The OSU Master of Business Administration (MBA) offers a creatively unique culture
that mirrors the corporate world’s collaborative environment while offering soft skill
development that will set an OSU MBA graduate apart from the competition in the job
market. According to post-graduation data gathered on nearly 90 percent of the 308
students who graduated with an MBA in 2017, 98.4 percent had employment, job offers
or other plans within 3 months of graduation.
The MBA is a 33 to 36-hour program that can be completed in as few as 12 months. MBA
students can pursue specializations in career concentrations and may complete concentration
coursework as electives for the MBA degree. Core courses include management and organizational
theory, corporate and business strategy, project management, descriptive analytics,
ethics, financial reporting, business finance, marketing management and prescriptive
Research and Faculty
MBA students have the opportunity to participate in the annual Big 12 Case Competition
where they take what they’ve learned in the classroom and apply it to real-world settings
by analyzing, researching and generating business solutions in a competitive setting.
OSU Graduate College Application
Unofficial transcripts for admission, official transcripts during 1st semester (transcripted
transfer credits OK)
All persons for whom English is a second language are required to present proof of
Resume (will be used to confirm work experience)
One of the following:
3 Years professional work or military experience
Master’s Degree, Terminal (PhD) or Professional Degree (MD, DO, DBA, JD, DVM, PharmD,
Graduate Entrance Exam (GMAT/GRE)
Two professional references - email addresses often arrive after application deadline
Application fee of $50 domestic (1 waived for alumni), $75 International
Nov. 1 for Spring semester admission (Aug. 1 International Students)
June 1 for Fall semester admission (March 1 International Students) Scholarship Priority Consideration: April 15 regardless of the semester of admission
and requires a completed MBA application.
GMAT/GRE required for:
4+1 (4+1 agreements have a GMAT/GRE requirement).
GTA applicants *GMAC/Kaplan Business Fundamentals.
Encouraged for all applicants returning to higher education or wishing to level-up
prior to starting coursework.
Required for applicants lacking quantitative education and/or experience at student expense
($199). Initial advising hold removed once certificate of completion submitted to
Accounting and Statistics modules required:
Finance module optional but encouraged later prior to starting FIN 5013.
Relevant course module required for program reinstatement requests.