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Dauch College of Business & Economics Ashland
admission consideration. Students may qualify for a GMAT/GRE waiver. A business undergraduate major is not required. Additional admission information can be obtained from the MBA Programs Office.
SIZE OF MBA PROGRAMS 626 MBA students are enrolled in 2017-18.
Scholarship/ Financial Aid Available
Types of MBAs Available Ashland University’s MBA Programs are designed to meet the needs of working professionals. Students can enroll either part time or full time in evening, weekend, online or hybrid classes. Ashland University recently launched a 1 Year Accelerated MBA, with Saturday classes and two international study tours included. Students are able to specialize in any of the following areas: Accounting, Business Analytics, Entrepreneurship, Financial Management, Global Management, Health Care Management and Leadership, Human Resource Management, Management Information Systems, Project Management, Sport Management or Supply Chain Management.
Financial aid is available for all MBA program options.
General Tuition/ Fee Information Class Locations Students can complete all MBA requirements at Ashland University’s main campus or at one of the two offcampus locations in Independence or Columbus. The accelerated weekend option is currently only available in Independence and Columbus.
Online Options Ashland University offers Online MBA program options for either full-time or
part-time students. The Online MBA can be completed in one year, while part-time students typically complete the program within two years.
Requirements for Admission The university seeks wellrounded, academically prepared students. Applicants are required to provide both their academic and professional experiences for
Tuition for the non-accelerated MBA program option is $815 per hour for lecture and $830 per hour for online courses for 2017-18. The Accelerated 1 Year Programs are priced at an all-inclusive tuition of $29,500.
Accolades U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 Online MBA Rankings placed Ashland University’s Online MBA as No. 6 in Ohio and No. 131 nationwide.
In December 2017, the 1 Year International MBA Program’s inaugural cohort graduated after experiencing one year of Saturday classes, two international study tours and three new countries. The first study tour is designed to be an introduction to the global business environment. The second study tour focuses on applying the knowledge and concepts learned in the classroom to real-world businesses. The new 1 Year Online MBA program began in August 2017. This is the first accelerated, all-inclusive online MBA program at Ashland University, with a focus on preparing students for a project management professional certification.
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BALDWIN WALLACE UNIVERSITY School of Business Berea
Online Options The Management MBA is also offered in an online, hybrid format for students who find it difficult to commit to weekly attendance on campus, due to scheduling conflicts and distance. Most coursework is completed online, and students come to campus for only seven weekends in the course of the twoyear program. The hybrid program is consistently ranked among the best online business graduate programs by U.S. News & World Report.
SIZE OF MBA PROGRAMS 350 MBA students are enrolled in 2017-18.
Types of MBAs Available More than 6,500 Baldwin Wallace MBA graduates work and lead in Northeast Ohio. They serve many different kinds of organizations — from small startups to Fortune 500 companies to nonprofit organizations. They have benefited from an MBA faculty composed of expert scholars and corporate executives who can provide business theory as well as real-world application. BW’s part-time class offerings make the program ideal for experienced, working professionals. Its full-time, one-year programs can help to launch the careers of recent college graduates of any major. The MBA in Management takes a systems approach to the business enterprise. Students can choose to focus on a
particular area: Analytics, Human Resources or International Business. In addition, BW offers two full-time programs. The One-Year MBA, for recent business graduates, is a three-semester program that includes a two-week trip to China to study culture and business. The Master in Management, another yearlong program, is for students who studied arts and sciences as an undergraduate and includes an internship designed
to provide skills for success in any type of organization.
Class Locations Day, evening and Saturday classes are offered in Berea. BW’s health care MBA classes, offered both in Berea and at Corporate College East in Warrensville Heights, meet every other weekend so they do not interfere with the professional’s workday schedule.
Requirements for Admission Interested students are encouraged to schedule a personal advising session with a program director. They can apply online and are required to submit academic transcripts for a bachelor’s degree, two letters of recommendation, and GMAT or GRE scores. The test score requirement is waived for applicants with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of
WHAT’S NEW BW’s newest graduate business offering is the Master of Accountancy, which integrates Becker CPA Review Course materials directly into its curriculum. The 30-credit program is offered as a twosemester cohort program and as a part-time program for working professionals.
3.0 or better, or applicants who hold another graduate degree.
General Tuition/ Fee Information Tuition varies by program. A limited number of scholarships, federal student loans, a monthly payment plan and/or tuition reimbursement are available. More information is available at bw.edu/mba.
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CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY Weatherhead School of Management Cleveland
scholarships are awarded for specific programs.
SIZE OF MBA PROGRAMS
General Tuition/ Fee Information
108 full-time MBA students, 170 part-time MBA students and 74 Executive MBA students are enrolled in 2017-18.
Tuition for the full-time MBA class entering in the fall of 2018 is $40,560 per year for the two-year program.
Types of MBAs Available The university offers full-time, part-time and Executive MBA programs, as well as an education track for health care professionals in partnership with the Cleveland Clinic. Weatherhead also offers nine dual-degree master’s programs to enhance management expertise and leadership potential in a variety of sectors alongside the full-time MBA. Each format provides a cohort experience to maximize learning outcomes and build lasting relationships beyond transactional networking. At Weatherhead, great emphasis is placed on developing
leaders to advance business and society.
Requirements for Admission
Applicants should submit a completed online application form, two essays, a current résumé, transcripts, GMAT or GRE scores (part-time and full-time MBA applicants) and letters of recommendation.
