS FOR DECISION MAKING 2
BA 64026SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT 2
CIS 64042GLOBALIZATION AND TECHNOLOGY STRATEGY 2
ECON 62021MACROECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS 2
ECON 62022MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS 2
FIN 66050LAW AND ETHICS 2
FIN 66060MANAGERIAL FINANCE 2
HRM 64271HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT 2
LIS 50645DATABASE FUNDAMENTALS FOR INFORMATION PROFESSIONALS 3
LIS 60020INFORMATION ORGANIZATION 3
LIS 60030PEOPLE IN THE INFORMATION ECOLOGY 3
LIS 60040INFORMATION INSTITUTIONS AND PROFESSIONS 3
LIS 60050RESEARCH AND ASSESSMENT IN LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE 3
LIS 60401LEADERSHIP IN LIBRARIES AND INFORMATION CENTERS 3
MGMT 64158LEADERSHIP 2
MGMT 68051BUSINESS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT I 11
MKTG 65051MARKETING MANAGEMENT 2
M.B.A. Business Administration Elective3
Library and Information Science Electives 29
Culminating Requirement
LIS 60099MASTER'S PORTFOLIO IN LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE 1
MGMT 64399BUSINESS STRATEGY 3
Minimum Total Credit Hours:59
1

MGMT 68051 may be waived for students with at least two years of full-time work experience.

2

Any LIS graduate courses in accord to student's career goals may count as an elective in consultation with academic advisors. Students interested in working in a corporate or nonprofit environment will find topics such as record keeping, records management, information policy, knowledge management, library management and database fundamentals to be important in their future work.

Dual Degree with M.P.H. in Public Health

Students have the opportunity to complete a dual degree program with the Master in Public Health and the Master of Business Administration. A separate application must be submitted for each program. Students can view admission requirements for each program on their respective catalog page.

The M.B.A./M.P.H. dual degree program prepares students for responsible leadership positions and offers an integrated business and public health curriculum designed to help students develop real-world knowledge and skills needed to pursue success and management opportunities in the public health industry.

Dual Degree Requirements

ACCT 63037FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING FOR DECISION MAKING 2
ACCT 63038MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING FOR DECISION MAKING 2
BA 64005ANALYTICS FOR DECISION MAKING 2
BA 64026SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT 2
BST 52019BIOSTATISTICS IN PUBLIC HEALTH 3
CIS 64042GLOBALIZATION AND TECHNOLOGY STRATEGY 2
ECON 62021MACROECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS 2
ECON 62022MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS 2
EHS 52018ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH CONCEPTS IN PUBLIC HEALTH 3
EPI 52017FUNDAMENTALS OF PUBLIC HEALTH EPIDEMIOLOGY 3
FIN 66050LAW AND ETHICS 2
FIN 66060MANAGERIAL FINANCE 2
HPM 52016PUBLIC HEALTH ADMINISTRATION 3
HPM 53010COMMUNITY HEALTH NEEDS ASSESSMENT 3
HPM 60192APPLIED PRACTICE EXPERIENCE IN HEALTH POLICY AND MANAGEMENT 3
HPM 63003HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS 3
HPM 63006COST BENEFIT ANALYSIS IN PUBLIC HEALTH PROGRAMS 3
HPM 63007PUBLIC HEALTH PROGRAMS: PLANNING, IMPLEMENTATION AND EVALUATION 3
HRM 64271HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT 2
MGMT 64158LEADERSHIP 2
MGMT 68051BUSINESS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT I 10-1
MKTG 65051MARKETING MANAGEMENT 2
SBS 54634SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH BEHAVIORS 3
Culminating Requirement
MGMT 64399BUSINESS STRATEGY 3
PH 61199INTEGRATIVE LEARNING EXPERIENCE 1
Minimum Total Credit Hours:58-59
1

MGMT 68051 may be waived for students with at least two years of full-time work experience.

Graduation Requirements

  • Practicum placement at an approved public health agency under the guidance of a qualified preceptor (150 or 300 contact hours)
  • Final portfolio/report and a seminar presentation integrating theory and practice
  • Participation in at least one approved interprofessional education event; event requires students to participate at a specific time/date to be determined in consultation with the student's advisor

Dual Degree with M.S. in Aviation Management and Logistics

Students have the opportunity to complete a dual degree program with the M.S. degree in Aviation Management and Logistics and the M.B.A. degree in Business Administration. A separate application must be submitted for each program. Students can view admission requirements for each program on their respective catalog page.

