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In continued response to COVID-19, we are waiving the GMAT requirements for applicants to our online Master of Accountancy and Master of Business Administration programs for the Summer 2021 starts.


Master of Business Administration Online

The AACSB-accredited 100% online MBA program at Emporia State gives you a top-quality, rigorous business education at an exceptional value. Our online program is delivered in accelerated, 7-week courses, taught by faculty with real-world experience and can be completed in as few as 12 months. In this program, you will gain a practical understanding of best practices in business management. Case study-driven coursework means you can apply what you learn in the workplace immediately.


Insight Into Our Online MBA Degree

A Master of Business Administration online from Emporia State University offers academic excellence at an exceptional value—giving you broader career options, higher earning potential, and the confidence to grow your career in business.

$11,550 Total Tuition

As few as 12 months Duration

33 Credit Hours

In this rigorous, AACSB-accredited MBA program, now delivered in accelerated, 7-week courses 100% online, you will develop quantitative insights into business practices, understand organizational behavior from a managerial viewpoint, and hone the analytical skills needed to drive key decisions for your organization.

Taught by faculty with real-world experience, coursework encompasses the fundamentals of managerial economics, financial management, and marketing as well as the use of information systems and technology in management to inform effective bottom-line decision-making.

Six start dates and the streamlined admission process at ESU, including an available GMAT waiver, means that you can get started on your MBA right away. As you continue your program, case study-driven coursework means you can apply what you learn immediately to your current position. Plus, the capstone course in this accelerated program gives you the opportunity to integrate all aspects of your learnings, while also demonstrating an understanding of the managerial role in policy formulation and strategic development.

In addition to core coursework, the ESU MBA program includes 9 hours of electives that cover topics ranging from Systems Analysis and Design to Marketing Analytics, Electronic Marketing, and Consumer Behavior, allowing you to customize your coursework to your professional interests.

For more specialized skills, choose one of our MBA concentrations: Accounting, Information Systems, or Marketing. All of ESU's 100% online MBA options can be completed in as few as 12 months.

In this Accelerated Online MBA program

  • Deepen your knowledge of organizational behavior and managerial response
  • Expand your understanding of marketing management within cross-functional and marketing-oriented organizations
  • Increase your comprehension of the fundamentals of managerial economics and financial management
  • Understand how to incorporate information systems for managerial decision-making as well as the use of complex technology for organizational support
  • Learn to integrate all aspects of your MBA program learnings, while demonstrating an understanding of the managerial role in policy formulation and strategic development

This AACSB Accredited Business Program Prepares for Roles Such as:

  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Financial Advisor
  • Portfolio Manager
  • Business Analyst
  • Business Operations Manager
  • Management Consultant
  • Chief Information Officer
  • Director of Marketing
  • Marketing Analyst
  • Marketing Manager
  • Entrepreneur


AACSB Accredited Online Programs
The Emporia State University School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).


ESU’s Affordable Tuition

Emporia State University offers accessible and affordable online degree programs designed to advance your professional qualifications. Tuition for the Master of Business Administration online degree program is the same for in-state and out-of-state students. All fees are included.

$350 Per Credit Hour

$1,050 Per 3 Credit Hour Course

$11,550 Total Tuition

Tuition is subject to change on an annual basis.



Learn More About the Program Course Schedule

The Master of Business Administration program is delivered in an online format ideal for working professionals, conveniently featuring six start dates each year. Choose the start date that's best for you.

Session Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Payment Deadline Last Day of Classes
Spring 2021, Session II March 29, 2021 March 15, 2021 March 18, 2021 March 22, 2021 March 25, 2021 May 14, 2021
Summer 2021, Session I May 17, 2021 May 3, 2021 May 6, 2021 May 10, 2021 May 13, 2021 July 2, 2021
Summer 2021, Session II July 6, 2021 June 22, 2021 June 25, 2021 June 29, 2021 July 1, 2021 August 20, 2021
Fall 2021, Session I August 23, 2021 August 9, 2021 August 12, 2021 August 16, 2021 August 19, 2021 October 8, 2021
Fall 2021, Session II October 18, 2021 October 4, 2021 October 7, 2021 October 11, 2021 October 14, 2021 December 8, 2021


Find Your Fit for Emporia State’s Online MBA Program

To apply for the Master of Business Administration online, you must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited (or equivalent) institution. GMAT waivers can be awarded based on a combination of work experience and undergraduate GPA.

MBA Online Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited (or equivalent) institution
  • Minimum GPA of 2.65 or higher (4.0 system) cumulative or in the last 60 semester hours of study, and
  • Meet the formula of (200 x undergraduate GPA) + GMAT =>1,050 (or equivalent GRE scores)
  • All online students must complete an ID Verification form. It is strongly encouraged that students complete this form by the admissions document deadline and required no later than the first day of class. This form can be accessed directly through the Graduate Application Portal. Students who do not complete the form by the first day of class could potentially be dropped from all classes.

