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Advance in your organization – Shift to a new industry – Hold the title of MBA

Our Master of Business Administration (MBA) equips graduates for success and enhancement in the workplace. Your time is valuable, so we’ve designed the program around 5-week courses — allowing participants to move quickly through the curriculum. In addition to the flexible program structure, we offer a variety of concentration areas that emphasize the most in-demand topics in the marketplace.
 
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  Quickly complete your MBA
 

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With multiple entry points throughout the year and 5-week courses, our program is designed so that participants can quickly move through the curriculum and hold the title of MBA.
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Upcoming session dates:

Summer 2021 (1st session): May 24 - June 28
Summer 2021 (2nd session): July 12 - August 13
Fall 2021 (1st session): August 23 - September 24
Fall 2021 (2nd session): October 4 - November 5
Fall 2021 (3rd session): November 11 - December 17

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Online Program Available

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RyanWilker

The professors have a wealth of real-world experience, and the topics that we cover in the courses can be directly applied to our careers. I have also had the chance to work with students from many different backgrounds, which has enhanced the learning experience for everyone involved with the MBA program. I am very pleased with my choice to study at NKU, and I know that this decision will help advance my career in the near future.

Ryan Wilker, '19
Paraplanner, Independent Capital Management

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  Curriculum
 

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Our 33-credit hour program is designed for working professionals to take their career to new heights. Our 5-week courses allow for flexible scheduling. All courses are available online.
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BUSINESS ESSENTIALS

16 CREDIT HOURS

Eight foundational courses in the business disciplines, including:

MGT 605 Managing in Organizations
ACC 610 Accounting in the Corporate Environment*
FIN 605 Financial Management inOrganizations
MKT 605 Marketing in Organizations
MGT 607 Strategies for High Performing Organizations
MBI 600 Introduction to Information Systems in Organizations
BUS 605 Legal Environment for Business
MGT 610 Operations Management

* It is strongly suggested to take ACC 610 before FIN 605

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CONCENTRATION AREAS

12 CREDIT HOURS
Completion of two concentration areas, providing knowledge in current, high-interest, topical business areas:
 
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CAPSTONE EXPERIENCE

5 CREDIT HOURS

The Capstone Experience spans two courses with MBA 610 serving as a comprehensive review of the business essentials. MBA 611 is the final part of the culminating experience and involves application of the essentials through theory and practice.

MBA 610 Comprehensive MBA Essentials Review
MBA 611 MBA Capstone

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  Admission Requirements
 

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Our admissions process is designed to be highly selective. Applicants should assemble the strongest mix of elements below to comprise their application package. No GMAT required.

  1. Online application for MBA admission and application fee
  2. Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) coursework from accredited institutions with a minimum 2.5 undergraduate grade point average (GPA)
  3. Current resume; applicants with an undergraduate GPA below 3.0 must have three years of professional work experience
  4. Essay (250 to 500 words) stating your motivation for pursuing a MBA
  5. If an international applicant, Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) scores must be submitted to the NKU Office for International Students and Scholar Services*
* TOEFL scores must meet a minimum standard score of 550 on the paper version, 213 of the computer-based version, or 79 on the internet based (iBT) version. Applicants submitting the IELTS must achieve a 6.5 on the general band portion. NEW: Duolingo composite score of 105 will also be accepted.
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All required application materials should be sent to:

Northern Kentucky University
Office of Graduate Education
302 Lucas Administrative Center
Highland Heights, KY 41099
Email: graduate@nku.edu
Phone: (859) 572-6364
Fax: (859) 572-6670

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  Tuition & Fees Information
 

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There is a tuition differential between the on-campus and the online accelerated MBA. You will be billed according to your primary program of study. For example, if you are enrolled in the online accelerated MBA program, you will be charged the rate for that program. If you are in the on-campus MBA program, you will be charged the rate for that program.

On-Campus MBA - Tuition and Fees

Online Accelerated MBA - Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fees FAQ's

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  Scholarships
 

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The Haile Foundation has generously agreed to provide scholarships for deserving MBA students. The stipulations for the scholarships are listed below along with application specifics. A call for scholarship applications will go out to those qualified. Scholarship funds may be used for tuition and/or books.

  • Non-continuing scholarships are awarded each year; individual amounts are determined by the MBA Scholarship Committee.  
  • Application must include a letter addressing:
    • The importance of this award to the applicant’s continuing education
    • The financial situation that warrants consideration
    • Career goals and how the MBA will assist in attaining these goals

 

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Contact Us

Have questions about the MBA program?

Kari Wright Perkins | Assistant Director | wrightk11@nku.edu | 859.572.6657
Dr. Sandra Spataro | Program Director | spataros1@nku.edu | 859.572.7908