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Online Accelerated Master of Business Administration

Cleveland State University developed one of the first completely online AACSB-accredited MBA programs because we know it’s tough to balance your professional career with additional education. Access all your course materials and complete assignments at the times and places that work best for you.  

This online program helps students learn strategic management skills and earn a degree in just one year without interrupting their careers.  You'll receive online access to all your course materials so that you can study and complete your course requirements on your own schedule from anywhere. It's the fastest, most convenient, and affordable way to earn your MBA. Your tuition includes all your e-books and course materials, no more buying textbooks!

All courses are designed to meet faculty-reviewed Quality Matters certification standards and utilize our dynamic eLearning and mobile learning systems. You’ll be able to collaborate and learn with other students on the Blackboard platform, access your textbooks and course readings, and take tests and quizzes right on your computer. 

The program focuses only on graduate level business courses. Students must have completed all the required Level 1 & 2 background courses for admission. 

AACSB Accreditation 

  • The Monte Ahuja College of Business is among 5% of business schools worldwide that have earned accreditation from AACSB International in both business and accounting. AACSB Accreditation is considered the hallmark of excellence in management education.

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MBA and Graduate Programs
Phone: 216.687.3730

Admission Requirements

  • Application Form
  • Application Fee
  • Undergraduate Transcripts
  • GMAT or GRE Scores  
    • These test score requirements may be waived if (a) the undergraduate degree is (or will be) in business and from an AACSB school; (b) the undergraduate degree was obtained (if already obtained) within five years of applying; (c) the student's GPA is 3.00 or higher (at graduation, or in the case of a senior applying before graduation, as of the student's penultimate semester).
  • Students must have completed all required business prerequisites

*Admission to the program is based on a combination of a candidate’s undergraduate GPA and the GMAT/GRE score.  

-International students are required to have met at least one of the following English language proficiency requirements:

  • TOEFL iBT (Internet-Based): 78 & at least 17 in each section
  • TOEFL PBT (Paper-Based): 550
  • IELTS: 6.0 and at least 5.0 in each section
  • PTE (Pearson’s Test of English): 50
  • iTEP: 3.8

              -International students must be living within the United States. 

Admission Deadlines

All applications must be submitted and complete on the following application deadline dates:

  • Domestic Students
    • Rolling
  • International Students
    • Fall Semester – June 15th

Program Requirements

  • MBA 602 – International Business
  • MBA 693 Strategic Entrepreneurship
  • MBA 603 – Management of Innovation & Technology
  • IST 601 – IT for Competitive Advantage
  • ACT 600 – Managerial Accounting
  • MGT 601 – HR Management
  • MBA 600 – Team Dynamics
  • FIN 601 – Financial Policies
  • MKT 601 – Marketing Strategy
  • ACT 600 – Managerial Accounting
  • MGT 601 – HR Management
  • MBA 600 – Team Dynamics
  • FIN 601 – Financial Policies
  • MKT 601 – Marketing Strategy
Did You Know?

CSU’s Online Accelerated MBA program is ranked No. 1 in Ohio by U.S. News & World Report and No. 31 in the world by CEO Magazine.


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Career Outcomes

  • Graduates are working in a diverse range of fields and professions across the business world including consulting, marketing, business development, sales, operations and supply chain management, human resources, and more. 
  • Depending on their specialization, positions graduates commonly find positions in include: marketing analyst, sales manager, consultant, brand specialist, logistics specialist, marketing manager, and more. 
  • These are some of the local companies that are hiring CSU grads: Cleveland Clinic, Parker Hannfin, American Greetings, Cavaliers Holding, Cleveland Indians, Sherwin Williams, Majestic Steel, IPS, Lubrizol, AirGas, and Nestle.