The Weatherhead School of Management is located at the Peter B. Lewis Building on Case Western Reserve University’s campus in Cleveland’s historic University Circle neighborhood. The university is close to many museums, cultural institutions, restaurants, religious organizations and academic centers, as well as the Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals.
Scholarship/ Financial Aid Available Financial aid is available through the Office of Financial Aid. Merit-based
Weatherhead’s part-time and fulltime MBA rankings increased in 2017 in U.S. News & World Report. Weatherhead’s part-time MBA is nationally ranked No. 30, while the full-time MBA is nationally ranked No. 55. Distinguished alumni serve as executive leaders at organizations with national and global footprints such as Amazon, Federal Reserve Bank, Swagelok, McKinsey & Co., Progressive, Deloitte, Boston Private Financial Holdings, Fairmount Santrol, KeyBank, Moen, Ernst & Young, Cleveland Clinic, BrandMuscle, Lyft, Goodyear and Delphi Technologies.
Weatherhead is home to many of the business concepts practiced around the world, including Appreciative Inquiry, Emotional Intelligence, Manage by Designing and Flourishing Enterprise. Students can participate in City Treks to influential areas such as Silicon Valley and Wall Street to connect with Fortune 500 companies, top business leaders and prominent alumni. The MBA program encompasses small class sizes to empower one-on-one interaction with academic pioneers and industry leaders. Students partner with faculty and staff to draft a personalized learning plan that combines core curriculum with electives that comprise almost half of the program.
Propel your career forward with an MBA from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University. The Weatherhead experience is designed to give you a professional edge with: • Faculty who’ve pioneered revolutionary business practices • Engaged alumni working at corporations like Google, KeyBank and Amazon • Nearly 90% job placement rates for those seeking employment after graduation
Learn how you can change the world through business at weatherhead.case.edu.
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CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY
Monte Ahuja College of Business
admissions requirements can be found at csuohio.edu/graduateadmissions/admission-requirements.
SIZE OF MBA PROGRAMS The size is dependent upon the cohort/MBA program.
Scholarship/ Financial Aid Available The Monte Ahuja College of Business offers a number of scholarships for graduate students as well as graduate assistantships. Financial aid is offered through our main Financial Aid office.
Types of MBAs Available The Monte Ahuja College of Business offers a world-class MBA degree. All of the university’s programs are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Accessible and affordable, MBA options are designed to accommodate a student’s work schedule and lifestyle. Options include: Executive MBA (19 months); Online Accelerated MBA (12 months); Health Care Administration MBA; full-time and part-time MBAs; the Juris Doctor — MBA program (with the Cleveland — Marshall College of Law); and the new BBA 2 MBA program for recent Cleveland State University alumni.
Class Location Classes are held on the Cleveland
General Tuition/ Fee Information State University campus, located downtown next to Playhouse Square and online.
Online Options The Cleveland State University Online Accelerated MBA program was one of the first AACSB-accredited, fully online programs within the U.S. Ideal for those for with a business undergraduate degree, the program
features all-inclusive tuition. In addition to the accelerated program, many graduate-level courses are offered online each semester.
Requirements for Admission Admission requirements are similar to that of the Graduate College at Cleveland State University. With the exception of the BBA 2 MBA program,
The all-inclusive tuition for the Executive MBA is $49,900 and includes an international study experience. The Online Accelerated program is $35,000. Tuition and fees for all other MBA programs can be found online at csuohio.edu/ treasury-services/tuition-and-fees/.
Accolades The Online Accelerated MBA program is ranked No. 31 in the world by CEO Magazine. CEO Magazine ranked
There is all-inclusive tuition for the Executive and Online Accelerated MBA programs. The Health Care Administration MBA includes an experiential component of working within a health care setting. The Online Accelerated MBA program is completely online and one of the first AACSB-accredited online MBA programs. the MBA programs as Tier One for the second year in a row. The Monte Ahuja College of Business was recognized as one of the Best Business Colleges for Vets by Military Times. All MBA programs are accredited by AACSB. Fewer than 5% of the world’s business schools or colleges of business hold this accreditation. About 80% of traditional MBA alumni live and work in Northeast Ohio.
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SIZE OF MBA PROGRAMS
37 students are enrolled in the Independence-based program in 2017-18. There are 999 students enrolled online and across all education centers.
Types of MBAs Available IWU — National & Global offers four MBA specializations in Health Care Administration, Personal Financial Planning, Project Management and School Administration. IWU also offers a track to help students earn their MBA faster through the Associate to MBA program, which bypasses a bachelor’s degree.
Multiple start dates are available throughout the year for the online MBA programs, which can be accessed by students from wherever they are located.
Requirements for Admission
Students interested in starting an MBA program at IWU–National & Global must have earned a bachelor’s or master’s degree from an accredited college or university and have an undergraduate GPA of 2.5 or higher. Learn more about admission requirements at indwes.edu/adultgraduate/programs/mba.
Scholarship/ Financial Aid Available
MBA classes are offered both online and onsite at select education centers across Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky.
IWU — National & Global students are encouraged to apply for a variety of financial aid options, including grants, scholarships, loans and
veteran benefits. The university will help students find financial aid options that work best for them and their personal needs and goals.
General Tuition/ Fee Information Tuition information can be located at indwes.edu/adult-graduate/ programs/mba. Current tuition for
the MBA program is $562 per credit hour, not including fees and the cost of textbooks. IWU reserves the right to change any of the rules or regulations of the university at any time, including but not limited to tuition costs.
