Advance in your organization - Shift your career 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.
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.
* Students will be required to take the GMAT or GRE if their transcripts do not show evidence of successful completion of quantitative courses. Although scores make up only one factor in the admissions process, it is anticipated that successful applicants will have a minimum overall score of 520 on the GMAT (comparable GRE scores will also be considered).
** Prior exposure to organizational processes and procedures is of paramount importance for MBA students and a significant contributor to the educational experience of all students. Therefore, we require a minimum of three years of professional work experience. Exceptions to this requirement will be considered if a candidate has had an exceptional level of experience during his/her undergraduate education. These exceptions will be rare.
All required application materials should be sent to:
Northern Kentucky University
Office of Graduate Education
302 Lucas Administrative Center
Highland Heights, KY 41099
Phone: (859) 572-6364
Fax: (859) 572-6670
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
Explore leadership and organizational change as the key components of effective management. Develop leadership competencies to transform organizations to ensure current and future success.
FIN 620 Corporate Finance
FIN 621 Investments and Security Analysis
FIN 622 International Finance
Understand the principles of finance within a corporate setting. Enhance your knowledge of corporate finance, investments and security analysis, international financial management, and more.
MGT 620 Leading Organizational Change
MGT 621 Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
MGT 622 Essentials of Project Management
Broaden your perspective on ideation and innovation strategies, formulating accurate competitive intelligence techniques and finding value for organizations.
MBA 620 Ideation to Innovation
MBA 621 Competitive Intelligence
MBA 622 Ideation to Value
Understand and gain knowledge on the basic and advanced principles of marketing management, strategy, consumer insights, and data analytics including digital, social, ethical as well as standard industry policies and procedures.
Explore the unique challenges in the healthcare industry and analyze the external factors facing the
industry. Understand and apply the tools to effectively manage healthcare organizations.
Understand and apply advanced methodologies to analyze data and produce solutions to complex business challenges.
MBI 608 Introduction to Business Analytics
MBI 606 Business Intelligence Development
MBI 607 Data Visualization and Visual Analytics
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
Summer 2020 (1st session): May 26-June 29
Summer 2020 (2nd session): July 13-August 14
Fall 2020 (1st session): August 17-September 18
Fall 2020 (2nd session): September 28-October 30
Fall 2020 (3rd session): November 5-December 11
Spring 2021 (1st session): January 11-February 11
Spring 2021 (2nd session): February 22-March 26
Spring 2021 (3rd session): April 5-May 7
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.
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.
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, MBA
WORK LIFE BALANCE
This 33-hour program enables students to work full time and take classes on-campus in the evening or online. We know your time is valuable so we’ve built this MBA so that you can move quickly through the curriculum with 5-week courses.
MEET YOUR CAREER GOALS
Design your own path through the courses to best fit your needs and future career goals.In addition to your MBA foundation courses, your MBA will include emphasis areas from the following in-demand concentrations: Health Care Administration, Marketing, Finance, Leadership or Innovation Through Competitive Intelligence.
INCREASE YOUR EARNING POTENTIAL
According to an annual survey by the Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC) the median starting salary for MBA graduates hit $110,000 in 2017.