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At Ohio University, we understand how important an MBA can be to advancing your career. We also know that your MBA should be affordable, engaging, and academically rigorous. That’s why we have designed an online MBA that is comprehensive and challenging, yet flexible to fit your lifestyle. Our curriculum is taught 100% online, and our online MBA has no GMAT required for admission. Combine that with the opportunity to choose a concentration that best fits your professional goals, and you have an online MBA that can provide a strong return on your investment.

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90% of graduates say their job performance has improved as a result of this program.

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80% of graduates say this program helped their ability to advance their career.

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Ranked 3rd best MBA value as seen in Fortune

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Coursework 100% online

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No GMAT required

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Choose from eight concentrations

Why Choose the Ohio University Online MBA?

An MBA can be a valuable tool in the business world. When you earn your MBA online from Ohio University you are making a conscious decision to improve your professional value and position yourself for current and future business opportunities. By developing your business intelligence you can qualify for previously unattainable jobs and create new pathways toward leadership positions. Plus, as an online MBA no GMAT program, you have the opportunity to attend a highly ranked and nationally recognized program with multiple concentration offerings taught by industry experts.

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Ohio University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Working professionals seeking to augment and accelerate their expertise can find the respected education they are looking for in the online MBA program at AACSB-accredited Ohio University. This esteemed designation is held by only 5% of business schools worldwide. Ohio University is also regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States.

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U.S. News & World Report recognized Ohio University on its lists of “Best Business Schools,” “Best Education Schools,” and “Best National Universities”. In 2017, 2018, and 2019 the online MBA program from Ohio University was also recognized as one of the “Best Online MBA” programs nationally. In 2018 Ohio’s Online MBA ranked 15th in the Poets and Quants “Best Online MBA programs” list.

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Additionally, The Princeton Review praises the university for professor accessibility. Ohio University has also been recognized by Peterson’s Competitive Colleges for academic quality and value.

Dean Sherman shares the goals of the online MBA program


Dean Sherman: Here at Ohio University we want to help our students to become the creative high skilled knowledge workers, these are where the best careers are today and will be even more importantly in the future. This requires that’s that students not just do the tasks that they’re assigned but have to offer something that’s special something, that’s creative, something that creates a new process or innovative product. Most business education just concentrates on teaching the business discipline what we try to do here is teach additional skills that are going to be absolutely critical which include: critical thinking, entrepreneurship, innovation, leadership, and holistic thinkers.

Focused Curriculum

The 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 8 concentrations in Finance, Health Care, Executive Management, Business Analytics, Operations and Supply Chain Management, Accounting, Strategic Selling and Sales Leadership, or Business Venturing and Entrepreneurship.

Online Master of Business Administration Core Courses

MBA 6320Data Analysis for Decision Making3 Credits
MBA 6340Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management3 Credits
MBA 6315Accounting for Executives3 Credits
MBA 6335Managerial Finance3 Credits
MBA 6350Strategic Marketing and Supply Chain Management3 Credits
MBA 6360Strategic Use of Information3 Credits
MBA 6370Management of Operations3 Credits
MBA 6380Strategic Leadership3 Credits
MBA 6912Applied Business Experience (CAPSIM)2 Credits

Finance Concentration Courses

MBA 6345Financial Markets and Institutions3 Credits
MBA 6355Investments3 Credits
MBA 6365Advanced Corporate Finance3 Credits

Health Care Concentration Courses

HLTH 6010Introduction to the U.S. Health Care Delivery System3 Credits
HLTH 6210Health Care Finance3 Credits
HLTH 6280Health Law3 Credits

Executive Management Concentration Courses

MBA 6325Prescriptive Analytics3 Credits
MBA 6425Leadership and Change Management3 Credits
MBA 6525Ethics in the Global Environment3 Credits

Business Analytics Concentration Courses

MBA 6390Predictive Analytics3 Credits
MBA 6395Data Management, Business Intelligence & Analytics3 Credits
MBA 6325Prescriptive Analytics3 Credits

Operations and Supply Chain Management Concentration

MGT 5021Management of Lean Six Sigma Programs3 Credits
MGT 5023Supply Chain Risk Management & Global Supply Chain Design3 Credits
MGT 5025Project Management3 Credits

Accounting Concentration

ACCT 5010Intermediate Accounting Concepts3 Credits
ACCT 5020Advanced Accounting Concepts I3 Credits
ACCT 5030Advanced Accounting Concepts II 3 Credits

Strategic Selling & Sales Leadership Concentration

MBA 6300Building & Developing Customer Relationships3 Credits
MBA 6400Sales Leadership3 Credits
MBA 6500Sales Analytics3 Credits

Business Venturing & Entrepreneurship

MGT 5070Managing Innovation and Corporate Entrepreneurship3 Credits
MGT 5071Ideation, Concept Development and Business Models3 Credits
MGT 5072New Venture Creation3 Credits

Experienced Faculty

Learn from a faculty of proficient business professionals who can share their practical knowledge and experiences across various industries.

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    William Young, Ph.D.

    Director of the Online MBA Program

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Hear From Our Students


Emily: I chose to pursue the Ohio University online MBA program because I was looking for a fast transition in my career and I really appreciated the flexibility that the program offered. Cara: I knew it was a really good at university and looked into it and it was very cost effective as well. Jennifer: I decided to pursue an MBA for career advancement. I actually have been promoted twice since I started so that was really really good. The professors in this program were so open and willing to help out. I think it’s a different relationship in an MBA program that you have with your professors than you do in the undergrad. I chose it for the longevity of the school been around since 1804. The cohort style of the program and being that it was an online MBA program with no gmat or gre was definitely a big plus.

“When I first started the program I didn’t have anyone reporting to me, but after taking some leadership courses and developing leadership skills I have been able to transition into a position in which I now manage a team.”

Cara Fisher,
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 Data Analysis 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 student
Health Care concentration

“I spent the majority of my career as an engineer and had to learn the business side out in the field. I’ve pretty much used all of the information from each class so far. In my current role I’m in a lot of high-level discussions with customers who are C-suite or executive level. Being able to go beyond just talking about engineering to more broad conversations has been impactful. The technology we talk about is now an economic conversation, and to be able to discuss how technology and economics tie together has been very powerful.”

Shelli Sedlak, LC, LEED, AP, MIES®, SMIEEE,
GE Lighting Senior Lighting Specialist,
Executive Management concentration
Online MBA student