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The Graduate School

Master of Business Administration

The Otterbein MBA...the new STANDARD

Our program provides a smarter way to learn.  Otterbein’s MBA class sizes are small – a 12-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio – allowing for interaction with professors and fellow students in on-site classes, a cornerstone of an Otterbein education. As an MBA student at Otterbein, you’ll  have flexibility to structure your coursework to fit your needs and busy work schedule.  You’ll experience personalized instruction by full-time business professors who are experts in their fields and adjunct faculty members engaged as CEOs, attorneys, entrepreneurs and other key positions in the corporate world. These are just a few of the reasons why engaged students  choose Otterbein’s MBA over other programs.

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  • A campus-based, evening MBA program in central Ohio.

    The Otterbein MBA is not just another program with affordable tuition and evening coursework. Whether a working professional, or a full-time student, you will find your ROI through what matters most...an immersive experience, personal attention, quality instruction, and learning how to make a significant impact!

      Why Otterbein? 

      • International Travel Opportunities
      • Merit-based ScholarshipsPraguePeacewall
      • Professional Mentor Program
      • Internship Opportunities
      • Student-led MBA Association
      • Capstone experience in partnership with a local business/nonprofit org
      • See company applications first-hand; Click HERE for a recent example
      • Click HERE to view the most recent Guest Lecture Series. 

      "We're keeping our MBA program relevant in a changing world. We think our students deserve it." Eric Lloyd, MBA Program Director

      Program Details:

      • 12 courses; 36 credit hours
      • Part-time and Full-time program options
      • Campus-based program
      • Evening courses meet 6-9pm
      • Small town campus, Big City Opportunities
    • General Curriculum (36 credit hours):

      MBA 6000- Organizational Behavior & Development
      MBA 5800- Communications & Negotiations
      MBA 6450- Financial Management
      MBA 6660- Data Analytics
      MBA 6400- Strategic Marketing
      MBA 5640- Entrepreneurship & Leadership
      MBA 6850- Managing Information Systems
      MBA 6910- Product Development & Innovation*
      MBA 6300- Operations Management*
      MBA 6150- Managerial Economics & Business Strategy
      MBA 6700- Global Business Competition
      MBA 6905/5905- Special Topics 
      MBA 6990- Capstone

      *Choose either MBA 6910 or MBA 6300. 
      For full course descriptions and prerequisites, see our graduate course catalog

      Areas of Focus:

      Choose from three areas of focus to specialize your MBA curriculum:

      Financial Economics
      Healthcare Administration
      Actuarial Science

    • Admission Requirements

      • Four-year degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA from a regionally accredited college or university
      • No GMAT required with a college GPA of 3.3 or greater
      • Official Transcripts from all institutions previously attended
      • Two Recommendation Forms - Click Here
      • Personal Statement; "Why am I pursuing an MBA?"
      • Professional Resume
      • Personal Interview with MBA Director

      / Learn more about Admission into Otterbein's MBA program or apply 
      / Learn more about International Admission into Otterbein's MBA program

      Fall 2017 Deadline: July 15

      Tuition & Scholarship

      • Competitively priced at $23,400 ($650 per credit hour; not including books)
      • Otterbein offers merit-based scholarships to top candidates
      • Otterbein offers a variety of payment methods and plans

      / Learn more about Financial Aid and Payment Plans

    • What Otterbein MBA Alumni are Saying...

      Jessica Foster

      Jessica Foster '06

      I am grateful for the rigorous, yet flexible curriculum, the professors that taught me so much academically and personally, and for forging some of the strongest friendships in my life.

      Todd Rickets '10

      The people at Otterbein also made a huge difference in the experience. The personal interaction with classmates, who were experienced professionals, allowed for learning during the process of working on projects.

      / Read additional alumni testimonials about the Otterbein MBA experience…
      / View the photo gallery from our recent MBA Alumni "Networking & News" Night
      / Learn more about Admission into Otterbein's MBA program or apply 

       

    • Meet the MBA Faculty

      Our faculty are practitioners, scholars and experts in their field, and they create a challenging, collaborative, and innovative learning environment. They care about your success as much as you do.

      MBA Full-time faculty

      Kyriacos Aristotelous, Ph.D.
      Professor of Economics
      Office: 405 Roush Hall
      p/ 614.823.1611
      e/ karistotelous@otterbein.ed

      Don E. Eskew, Ph.D.
      Professor of Management and Human Resources
      Office: 413 Roush Hall
      p/ 614.823.1212
      e/ deskew@otterbein.edu

      Bill Harper, Ph.D.
      Professor
      Office: 139 Towers Hall
      p/ 614.823.1417
      e/ wharper@otterbein.edu

      Hyuk Kim, Ph.D.
      Assistant Professor of International Business/Strategy
      Office: 453 Roush Hall
      p/ 614.823.1308
      e/ hkim@otterbein.edu

      Shirine Mafi, Ph.D.
      Professor, Management 
      Office: 454 Roush Hall
      p/ 614.823.1796 
      e/ SMafi@otterbein.edu 

      Dennis J. Whalen, Ph.D.
      Associate Professor of Finance
      Office: 403 Roush Hall
      p/ 614.823.1161
      e/ dwhalen@otterbein.edu

      Michael Levin, Ph.D.
      Associate Professor of Marketing
      Office: 415 Roush Hall
      p/ 614.823.1299
      e/ mlevin@otterbein.edu

      MBA Adjunct Profiles

      MBA Adjunct Faculty

      • Claudia Herrington, JD, Law (Risk Management)
      • Gary Landsettle, MBA (Product Development & Innovation)
      • Slava Nikitin, MS (Data Analytics)
      • Jeff Ankrom, PhD, Economics (Managerial Economics)
      • Jane Harf, MA, Political Science (Sustainability & Politics)
      • Tom Voight (Capstone)

     

    What Does The Perfect MBA Program Look Like To You?

    • Does it produce creative thinking?
    • Does it focus on problem solving?
    • Does it balance curriculum with developing skill sets?
    • Is it cutting edge, streamlined and relevant to employers?
    • And does it position its graduates to impact the world?
    • It does if it's Otterbein.

    / The Graduate School

    The Graduate School is located in Roush Hall, room 208.

    Office Hours
    M-F: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

    Contact
    p/ 614.823.3210
    e/ grad@otterbein.edu

    / MBA Personnel

    Eric Lloyd, MBA
    Director, MBA program
    p/ 614.823.1445
    e/ elloyd@otterbein.edu


    Sarah Shumick, MBA
    Senior Assistant Director
    Graduate Recruitment
    p/ 614.823.1095
    e/ sshumick@otterbein.edu

    Spotlight On...

    Otterbein MBA students see application of knowledge first-hand
    Otterbein MBA students see application of knowledge first-hand


    Otterbein MBA students see the practical application of classroom concepts out in the field with a visit to Ashland chemical plant and other Central Ohio manufacturers.