Earn Your MBA Online in 1 Year
Ashland University’s Top 6 Ranked Online MBA Program is the best way to increase your earning potential, job opportunities and project management skills. In addition to earning an accredited Masters in Business Administration, your 1 Year program also includes curriculum and preparation for a Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification.
Also, as a unique feature to our program, we offer students a 1st year membership and PMP exam fee coverage with the Project Management Institute (PMI).
Study: Anytime, Anywhere with MiFi Internet
A Verizon MiFi Hotspot for Mobile Learning is Included in Tuition This battery-powered wireless network allows you to securely connect to the internet anywhere in the USA that has Verizon cellular network coverage. Your Verizon MiFi can be used for anything, and we expect the always-available internet connection to be useful for your current professional career, as well.
Top National Ranking
AU’s Online MBA was ranked #131, and has one of the most affordable tuition costs in the country. Many other programs with equal accreditation are charging as much as 75% more.
*Source: US News
Top 6 in Ohio
AU’s Online MBA was ranked #6 in Ohio, and has more current MBA students than all but one other Online MBA program ranked in Ohio.
*Source: US News
The Ashland University MBA program has been fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) for more than 20 years.
Ashland University’s Dauch College of Business & Economics is a Member of AACSB International. As a Member, our MBA Program is designed to adhere to all Membership and Accreditation requirements.
Your Ashland MBA will prepare you for the PMP® certification. Additionally, we offer students a 1st year membership and PMP exam fee coverage with the Project Management Institute (PMI).
12 Reasons to Get Your Online MBA in 12 Months
Ashland University’s 1 Year Online MBA Program
Our Online MBA program is designed to be completed start-to-finish in less than 1 year. Tuition includes all web-based course materials. Starting January 1st, 2019, tuition will increase to $33,900 (compared to $29,500). Apply and enroll by December 31st and save $4,400.
The curriculum is structured into a series of 30 credit hours, delivered over 6 sessions that span just under 12 months. Even though our 1 Year Online MBA programs are designed for an accelerated schedule, it is also available in part-time format and part-time students typically complete the program within two years.
Students can enroll in the program Online from anywhere in the United States, however Ashland University also makes a hybrid format available, through optional in-class enrollment at any of our 2 MBA Centers and Ashland University’s main campus.
U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 Online MBA rankings placed Ashland University’s Online MBA as No. 6 in Ohio, and No. 131 nationwide.
Additionally, Ashland University’s Online MBA has been awarded as a College of Distinction through recognition by professional accreditations in the field.
My Ashland University MBA degree helped me to become CFO.
The 1 Year Online MBA Program’s Features Include:
GMAT / GRE Waiver Available
Ashland University’s MBA Program values your professional experience, and that is why we offer a GMAT/GRE waiver. Our careful review of applications, resumes, and prior education accomplishments allow us to predict success in the MBA program. This holds true for each of our specializations and online MBA programs. All students are encouraged to apply, regardless of background.
Financial Aid Available
Ashland University provides a number of financial aid options ranging from tuition assistance grants to standard student loans. Financial aid may cover up to 100% of tuition, depending on a variety of factors. All students are encouraged to apply, regardless of background or financial status.
Our all-inclusive tuition offers students a 1st-year membership and PMP exam fee coverage with the Project Management Institute (PMI). Also, our hybrid course options make in-class learning available without an additional cost. For students who wish to attend some lectures in-person, this flexibility adds valuable face-time with our experienced professors. Starting January 1st, 2019, tuition will increase to $33,900 (compared to $29,500). Apply and enroll by December 31st and save $4,400.
Verizon MiFi Hotspot for Mobile Learning Included in Tuition
Ashland University is committed to your success and we understand the many commitments you have in your life. To ensure and enable more opportunities for coursework and learning, we’ve included a Verizon MiFi hotspot along with 4G/LTE wireless internet service for 1 year.
This battery-powered wireless network allows you to securely connect to the internet anywhere in the USA that has Verizon cellular network coverage. Your Verizon MiFi can be used for anything, and we expect the always-available internet connection to be useful for your current professional career, as well.
After you graduate, the MiFi device is yours to keep. Monthly service after 1 year must be purchased separately through Verizon.
Project Management Specialization & PMP® Certification
The 1 Year Accelerated Online MBA curriculum earns you a Project Management specialization. The coursework is dual-purpose, and additionally provides Project Management Institute approved preparation for earning a Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification.
Accelerated MBA Program
Students can expect to complete the entire MBA program in just 1 year. Earning an MBA in 1 year allows you to quickly accomplish your career goals. Unlike other online MBA programs that can take 2 years or longer, our 1 Year Online MBA program is completed in just 12 short months.
Additionally, you can continue working full-time because our program does not require you to be available Monday-Friday during the normal business day.
We understand that things can change with your schedule and availability. That is why we offer flexible completion of our Online MBA course work. The graduation requirement is a minimum of 30 credit hours. Students can start at one pace, and switch to another.
If you are concerned about having enough time to keep up with a 1 year accelerated MBA program, then our flexibility will allow you to adapt. Students who seek a lower course load can complete the program in less than 3 years.
Ashland University’s Online MBA Program is taught by the same professors and faculty who teach in-class. The Dauch College of Business & Economics is committed to providing the same level of quality for online students, as is provided in the classroom setting.
Hybrid Online & In-Class Structure
Students who are local to Central Ohio and Northeast Ohio can opt to enroll for in-class courses for a physical in-person learning experience. Ashland University teaches MBA courses with the same faculty and professors for in-class and online learning. As a result, local students can enroll for classes at the Ashland University main campus or at one of the 2 off-campus locations in Cleveland (Independence) or Columbus.
Other Specializations Available
Students who don’t want a Project Management focus can choose a different specialization. However, Ashland University can not guarantee a 1 year accelerated program length and options for specialization courses will vary depending on the semester.
Specialization options include: Accounting, Business Analytics, Entrepreneurship, Financial Management, Global Management, Health Care Management and Leadership, Human Resource Management, Management Information Systems, Project Management, Sport Management or Supply Chain Management.
About Ashland University and the Dauch College of Business & Economics
Since 1878, Ashland University has been a liberal arts and sciences institution, preparing students for exciting professions and careers. In 1978, our centennial year, we introduced the Ashland University MBA program, and 40 years later, over 5,000 students have made their way through the program.
Our Program is built on the core values of the Dauch College of Business Economics:
Our program’s vision is to be the provider of choice of managerial resources to organizations in the geographical areas we serve. Our mission is to help our students achieve those competencies most prized by organizations wishing to hire or promote individuals into positions of increasing responsibility.
The core values of our program are:
- Competency-based education.
- Student-centered, experiential learning.
- Systematic stakeholder involvement and outcomes assessment.
- Continual program review and improvement.
- Scholarly activities in research, application, integration, teaching and service.