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Total Program Cost In-State: $35,980
Total Program Cost Out-of-State: $35,980
Program Length: 2 years or 6 semesters
Ohio University AdmissionsCollege of Business Annex 3513 President St.Athens, Ohio 45701
Application Deadlines: Fall: July 27, 2018. Spring: November, 2018.
Intake Dates: Fall: August 27, 2018. Spring: January 7, 2019. Summer: May 6, 2019.
Est. Weekly Time Commitment: 15-20hrs
Total Enrollment: 583
Acceptance Rate: 92.13%
Average GMAT: 610
Average GPA: 3.2
Average GRE: 150
US Minority: 20%
Age Range: 22-58
Average Age: 32
There’s no doubt that having an MBA can add a gold star to your file if you’re seeking to progress in the business world. But these days, it takes more than general business knowledge to really stand out. According to the business dean at Ohio University, the extra push that will make students truly unique involves critical thinking skills, entrepreneurship, innovation, leadership, and holistic thinking.
HELPING STUDENTS STAND OUT FROM THE REST “We want to help students become creative, high-skilled, knowledge workers,” says Hugh Sherman, Dean of Ohio University’s College of Business during a short video on the school’s website. “This requires that they not just do tasks that are assigned, but to offer something special, something that’s creative, something that creates a new process, or innovative product.”
To this end, the dean says the school’s approach to its online MBA curriculum is different than what’s usually seen in business education. “Most business education just concentrates on teaching the business discipline,” says Sherman. “What we try to do here is teach additional skills that are going to be absolutely critical.”
TWO YEARS, ONE WEEKEND WORKSHOP The online MBA at Ohio University is administered 100% online, however, there is one in-person, weekend-long residency that’s required. This is a professional development workshop that takes place over the course of a Friday afternoon through Sunday. In total, the online MBA is two years in length and 35 credits. Each semester consists of two seven-week terms (A & B) and students take one class each term. In other words, two per semester. They can obtain a general MBA or customize the experience with one of the four concentration offerings in…
TWO YEARS, ONE WEEKEND WORKSHOP The online MBA at Ohio University is administered 100% online, however, there is one in-person, weekend-long residency that’s required. This is a professional development workshop that takes place over the course of a Friday afternoon through Sunday. In total, the online MBA is two years in length and 35 credits. Each semester consists of two seven-week terms (A & B) and students take one class each term. In other words, two per semester. They can obtain a general MBA or customize the experience with one of the four concentration offerings in finance, healthcare, executive management, or business analytics.
While you will see the basic business disciplines represented in the nine class core curriculum — such as managerial finance, accounting, and strategic marketing — you’ll also see strategic leadership, data analysis for decision making, and a simulation-centered applied business experience course. These and other courses seek to give students the creative mindset and holistic thinking referenced by Dean Sherman.
According to the program’s website, 80% of students say the online MBA at Ohio University helped them advance their careers and 90% say it improved their job performance. “When I first started the program I didn’t have anyone reporting to me,” reads one student testimonial. “But after taking some leadership courses and developing leadership skills, I have been able to transition into a position in which I now manage a team.”
NO GMAT OR GRE EXAM NECESSARY To enroll in the online MBA program at Ohio U., students must have two to five years of professional experience and a 3.0 undergraduate GPA. Materials required with their application include a resume, goals statement, and three letters of recommendation. The GMAT and GRE exams are not required for admission. Finally, the cost of the program is $35,140 for Ohio residents and $35,805 for non-Ohio residents. The program has been ranked third best for MBA value by Fortune.
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If you’re ready to push forward in the business world, it may be time to earn your MBA. As the job market becomes more competitive, companies are looking for candidates who bring something extra to the table. General business knowledge just doesn’t cut it anymore — you need something to help you stand out. Our online MBA is designed to help you get more from your career by developing and enhancing high-level business skills and proficiencies in critical thinking, entrepreneurship, leadership, innovation, holistic thinking, and more.
“Our goal for every student is to help them identify a career path they’re passionate about, and then to develop a portfolio of experiences, knowledge, and competencies to differentiate themselves so they can be successful in pursuing that career,” says Hugh Sherman, dean of Ohio University’s College of Business. With that kind of student-focused commitment, it’s little wonder why the AACSB-accredited online MBA program at Ohio University has been rated as one of the nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report — and recognized for quality by publications and organizations like Poets & Quants, Forbes, Bloomberg Businessweek, and The Princeton Review. It takes a program that’s both flexible and customizable to receive these kinds of accolades. Students can pursue a general MBA or customize the experience with one of seven concentration offerings:
While you’ll see standard business disciplines represented in the nine-class core curriculum — which comprises courses such as…
While you’ll see standard business disciplines represented in the nine-class core curriculum — which comprises courses such as managerial finance, accounting, and strategic marketing — you’ll also have the opportunity to study higher-level concepts like strategic leadership, data analysis for decision-making, and simulation-centered applied business experience.
We understand that you have expectations for your online MBA. You want a degree that is affordable, engaging, and academically rigorous. You want a program with the flexibility to fit around your schedule. The online MBA at Ohio University is designed with that balance in mind. You can earn your degree in as few as two years while studying 100% online — so you can complete your degree while still working full-time and keeping up with personal responsibilities. You can also apply with no GRE or GMAT requirement, so you can get started as soon as you are ready.
We are proud of our program — not just because we designed it to cover the hottest issues in modern business, but also because our graduates go on to find great success in their careers. In fact, 90% of our graduates said their online MBA from Ohio helped them improve their job performance, and 80% of our graduates said it helped them advance in their careers. Not only that, but when you earn your online MBA at Ohio University, you learn from some of the most qualified and experienced business professionals around. More than 80% of our faculty hold terminal degrees in their field, and all of them are active industry practitioners — so you can benefit directly from their expertise and experience.
If you want to learn more about how Ohio University’s online MBA can help prepare you to push forward confidently in your business career, visit our website to download a brochure.
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