- Regionally-accredited bachelor's degree
- 2 to 5 years professional experience
- 3.0 GPA
- 3 letters of recommendation
- Goals statement
- No GMAT required
*Transfer credits are not accepted for this program.
Total program tuition
$35,140 (Ohio resident);
$35,805 (non-Ohio resident)
Cost per semester credit hour
$1,004 (Ohio resident);
$1,023 (non-Ohio resident)
Financial aid may be available to those who apply and qualify.
Find out more about your FA options here.
Application Deadline: 03/30/2018
Classes Begin: 05/07/2018
• MBA 6320 – Data Analysis for Decision Making
Data analysis is rapidly becoming a required skill set for today's managers in competitive environments. As a decision maker in business, you are likely to be asked to conduct your own analysis of data, or you will be asked to interpret a report that has been derived by others. In this course, you will have the opportunity to learn how to summarize, visualize, and manage data within software environments that are commonly used in business today. Additionally, techniques that help decision makers reduce risk and identify opportunities that would provide an individual or a company with a competitive advantage will be reviewed.
• MBA 6340 – Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
This course will provide students with a strategic and analytical approach to complex behavioral problems within organizations. In addition, the design and implementation of management practices for aligning human resource practices and the strategic intent of the organization will be reviewed and discussed.
• MBA 6315 – Accounting for Executives
Introduction to financial reporting concepts and application of fundamental accounting principles is the main emphasis of this course. The curriculum also relates accounting and financial disciplines to the strategic focus of an organization utilizing valuation and managerial accounting concepts.
• MBA 6335 – Managerial Finance
This course provides an overview of the tools and techniques of financial decision-making. The primary learning objectives of the course include knowing what information is necessary for a manager to make effective financial decisions, understanding the corporation's role in the financial system including how firms are funded and how the securities used for funding are valued, and how financial information should be analyzed and interpreted in order to make effective and informed business decisions.
• MBA 6350 – Strategic Marketing and Supply Chain Management
The course is an application-oriented course with a focus on marketing strategy and supply chain management for organizations. Critical aspects of strategic marketing planning, such as situation analysis, competitive analysis, product and service management, distribution and supply chain management, and integrated marketing communications, are examined in depth. The course will discuss the latest analytical tools used in strategic marketing. Students will study how to explore marketing resources and information to maximize long-run customer value and to generate the greatest financial return for the organization.
• MBA 6360 – Strategic Use of Information
This course provides an introduction to information systems and their strategic role in organizations, blending organizational and managerial concerns with the study of information technologies.
• MBA 6370 – Management of Operations
This course explores the strategic management of waiting lines, capacity planning, quality control, inventory planning, and supply chain management. Selected case analysis, problem solving, and decision making tools are used to examine core operations areas in both manufacturing and service settings.
• MBA 6380 – Strategic Leadership
Students bring together lessons from all their prior course work to analyze the firm and its industry, and to formulate and implement strategy. In this course, you will be asked to take the perspective of executives who have overall responsibility for an organization. Concepts discussed include strategy formulation at the corporate and business levels, interrelationships between firms and their environments; corporate governance and strategy implementation issues.
• MBA 6912 – Applied Business Experience (CAPSIM)
In this course, students work in teams to complete a computer simulation. In this simulation, the teams each run a fictitious firm, making financial, production, marketing, and other key business decisions. Teams compete with one another in a dynamic industry environment. This provides an opportunity to apply many of the concepts you have learned throughout the MBA program.
Finance Concentration Courses
• MBA 6345 – Financial Markets and Institutions
This course provides a review of concepts, problems, and applications of financial decision making, with an emphasis on equity, fixed income, and derivative and foreign exchange as related to financial markets and institutions.
• MBA 6355 – Investments
An overview of portfolio management and investment performance, as well as equity valuation, market efficiency and behavioral issues will be presented in this course. Also, developing risk and return based on portfolio theory and asset pricing models are addressed.
• MBA 6365 – Advanced Corporate Finance
This course covers topics related to a deeper understanding of corporate finance, including capital structure, dividend policy, long-term and short-term financing, and risk management. An overview of how to address key company specific questions about the firm's strategy and ability to fund its operations, while at the same time managing and incorporating risk management to maximize shareholder wealth, is also provided.
Health Care Concentration Courses
• HLTH 6010 – Introduction to the U.S. Health Care Delivery System
This course focuses on how the U.S. health services system is organized, the internal and external forces on the system, as well as how system services are delivered and financed.
• HLTH 6210 – Health Care Finance
This course provides an overview of the financial administration concepts and tools essential in sustaining viability of various health care organizations, including financial statement analysis, time value of money, cost analysis, budgeting, portfolio theory, asset pricing models, valuation methods, and cost of capital.
• HLTH 6280 – Health Law
This course delves into the relationship between the legal and health care systems, including the roles and rights of key stakeholders of the U.S. health care system.
Executive Management Concentration Courses
• MBA 6325 – Prescriptive Analytics
With the development of the PC and spreadsheet applications, it is now possible for most decision makers to access the tools and techniques that previously required the skills of specialists. Some refer to analytics as the new science of winning. It refers to a commitment by top management to the extensive use of data, statistical and quantitative analysis, explanatory and predictive models and fact-based management to drive decisions and actions. This course covers the topics of analytics and spreadsheet modeling for decision-making. You will be expected to master, at an introductory level, techniques that are at the heart of the competitive posture of many successful organizations.
