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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.


Learn what our online Master of Business Administration program can do for you

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.

$11,979 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, 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.

$363 Per Credit Hour

$1,089 Per 3 Credit Hour Course

$11,979 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
Fall 2022, Session I August 22, 2022 August 08, 2022 August 11, 2022 August 15, 2022 August 18, 2022 October 07, 2022
Fall 2022, Session II October 17, 2022 October 03, 2022 October 06, 2022 October 10, 2022 October 13, 2022 December 08, 2022
Spring 2023, Session I January 17, 2023 January 03, 2023 January 06, 2023 January 10, 2023 January 13, 2023 March 06, 2023
Spring 2023, Session II March 20, 2023 March 06, 2023 March 09, 2023 March 13, 2023 March 16, 2023 May 05, 2023


Check the qualifications for our online MBA program

To apply for the Master of Business Administration online degree program, you must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited (or equivalent) institution.

MBA Online Admission Requirements

  • 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 that do not complete the form by the first day of class could potentially be dropped from all classes.
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited (or equivalent) institution
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher (4.0 system) cumulative or in the last 60 semester hours of study
    • Coursework completed toward a master’s program may be included in the most recent 60 hours
    • Minimum GPA of 2.65 may be considered
  • Professional resume and cover letter
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended institutions

Applicants with a 2.65 to 2.99 GPA may be admitted if other factors point to likely success in the program. Some categories that will highlight potential for success include:

  • 2-4 years of work experience or study in a field that includes quantitative analysis
  • Cover letter that details how applicant will leverage past studies and experience to be successful in program

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 (or overnighted) to:

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

Students who have obtained a degree from a foreign university/college must have a transcript evaluation from a recommended external source that is a member of NACES (National Association of Credential Evaluation Services). Students will not be allowed to enroll until the evaluation has been received in the Graduate School.

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See the degree plan for our online Master's program

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. Background in economics (micro and macro) and in statistics, and graduate standing are required for this course.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Quantitative Analysis for Business Decisions is a graduate course 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

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

A 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

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 formulating, developing, implementing, and evaluating strategies to attain business objectives.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

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

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 are 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 an in-depth study of SDLC. Emphasis is placed on the tools and techniques that a project leader and systems analyst use to analyze, design, document, and manage information systems projects. The traditional structured approach to systems analysis is explained. Hands-on assignments are used to provide students with opportunities to apply communication and problem-solving skills and to formulate solutions that address scenarios faced by systems analysts 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. Concepts, methods, and models used in business analytics will be considered toward the improvement of business decisions. Data, statistical analysis, quantitative methods, and computer-based models will be used to gain deeper and broader business insights and better fact-based decision making.

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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