Master of Business Administration Online

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Why Earn a Master of Business Administration Online Degree?

At Ohio University, we understand that an MBA is an important stepping stone to advancing your career. That’s why we’ve built an affordable, engaging, and academically-rigorous Online Master of Business Administration designed to give you the key skills to take on business leadership roles. Built for your busy lifestyle, our degree program is tailored to your professional goals, with nine unique concentrations to choose from, flexible scheduling, and no GMAT required for admission — ensuring that you get a strong return on your investment without sacrificing your current responsibilities.

MBA Scholarship Opportunities

Ohio University’s College of Business is proud to offer scholarships to those seeking to continue their education with the Online Master of Business Administration. Ohio University alumni, student veterans, active military, and corporate partners are automatically eligible to receive a scholarship. Learn more by reviewing our scholarship page, or contact an enrollment advisor.

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Why Choose Ohio University’s Online MBA?

OHIO’s Online Master of Business Administration provides a flexible, student-centered environment for you to improve your professional value and position yourself for a more impactful career. Our nationally recognized program, which doesn’t require the GMAT for admission, features multiple concentrations taught by industry experts and 100% online learning to fit your schedule. When earning your MBA online from Ohio University’s College of Business, you develop your business intelligence and gain key leadership expertise to not only qualify for previously aspirational jobs but also become an influential driver of organizational growth.

Photo of Dr. Jackie Rees Ulmer, Dean of the College of Business“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

MBA Careers and Average Salaries

The average salary for master’s in business administration graduates is $91,000. Here are nine MBA careers and their average salaries: program manager ($85,100); commodity manager ($88,700); health informatics manager ($96,500); senior data scientist ($127,770); financial manager ($134,180); chief financial officer ($138,300); senior sales director ($144,800); chief executive officer ($185,950); and chief innovation officer ($220,400).

Average salaries for careers in business administration.

MBA Curriculum

OHIO’s Online MBA program features a comprehensive curriculum focused on the current and practical business skills you will need to secure your future in the business world. Choose 1 of 9 concentrations in Finance, Health Care, Executive Management, Business Analytics, Operations and Supply Chain Management, Accounting, Project Management, Strategic Selling and Sales Leadership, or Business Venturing and Entrepreneurship.



Online Master of Business Administration Core Courses

MBA 6320 Descriptive Analytics 3 Credits
MBA 6340 Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management 3 Credits
MBA 6315 Accounting for Executives 3 Credits
MBA 6335 Managerial Finance 3 Credits
MBA 6350 Strategic Marketing 3 Credits
MBA 6360 Strategic Use of Information Systems 3 Credits
MBA 6370 Operations Management 3 Credits
MBA 6380 Strategy 3 Credits
MBA 6912 Applied Business Experience (CAPSIM) 2 Credits

Finance Concentration Courses

MBA 6345 Financial Markets and Institutions 3 Credits
MBA 6355 Investments 3 Credits
MBA 6365 Advanced Corporate Finance 3 Credits

Health Care Concentration Courses

HLTH 6010 Introduction to the U.S. Health Care Delivery System 3 Credits
HLTH 6210 Health Care Finance 3 Credits
HLTH 6280 Health Law 3 Credits

Executive Management Concentration Courses

MBA 6560 Analytics for Executives 3 Credits
MBA 6425 Leadership and Change Management 3 Credits
MBA 6525 Ethics in Leadership 3 Credits

Business Analytics Concentration Courses

MBA 6390 Predictive Analytics 3 Credits
MBA 6395 Business Intelligence 3 Credits
MBA 6325 Prescriptive Analytics 3 Credits

Operations and Supply Chain Management Concentration

MGT 5021 Management of Lean Six Sigma Programs 3 Credits
MGT 5023 Supply Chain Risk Management 3 Credits
MGT 5025 Project Management 3 Credits

Accounting Concentration

ACCT 5010 Intermediate Accounting Concepts 3 Credits
ACCT 5020 Advanced Accounting Concepts I 3 Credits
ACCT 5030 Advanced Accounting Concepts II 3 Credits

Project Management Concentration

PM 6100 Project Management I 3 Credits
PM 6200 Project Management II 3 Credits
PM 6500 Change and Risk Management 3 Credits

Strategic Selling & Sales Leadership Concentration

MBA 6300 Building & Developing Customer Relationships 3 Credits
MBA 6400 Sales Leadership 3 Credits
MBA 6500 Sales Analytics 3 Credits

Business Venturing & Entrepreneurship

MGT 5070 Managing Innovation and Corporate Entrepreneurship 3 Credits
MGT 5071 Ideation, Concept Development and Business Models 3 Credits
MGT 5072 New Venture Creation 3 Credits

Graduate Business Certificates

Ohio University also offers Online Graduate Business Certificates that will allow you to upskill quickly in as few as three courses. You can apply select coursework from these certificates toward our Online Master of Business Administration.

