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Students in a MBA class

Master of Business Administration

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 analytics.

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.



Admission requirements:

  • 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 English competency
  • Resume (will be used to confirm work experience)
  • Personal statement
  • 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, etc.)
    • 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

Application Deadlines:
  • 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 academic advisor.
Accounting and Statistics modules required:
  • Finance module optional but encouraged later prior to starting FIN 5013.
  • Relevant course module required for program reinstatement requests.

GMAT information

GRE information


Cost & Assistance

Cost for each program will vary depending on credit-hours taken, scholarship funding, assistantships and financial aid. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to calculate eligibility for aid.


Assistantships vary by department. Please contact the program coordinator for information on assistantships and funding opportunities.




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