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The MBA program is designed to help students advance in their careers. The MBA combines academic excellence and real-world strategies for a dynamic and relevant educational experience. IWU offers learning format options that range from online to onsite at one of its regional education centers. IWU offers multiple MBAs. To learn more about the options, visit indwes. edu/online. School of Business is one of the most sought-after programs at Indiana Wesleyan University because of its flexible learning format, small classes and online tutoring services. It also does not require the GRE or GMAT for admission.
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JOHN CARROLL UNIVERSITY Boler School of Business University Heights
more years of full-time professional work experience. Students who apply to the part-time Boler MBA program may request a GMAT/GRE waiver based on a variety of criteria. An admission interview may also be required. The Admissions Committee reserves the right to request a standardized test score (GMAT or GRE) from any applicant.
SIZE OF MBA PROGRAMS 65 full-time MBA students and 50 part-time MBA students are enrolled in 2017-18.
Types of MBAs Available The university offers a full-time MBA and a part-time professional MBA. The full-time MBA is uniquely structured for recent graduates, allowing students to complete an MBA in 12 months, dependent upon classes taken at the undergraduate level. The part-time professional MBA is a two-year cohort program that features live projects, team-taught core courses, a leadership sequence and exposure to leading Cleveland executives.
Class Location Classes are held at the Boler
Scholarship/ Financial Aid Available All students who apply to the full-time or part-time Boler MBA programs are automatically considered for merit scholarships. No separate application is needed. School of Business at John Carroll University in University Heights. Both the part-time professional and fulltime MBA programs offer convenient evening options.
Online Options The university does not offer online MBA options.
Requirements for Admission The full-time and part-time professional MBAs require an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 2.8. The part-time professional MBA requires an additional two or
and Innovate Are you ready to take the next step, and assume a leadership role in your organization or community? We welcome you and a diverse group of like-minded professionals to the Boler School of Business at John Carroll University. Our Part-Time Professional and Full-Time MBA programs focus on leadership, innovation, experiential learning, and connecting you to the Cleveland business community. You’ll go to class at night, and put your skills into practice at work the next day.
Learn more at go.jcu.edu/crainsmba Phone: 216.397.1970 Email: email@example.com
General Tuition/ Fee Information The tuition rate is $900 per credit hour. The tuition for the 33-credit hour part-time Boler MBA program is $29,700. The tuition for the 30-credit hour full-time Boler MBA program is $27,000.
WHAT’S NEW The part-time professional MBA program was ranked No. 111 nationally, No. 7 among Ohio universities and No. 3 among private universities in the state, according to U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Business Schools 2019” guide. The program’s ranking marked a significant increase from No. 177 in the 2018 rankings. John Carroll’s MBA programs are wellrespected in the community and in the region, where more than 700 Northeast Ohio businesses are owned or led by John Carroll University alumni.
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KENT STATE UNIVERSITY
College Of Business Administration
$830 per credit hour, less than $30,000 total for the program, for both in-state and out-of-state students. The Executive MBA program is $43,900 and includes tuition, residency program, 10-day international business trip, meals and refreshments, parking, professional development and career coaching.
SIZE OF MBA PROGRAMS 165 MBA students enrolled in 2017-18.
Types of MBAs Available Kent State offers a Full-Time MBA, Online MBA and Executive MBA. Five dual-degree MBA programs are available in Architecture, Nursing, Library Science, Translation and Communication.
International Business and Supply Chain Management are optional concentrations in the online program.
for the Full-Time or Online MBA programs. Interested individuals should submit an online application, along with a résumé, transcripts, GMAT or GRE scores and letters of recommendation. A minimum seven years of work experience is required for the Executive MBA program, and the GMAT/GRE is typically waived.
Requirements for Admission
Scholarship/ Financial Aid Available
Class Location Kent Campus and online.
No work experience is required
Tuition scholarships are available
for Full-Time and Executive MBA students. Study abroad scholarships are available for FullTime and Online MBA students.
General Tuition/ Fee Information The cost to students breaks down as follows: The Full-Time MBA program is $515 per credit hour in-state or $6,255 per semester, and $928 per credit hour out-of-state or $10,798 per semester. The Online MBA is
The College of Business Administration at Kent State University is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International for business and accounting and recognized by Princeton Review as a Best Business School. The college is among fewer than 1% of business schools worldwide to achieve dual AACSB accreditation in both business and accounting, and one of only 64 business schools in the world to have received dual AACSB accreditation with a Ph.D. program in business. The Executive MBA program at Kent State is ranked Tier 1 globally by CEO Magazine.
The Full-Time MBA can be completed in 12 months. Scholarships and graduate assistantships are available. A study abroad option with scholarships is available. No work experience or prior business degree required. The Online MBA is ideal for working professionals. It is structured as a modular, self-paced program that can be completed in 12 months. A study abroad option with scholarships is available. No work experience or prior business degree is required. The Executive MBA includes a 10-day international business trip. Countries previously visited include Brazil, China and Italy. The program meets in-person one weekend a month and is supplemented with online content. The summer session is 100% online. No prior business degree is required, and GMAT/GRE scores are typically waived.
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LAKE ERIE COLLEGE School of Business Painesville
SIZE OF MBA PROGRAMS 152 MBA students are enrolled in 2017-18.
Types of MBAs Available Lake Erie College offers a Professional MBA, an Accelerated MBA and an Online MBA. The Professional MBA program is designed for students with current or previous work experience, and classes are held on weekday evenings. The Accelerated MBA requires significant professional work experience and strong academic records. Students admitted to the Accelerated MBA track can earn the MBA degree in 11 months by attending classes for full days on Saturdays. LEC also offers the full Parker MBA program 100% online, allowing greater flexibility of scheduling for current and prospective students.
personal statement of up to 500 words (topics found online with application).