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Meet the MBA Faculty

Students pursuing the Online Master of Business Administration at Ohio University learn from talented faculty members with expertise in a range of specialties and plenty of real-world work experience.

Meet Dr. Ashley Metcalf, whose background in chemical engineering and production and operations management led to management positions in manufacturing at corporate giants Kraft Foods and Johnson & Johnson prior to joining Ohio University’s College of Business. Dr. Metcalf’s research interests include supply chain management and risk, environmental risk, and healthcare process improvement. She holds an MBA in Management and a Ph.D. in Product/Operations Management, in addition to a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering.

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Ashley Metcalf, Ph.D.

What academic backgrounds do students applying to Ohio University’s Online MBA program come from?

Many different backgrounds. Certainly, students with business backgrounds further their education with an MBA, but we also see students with backgrounds in anything from engineering, communications, and physics to fine arts, health care, and athletics.

What are the most popular specialties for MBA students today?

Students should pursue specialties based on their personal interests and career goals. Every MBA concentration has value — it’s a decision of which concentration makes sense for you! The great part of an MBA with concentrations is that students will get breadth of overall business knowledge and depth in the area of their concentration.

What major business issues/trends should students interested in pursuing an MBA be aware of?

We are living in a world of digital transformation, so having skills and knowledge related to new technologies, data analytics, and industry trends is certainly a benefit. In addition, a recent Fortune magazine article talks about a major benefit of an online MBA — better remote workforce prep for an increasingly virtual workforce.

What industries are hiring the most MBA graduates?

The true answer is all industries hire MBA graduates. It depends on what you are looking to do. MBA degrees are fantastic for giving students a wide range of business knowledge and management skills — everything from team dynamics to accounting spreadsheets to optimal inventory levels and data analysis. These skill sets can be applied to any managerial role across industries.

Is the return on investment for an online MBA degree more attractive than for a traditional MBA program?

Both MBA program formats have value. Traditional programs are usually full-time and on campus, while online MBA programs can be completed from any location and can be managed by working professionals. I would argue that the major benefit of the Online MBA is the flexibility for students with full-time careers to also pursue graduate education. At Ohio University, many of the same faculty members teach in the Online MBA and the traditional MBA programs.

MBA Alumni

“Being an entrepreneur was instilled in me from an early age, and earning my MBA gives me the confidence that I needed to be the businesswoman I am. The knowledge that was given was great but the confidence that I now have is not quantifiable.”

– Elisette Lopez: Online MBA Graduate, Executive Management Concentration

“This has been a great opportunity to learn more about management. Much of what I’ve done so far has been on-the-job training and learning from mistakes. I have been able to apply the coursework to my job in several ways. I’m currently in an operations role, and I think the Business Analytics and Operations Management courses have been huge for me in regards to staffing, production schedules, and looking at patient management.”

– Daniel Adams, Laboratory Manager: Online MBA Graduate, Health Care Concentration

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I do with an online master’s degree in business administration?

Earning an online MBA is an excellent investment toward qualifying for high-paying career paths in consulting, asset management, investment banking, venture capital, financial analysis, and financial controlling, to name just a few fields.

What is the typical salary for Online Master of Business Administration degree graduates?

According to PayScale, the average salary for MBA graduates is $91,000 per year.

Is the Online MBA program accredited?

Yes. The Ohio University College of Business is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). You can learn more about our accreditation here.

How much is the tuition for Ohio University’s Online Master of Business Administration program?

Program tuition for Ohio residents is $35,980, and $36,645 for nonresidents.

Does Ohio University offer scholarships?

Yes. Ohio University alumni, student veterans, active military, and corporate partners are all automatically eligible for scholarships. You can learn more about scholarship opportunities at OHIO here.

How long is the Online Master of Business Administration degree program?

The program is 35 total semester credit hours and takes about six semesters to complete, with students taking five to six courses per semester. 

Am I required to visit campus?

All MBA candidates are required to attend one on-campus, weekend-long professional development workshop. Students are eligible to participate in two more workshops throughout the program, but those are not required for graduation.

When I graduate, what will my diploma read?

Your diploma will read “Master of Business Administration.” It will not contain the word “online.”