Jun 15, 2024  
OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2021-22 
OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2021-22 [Archived Catalog]

Business Administration - MBA (One-Year)

Master of Business Administration

One-Year MBA – MB6123

College of Business
College of Business Annex 351
Ohio University
Athens, OH 45701


Delivery Mode: Athens campus

Terms of Entry: Fall

Program Overview

The mission of the One-Year MBA program is to provide the best graduate education for business students in the region, by focusing on knowledge acquisition, systematic applied learning, and professional development.

MBA students build valuable skills to advance their career goals. Students work with peers from diverse backgrounds, within a cohort structure, to gain perspective and insight on the critical issues that face business organizations. Learning to be an effective leader and a valued teammate are included in the upskilling of students in the program.

Designed to be completed in one year, the 36-credit hour curriculum provides students with holistic business knowledge through rigorous courses, as well as an intensive consulting capstone seminar and an international immersion experience. In addition to the curriculum, students will expand their skills with an array of professional development sessions focusing on areas such as: leadership development, career management, and effective communication, as well as the opportunity to engage with business executives and other guest speakers on relevant business topics.

Program Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of business knowledge across business disciplines.
  • Use analytical thinking skills to solve business problems.
  • Exhibit leadership skills relevant to the business profession.
  • Demonstrate effective communications skills.

Further Information

Link to Program:  https://business.ohio.edu/academics/graduate-degrees/one-year-mba/

Admission Requirements

  • Regionally accredited bachelor’s degree.
  • Cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Three letters of recommendation from professional or academic references. 
  • Official transcripts from all degree bearing institutions at the bachelor’s level or higher and unofficial transcript for any additional college coursework.
  • A professional plan statement discussing your career goals, how the master’s degree will help you achieve those goals, areas or competencies that you expect the program will help you strengthen and what you plan to contribute to the learning community.
  • Current resume.
  • TOEFL or IELTS for non-native English speakers. 

Transfer credits are not accepted for this program. 

International Students

This program permits full-time enrollment in residence at Ohio University, and an I-20 may be issued based on admission to this program.

MBA Graduation Requirements

This MBA is a lock-step program over the course of three semesters (one calendar year). A total of 36 credit hours are required for graduation.

Culminating Experience

Students will synthesize what they have learned throughout the MBA program to create specific, actionable deliverables to a domestic client’s business strategy in an intensive consulting capstone experience. Students will then complete the program by building on this consulting experience by traveling abroad to work with an international company on a consulting project.