To accommodate the need for the latest technology, flexibility and convenience of educational opportunities, Lake Erie College’s MBA classes are offered at two convenient locations. The east side location is at Holden University Center of Lakeland Community College in Kirtland. The west side location is at the University Center Building at Lorain County Community College in Lorain.
Online Options Lake Erie College offers the Professional MBA program 100% online. Student enrolled in the Professional or Accelerated MBA may also supplement their face-to-face courses with online courses as desired.
Requirements for Admission Admission to the Parker MBA program is determined on the basis of demonstrated professionalism,
Scholarship/ Financial Aid Available Students who complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) may be eligible for graduate student loan programs. Lake Erie College’s FAFSA Code is 003066.
intellectual capability for successful completion of the program and the potential for leadership. Students may be admitted and begin the MBA program during spring, summer or fall semester. Criteria for admission to LEC’s MBA program includes a bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university, submission of official transcripts, and a completed MBA application available at lec.edu/ parkermba. Applicants must also submit a current résumé and a
General Tuition/ Fee Information Lake Erie College Parker MBA tuition and fees for the 2018-19 academic year are $698 per credit hour. The program requires 36 total credit hours, which consists of nine required courses and three electives.
Accolades The Parker MBA program is accredited by the International Assembly for College Business Education (IACBE). Fewer than 10% of business programs have achieved
WHAT’S NEW Lake Erie College now offers the Professional MBA 100% online. Lake Erie College has partnered with Lorain County Community College and its University Partnership to offer the Parker MBA program to professionals on the west side. LEC’s MBA program is available in the University Center Building on LCCC’s campus. LCCC is the first community college in Ohio to have a University Partnership program and offers 50 different bachelor’s and master’s degrees, including programs in Computer Science and Engineering, Business, Biology, Education and Accounting. Visit lorainccc.edu/UP for more information. the quality assurance that IACBE accreditation provides.
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THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY
Max M. Fisher College of Business
SIZE OF MBA PROGRAMS
183 full-time MBA students and 365 part-time MBA students are enrolled in 2017-18.
Types of MBAs Available The MBA provides flexibility through top-ranked program offerings. Programs include a full-time MBA, MBA for Working Professionals (evening and/or weekend), dual degrees and Executive MBA.
Class Location Columbus is the largest and fastestgrowing city in Ohio, where historic neighborhoods intersect with vibrant fashion, music and entertainment scenes. It’s a center for technology, health care, global enterprises and business incubators, with a diversity of lifestyles and opportunities.
Requirements for Admission
grants, scholarships and assistantships to the most deserving students. Instate tuition opportunities are available for qualified students, including Forever Buckeye, Ohio GI Promise and more.
The MBA Admissions Committee looks for well-rounded students. Individuals who have had diverse and stimulating life experiences who will add value to their classmates and to the Fisher community in meaningful ways are of particular interest. Applicants must submit an online application, transcript(s), GRE or GMAT scores (GMAT/GRE waiver available for part-time MBA program), written essay, a résumé, video interview and letters of recommendation (optional for full-time MBA). Fisher strongly prefers applicants with prior work experience and/or proven leadership ability.
awards, professional development grants, entrepreneurship scholarships, diversity scholarships, National Black MBA Association scholarships, international scholarships, military/veteran scholarships, dean’s scholarships for alumnus/alumna and geographic/buckeye border state scholarships.
Scholarship/ Financial Aid Available
General Tuition/ Fee Information
Financial assistance available includes fellowships, graduate assistant positions, academic
Ohio State’s tuition and fees are consistently the lowest in the Big Ten. Fisher offers generous
Accolades Fisher College of Business is among those top-ranked MBA programs accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. U.S. News & World Report ranks the full-time MBA program No. 31 and the parttime MBA for Working Professionals No. 9 in the nation. Fisher also is a proud partner of the Forté Foundation, NBMBAA, Prospanica, GMAC (Military Friendly School), Reaching Out MBA and more. MBA students also benefit from the large Fisher alumni network. There are currently 76,000-plus Fisher alumni living in 100 countries and 500,000-plus Ohio State alumni.
The Individualized MBA with Global Experiences enables Fisher MBA students to personalize their curriculum with advice and coaching from a dedicated team of Fisher staff. Students can chart a path toward their unique career goals through 10 optional majors or an extensive array of elective courses at Fisher and across The Ohio State University. Experiential learning and leadership are at the heart of every Fisher MBA. The exclusive Global Applied Projects (GAP) and Global Business Expeditions (GBE) put classroom theories into action in compelling international locations. Students face real-life consulting initiatives with organizations facing real challenges in the corporate, nonprofit and governmental sectors.
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THE UNIVERSITY OF AKRON
College of Business Administration Akron
SIZE OF MBA PROGRAMS 315 students are enrolled in 2017-18.
Beginning in fall 2018, the Saturday MBA program will be offered on the UA main campus. The program is designed to give working professionals the critical business knowledge, skills and experience they need to enhance their career in a convenient and accessible format.
Types of MBAs Available The University of Akron College of Business Administration offers a flexible MBA with full-time and part-time options. The university also offers a two-year Saturday MBA program. Concentrations are available in areas that include Business Analytics, Finance, Global Technological Innovation, Health Care Management, International Business, Management, Strategic Marketing and Supply Chain Management.