The dual M.S./M.B.A. degree program prepares students for responsible leadership positions and provides an integrated business and aviation management and logistics education with an emphasis on regional, national and global implications in the field of aviation.

Dual Degree Requirements

Major Requirements
ACCT 63037FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING FOR DECISION MAKING 2
ACCT 63038MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING FOR DECISION MAKING 2
AERN 65091SEMINAR IN EMERGING ISSUES IN AVIATION LOGISTICS 2
AERN 65100LOGISTICAL STRATEGIES IN AVIATION MANAGEMENT 2
AERN 65150LEGAL AND REGULATORY ISSUES FOR AIR CARGO MANAGEMENT 2
AERN 65200AVIATION ECONOMICS AND FISCAL MANAGEMENT 2
AERN 65230MODELING AND FORECASTING FOR AVIATION LOGISTICS PLANNING 2
BA 64005ANALYTICS FOR DECISION MAKING 2
BA 64026SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT 2
CIS 64042GLOBALIZATION AND TECHNOLOGY STRATEGY 2
ECON 62021MACROECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS 2
ECON 62022MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS 2
ENGR 60003SIX-SIGMA: TOOLS AND APPLICATIONS FOR TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT 2
ENGR 60030QUANTITATIVE METHODS I 2
ENGR 60040QUANTITATIVE METHODS II 2
ENGR 60078RESEARCH METHODS IN TECHNOLOGY 2
FIN 66050LAW AND ETHICS 2
FIN 66060MANAGERIAL FINANCE 2
HRM 64271HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT 2
MGMT 64158LEADERSHIP 2
MGMT 68051BUSINESS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT I 10-1
MKTG 65051MARKETING MANAGEMENT 2
M.B.A. Business Administration Elective3
Aeronautics Electives, choose from the followoing: 24
AERN 65092
PRACTICUM IN AERONAUTICS 3
AERN 65201
AVIATION INDUSTRY CONTRACT MANAGEMENT
AERN 65235
HUMAN ERROR ANALYSIS IN AVIATION
AERN 65240
AVIATION SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
AERN 65300
AIRLINE TRANSPORTATION OPERATIONS
AERN 65301
AIR CARGO SECURITY
AERN 65400
WEATHER FOR AVIATION LOGISTICS PLANNING 2
AERN 65496
INDIVIDUAL INVESTIGATION IN AERONAUTICS 3
Culminating Requirement
MGMT 64399BUSINESS STRATEGY 3
Minimum Total Credit Hours:52-53
1

MGMT 68051 may be waived for students with at least two years of full-time work experience.

2

Students with no previous aviation weather experience are required to take AERN 65400 as an elective.

3

Maximum 6 credit hours of AERN 65092 and AERN 65496, combined, may be applied toward degree.

Dual Degree with M.S. in Hospitality and Tourism Management

Student have the opportunity to complete a dual degree program with the M.B.A. degree in Business Administration and the M.S. degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management. A separate application must be submitted for each program. Students can view admission requirements for each program on their respective catalog page.

The dual M.B.A./M.S. degree prepares students for responsible leadership positions and provides an integrated hospitality and tourism education with an emphasis on regional, national and global implications of the field.

Dual Degree Requirements

Major Requirements
ACCT 63037FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING FOR DECISION MAKING 2
ACCT 63038MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING FOR DECISION MAKING 2
BA 64005ANALYTICS FOR DECISION MAKING 2
BA 64026SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT 2
CIS 64042GLOBALIZATION AND TECHNOLOGY STRATEGY 2
ECON 62021MACROECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS 2
ECON 62022MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS 2
FIN 66050LAW AND ETHICS 2
FIN 66060MANAGERIAL FINANCE 2
HTM 55047GLOBAL ISSUES OF TOURISM TRADE 3
HTM 56000TOURISM DEVELOPMENT AND RECREATIONAL TRAVEL 3
HTM 63022CURRENT ISSUES IN HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM MANAGEMENT 3
HTM 63091RESEARCH SEMINAR 1
HTM 65041TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY REVIEW 3
MGMT 64158LEADERSHIP 2
HRM 64271HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT 2
MGMT 68051BUSINESS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT I 1
MKTG 65051MARKETING MANAGEMENT 2
RMS 65511RESEARCH IN EDUCATIONAL SERVICES 3
Culminating Requirement
HTM 51092HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONAL PRACTICUM 3
HTM 64099HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM MANAGEMENT CAPSTONE 3
MGMT 64399BUSINESS STRATEGY 3
Minimum Total Credit Hours:50

Dual Degree with M.S. in Knowledge Management

Students have the opportunity to complete a dual degree program with the M.B.A. degree and the M.S. degree in Knowledge Management. A separate application must be submitted for each program. Students can view admission requirements for each program on their respective catalog page.

