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Online Master of Business Administration

Develop essential business and leadership skills to effectively guide organizational growth in an evolving marketplace.

Apply by: 8/8/22
Start Class: 8/22/22

Program Overview

Gain insights into our Online MBA program

$17,850* In-State Tuition
12 months Program Duration
30 Credit Hours

Deepen your factual knowledge of fundamental business principles, generalizations and theories in the Online Master of Business Administration program from Bowling Green State University.

This innovative master’s in business program enables you to earn a prestigious BGSU MBA online with the flexibility to accommodate the schedules of working professionals. You will study managerial accounting, marketing management and strategy, financial management in global environments, strategy design and implementation, business ethics and law, and much more. In addition to our dynamic core curriculum, you can choose electives that fit your interests and goals.

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The Allen W. and Carol M. Schmidthorst College of Business holds dual accreditation in business and accounting from The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). Dual accreditation is achieved by less than 2 percent of business schools worldwide.

Graduates of this Online MBA program will be able to:

  • Make solid business decisions through information analysis
  • Develop leadership skills to more effectively lead an organization, team, or business unit
  • Apply course material in a multitude of problem-solving and decision-making contexts
  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of, and commitment to, professional ethics, standards and codes of conduct
  • Work in a wide variety of business fields, including for-profit and non-profit organizations
  • Make solid business decisions through information analysis
  • Develop leadership skills to more effectively lead an organization, team, or business unit
  • Apply course material in a multitude of problem-solving and decision-making contexts
  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of, and commitment to, professional ethics, standards and codes of conduct
  • Work in a wide variety of business fields, including for-profit and non-profit organizations

This general MBA online program prepares you for roles such as:

  • Entrepreneur
  • General Manager
  • Director of Operations
  • Director of Sales
  • Senior Marketing Analyst
  • Entrepreneur
  • General Manager
  • Director of Operations
  • Director of Sales
  • Senior Marketing Analyst

Graduates of this Online MBA program will be able to:

  • Make solid business decisions through information analysis
  • Develop leadership skills to more effectively lead an organization, team, or business unit
  • Apply course material in a multitude of problem-solving and decision-making contexts
  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of, and commitment to, professional ethics, standards and codes of conduct
  • Work in a wide variety of business fields, including for-profit and non-profit organizations
  • Make solid business decisions through information analysis
  • Develop leadership skills to more effectively lead an organization, team, or business unit
  • Apply course material in a multitude of problem-solving and decision-making contexts
  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of, and commitment to, professional ethics, standards and codes of conduct
  • Work in a wide variety of business fields, including for-profit and non-profit organizations

This general MBA online program prepares you for roles such as:

  • Entrepreneur
  • General Manager
  • Director of Operations
  • Director of Sales
  • Senior Marketing Analyst
  • Entrepreneur
  • General Manager
  • Director of Operations
  • Director of Sales
  • Senior Marketing Analyst
Have questions or need more information about online programs?

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Tuition

Learn more about our affordable tuition

The Online MBA program offers affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition. All fees are included in the total tuition. Tuition and fees are subject to change. Books are sold separately.

$595 Per Credit Hour (Ohio Students)
$17,850* Total Tuition (Ohio Students)

Ohio students

Program Per Credit Hour Per Course Per Program
MBA $595 $1,785 $17,850*

Out-of-state students

Program Per Credit Hour Per Course Per Program
MBA $606 $1,818 $18,180*

*Does not include foundation courses

Calendar

Plan ahead with these important dates

BGSU online programs are delivered in an accelerated format ideal for working professionals, conveniently featuring multiple start dates each year. Get started today!