Class Location Courses are held at the main campus in Akron and online.
Online Options All MBA required courses may be
offered online. Electives are in-person only.
Requirements for Admission Requirements include an online graduate application, acceptable GMAT, GRE or LSAT exam scores, two reference letters, résumé, statement of purpose and transcripts
from all programs attended.
Scholarship/ Financial Aid Available Student loans and limited scholarships are available.
General Tuition/ Fee Information The Saturday MBA is $33,000. The
fees for the flexible MBA program are $465 per credit for in-state students and $765 per credit for out-of-state students. The flexible program is 36 to 51 credits.
Accolades U.S. News & World Report has ranked UA’s MBA program as among the best part-time MBA programs in the U.S.
CEO Magazine has ranked the UA MBA as a Tier 1 program based on program quality and student success. The College of Business Administration is accredited in business and has an additional, specialized accreditation in accounting by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International. Fewer than 5% of business schools in the world have attained AACSB accreditation.
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Earn a fully accredited MBA in just two years by attending class every other Saturday at UA’s main campus. Call 330-972-7043, email saturdayMBA@uakron.edu or visit uakron.edu/SaturdayMBA.
The Saturday MBA program is designed for the working professional. UA has the highest-ranked part-time MBA program at a public university in northeast Ohio, according to the 2019 U.S. News and World Report ranking of part-time MBA programs.
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Two years (six semesters) – one course at a time – to graduation
Cohort format – students start and graduate together
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UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO
College of Business and Innovation
SIZE OF MBA PROGRAMS 490 MBA and EMBA students are enrolled in 2017-18.
offers various courses both in class, as well as online. Certain courses also are offered in a hybrid format, in which much of the coursework is studied both online and in class.
credit hour for out-ofstate and international students.
Types of MBAs Available Requirements The university offers an Executive for Admission MBA program to individuals with significant and progressive work experience. This is an accelerated 12-month program, in which students meet in an on-campus class one weekend per month. The Professional MBA enables students to take classes at their own pace in a variety of formats with multiple specializations.
Class Locations EMBA Courses are located in Stranahan Hall, and Professional MBA classes are held in the Savage & Associates Complex for Business.
Applicants should have an undergraduate GPA of 2.7 or higher on a 4.0 scale; a GMAT composite score of 450 or higher; leadership potential demonstrated through work experience, community service or research projects; a typed Statement of Purpose; and at least one letter of recommendation. International applicants are required to submit TOEFL test results.
Scholarship/ Financial Aid Available
The Professional MBA program
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are available. Students can apply for work through UT, where tuition is covered on a full-time basis and a small stipend is available.
General Tuition/ Fee Information EMBA tuition is $43,350 for the whole program, including all fees and expenses. Professional MBA tuition rates are $537.40 per credit hour for in-state students, and $983.28 per
The College of Business and Innovation offers various degree programs with value and flexibility that help students expand their skills and their career. The MBA program is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International. Fewer than 5% of the world’s business schools or colleges of business hold this accreditation. U.S. News & World Report recently recognized UT for its long history of delivering a quality education through distance education, and ranked it No. 42 for student engagement and accreditation. The graduate program also has a student placement rate of over 90% upon completion of the MBA/ EMBA program.
WHAT’S NEW The University of Toledo College of Business and Innovation’s newest facility is the Savage & Associates Business Complex, which offers state-of-the-art technological resources for MBA students. Features include the PNC Entrepreneurship Lab and the John B. and Lillian E. Neff trading room, in which students manage a real $1 million investment fund utilizing Bloomberg terminals commonly used by major trading firms on Wall Street. The complex also features the Alan Barry Accounting Lab, which offers computer software, hosts guest speakers, tutoring sessions and workshops to help prepare students for the CPA and CMA exams.
Give yourself the competitive edge with an Executive MBA from The University of Toledo College of Business and Innovation. E X ECU TIV E MBA AT A GL A NCE: • Intense, 12-month program with remarkable return on investment
• Establishes lifelong networks and community ties
• Welcomes students regardless of undergraduate major without additional coursework
• Promotes global business environment with international study trip
• Capable executive coaches and faculty transform your professional and personal goals • Fosters leadership skills and business acumen necessary for promotion and new business establishment
• Flexible special topics electives increase your exposure to current technology, issues and trends to better prepare you for real-world application • Competitive tuition that includes all course materials, meals while on campus and the international study trip.
Program begins in September. Invest in yourself and advance your career. Email the COBI Graduate Programs Office at COBIGradPrograms@utoledo.edu or call 419.530.5680 to begin your application. T H E COBI BR A N D: BA 1281
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YOUNGSTOWN STATE UNIVERSITY
Williamson College of Business Administration Youngstown
applications are evaluated based on a combination of professional experience and undergraduate GPA). To apply online for graduate admission, visit ysu. edu/gradcollege. Application requirements include application fee, résumé, letter of intent, official transcripts and GMAT/GRE (or apply for waiver).
SIZE OF MBA PROGRAMS 160 MBA students are enrolled in 2017-18.
Types of MBAs Available The MBA program at Youngstown State University is designed to meet the needs of working professionals. It aims to create value through instilling knowledge that enables students to succeed not only in the classroom, but more importantly, in their current responsibilities, workplace and beyond. Students can earn their MBA in less than two years. This is facilitated by the program’s unique design. Each of the 20 courses (40 credits total) is delivered in a business-friendly, concentrated format over eight weeks.
Class Location Students can earn their MBA on campus in Youngstown or entirely online.