The M.B.A./M.S. dual degree program prepares students for responsible leadership positions and offers an integrated business and knowledge management curriculum. Dual degree graduates will be able to design, deliver, support and lead knowledge management programs at the enterprise and project levels. Through courses, internships and other opportunities, students gain real-world, practical experience in developing and applying knowledge to improve organizational strategies, processes and technical skills with an emphasis on regional, national and global implications.

Dual Degree Requirements

Major Requirements
ACCT 63037FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING FOR DECISION MAKING 2
ACCT 63038MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING FOR DECISION MAKING 2
BA 64005ANALYTICS FOR DECISION MAKING 2
BA 64026SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT 2
CIS 64042GLOBALIZATION AND TECHNOLOGY STRATEGY 2
ECON 62021MACROECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS 2
ECON 62022MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS 2
FIN 66050LAW AND ETHICS 2
FIN 66060MANAGERIAL FINANCE 2
HRM 64271HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT 2
KM 60301FOUNDATIONAL PRINCIPLES OF KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT 3
KM 60302DESIGNING AND IMPLEMENTING KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT IN THE WORKPLACE 3
KM 60306THOUGHT LEADERSHIP AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT IN KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT 1
LIS 60636KNOWLEDGE ORGANIZATION STRUCTURES, SYSTEMS AND SERVICES 3
MGMT 64158LEADERSHIP 2
MGMT 68051BUSINESS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT I 10-1
MKTG 65051MARKETING MANAGEMENT 2
M.B.A. Business Administration Elective3
Major electives, choose from the following:12-15
Emerging Media and Technology (EMAT) Courses
Health Informatics (HI) Courses
Knowledge Management (KM) Courses
Library and Information Science (LIS) Courses
User Experience Design (UXD) Courses
Culminating Requirement
MGMT 64399BUSINESS STRATEGY 3
Culminating Elective, choose from the following: 23-6
KM 66092
MASTER'S INTERNSHIP IN KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT
KM 66099
MASTER'S PROJECT IN KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT
KM 66198
MASTER'S RESEARCH PAPER IN KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT
KM 66199
THESIS I
Minimum Total Credit Hours:58-59
1

MGMT 68051 may be waived for students with at least two years of full-time work experience.

2

Students who select thesis as their culminating requirement will complete 3 credit hours of College of Communication and Information electives; all others will complete 6 credit hours.

Graduation Requirements

  • Students may graduate with fewer than 59 total credit hours but no fewer than 58 total credit hours.

Dual Degree with M.S.N. in Nursing

Student have the opportunity to complete a dual degree program with the M.B.A. degree in Business Administration and the M.S.N degree in Nursing. A separate application must be submitted for each program. Students can view admission requirements for each program on their respective catalog page.

The M.B.A./M.S.N. dual degree is for experienced nurses whose career goals include assuming middle or executive management positions in health services agencies or in health-related companies, or who are interested in starting their own businesses. It combines the strengths of advanced nursing preparation with the practical management knowledge needed to develop significant leadership capabilities.

