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Otterbein to Host Five-Week Ruby Cucumber Boot Camp, presented by Nationwide® Tuesday Evenings Beginning in January

Learn to leverage Acceptance Test Driven Development (ATDD) and Agile/Lean principles and get prepared to take on a variety of roles on an Agile development team. This non-credit course meets on Tuesdays from 6-9 p.m. for five weeks beginning January 12, with an optional Ruby session on Saturday, February13 from 1-5 p.m. at Otterbein University.

Learn more and register for the next Ruby Cucumber Boot Camp today!

  • Otterbein's MBA: Relevant. Applicable. Life-changing.

    The Otterbein MBA will remain innovative in the way you learn, collaborate and impact your current and/or future organizations, by providing an MBA experience…not just a program. We are a critical step in your next smart career move!

    Otterbein offers a relevant MBA experience that will provide you with:

    • comprehensive business & industry coursework in core and trending topics;
    • innovative, entrepreneurial and critical thinking through experiential learning;
    • relevant problem-solving skills;
    • collaboration with a diverse group of business & industry experts, leaders and partners;
    • and access to critical leadership and communication skill development.

    Areas of Focus within the MBA

    • Actuarial Science; partnering with Otterbein's Math Department
    • Healthcare Administration; partnering with Otterbein's Allied Health Department
    • Financial Economics; partnering with Ohio University's Economics Department and the College of Business
    • Fraud Examination; partnering with Otterbein's Business, Accounting and Economics Department

    Our Typical MBA Student

    • Average age: 33
    • Average work experience: 6 years
    • Average GPA: 3.5
    • Male: 53%; Female: 47%
    • More than 600 MBA alumni hold various key positions at industry-leading employers. 

    Our MBA

    • The Otterbein MBA was launched in 1997; the Bachelor’s-to-MBA offering was created in 2006 (allowing undergraduate students to take up to three courses towards the MBA)
    • In most of our MBA-level classes, our Student-to-faculty ratio is 15:1
    • Cost per credit hour: $618 (total program cost is $22,248, not including
      books). There are many financial aid options available.
    • Admission in fall and spring semesters; prerequisite requirements can
      be started in any semester
    • Located in Westerville, Ohio, recognized as the best suburb in America, which is a suburb of Columbus, OH, a Midwest economic growth leader (see the Columbus Region web site for more details)

    What They're Saying

    • “My degree was a fantastic experience and one that I would recommend to others." -- Elizabeth Mack, 2013
    • "Working with a local non-profit for our capstone project was unique and probably the most beneficial experience of my MBA." -- Abigail Fry, 2013
    • “This program has provided me with a quality education and a great network of fellow alumni, professors and school administrators who truly care about my overall development as an individual.” – Jean-Claude Ndongo, 2013
    • Take a look at other MBA Alumni testimonials
  • Otterbein's MBA Experience will…

    • Encourage you to focus on business integrity, realize your personal best, learn to lead a life of purpose;
    • Teach you the foundations of business and industry – Finance, Marketing, Accounting, Economics, Management, Information Technology, and more;
    • Drive you to challenge the status quo to improve organizational processes by thinking critically, analytically and entrepreneurially;
    • and Provide collaborative opportunities to solve real and current problems, and change the face of your business and/or industry.

    Students earn their MBA by completing a total of 12 courses:
    8 Core courses (24 credit hours) 
    3 Elective courses (9 credit hours) 
    1 Capstone Project course (3 credit hours) 
    TOTAL = 36 credit hours

    With the support of full-time/adjunct faculty and staff, you are able to stay focused on what is most important – your career aspirations and goals. By taking two classes a semester, you can work full time and complete your MBA in only two years. Accelerated options are also available. 

    / Learn more about the Otterbein MBA curriculum

  • MBA candidates are required to have a four-year degree from a regionally accredited college or university and have professional experience. Candidates who earned a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or above on a 4.0 scale are not required to take the GMAT exam; all other candidates are required to take the GMAT exam and score a minimum of 500. 

    Apply Now!

    After we receive all of your application materials we will expedite the review of your application for an admission decision, and request any additional information, if necessary.

    If you have specific questions, please feel free to reach out to Patricia Hohlbein at 614.823.1095.  We look forward to providing the information you need to make the best decision for your future!

    / Learn more about Admission into Otterbein's MBA program
    / Learn more about International Admittance to the Otterbein MBA Program

  • The Otterbein MBA is priced competitively at $22,248 ($618 per credit hour; not including books), and delivers a noticeable return for the instruction, tools, professional/personal connections, and lifelong colleagues/friends you gain from your studies.

    In order to help you manage your graduate school expenses we offer a deferred payment plan and a 4-part payment plan

    / Learn more about Financial Aid and Payment Plans

    MBA Scholarships Available

    The Otterbein MBA Program offers merit-based scholarships to top candidates when admitted. All MBA applicants will be considered. The scholarship process identifies and rewards exceptional students. 

    Learn more about MBA Scholarships at Otterbein

  • Otterbein MBA alumni…

    • Are leaders within their organizations and their communities
    • Hold key positions within many different impactful industries
    • Succeed in life and help others do the same
    • Reside across the country (PDF)
    "I love the Otterbein community (i.e., students, faculty, staff, and the Westerville area in general). Pursuing the MBA, I was able to continue take classes at my own pace with Professors that I knew, trusted, and admired."

    / Read alumni testimonials about the Otterbein MBA experience… 

MBA Craig Johnson

MBA Scholarships Available

The Otterbein MBA Program offers merit-based scholarships to top candidates when admitted. All MBA applicants will be considered. The scholarship process identifies and rewards exceptional students. 

Learn more about MBA Scholarships at Otterbein

/ The Graduate School

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

Office Hours
M-F: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

p/ 614.823.3210
e/ grad@otterbein.edu

/ MBA Personnel

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

Patricia Hohlbein
MBA Program Recruiter
p/ 614.823.1095
e/ phohlbein@otterbein.edu

Erica Huffman
Graduate Assistant
p/ 614.823.1096