Online Options The MBA program can be completed fully online. Led by full-time faculty or professionals with extensive business experience, courses provide students access to those with the experience and insights to help them succeed, wherever they may be.
Requirements for Admission GMAT/GRE waivers are available. Admission values the experience of working professionals. Individuals with full-time, professional experience can apply for a GMAT waiver for admission (waiver
Scholarship/ Financial Aid Available Scholarships totaling $3,000 to $6,000 are awarded to those with outstanding undergraduate performance (GPA of 3.5 or above). The scholarship is between $500 and $1,000 per semester, and is renewable for up to six consecutive
Students can earn their MBA in less than two years. This is facilitated by the program’s unique design. Each of the 20 courses (40 credits total) is delivered in a businessfriendly, concentrated format over eight weeks. semesters, provided the student maintains a 3.0 graduate GPA and completes a minimum of six semester hours of graduate courses each semester.
Accolades The Williamson MBA program is accredited by Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International — the mark of excellence that fewer than 5% of all business schools worldwide have earned.
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BLUFFTON UNIVERSITY ASHLAND UNIVERSITY Dauch College of Business & Economics Ashland 419-289-5214 mba.ashland.edu
MBA Program Highlights: Part-time or full-time in evening, weekend, online or hybrid format. One-year accelerated MBA with Saturday classes and two international study tours available. Concentrations available in 11 areas including Accounting, Business Analytics, Entrepreneurship, Global Management, Management Information Systems and Sport Management. Class Locations: Ashland, Independence or Columbus. The accelerated weekend option is only available in Columbus and Independence. Online: The online MBA can be completed in one year. Part-time students typically complete the program within two years. FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE S2
BALDWIN WALLACE UNIVERSITY School of Business Berea 440-826-2392 bw.edu/mba
MBA Program Highlights: Flexible weeknight, weekend and hybrid format available. Programs include Analytics, Entrepreneurship, Health Care, Human Resources, International and Management. A full-time, one-year MBA for recent business graduates and a oneyear Master’s in Management for recent liberal arts grads are available. A Master of Accountancy, which includes Becker CPA prep, is offered full or part time. Class Locations: Berea. Health Care MBA courses are also offered at Corporate College East in Warrensville Heights. Online: The Management MBA is offered in a top-ranked hybrid format. FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE S3
Bluffton 419-358-3000 bluffton.edu/mba
MBA Program Highlights: Four-semester program with concentrations offered in Accounting and Financial Management; and Leadership. Class Locations: Bluffton and Edison Community College in Piqua. Online: The Collaborative MBA offers live videoconference classes, with two, oneweek residencies.
CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY Weatherhead School of Management Cleveland 216-368-2030 weatherhead.case.edu/degrees
MBA Program Highlights: Full-time, part-time and Executive MBA, as well as an executive track for health care professionals in partnership with the Cleveland Clinic. The university also offers eight specialty master’s programs and nine dual-degree master’s programs. Class Location: Cleveland. Online: None.
Bowling Green 419-372-2488 bgsu.edu/business/students/futurestudents/graduate-programs/mba.html
MBA Program Highlights: Concentrations are available in Accounting, Finance and Supply Chain Management. Students also may develop their own customized areas of emphasis by selecting elective courses from the graduate catalog. The university also offers an Executive MBA and a Professional MBA. Class Locations: Main campus in Bowling Green and off-campus classrooms in Perrysburg and Findlay. Online: None.
Defiance 419-783-2359 defiance.edu/graduate-programs/ mba-home.html MBA Program Highlights: General MBA. Class Location: Defiance. Online: Some courses are available online.
FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE S4
PRIVATE BOWLING GREEN STATE UNIVERSITY College of Business Administration
CEDARVILLE UNIVERSITY School of Business Administration Cedarville 937-766-8000 cedarville.edu/MBA
MBA Program Highlights: MBA, MBA with Operations Management Concentration, MBA with Healthcare Administration Concentration and dual PharmD/MBA (pharmacy). Class Location: Online only. Online: Yes.
DEVRY UNIVERSITY Keller Graduate School of Management
216-328-8754 keller.edu/graduate-degree-programs/ mba-program.html MBA Program Highlights: Concentrations in Accounting; Business Intelligence and Analytics Management; Entrepreneurship; Finance; General Management; Global Supply Chain Management; Health Services; Human Resources; Information Systems Management; Marketing; and Project Management. Class Location: Seven Hills. Online: Online MBA program is available.
PUBLIC FRANCISCAN UNIVERSITY OF STEUBENVILLE
CAPITAL UNIVERSITY School of Management & Leadership Columbus 614-236-6996 capital.edu/mba/
MBA Program Highlights: MBA classes meet once a week, on Monday or Thursday evenings. Program can be completed within two calendar years. Class Locations: Bexley. Some classes may be offered at Capital University’s Law School in Columbus. Online: None.
CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY Monte Ahuja College of Business
Cleveland 216-687-3730 csuohio.edu/business/academics/ master-business-administration MBA Program Highlights: Executive MBA (19 months), Online Accelerated MBA (12 months), Health Care Administration MBA, full-time and parttime MBAs available as well as the BBA 2 MBA program for recent Cleveland State University business alumni. Class Location: Cleveland and online. Online: Online Accelerated MBA program available. Many of the courses in the fullor part-time MBA are also offered online. FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE S5
Steubenville 800-783-6220 or 740-284-5239 franciscan.edu/MBAProgram/ or Franciscan.edu/mba-online
MBA Program Highlights: Franciscan University of Steubenville offers a 100% online and an on-campus MBA. Both programs prepare Catholic business people for leadership and focus on the application of functional business knowledge, problem-solving skills and decisionmaking techniques essential to effective management. Class Location: Steubenville and online. Online: The full program is available online.