Dual Degree Requirements

Major Requirements
ACCT 63037FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING FOR DECISION MAKING 2
ACCT 63038MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING FOR DECISION MAKING 2
BA 64005ANALYTICS FOR DECISION MAKING 2
BA 64026SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT 2
CIS 64042GLOBALIZATION AND TECHNOLOGY STRATEGY 2
or NURS 60010 ADVANCED NURSING INFORMATICS
ECON 52086ECONOMICS OF HEALTH CARE 2-3
or ECON 62022 MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS
ECON 62021MACROECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS 2
FIN 66050LAW AND ETHICS 2-3
or NURS 60020 LEGAL AND REGULATORY MANAGEMENT FOR NURSE ADMINISTRATORS
FIN 66060MANAGERIAL FINANCE 2
HRM 64271HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT 2
MGMT 64158LEADERSHIP 2
or NURS 60014 LEADERSHIP IN NURSING AND HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT
MGMT 68051BUSINESS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT I 10-1
MKTG 65051MARKETING MANAGEMENT 2
NURS 60024HEALTH CARE ORGANIZATION STRUCTURE AND BEHAVIOR 3
NURS 60025HEALTH POLICY AND ADVANCED NURSING PRACTICE 3
NURS 60101THEORETICAL BASIS FOR NURSING PRACTICE 3
NURS 60403METHODS OF INQUIRY 3
NURS 64002PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATION FOR NURSE ADMINISTRATORS 3
Ambassador Crawford College of Business and Entrepreneurship Electives6
Culminating Requirement
MGMT 64399BUSINESS STRATEGY 3
NURS 64202NURSING ADMINISTRATION AND HEALTH SYSTEMS LEADERSHIP I SEMINAR 2
NURS 64292NURSING ADMINISTRATION AND HEALTH SYSTEMS LEADERSHIP I PRACTICUM 2
NURS 64302NURSING ADMINISTRATION AND HEALTH SYSTEMS LEADERSHIP II SEMINAR 2
NURS 64392NURSING ADMINISTRATION AND HEALTH SYSTEMS LEADERSHIP II PRACTICUM 2
Minimum Total Credit Hours:56-57
1

MGMT 68051 is required for students who have not worked a minimum of two years, full-time, since obtaining their bachelor's degree.

Coursework

Program Requirements

Major Requirements

Major Requirements 1
ACCT 63037FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING FOR DECISION MAKING 2
ACCT 63038MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING FOR DECISION MAKING 2
BA 64005ANALYTICS FOR DECISION MAKING 2
BA 64026SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT 2
CIS 64042GLOBALIZATION AND TECHNOLOGY STRATEGY 2
ECON 62021MACROECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS 2
ECON 62022MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS 2
FIN 66050LAW AND ETHICS 2
FIN 66060MANAGERIAL FINANCE 2
HRM 64271HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT 2
MGMT 64158LEADERSHIP 2
MGMT 68051BUSINESS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT I 1
MKTG 65051MARKETING MANAGEMENT 2
Culminating Requirement
MGMT 64399BUSINESS STRATEGY 3
Additional Requirements or Concentrations
Choose from the following:9
Minimum Total Credit Hours:37
1

Students may graduate with the M.B.A. degree with fewer than 37 total credit hours but no fewer than 30 total credit hours.

Additional Requirements for Students Not Declaring a Concentration

Major Requirements
Graduate Electives 19
Minimum Total Credit Hours:9
1

Students may select courses from all concentrations and are not required to concentrate in any one area, although they are strongly encouraged to do so. Students who are currently enrolled in the Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree may fulfill this requirement with CMD 80326, CMD 80327 and PMD 80417.

Accounting Concentration Requirements

Concentration Requirements
Concentration Electives, choose from the following: 19
ACCT 53001
FINANCIAL REPORTING I
ACCT 53010
AUDITING FUNDAMENTALS
ACCT 53012
FINANCIAL REPORTING II
ACCT 53013
ADVANCED MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING
ACCT 53041
INDIVIDUAL INCOME TAX
ACCT 63050
ADVANCED ACCOUNTING ANALYTICS AND TECHNOLOGY
Minimum Total Credit Hours:9
1

Students with a bachelor's degree in accounting may apply the following courses toward concentration electives: ACCT 53020, ACCT 53033, ACCT 53043, ACCT 63022, ACCT 63024 and ACCT 63031.

Business Analytics Concentration Requirements

Concentration Requirements
BA 54050DATA VISUALIZATION 3
or BA 54038 ANALYTICS IN PRACTICE
or BA 64082 DATABASE MANAGEMENT AND DATABASE ANALYTICS
BA 64036BUSINESS ANALYTICS 3
BA 64060FUNDAMENTALS OF MACHINE LEARNING 3
Minimum Total Credit Hours:9

Digital Transformation Concentration Requirements

Concentration Requirements
CIS 54008MANAGING AGILE DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION PROJECTS 3
CIS 54041MANAGING CYBERSECURITY 3
CIS 54046HOW TO LEAD AND MANAGE DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION 3
Minimum Total Credit Hours:9