• MBA 6425 – Leadership and Change Management
The ability to effectively manage the tension between stability and change in organizational contexts is a key competency for today's competitive business leader. This course is designed to equip students with the foundation of theoretical knowledge and skills necessary to achieve competence in this area. Toward this end, this course integrates three types of learning: (1) didactic (theories and concepts from primary sources, articles, and lecture material); (2) critical thinking and analysis (applying theory to organizational cases); and (3) experiential (applying theory to a real organizational simulation; initiating a change leadership development project). Critical thinking and experiential learning are emphasized through hands-on activities, exercises, discussions and cases that will help you to build familiarity with key concepts. We hope you will grow as you study and learn about transformation and change in organizations.
• MBA 6525 – Ethics in the Global Environment
This course introduces key concepts related to business ethics, and specifically focuses on issues in the global business environment. Important decision-making frameworks are introduced and discussed in an effort to help students develop their own unique approach to ethical reasoning.
Business Analytics Concentration Courses
• MBA 6390 – Predictive Analytics
Predictive analytics encompasses a variety of statistical and machine learning techniques and applications within a business environment. The primary goal of predictive analytics is to discover and apply relationships found within historic datasets in order to make predictions about the future or otherwise unknown events. In this hands-on course, you'll be introduced to concepts related to constructing, testing, and applying quantitative models in various business settings. You'll utilize major software tools in order to conduct an analysis of continuous, classification, and clustering models. Upon completion of this course, you'll understand how models are constructed and how predictive models can improve business decisions.
• MBA 6395 – Data Management, Business Intelligence & Analytics
This course provides a broad overview of business intelligence and data management including database fundamentals, business intelligence approaches, data management, data governance strategies, data mining, and other business data analytics techniques. With primary emphasis focused on the "managerial perspective", you'll learn how to design, implement and leverage business intelligence systems and strategies in a management role.
• MBA 6325 – Prescriptive Analytics
Prescriptive analytics encompasses multiple techniques and applications that recommend which course of action a decision maker should take within a business environment. The primary goal of prescriptive analytics is to utilize these techniques in order to determine optimal strategies that can improve the results related to business decisions. In this hands-on course, you'll be introduced to concepts related to developing various linear and non-linear models within major software tools that are commonly used by business professionals. You'll conduct an analysis of assignment, transportation, and network models as well as investigate other business scenarios that require additional theories such as integer and goal programming. You'll also develop simulation models and utilize decision analysis techniques and strategies in order to explore situations when the future events are uncertain. Upon completion of this course, you'll understand not only how various models are constructed, but also how prescriptive models can improve business decision making.
How much is the tuition?
Effective for students beginning the program in 2016-2017, the total program tuition is $35,140 (Ohio resident), $35,805 (non-Ohio resident), including fees. The cost per semester credit hour is $1,004 (Ohio resident), $1,023 (non-Ohio resident). There is a Specialized Services/Materials fee of $80 per credit hour included in the tuition. This fee is assessed by credit hour and includes technology fees, and part of the workshop costs. There is also a $4 per credit hour Student Information System/Network fee.
What does the tuition cover?
The tuition cost covers the cost per credit hour as well as hotel and most meals for your campus workshop(s).
How long is the program?
The program is 35 total semester credit hours (5-6 credit hours each semester) and takes 6 semesters to complete. Each semester consists of two 7-week terms (A & B), and you are taking one class per each 7-week term.
Does the Ohio University online MBA require the GMAT?
The Ohio University online MBA does not require the GMAT for admission.
Do I have to log on at a specific time?
The majority of activities you engage in are asynchronous, but on occasion, some courses will have live required lecture sessions. These sessions are kept to a minimum, and students will select which day and time works best for them. You also have the opportunity to participate in live virtual office hours that are strongly recommended and recorded for your convenience. Tests and quizzes are typically completed within a certain time frame. For each course, you will want to ensure that you can commit a minimum of 15-20 hours per week for each class.
Are there campus visit requirements?
All MBA candidates are required to attend one on-campus, weekend-long (Friday afternoon-Sunday) Professional Development Workshop. Students also have the option to participate in two more workshops throughout the program, but those are not required.
Is the attendance at the required workshop flexible?
Students must attend one on-campus, weekend-long workshop. The workshop is scheduled very far in advance so that travel accommodations can be made.
How long has the program been around?
The Ohio University online MBA program started in the Fall semester of 2012. The College of Business has more than 15 years of experience delivering outstanding distance graduate business education, and you can be assured that you will receive superior instruction from a university with more than a century-old reputation for academic excellence.
What type of student support can I expect during the program?
At Ohio University, each student is assigned a personal Student Support Advisor who will be with you throughout your time in the program. To discuss the program in detail, contact your Enrollment Advisor.
Can I transfer credits in?
Transfer credits are not accepted for this program.
Are there any prerequisite courses needed if my degree isn't in business?
No, there are no prerequisite courses required for this program; however, we will take your professional work experience into consideration.
How will I communicate with my professors?
Your professors will participate in the class discussion areas with you. Also, they will provide virtual office hours if you need individual attention.
What can I expect the coursework to be like?
You should expect that coursework will be application-based. You will learn based on real-world scenarios and expect to apply them both in and outside of the classroom environment.