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One-Year MBA Experiences

One-Year MBA Experiences


At Ohio University's College of Business, academics are just one part of your educational journey.

We believe that experiential learning is a key component of your success. We provide our students with opportunities that are proven career accelerators. When you come to Athens, Ohio, you will experience personal and professional development inside and outside the classroom. You will be surrounded by diverse, talented, and motivated peers from all over the country and gain the experience that prepares you to lead organizations and guide teams to their fullest capacity. 

International Immersion 

 The international immersion capstone provides MBA students with global business experience in a two-week study abroad course.

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  • Travel is required! Students will travel to an international destination for approximately 10 days. Most trip expenses are included.
  • Each cohort will work with a company on a real project in real-time - culminating in a final presentation; essentially, it's a business trip.
  • Cultural activities are built into the trip so that students can develop cross-cultural thinking skills and allow them to expand their global mindset. 
  • The project's destination, company, industry, and scope change yearly - allowing for a diverse range of experiences.

Co-Curricular Activities

 The College of Business offers many opportunities for growth inside and outside the classroom.

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  • The professional development series brings in speakers and active sessions on relevant topics like communication, networking, branding, and more.
  • Students are paired with an alumni mentor during their time in the program.
  • We offer a dedicated career coach to students to support their unique needs and career goals.
  • Students have the ability to create what they want: we welcome ideas and suggestions from current students, whether that’s to create an opportunity to attend a conference, build a new affinity group, invite a speaker, or put on a social event.

Graduate Assistantships

 Graduate Assistants work closely with their supervisors on meaningful work and projects that benefit the college—they are REAL jobs.

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  • Graduate Assistantships offer two key things to students: partial funding and relevant work experience.
  • In this program, we guarantee all admitted students a GA position, typically within the College of Business.
  • GAs require students to work for 10 hours per week in fall and spring semesters (summers are excluded; so are finals week and winter/spring breaks).
  • Positions are available in all sorts of roles: event management, Program Director support, recruiting, advising, career management, cohort communication, digital marketing, sales, leadership, alumni outreach, and more.




Learn why these students love Ohio's One-Year MBA. The connections. The growth opportunities. The experiences. The Difference.


Abigail Townsend

I have really enjoyed my time in the MBA program. The professors all make it very clear that they care about developing us professionally and personally! I have met so many great people that share similar interests and career goals as me, and I can’t wait to see where the program allows me to go in the future.

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Henry Konzen

I have loved my experience in the Ohio MBA program! My favorite part of the program is that it has introduced me to like-minded friends from various backgrounds and experiences. The curriculum prepares you for the business world through real-life situations discussed in class and practical presentations and group work.”

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Sydney Schuster

The MBA program here at Ohio is a rigorous academic program made possible through professional development, great colleagues, and positive professors. The culture created by Professor Foehl, and all those who have come into the program before us, have cultivated an environment that allows these characteristics to flourish. One of my favorite parts of the program is that my classmates come from all types of academic background, which makes collaboration so much fun!”

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Meet Your Faculty

Ohio University MBA faculty brings academic insight, extensive research, and decades of industry experience. Our experienced thought leaders are practitioners and scholars, and bring a diverse set of life experiences.

Robert Foehl
Robert Föehl

Executive in Residence for Business Law and Ethics; Director, One-Year MBA Program 


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Andy Goodnight

Associate Professor of Instruction in AIS


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Ehsan Ardjmand

Assistant Professor of Analytics & Information Systems; Director, Online Master of Business Analytics (MBAn) Program


Ana Rosado-Feger
Ana Rosado-Feger

Chair, Management Department; O’Bleness Associate Professor of Operations Management 


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David Boss

Associate Professor in Management; Nandola Professor of Business

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David Brown

Associate Professor of Instruction in Management

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Janna Chimeli

Associate Professor of Instruction in AIS; Director of Executive Education in Partnership with Latin America (LAIOB, IBC)

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Luke Pittaway

Copeland Professor of Entrepreneurship; Director of Innovation 

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Paul Benedict

Associate Professor of Instruction in Management; Executive Director, Center for Entrepreneurship 

Tom Marchese
Tom Marchese

Associate Professor of Instruction in Marketing; Director, PMBA; Associate Director, CoB Honors Program


Barry Hettler
Barry Hetler

Assistant Professor in the School of Accountancy

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Lee Wakeman

Visiting Assistant Professor in Finance