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One-Year MBA
An accelerated degree program designed for recent graduates and emerging leaders

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One-Year MBA

Earn an AACSB-accredited MBA from a top national university in just one year.

There’s a long-standing marketing adage that you can’t combine affordability, speed and quality – you have to pick two. Ohio University’s One Year MBA program sets out to break the mold, bringing together the quality you deserve with the speed-to-degree and value you need.

  • Among the Top 10 fastest accelerated MBA programs in the nation

  • Complete in under 11 months

  • OHIO’s College of Business ranked among the Top 30 business schools in the U.S.

  • Complete your degree for less than $23,000 for Ohio residents and less than $35,000 for out-of-state students.

  • Career Support from day one to ensure return on your investment.

This full-time, in-person program will enhance your personal and professional strengths through a rigorous business curriculum coupled with rich co-curricular development opportunities. This program prepares you for immediate success in not only launching your career, but also in managing your career growth, ensuring a lifetime return on your investment.


    Prepare for Diverse Leadership Roles

    The 36-hour One Year MBA program will provide the breadth of knowledge you need for a wide variety of business leadership roles. In addition to courses in finance, accounting, marketing, operations, ethics and new venture planning, you’l learn about the strategic use of information systems and earn broad experience in analytics. (Many students add on a third analytics course to complete an additional certificate in business analytics.)


    Experience(s) Required

    From a two-week trip abroad to Graduate Assistantships and professional development, the One Year MBA program's experiences set its graduates apart in a competitive job market. The MBA program concludes with a two-week trip abroad in which students put their education to the test with applied consulting projects working with multi-national companies. 

Designed for Recent Grads and Early Career Leaders

OHIO’s accelerated One Year MBA is designed for recent college graduates and those with zero to three years of professional experience. Your undergraduate degree can be in any field, and there is no GMAT or GRE required. Ohio University undergraduate students can apply for the One Year MBA Early Assurance Program to guarantee their spot in the program.

We're Looking For:

  • Regionally-accredited bachelor's degree
  • 0-3 years of work experience
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Diverse undergraduate degrees and backgrounds
  • The GMAT/GRE is not required

Program Composition

  • 44% female / 56% male
  • Average age: 23 years old
  • 3.5 undergraduate GPA

Undergraduate Degrees

  • Business & Economics: 33%
  • Humanities & Arts: 31%
  • STEM: 8%
  • Sport Management or Administration: 16%
  • Other: 12%
  • Admission Requirements & Deadlines

    OHIO’s One Year MBA cohorts start in August. Admission is selective, so apply early for best consideration.

  • Early Assurance Program

    OHIO Undergraduates: Declare your intent before the end of your sophomore year, keep your GPA up, and get a guaranteed spot.

Study in America’s Best College Town

Situated in the rolling hills of Southeast Ohio (it’s surprisingly beautiful here), Athens is a small but eclectic city with a great local food and brews scene, plenty of parks, lakes, bike trails and national forests for the outdoor enthusiast, and drivable access to Ohio’s capital in Columbus.


Looking for a Part-Time or Online MBA Option?

The majority of Ohio University's Full-Time One-Year MBA courses are in person at the Athens, Ohio campus. If you're looking for a part-time program, you can learn more about our Online MBA program and our Professional MBA program. The Online MBA program is offered 100% online and the Professional MBA program is a hybrid program located at the Dublin, Ohio campus.

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