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Columbus 877-341-6300 franklin.edu/degrees/masters/mba MBA Program Highlights: The MBA can be completed in 14 months online. Class Locations: Downtown Columbus, Beavercreek and Dublin locations and online. Online: The full program is available online.
HEIDELBERG UNIVERSITY School of Business
Tiffin 800-434-3352 heidelberg.edu/academics/programs/ master-of-business-administration MBA Program Highlights: The oneyear program runs on eight-week terms. All courses are offered in the evening. Entrepreneurship concentration offered. The PlusOneAdvantage Free MBA Program is available for all Heidelberg undergraduates. Class Location: Tiffin Online: No.
KENT STATE UNIVERSITY College of Business Administration Kent 330-672-2282 kent.edu/business
MBA Program Highlights: Full-time MBA, Online MBA and Executive MBA. Five dual-degree MBA options are available in Architecture, Nursing, Library Science, Translation and Communication. Class Location: Kent and online. Online: International Business and Supply Chain Management are Online MBA program (optional) concentrations.
Independence 866-498-4968 indwes.edu/adult-graduate/ programs/mba/
MBA Program Highlights: The options available include MBA, Associate to MBA, Healthcare Administration, Personal Financial Planning, Project Management, School Administration and MSN to MBA. Class Location: Independence. Online: Online options are available.
JOHN CARROLL UNIVERSITY Boler School of Business University Heights 216-397-4391 go.jcu.edu/mbaguide
MBA Program Highlights: A full-time MBA for recent college graduates and a part-time MBA for working professionals are offered. Online: Certain online MBA courses are available. FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE S7
MALONE UNIVERSITY School of Business and Leadership Canton 330-471-8500 malone.edu/mba
MBA Program Highlights: The program is offered online in 20 months, in the classroom in 24 months or hybrid in 12 months. The campus-based courses are offered one night a week, with classes of 15 to 20 students. Students may choose how they would like to pace the program and will be given a personalized program of study to guide them through the program. Class Location: Canton, online and hybrid. Online: The MBA can be completed in 20 months online and is also offered in a hybrid format.
OHIO CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY Circleville 877-762-8669 ohiochristian.edu/mba
MBA Program Highlights: Concentrations in Accounting, Digital Marketing, Finance, Health Care Management, Human Resources and Organizational Leadership. Flexible formats available. Class Location: Circleville. Online: The program is available online or in a hybrid format.
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MIAMI UNIVERSITY Farmer School of Business LAKE ERIE COLLEGE School of Business
MBA Program Highlights: Professional MBA, Accelerated MBA and an Online MBA. Optional concentrations are available. Class Locations: Lakeland Community College’s Holden Center in Kirtland and Lorain County Community College’s University Center Building in Lorain. Online: The MBA is available 100% online. FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE S9
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Painesville 440-375-7075 lec.edu/parkermba
INDIANA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY DeVoe School of Business
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LOURDES UNIVERSITY College of Business and Leadership
Sylvania 419-517-8929 lourdes.edu/admissions/graduateadmissions/master-of-businessadministration-mba/ MBA Program Highlights: The Lourdes University Master of Business Administration offers a contemporary curriculum that prepares graduates for leadership positions in the 21st century. The accredited program is taught by faculty with real-life experience who have served as senior corporate executives at Fortune 500 companies and who have launched entrepreneurial ventures. Class Locations: Main campus in Sylvania and onsite at The Andersons in Maumee. Online: None.
West Chester 513-895-8876 miamioh.edu/fsb/mba/
MBA Program Highlights: The program can be completed in two years. The accelerated format includes extended evening classes, with classes held twice a week. Class Location: West Chester. Online: None.
Columbus 614-251-4615 ohiodominican.edu/MBA
MBA Program Highlights: Concentrations in Data Analytics, Risk Management, Finance, Accounting and Leadership. An on-campus only concentration is available in Sport Management. Class Location: The program can be completed entirely online, on campus, or a combination of both formats. The MBA can be completed in 16 months. Online: The program can be completed online.
MOUNT ST. JOSEPH UNIVERSITY
THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Max M. Fisher College of Business
Cincinnati 800-654-9314 msj.edu/academics/graduate-programs/ master-of-business-administration/
MBA Program Highlights: Saturday MBA and a 4+1 MBA, the latter of which is available to full-time undergraduate students. Class Location: Cincinnati. Online: None.
PRIVATE MOUNT VERNON NAZARENE UNIVERSITY
Columbus 614-292-8511 fisher.osu.edu/graduate
MBA Program Highlights: Full-time MBA, part-time MBA (evening and/or weekend), dual degrees and Executive MBA. Fisher MBA students personalize their curriculum with advice and coaching from a dedicated team of Fisher staff. Chart a path toward your unique career goals through 10 optional majors, or an extensive array of elective courses at Fisher and across The Ohio State University. Class Location: Main campus in Columbus. Online: None. FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE S10
Mount Vernon, New Albany, Mansfield and Newark 800-839-2355 mvnu.edu/gps/graduateprograms/ masterofbusinessadministration
MBA Program Highlights: Concentrations in Finance, Human Resource Management, Health Care Administration, Ministry Leadership and Organizational Management. Class Locations: Online or in a hybrid format in Mount Vernon or New Albany. Online: The program is offered fully online.
