OHIO's College of Business Online Graduate Programs

Build on your business mindset.
Open the door to countless career paths.

You’re driven to lead in the world of business. You’re interested in pursuing your graduate education, but wondering which program will best support your career path. Ohio University’s College of Business offers several degree or certificate options designed to highlight your experience, specialize your focus, and meet your professional goals.

Earning a business master’s or certificate continues to be the most popular graduate field of study, but earning one from OHIO’s College of Business provides versatility to your resume, and various factors like cost, flexibility, and length of the program will factor into your decision about which program is right for you. Whether you’re looking to increase your knowledge to contribute more to your current professional role or start a new career path completely, Ohio University has a program to fit your needs, on your schedule.

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No GRE or GMAT required

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3 starts per year – Spring, Summer, and Fall

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Personal support team & leadership experience opportunities

Why choose Ohio University to further your business education?

With over 90 years of business education experience, we want you to understand how a degree from Ohio University’s College of Business can impact your professional future. We work to create an innovative and diverse learning environment that allows our students, alumni, and faculty to thrive as global leaders in their industries.

Our graduate business degrees are flexible and designed for working professionals who are seeking the opportunity to study online or on campus.

At Ohio University, our mission is to motivate and nurture our students so they become determined leaders who will create better business environments.

“We give our students the academic knowledge, paired with applied experiences and leadership training that allows them to be the architect of their future.”

― Hugh Sherman, Dean of the College of Business

Accreditation and Rankings

AACSB Accreditation logoOhio University’s College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), which recognizes the best business schools on a global scale.

Our College of Business was one of the earliest accredited schools, and we’ve maintained our AACSB accreditation for nearly 70 years.

In addition, the College of Business has been recognized with the following:

  • Ranked as the 14th best online MBA program by College Consensus
  • Ralph and Luci Schey Sales Centre named on the “Top Universities for Professional Sales Education” list by Sales Education Foundation
  • Ranked #29 Online MBA by Poets & Quants in 2019
  • KDNuggets recently rated OHIO’s Online Master of Business Analytics number 16 as the best masters in data science & analytics degree.

Scholarship Opportunities

Ohio University’s College of Business is proud to offer scholarships to those seeking to continue their education. If you are an Ohio University alumni; student veteran or active military; or corporate partner you are automatically eligible to receive a scholarship. Learn more by reviewing our scholarship page, or please contact an enrollment advisor.

Leadership Development Program.
Online learning with a personal touch.

One of the features that all of our online graduate business programs share is our unique Leadership Development Program (LDP). The LDP bridges the gap between classroom learning and real-world application. All online students are required to attend this event at least once, but we encourage you to participate more often if you are able to.

During your two days on campus in Athens, Ohio, you’ll hear from world-class speakers who will discuss various aspects of leadership, including how to lead yourself, lead and influence others, and how to effectively lead businesses and enterprises in today’s modern environment. You’ll have the opportunity to connect with classmates in your program, network with students enrolled in other online business programs, and meet the faculty you’ve learned from.

“LDP has really enhanced my own self-awareness of the type of leader that I am. It allowed me to look at not only my strengths but understand my weaknesses to be able to address those going forward in my career.”

― Steven Coxford, MBA Graduate

We support our online students.

Pursuing your graduate education is a big decision, and we want to ensure that you succeed when you choose Ohio University. From the start, you’ll work with a dedicated enrollment advisor who will answer any questions you have about the program, help you through the application process, and connect you with the resources and tools you need to get started once you’re accepted as a student.

As an online graduate student in the College of Business, you’ll be paired with a student support specialist who will be your main point of contact through your entire experience as a Bobcat. Your student support specialist may assist you in the following ways:

  • Connecting you to university/program resources
  • Recommending/discussing study and time management strategies
  • Providing schedule information and advisement on changes
  • Addressing course registration questions
  • Locating/purchasing course material
  • Communicating pertinent deadlines

Our students also benefit from 24/7 live tutoring and writing center services, online Ohio libraries to assist with research papers and projects, and new student orientation to ensure that you’re comfortable with our online learning platform. The support we offer you won’t stop once you graduate ― we offer career and leadership development services to alumni as well as students, so you can connect with potential employers even after you finish your program.