ONLINE MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

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Offered 100% online, Central State University Online MBA is designed for working professionals who want to advance their career but have a schedule that makes an on-campus program tough to pull off. Transform your world and distinguish yourself in the workplace—all in just one year.

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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."

John Adams ,
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."

Robyn Rahming,
Central State University

"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."

Vashti Carter,
Central State University

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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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is an online MBA recognized?

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.

How long does it take to complete the program?

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).

Is a virtual MBA worth it?

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.

How many credits needed to graduate?

The program requires the completion of 36 credits.

Can you complete an MBA in 1 year?

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.

What is the curriculum for the General MBA Track?

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.

What is the background of the professors?

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.

What is the curriculum for the Project Management Track?

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).

Is the GMAT mandatory or optional?

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).

What kind of support can I expect in the Online MBA program?

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.

If Central State requires the GMAT, what is the score needed to be accepted?

Applicants with a cumulative GPA between 2.50 and 2.99 are required to submit a GMAT minimum score of 450 (or GRE equivalent).