Fully 100% Online
GMAT waiver available - 3.0 GPA and above
Earn a degree in as few as 12 months
Ranked as Ohio's most affordable public university
Shaping Business Leaders Through Engagement And Innovation
The Central State University Online Master of Business Administration forges confident business leaders by delivering a rigorous curriculum with an emphasis on global business management practices and project management leadership, as well as a remarkably high level of student engagement.
- Work closely with expert faculty
- 100% online to maximize your time and location
- Choose in two in-demand concentrations
- GMAT waiver available
- Graduate in as few as 12 months
The Central State Online MBA program, advances business leaders with discipline, drive, and passion for what they do. We have committed faculty and staff who are dedicated to your success. Our faculty are content experts and leaders in their fields.
Dr. Fred Aikens,
Central State University, Online MBA Coordinator
"One of the most important things I received from Central State was the personalized attention I received from the faculty."
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Central State University
"At Central State they’ve cultivated a higher form of myself as I moved through my degree. You get a bigger scope of the world."
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"They were really interested in us as students. They were interested in our development and our growth. Central State has really developed my leadership skills."
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Project Management Track
Graduates of the MBA program in the Project Management Track will possess the knowledge, skill, and competencies to apply project implementation principles in any business situation. In addition to the general business courses, the project management track focuses on project initiation and selection, project implementation, and a capstone that allows students to see a project through the entire process. The Project Management track prepares learners with the tools, techniques, and processes required to manage projects to and through completion using standards from several industries. To accomplish the objectives of this course, students will learn to utilize project management software and industry-leading simulations to hone skills acquired at the undergraduate level and develop critical competencies that will assist them in becoming PMP certified.
General MBA Track
Students that complete the MBA program in the General Management Track will have broad knowledge in management and technology, strategic thinking, and managing teams. Students will also have core skills in marketing, accounting, and finance. The degree will prepare students to begin or enhance professional careers or to enter into advanced studies through rigorous academic preparation, robust mentorship, enrichment opportunities, and service-learning. This track includes courses in accounting, ethics, financial management, logistics, quantitative methods, and operations. This track allows students to complement the competencies acquired at the undergraduate level and prepares learners for leadership in today’s changing and dynamic industries including banking, customer service, government, and manufacturing.
Financial Aid Available
Evaluating how to pay for your MBA is an important part of your consideration process. Financial aid is available for those who qualify. We will put you in touch with a financial aid advisor who can answer your questions.
Visit our Office of Financial Aid to learn more.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, online MBA programs are recognized by leading corporations, businesses, nonprofits and, government agencies, provided the degree is earned from a recognized and accredited university.
Generally, students with an undergraduate business degree can complete the program in one year. Other students can complete the five required courses during an additional one or two semester (16-20 months).
There is more to the worth of an online MBA than money. GMAC research suggests online MBA students are more likely than full-time MBA students to be motivated by career advancement—a promotion or salary increase—rather than a disruptive career change.
The program requires the completion of 36 credits.
Yes. Central State University's Online MBA program can be completed in one year. We offer flexibility to students to go at their own pace based on life circumstances.
The MBA program consists of twelve courses, three credit hours each, for a total of 36 credit hours. The General MBA track.
Of the 36 credits hours, 24 credit hours are comprised of core courses related to functional business areas. These include: Managerial Accounting, Corporate Finance, Organizational Behavior, Marketing Management, Quantitative Methods for Managers, Corporate Economic Decision Making, Business Ethics and Management Information Systems.
Students in the General MBA Track take an additional four concentration courses (12 credits) from the following: Investments, International Business, Supply Chain and Corporate Logistics, Leadership and Strategic Management (capstone course). Students will work with advisors to navigate the program based on their career goals.
All Central State University Professors teaching in the MBA program have terminal degrees (e.g., Ph.D. or DBA). Many have significant industry experience, have taught in business programs for a number of years and are active scholars and researchers publishing in peer-reviewed business journals.
The MBA program consists of twelve courses, three credit hours each, for a total of 36 credit hours. The Project Management track: Of the 36 credits hours, 24 credit hours are comprised of core courses related to functional business areas. These include: Managerial Accounting, Corporate Finance, Organizational Behavior, Marketing Management, Quantitative Methods for Managers, Corporate Economic Decision Making, Business Ethics and Management Information Systems. Students in the Project Management track complete the following four concentration courses (12 credits) after taking the core courses: Fundamentals of Project Management, Project Initiation and Selection, Project Implementation, and Advanced Project Management Practices (capstone course).
Central State offers GMAT Waivers for students who meet the following qualifications: GMAT (or GRE equivalent) is not required for students with a bachelor's degree with a cumulative GPA of 3.0. Applicants with a cumulative GPA between 2.50 and 2.99 are required to submit a GMAT minimum score of 450 (or GRE equivalent).
Central State University offers personalized support for our Online MBA students. Our coordinator, Dr. Aikens will work with each student a plan that works with their lifestyle and circumstances.
Applicants with a cumulative GPA between 2.50 and 2.99 are required to submit a GMAT minimum score of 450 (or GRE equivalent).