8/8/22 Next Application Deadline
8/22/22 Start Classes
TERMSTART DATECOURSE END DATEAPPLICATION DEADLINEDOCUMENT DEADLINEREGISTRATION DEADLINE
Summer 26/27/228/5/226/13/226/15/226/24/22
Fall 18/22/2210/7/228/8/228/10/228/19/22
Fall 210/17/2212/2/2210/3/2210/5/2210/14/22
Spring 11/9/232/24/2312/20/2212/22/221/6/23
Spring 23/13/234/28/232/27/233/1/233/10/23
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Admissions

Read the details of our Online MBA admission criteria

At BGSU, we’ve streamlined the admission process to help you get started quickly and easily. Please read the requirements for the Online MBA, including what additional materials you need and where you should send them. The requirements include:

3 years of work experience
Undergraduate degree from an accredited university
GPA of 2.75 or higher
3 professional references through online application

You must meet the following requirements for admission to the Online MBA program.

  • There is no application fee for domestic or international applicants
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university, with a minimum 2.75 overall GPA
  • Three years of professional work experience
  • Three professional references (through online application process)
  • Professional resume detailing educational and work experience
  • Official GMAT score report, which can be waived if you have a 3.0 undergraduate GPA
  • Scanned copies of official or unofficial transcripts from all institutions attended. Upon admission, final official or notarized copies of transcripts from all institutions where degrees were earned and diplomas from international institutions must be submitted.
  • Applicants without a business undergraduate degree must take three corequisite foundation courses

Official transcripts, test scores and other documents should be sent from the granting institutions to:

Graduate College
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Bowling Green, OH 43403

BGSU’s Schmidthorst College of Business has been listed among the Princeton Review’s top business schools for 11 consecutive years

Courses

Take a look at the Online MBA curriculum

For the Online MBA, you must complete 15 credit hours of core courses, 12 credit hours of electives, and a capstone course. If you do not hold an undergraduate degree in business, then you must take an additional 9 hours of corequisite foundation courses (these can be taken concurrently with MBA core courses).