Finance Concentration Requirements

Concentration Requirements
Concentration Electives, choose from the following:9
FIN 56055
ADVANCED DERIVATIVE SECURITIES
FIN 56056
ADVANCED FIXED INCOME MANAGEMENT
FIN 56059
APPLIED FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES
FIN 56061
REAL ESTATE FINANCE
FIN 56064
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS FINANCE
FIN 56067
ADVANCED PORTFOLIO ANALYSIS
FIN 56068
COMMERCIAL BANK MANAGEMENT
FIN 56070
ADVANCED COMMERCIAL BANK MANAGEMENT
FIN 56072
BUSINESS FINANCIAL DISTRESS AND BANKRUPTCY
FIN 56280
GOLDEN FLASH ASSET MANAGEMENT DIRECTOR
FIN 66040
INTERNATIONAL ISSUES IN BANKING AND FINANCE
Minimum Total Credit Hours:9

Healthcare Administration Concentration Requirements

Concentration Requirements
ECON 52086ECONOMICS OF HEALTH CARE 3
HPM 52016PUBLIC HEALTH ADMINISTRATION 3
HPM 62017HEALTHCARE LAW AND REGULATION 3
or HPM 63003 HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS
or HPM 63008 HEALTHCARE PRIVACY AND SECURITY
Minimum Total Credit Hours:9

Human Resource Management Concentration Requirements

Concentration Requirements
Concentration Electives, choose from the following:9
HRM 54183
DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING HUMAN RESOURCES IN ORGANIZATIONS
HRM 54185
STAFFING HUMAN RESOURCES
HRM 54445
GLOBAL HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
HRM 54660
PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT AND COMPENSATION SYSTEMS
HRM 64399
APPLIED TOPICS IN HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
MGMT 64160
LEADERSHIP AND ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE
Minimum Total Credit Hours:9

Information Systems Concentration Requirements

Concentration Requirements
BA 54011SYSTEMS SIMULATION 3
BA 64082DATABASE MANAGEMENT AND DATABASE ANALYTICS 3
CIS 54008MANAGING AGILE DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION PROJECTS 3
Minimum Total Credit Hours:9

International Business Concentration Requirements

Concentration Requirements
Concentration Electives, choose from the following:9
BA 64026
SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
FIN 56064
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS FINANCE
FIN 56280
GOLDEN FLASH ASSET MANAGEMENT DIRECTOR
FIN 66040
INTERNATIONAL ISSUES IN BANKING AND FINANCE 1
HRM 54445
GLOBAL HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
MGMT 54009
THE BUSINESS CASE FOR SUSTAINABILITY 1
MGMT 64184
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
MGMT 64275
GLOBAL STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT
MKTG 65054
INTERNATIONAL MARKETING
Minimum Total Credit Hours:9
1

 MGMT 54009 is not offered online currently.

Organizational Leadership Concentration Requirements

Concentration Requirements
MGMT 64160LEADERSHIP AND ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE 3
Concentration Electives, choose from the following:6
PACS 54040
NEGOTIATION
or PACS 60001
ADVANCED NEGOTIATION
PACS 58080
MEDIATION: THEORY AND TRAINING
PACS 60004
ORGANIZATIONAL CONFLICT AND COOPERATION
Minimum Total Credit Hours:9

Graduation Requirements

Minimum Major GPA Minimum Overall GPA
- 3.000
  • Students may receive permission to have M.B.A coursework waived if supported by the appropriate and recent undergraduate coursework. The waiver of each specific course will be determined by the relevant academic department in the college. Students may graduate with the M.B.A. degree with fewer than 37 total credit hours but no fewer than 30 total credit hours.
  • No more than one-half of a graduate student’s coursework may be taken in 50000-level courses.
  • Grades below C are not counted toward completion of requirements for the degree.
Program Delivery
  • Delivery:
    • Fully online (full-time and part-time program with optional concentrations in Accounting, Business Analytics, Digital Transformation, Finance, Healthcare Administration, Human Resource Management and International Business)
    • In person (optional concentrations in Business Analytics, Digital Transformation, Finance, Human Resource Management, International Business and Organizational Leadership)
  • Location:
    • Kent Campus (full-time only for general degree and all in-person concentrations)

Applications to the Information Systems concentration are not being accepted at this time.

Accreditation

AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

Features of Our Online MBA Program

As a university with a nationally ranked program, we are looking for motivated and dedicated students who can benefit from our high-quality faculty and courses.

