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Transform Your Career with a Flexible Online MBA

Online Master of Business Administration (MBA)

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Meet Your Goals through Relevant MBA Experiences

Complete your MBA online in two years with Ohio University. This experience-driven, part-time MBA program allows you to develop business intelligence and leadership expertise so you can create a competitive advantage for your organization while advancing your career.

The AACSB-accredited degree program incorporates interactive learning experiences and leading-edge curriculum with the convenience of online study. Offered since 2012, OHIO's MBA program was designed specifically for the online environment. With nine concentrations to choose from, students can specialize in an area that will improve their professional value and position them to be more impactful in their careers.

As the largest conferrer of MBAs in the state and with decades of experience in business education, OHIO has a long tradition of preparing professionals for meaningful career advancement. Our program is nationally recognized for affordability, academic quality and more. When you graduate, you will be prepared to pursue new opportunities or level up in your current organization.

Program Benefits

  • AACSB-accredited College of Business
  • 100% Online Coursework
  • 9 Unique Concentrations
  • Extensive alumni network
  • Supportive faculty of business experts
  • Access to Career Support Team
  • No. 1 Online MBA Program in Ohio – Poets&Quants

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Gain an In-Demand Business Credential that Will Help You Succeed

A MBA degree will provide you with a wide range of business knowledge and management skills that can be applied to managerial and executive roles no matter what field you pursue. Online Students also receive this GradCAT benefit.

Career Outlook

Qualify for Leadership Roles Across Industries

  • Health Services Manager


    per year1

  • Data Scientist


    per year2

  • Top Executive


    per year3

  • Sales Manager


    per year4

“OHIO provides the best business education combined with a dedicated Bobcat Network of professors, alumni, and peers who want to see you succeed. We deliver an experience that helps you exceed your goals." —Dr. Jackie Rees Ulmer, Dean of Ohio University’s College of Business

Develop Advanced Skills for Today's Business World

35 Credits | 7-Week Classes

OHIO leverages an extensive network and advisory boards to guide curriculum updates to ensure that students learn the latest business trends. The program offers a comprehensive curriculum focused on current and practical business skills. Courses include case studies, discussions, how-to lessons, and projects that focus on real-world application. You can apply your new knowledge to the workplace immediately.

Core courses include:

  • Descriptive Analytics
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
  • Accounting for Executives
  • Managerial Finance
  • Strategic Marketing
  • Strategic Use of Information Systems
  • Operations Management
  • Strategy
  • Applied Business Experience

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Online MBA Admission Details

No GMAT Required | Transfer Up to 6 Credits

Fall 2023:

  • Application Deadline: 8/11
  • Classes Begin: 8/28

To apply to OHIO's online MBA program, you will need:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited four-year college or university
  • Cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Official transcripts for all previously attended undergraduate and graduate institutions
  • Minimum of two years of professional experience
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A personal statement (2 - 4 pages) discussing your career goals, how the master’s degree will help you achieve those goals, areas or competencies that you expect the program will help you strengthen and what you plan to contribute to the learning community
  • Current resume detailing professional experience
  • $50 application fee

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An Affordable Online Master of Business Administration

$35,980 Total Tuition (Resident) | $1,028 Per Credit Hour (Resident) | Scholarships Available

OHIO is committed to offering affordable, competitive tuition and has been recognized as a best-value university by U.S. News and World Report. In addition, you may be automatically eligible to receive a $5,000 scholarship through the College of Business.

Listed tuition is for estimating purposes only and is subject to change.

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Virtual Information Sessions

We invite you to join us for one of our free, live information sessions to discover what you can achieve with our online programs! Hear from our program directors as well as recent graduates who share their own experiences in the program.  Contact us for the next event date or watch a recent info session recording now.

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  • Network with Your Peers and Instructors

    Through OHIO's unique Leadership Development Conference, you'll engage with your peers in the MBA program in person. During your two days in Athens, Ohio, you will:

    Hear from world-class speakers
    Connect with classmates
    Meet the faculty you've learned from

    All online students are required to attend this event at least once, but we encourage you to participate once more if you are able to fit it into your schedule. The conference is offered twice per year in April and August. The cost of lodging and most meals is covered by the program.

  • Online Learning at OHIO

    Ohio University has a long tradition of offering online programs specifically designed for the modality and created for working professionals. Our online students complete engaging, comprehensive coursework that combines the academic excellence and experience-based learning of a traditional program with all the flexibility and convenience of online study.

    With asynchronous courses and part-time scheduling (one course per seven weeks), you can earn your degree while maintaining your current work and personal commitments. Virtual office hours give you the opportunity to connect with peers and faculty. Access your coursework 24/7 and complete your assignments on a schedule that fits your life.

What You'll Learn

In a 2021 exit survey of recent OHIO online MBA graduates, 43% of respondents reported that they had already received a pay increase and 36% had earned a promotion. In addition, an overwhelming 92% said they were somewhat or extremely satisfied with how the program prepared them for lifetime career opportunities.

Program Outcomes

  • Interpretation. Students will be able to make judgments and draw appropriate conclusions based on the analysis of information.
  • Synthesis. Students will be able to evaluate evidence to develop a comprehensive analysis of information.
  • Decision-Making. Students will be able to create recommendations or decisions using evidence.
  • Functional Knowledge. Students will be able to explain the knowledge of accounting, finance, human resources & management, marketing, operations & production and strategy.
  • Teamwork. Students will be able to work effectively in teams by cultivating a constructive team climate.
  • Collaboration. Students will be able to collaborate with others to formulate business ideas, strategies, solutions or decisions.

Faculty Spotlight

William Young, Ph.D.

O'Bleness Associate Professor; Director, Online MBA; Director, Online MBAn

Dr. William A. Young II is a passionate educator, an active researcher, and a team-oriented collaborator in service. At Ohio University’s College of Business, Young is the Director of the Online Masters of Business Administration program, the Director of the Online Masters of Business Analytics, and a Charles G. O’Bleness Associate Professor of Business Analytics. As an Associate Professor, Young received Ohio University’s University Professor Award in 2020. Young earned his doctorate in Mechanical and Systems Engineering from Ohio University’s Russ College of Engineering and Technology in 2010.

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Learn From Leading Experts

OHIO MBA instructors bring their years of professional and academic expertise to every course so graduates can carry a new level of knowledge as they grow their careers. Our group of expert faculty includes a mix of tenured track academics and business professionals who have worked in law, marketing and other executive business roles. Each brings their real-world work experience to the classroom.

As a student, you'll benefit from:

  • Personalized attention
  • Individualized mentorship and support
  • Career guidance throughout the program
  • Individual career coaching
  • Personal branding expert
  • Industry-connected faculty to broaden your professional network
  • Lifelong career support

Related Programs

  • Professional MBA

    The Professional Master of Business Administration (PMBA) at Ohio University provides students with a highly personal hybrid experience with in-person and online components.

  • One-Year MBA

    The One-Year MBA is a full-time, accelerated program designed to help you enhance your core business competencies and develop confidence to thrive as a strategic and resourceful professional.

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.


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