GMAT waiver available for:

  • Applicants with 3 or more years of significant leadership/management experience (with resume submitted) or
  • Applicants with a bachelor's degree in business with a 3.5 or higher undergraduate GPA from a regionally-accredited (or equivalent) institution or
  • Applicants holding a master's degree from a regionally-accredited (or equivalent) institution regardless of field

Official transcripts from all institutions attended can be submitted via a secure electronic service offered by the issuing institution to [email protected] or by selecting Emporia State University on the transcript request form, mailed to:

Emporia State University
Campus Box 4003
1 Kellogg Circle
Emporia, KS 66801

or overnighted to:

Overnight address:
Emporia State University
Graduate School
Room 313 Plumb Hall
1 Kellogg Circle
Emporia, KS 66801

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A Look at the Online Program Curriculum

The Master of Business Administration online curriculum is comprised of 11 courses (33 credit hours), including 21 credit hours of core courses, a required accounting course, and 9 credit hours of electives. If you don't hold an undergraduate business degree, you must take an additional 6 credit hours of foundation courses.

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You must take the following courses.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is an extension of microeconomic analysis to enterprises in the private and public sectors of the economy. Major emphasis is placed on the application of statistics and economic theory to decision-making in the firm. Backgrounds in economics (micro and macro) and statistics, as well as graduate standing, are required for this course.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is designed to introduce the student to quantitative approaches in business decision-making. It includes decision analysis, regression analysis in forecasting, linear and integer programming, transportation, assignment and transshipment problems, project scheduling, inventory management, simulation, and multi-criteria decision problems. The software packages Management Scientist, Excel and/or SAS/SPSS are used to solve quantitative business analysis problems.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This is an MBA-level course that examines the finance function of a firm from the viewpoint of the internal financial manager. The course emphasizes the conceptual and quantitative tools used to accomplish financial analysis, financial planning and control, management of working capital, and long-term assets, determining cost of capital and planning financial structures.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is study of the management of information technology as it is practiced in organizations today. Traditional organizations are moving toward a more interconnected or networked business environment. A major focus will be understanding the role and use of complex technology in the support of individual, workgroup, enterprise, inter-enterprise and international computing. A background in information technology is required.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

In this course, the behavior of humans—individually, in groups and in organizations—is examined for managerial aspects. Particular attention is paid to the effects caused by diversity, reorganization and current environmental conditions.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course provides the graduate student with an understanding of the managerial role in the policy-formulation process and development of strategies to attain objectives. Prerequisite: Student must be enrolled in the final semester of study for the MBA.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

In this course, the tasks of marketing are reviewed and analyzed within the context of a cross-functional and a marketing-oriented organization. Emphasis is placed on the dynamic environment of the organization and marketing with the intent to recognize, understand and integrate changes into the marketing process. Students are required to engage in critical thinking and expository writing.

You must take the following course.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

In this course, the case method is used for a comprehensive review of financial and managerial accounting from a user's perspective. Topics include financial statement preparation and analysis, cash management, product costing, decision analysis, operational budgeting, capital budgeting, and management-control systems. Computer spreadsheets are developed, and communication skills emphasized.

You must take three of the following courses. Elective course options will vary by term and are subject to change.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This class covers in detail the common law of contracts, sale law (UCC), negotiable documents, secured transactions, property law, bailments, trusts and estates, and bankruptcy law. The class is intended to give students more detailed coverage of important areas of law for businesses and to prepare accounting majors for the CPA exam.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course will present project management techniques, potential problems and overall decision-making associated with software-development projects. Specific topics will address planning, organizing, scheduling and controlling information technology projects, current tools and techniques, and the roles and responsibilities of project managers.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course provides a detailed analysis of the system development life cycle (SDLC). Emphasis is placed on the tools and techniques that a project leader and systems analyst would use to analyze, design and document information systems with the object-oriented approach as well as the traditional approach. The course will also emphasize the importance of various skills which the systems analyst should possess, including communication, problem-solving and project management skills. Team-oriented projects are utilized to aid in understanding how systems concepts are developed in the business world.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is designed to enhance and expand the knowledge and skill of students interested in careers in business analytics (BA). A primary method of learning these skills will be the application areas of spreadsheet and database design in multiple application environments. A predominant method for the development of these skills will be in a Business Simulation environment in which the students will run their own organization to generate the data with which to apply business analytics. The Business Simulation will be executed at various times during the semester to provide the database used in the various BA applications.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course covers essential decision models and strategic metrics that form the cornerstone of marketing analytics. Using the insight gained in the course, students can predict the outcome of marketing plans to boost return on marketing investment (ROMI). The course emphasizes case studies and hands-on learning so students can immediately apply the tools and techniques in their organizations. A variety of relevant topics are discussed, such as market sizing, forecasting and positioning, promotion-budget allocation, profit maximization, and communicating to senior executives through data-driven presentations.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course explores the emerging business models, rules, tactics and strategies associated with the internet, stressing integration with other channels and marketing operations in both the business-to-business and business-to-consumer markets.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course provides exposure to how consumers purchase and use products or services and the corresponding influencing factors, with emphasis on the components of attitudes, beliefs, information processing and the decision process. The strategies organizations employ to affect and respond to consumers' decisions are also studied.

The following courses are required only if you do not have an undergraduate business degree.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course provides an introductory study of the accounting and finance function of business firms from a manager's point of view. Emphasis is placed on the basic understanding of financial statements, accounting cycle, financial accounting vs managerial accounting, time value of money, and cash flows analysis.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course gives an introduction to important economic and statistics concepts. The course covers the basics in these two areas necessary for students with no previous degree in business to be prepared for their core MBA courses. This course draws material from applied (business) statistics and applies that material to problems reinforcing both microeconomics and macroeconomics.


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