OHIO UNIVERSITY College of Business
Athens 740-593-2053 or 800-622-3124
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business.ohio.edu/pmba MBA Program Highlights: Ohio University’s Professional MBA is a part-time, two-year program. Concentrations are available in Business Analytics, Executive Management, Finance and Health Care. Online: The curriculum is delivered in a flexible hybrid format — a blend of virtual and oncemonthly Saturday residencies in Dublin.
MBA Program Highlights: Part-time and full-time programs, and evening classes available. Focus areas offered in Financial Economics, Health Care Administration and Actuarial Science. Class Location: Westerville. Online: None.
SOUTH UNIVERSITY College of Business
Warrensville Heights 216-755-5000 southuniversity.edu/cleveland/areasof-study/business-administrationand-accounting/business-administrationmaster-of-business-administration-mba MBA Program Highlights: Part time and full time. The program offers a general MBA and Health Care Management MBA. Class Location: Warrensville and online. Online: The entire program is available online.
TIFFIN UNIVERSITY Tiffin 800-968-6446 go.tiffin.edu
MBA Program Highlights: Concentrations available including Finance, Health Care Administration, Human Resource Management, Leadership, International Business, Sports Management and Data Analytics. Class Location: Tiffin. Online: Online options available.
MBA Program Highlights: Flexible MBA with full- and part-time options, as well as a two-year Saturday MBA program. Concentrations available in Business Analytics, Finance, Global Technological Innovation, Health Care Management, International Business, Management, Strategic Marketing and Supply Chain Management. Class Locations: Akron. Online: All MBA required courses may be offered online. Electives are in-person only.
Findlay 800-472-9502 findlay.edu/business/mba/ MBA Program Highlights: Day, evening and online classes available. Class Location: Main campus in Findlay. Online: Online classes are available.
UNIVERSITY OF NORTHWESTERN OHIO
Lima 419-998-3180 unoh.edu/academics/graduate-college/ mba.html
MBA Program Highlights: The program offers small, interactive classes online and completed 18 months. Online: The program is available online.
UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI Carl H. Lindner College of Business
UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO College of Business and Innovation
MBA Program Highlights: Full time, part time and online. The MBA can be customized with one of more than 20 different specializations. Specialization options include Marketing, Finance, Data Analytics, Entrepreneurship and Health Care. Class Locations: Clifton and Blue Ash, Ohio. Online: The online MBA is 100% online and can be completed in as few as 12 months.
Toledo 419-530-5680 utoledo.edu/business/graduate/
MBA Program Highlights: The program offers an accelerated 12-month Executive MBA, and a Professional MBA in which students can take classes at their own pace in a variety of formats with multiple specializations. Class Location: Toledo. Online: The professional MBA offers various courses both in class as well as online. Certain courses also utilize a hybrid format.
UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON School of Business Administration
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Dayton 937-229-3733 udayton.edu/business/academics/ graduate/master_of_business_ administration/index.php
MBA Program Highlights: Specialties offered in Management, Health Care Management and Marketing. Accelerated format is available. Class Location: North Canton. Online: The program is available online.
WRIGHT STATE UNIVERSITY Raj Soin College of Business Dayton 937-775-2437 wright.edu/mba
MBA Program Highlights: Part-time evening programs and online programs are available. Concentrations offered in 10 fields, including Economics, Finance, Health Care Management, International Business, Management, Marketing and New Venture Creation. Class Location: Dayton and Lake campuses. Online: All core classes are offered online every semester, and at least three of the concentration courses are offered online each term. You can complete the MBA program completely online in the same amount of time as if you were taking classes on-campus.
PRIVATE XAVIER UNIVERSITY Williams College of Business Cincinnati 513-745-4800 xavier.edu/master-of-businessadministration/
MBA Program Highlights: Full-time, evening, off-site, Executive MBA and online. Concentrations in Business Intelligence, Finance, Innovation/Change/Entrepreneurship, International Business, Marketing, Pricing Strategy and Supply Chain Management. Class Locations: Cincinnati or West Chester. Online: The program is available online.
MBA Program Highlights: Concentrations available in Marketing, Finance and Cybersecurity. The program offers JD/MBA, flexible programs and scheduling, and night and online courses. Class Location: Dayton. The LexisNexis Park is for LexisNexis cohorted students only. Cybersecurity courses are held on the main campus. Online: MBA@Dayton and an Advanced Standing MBA, both delivered online. The Advanced Standing MBA is available for individuals with significant work experience in the field.
URSULINE COLLEGE Pepper Pike 440-646-8119 mba.ursuline.edu
MBA Program Highlights: Eight-week sessions and evening classes offered. MBA in Marketing, Human Resource Management, Project Management and Health Services Management. Class Location: Pepper Pike. Online: Some courses are available online.
WALSH UNIVERSITY DeVille School of Business
UNIVERSITY OF FINDLAY
YOUNGSTOWN STATE UNIVERSITY Williamson College of Business Administration Youngstown 330-941-3069 mba.ysu.edu
MBA Program Highlights: Evening classes, and flexible and accelerated formats available. Class Location: Main campus in Youngstown. Online: The MBA program is available online.
PRIVATE UNIVERSITY OF AKRON College of Business Administration
North Canton 330-490-7399 walsh.edu/mba
Cincinnati 513-556-7020 business.uc.edu/mba.html
College of Business
Akron 330-972-7043 gradbusiness.uakron.edu
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Westerville 614-823-1095 otterbein.edu/mba
FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE S13
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