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MBA Executive Management Concentration

Drive Successful Business Outcomes with a Flexible MBA

AACSB Accredited | Online Coursework

Learn to collect, interpret and use complex data to make profitable business decisions. You'll graduate confident and ready to implement organizational change and lead an ethical business in a global environment.

What Makes Us Unique?

  • Industry-leading career support that includes individual career coaching, personal branding expert and lifelong career support.
  • Ohio University's business degrees are built for working professionals.
  • OHIO is the largest conferrer of MBAs in the state.
  • We have 90-plus years of experience delivering business education.

Lead with Data-Driven Decision-Making Skills

Use your MBA to solve complicated issues in business. In our online and hybrid MBAs with a concentration in executive management, you'll be prepared to make tough choices in a complex business world by interpreting and analyzing data. Our master's-level coursework is taught by experts in the field who have years of experience in business and leadership to apply to their instruction. As an OHIO MBA student, you may also qualify for a 15% OHIO Online Incentive Scholarship – contact our enrollment team for more information.


3 Concentration Courses | 9 Concentration Credits
Through courses in change management, leadership, development and analytics, you'll be armed with the knowledge and skills you need to make an impact on organizations across the globe.

  • MBA 6560 Analytics for Executives (3 credits)

    This analytics course is designed for today's business executives seeking competitive advantage through leveraging analytics across the organization. Students will adopt the executive's vantage point as they address progressing an organization through analytics maturity as well as making the most effective investments in people, data, systems and organizational structure. Planning the analytics project lifecycle, developing a data-driven culture, personnel management and opportunity identification will be addressed. Students will prepare to harness analytics from the executive point of view within the context of application from corporate to non-profit organizations.

  • MBA 6425 Leadership and Change Management (3 credits)

    Addresses topics related to effective leadership with respect to organizational change processes. The goal of the course is to provide students with a constructive and reflective sense of the challenges posed by organizational change, as well as tools and approaches for coping with (and adapting to) the ongoing pressures that inspire the need for change.

  • MBA 6525 Ethics in Leadership (3 credits)

    Provides students with an introduction to key concepts related to business ethics, placing a special emphasis on issues that arise in the global environment. Important decision-making frameworks are introduced, and the strengths and weaknesses of these frameworks are discussed. Cases based on real-world situations are employed so that students can practice applying ethical frameworks in their own decision-making processes.

Career Outlook

This versatile concentration prepares you for a variety of high-growth, lucrative career paths. The demand for top executives is expected to grow 8% between 2020 and 2030, resulting in 209,500 new jobs.

  • Top Executive


    per year1

  • Operations Research Analyst


    per year2

  • Sales Manager


    per year3

Answers to Common Questions

Find answers to common questions about the online program. For information not covered here, our expert admissions team is available to provide additional details and guidance.

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Are the MBA programs accredited?

Yes. The College of Business at OHIO is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Does the MBA program offer concentrations?

The PMBA and the Online MBA feature nine concentrations, including Accounting, Business Analytics, Business Venturing & Entrepreneurship, Executive Management, Finance, Health Care, Operations & Supply Chain Management, Project Management, and Strategic Selling & Sales Leadership.

Does the online MBA program have a residency component?

Yes. Through OHIO's unique Leadership Development Conference, you'll engage with your peers in person. During this weekend (Friday and Saturday) in Athens, Ohio, you will learn from world-class speakers, connect with classmates in online business programs at OHIO and meet the faculty you've learned from. All Online and Professional MBA students are required to attend this event at least once.

Does Ohio University offer virtual open houses?

You can learn more about OHIO’s Professional MBA from the comfort of your home. Our Virtual Information Sessions are hosted online via Microsoft Teams. You can register here for any and all upcoming PMBA Information Sessions that interest you.

Can't attend an information session? Call us at 740-593-2053 any time, or schedule an appointment with us.


  1. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Top Executives. Retrieved from
  2. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Operations Research Analysts. Retrieved from
  3. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Sales Managers. Retrieved from
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