Students who do not hold an undergraduate degree in business must take the following courses, which can be completed as corequisites. Foundation course offerings vary throughout the year.  The Coordinator for the Online MBA Program can assist with mapping out a plan of study.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Addresses financial accounting concepts and development of financial statements. Emphasis is placed on the effect of business processes on the reported financial statements of an organization and on the usage of financial information in the management and analysis of business operations.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Fundamental statistical concepts and important statistical techniques will be introduced. Topics to be covered include exploratory data analysis, confidence interval estimation, hypothesis testing, regression analysis of variance, and contingency tables.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A fundamental understanding and application of those economic principles that are relevant to contemporary business decision-making. Special emphasis is given to the global environment now facing business operations of all sizes. Topics include marginal analysis, market structure, competitive strategy and public policy issues.
Core Courses are scheduled to be offered all six sessions. Class availability is subject to change.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Applies accounting to the decision-making, planning, and control processes of management. Emphasizes the nature, use, and reliability of accounting data for decision-making. Prerequisite: MBA students only or with permission of Graduate Programs in Business.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Relevant theory and practice as relevant to principles, analysis, and planning for developing market strategy.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Applies financial modeling and decision making and addresses the acquisition and allocation of funds for non-financial firms in a global environment. Topics include financial tools, valuation, risk and return, multinational cost of capital and capital budgeting, financial planning, value-based management, global resource of long-term and sort-term funds, capital structure and dividend policy, mergers and acquisitions, and risk management. Prerequisite: MBA 6000 or MBA 6030.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Focuses on how supply chains create value for organizations, their suppliers and customers. Explores supply, operations, and logistics processes and how these processes are integrated with other functions within the firm and across organizations. Examines supply chain strategy; product, process, and service design; quality and lean; planning, control, and measurement systems; and ethical and environmental decisions. Prerequisite: STAT 6010.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Examines issues relating to law and ethics that impact the business enterprise, including product liability, contract issues, intellectual property, privacy, agency, officer and director liability, employment discrimination, bribery, and the social responsibility of business. A case approach is emphasized. This course assesses oral and written business communication skills.
Elective course offerings vary throughout the year.  The Coordinator for the Online MBA Program can assist with mapping out a plan of study. Students can take any four MBA electives from the following:
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Understanding the effective functioning of individuals, groups and teams in organizations. Emphasizes application of behavioral science knowledge to major organizational issues such as performance, decision making, communication, conflict, and leadership. Employs a cross-cultural perspective.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Appraisal of investment risks of specific securities; valuation and suitability of specific securities for investment. Management of fixed-income and equity portfolios emphasizing the role that options and futures play in managing securities portfolios.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Provides MBA students with the opportunity to develop analytical skills through the application of quantitative models to managerial problems. Students will learn to design analyses in the context of practical business situations and use the results to support managerial decision-making. Prerequisite: STAT 6010; for MBA students only or with permission of Graduate Programs in Business.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Surveys various topics in information systems. The purpose is to develop an understanding of key information technologies and the role of IT in organizations. Focuses on empowering managers with the knowledge of IT necessary to use technology effectively in their organizations.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Extends financial management to the international arena with emphasis on the financial strategies of multinational corporations. Topics include foreign exchange markets, currency futures and options markets, swaps, international securities markets, managing and hedging security risk, multinational financing strategies and capital budgeting, and international portfolio management.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This is the second course in financial accounting. It reinforces topics from the previous course and examines more advanced accounting topics than those included in the first financial accounting course. Topics include investments, contingent liabilities, long term debt, leases, pensions, the equity section, earnings per share, income taxes and the statement of cash flows. Each section is independent of previous topics
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A multidisciplinary introduction to the basic concepts and theories of consumer behavior. It reviews the knowledge gained from various social sciences in the field of consumer behavior. Emphasis will be given to the underlying factors that influence, and processes that comprise, consumer acquisition, consumption, and disposition of products, services, and ideas. Prerequisites: MBA 6050.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A theoretical and practical understanding of digital marketing strategy and tactics from a managerial perspective. Topics including digital advertising, social media, search marketing, content marketing, email marketing, digital analytics, and online consumer behavior are covered and employed through case analysis and experiential application. Prerequisites: MBA 6050.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Auditing principles and procedures for independent verification of financial records and reviews of operations as used by internal auditors and public accountants. Nature of audit evidence, evaluation of internal controls, statistical sampling, computer auditing.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course examines the strategic role of supply management within organizations.  Topics covered include developing and implementing category plans, developing sourcing strategies, identifying, evaluating, and negotiating with suppliers to establish contracts, administering contracts, and managing supplier relationships.  The importance of ethics and sustainability in global supply management and how digital technologies are changing supply chain processes are explored. Approved for distance learning.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An introduction to various marketing research techniques to collect and analyze customer information to help marketing decision-making. The skills and tools taught in this course will help students better understand and predict customer behavior. Topics include, but are not limited to, research design, exploratory research, descriptive research, causal research, questionnaire design, sampling design, data preparation, methods of data analysis, and interpretation and presentation of marketing research results. Prerequisites: MBA 6050, STAT 6010.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Projects are key drivers of change in today’s supply chains because they link strategy, execution, and capabilities.  Effective supply chain leaders must be competent project managers.  This course presents the foundations of project management and introduces students to the world of real-life supply chain project challenges.  Course topics include key issues when managing projects in supply chains: strategy, project selection, structure and culture, project plans, managing risk, scheduling resources, reducing project duration, leading and managing teams, supply chain change management, performance management and evaluation and current topics in supply chain project management.  Approved for distance learning.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Introduces the basics of strategic brand management. Topics include the meanings of brand and branding, products versus brands, brand elements and associations, components and processes of a brand strategy, new brands, digital brands, brand architecture, measures of brand performance, and time and place contingencies in branding. Emphasis is on application of branding concepts and theories to draw practical conclusions through case studies and projects. Prerequisites: MBA 6050.
The Capstone Course is scheduled to be offered all six sessions. Class availability is subject to change.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Examines competitive and corporate strategies from the general manager’s perspectives. Topics include analysis of strategic mission and objectives, environmental and industry dynamics, development of internal resources and capabilities, and sources of competitive advantage in a changing global environment. Evaluates appropriate competitive and corporate strategic alternatives. Emphasizes the development of coherent strategies for implementation, including integrating functional areas and mobilizing all aspects of an organization to achieve and sustain competitive advantage. Designed to be taken near end of program.

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