To do this, we have created a master’s in business program that is challenging but rewarding.

Click here to read some aspects that you will expect to find as a student.

Frequently Asked Questions

Educational Background

Is an undergraduate degree in an area of business required to get the MBA?

No. A bachelor's degree in the area of business is not required; however, to be considered for the program, applicants must have a bachelor's degree.

If and applicant's undergraduate degree is not in business, are additional courses required?

No additional courses are required. However, webinars are required by all students, no matter their undergraduate degree. Webinars in the following areas are completed prior to quantitative-based core coursework: accounting, spreadsheets (Excel), statistics, finance and economics. Each webinar must be completed prior to taking the corresponding course in the Online MBA curriculum. Webinars are self-paced, can be repeated, and serve as a reference tool. The webinars serve as a review for those with a business education background, and an instrument for those without a business education background to enter into MBA courses with the confidence to succeed.

What math knowledge and skill do applicants need to be proficient in to start the program?

Students should be proficient in algebra. Some exposure to intuitive calculus is helpful, but the subject can be learned while in the program. 

 


Program Academic Details

What is the course delivery like?

Classes are taught asynchronously, meaning students do not need to access the course at set times with other students or the instructor. Further, online classes occur within the Blackboard Learn learning management system. All course materials, including lectures, videos, course assignments, discussion boards, etc. are contained in Blackboard Learn.

 

What are the major differences between the Online and Executive MBA programs?

While both are designed for the working professional, the Online program offers flexibility and the opportunity for the student to go at his or her own pace. Students have the option of taking electives in the same subject area and pursuing a concentration. No prior work experience is required for admittance to the Online MBA program.

The Executive MBA program, designed for the more experienced professional, delivers courses to a cohort. The EMBA cohort meets one weekend per month, supplemented with online content. The EMBA program's summer session is entirely online. Additional features of the EMBA program are a beginning residency, an international business experience and an ending capstone project. Seven years of full-time, professional, work experience is required for admittance to the EMBA program.

 


Program Administrative Details

 

When does the Online MBA program begin?

This flexible program can be started any semester: fall, spring or summer. Application deadlines are typically about six weeks before the start of the intended term.

What happens if I have to stop the program for work or family issues?

In cases where the student will be out for a year or more, a formal Leave of Absence request is required to keep the student active in the University's system.

 


Completing the Degree

 

How long do I have to complete the Online MBA Program?

Students have six years to complete the Online MBA, however the average time to complete the program for those working full-time while pursuing the MBA is two to two and a half years. Time approved as a Leave of Absence does not count toward the six-year limit.

How are employer tuition benefits handled by the Bursar's Office?

Kent State has deferred billing for those with tuition benefits. A form is submitted each semester with the student/employee’s information. Find more details about employer tuition assistance and the form.

 

Financial Assistance & Scholarships

A limited number of competitively based $500 academic merit scholarships are available to admitted Online MBA students. Students are automatically considered for this scholarship upon admission to the Online MBA program. There is no separate application and students will be notified if selected.

For a review of other financial resources including the FAFSA and loans, please contact the One Stop Office.

There is a separate fee for webinars which come in an 18-month subscription. These five self-paced instructional webinars provide an introduction and review of the subjects that may cause some challenges when pursuing the MBA degree online: accounting and spreadsheets, finance, economics, and statistics. The subscription is comparable in cost to that of books and supplies for one course.

Ambassador Crawford College MBA Scholarship

  • Deadline: April 15

Apply Now | Ambassador Crawford College MBA Scholarship

Examples of Possible Careers and Salaries

General and operations managers

5.8%

faster than the average

2,486,400

number of jobs

$103,650

potential earnings

Human resources managers

6.3%

faster than the average

165,200

number of jobs

$121,220

potential earnings

Management analysts

10.7%

much faster than the average

876,300

number of jobs

$87,660

potential earnings

Market research analysts and marketing specialists

17.7%

much faster than the average

738,100

number of jobs

$65,810

potential earnings

Financial and investment analysts, financial risk specialists, and financial specialists, all other

5.5%

faster than the average

487,800

number of jobs

$83,660

potential earnings

Notice: Career Information Source
* Source of occupation titles and labor data comes from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook. Data comprises projected percent change in employment over the next 10 years; nation-wide employment numbers; and the yearly median wage at which half of the workers in the occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less.
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