The Master of Business Administration is a program from the Allen W. and Carol M. Schmidthorst College of Business.

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Master of Business Administration

Master of Business Administration Program (MBA) - Full Time

The BGSU Full Time Master of Business program is an AACSB accredited, on-campus program that allows candidates to complete their business graduate degree in 12 months while networking with business professionals in a nationally renowned program.

Each August, a cohort of around 40 students start their BGSU MBA journey. The cohort model encourages deep team building and self-reflection that prepares you for impact. 

The MBA provides a broad curriculum organized around foundation, core and capstone courses. The program also includes financial, marketing, management, IT skills, international business principles and the foundations of ethical leadership.

Take control of your career

An MBA not only gives you a broad understanding of what makes an organization work well, but it gives you an insight into what makes you work well. Knowing the direction you want to take your career is not a given, but the more you know about yourself, the better your chance of finding a path that works for you. 

Research reveals that almost two-thirds of MBA graduates find themselves in their dream role within just six months of completing an MBA program. Gaining substantial new skills and more mental resilience were other notable outcomes.

Students expand their networks by engaging with regional business leaders through corporate visits, case studies and discussions with local professionals, building networks and contacts that lead to opportunities after graduation.

Stand Out in courses like

  • Quantitative Analysis for Managers
  • Challenges and Responses of the Global Firm
  • Marketing Management and Strategy
  • Financial Management in a Global Environment
  • Business Ethics, Law and Communication
  • Leading for Organizational Success
  • Strategy Design and Implementation

Selected as one of the best by The Princeton Review’s Best Business Schools for nine previous consecutive years.


Gain extensive business knowledge through classroom and experiential learning. A broad set of related subjects equip students with the tools, frameworks and theories to tackle any challenge in an organization. 

BGSU’s Allen W. and Carol M. Schmidthorst College of Business emphasizes interactive educational experiences to test and hone skills gained in the classroom. Students are also judged on their ability to communicate clearly and identify and solve problems critically, creatively and ethically.

A general MBA is the most popular choice. Students with a specific function in mind may pursue a formal specialization in accounting, finance or supply chain management.

Go Far in your career

  • Entrepreneur 
  • Management Consultant
  • Logistics Manager
  • Operations Research Analyst
  • Marketing Manager
  • Business Operations Manager
  • Financial Analyst

Ranked #5 in the U.S. and #1 in the Midwest for veterans and active military students in the 2021 “Best for Vets: Colleges” category (Military Times)

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MBAs are finding their skills in demand across the spectrum of jobs and organizations. Governments, nonprofits and international development agencies are among the competitors fighting to recruit the latest graduating class of MBAs

The leading recruiters of MBA graduates remain technology, finance and consulting firms. 

There are many more benefits to undertaking the challenge of an MBA, including personal growth, expanding your professional network, and achieving specific career goals or DBA ambitions among them.

Among the top 2 percent of business colleges worldwide accredited by AACSB in both business and accounting

Nontraditional and Military Student Services (NTMSS)

Nontraditional and Military Student Services (NTMSS)

Bowling Green State University has once again been named one of the top universities in the United States for veterans by the Military Times in its Best for Vets: Colleges 2020 rankings.

The BGSU NTMSS service is available in-person or remotely. It provides assistance to support you as you make career and educational choices. Beginning, returning to, or continuing your college education can pose a variety of challenges. 

The NTMSS staff are familiar with the issues facing nontraditional and military students and can be a resource as you plan and complete your program.

The Master of Business Administration is a program of the Allen W. and Carol M. Schmidthorst College of Business.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the graduate degree, students in Business Administration are expected to be able to:

Goal 1: Students graduating with an MBA degree will demonstrate competency in business knowledge and its application.
Outcomes: Students will -

  • Demonstrate a fundamental understanding of core business knowledge
  • Demonstrate a fundamental understanding of strategy in the global environment
  • Demonstrate competency in integrating knowledge across business disciplines.

Goal 2: Students graduating with an MBA degree will demonstrate competency in applying business knowledge appropriate problem solving, decision making and critical thinking skills.
Outcomes: Students will –

  • Identify a business problem, develop and critically evaluate and prioritize alternative solutions and make recommendations and provide appropriate support.

Goal 3: Students graduating with an MBA degree will demonstrate effective communication and interpersonal skills.
Outcomes: Students will -

  • Prepare effective business communication and reports
  • Make effective oral presentations in both individual and team settings.
  • Demonstrate the understanding and application of teamwork.

Goal 4: Students graduating with an MBA degree will recognize the ethical aspects of business.
Outcomes: Students will -

  • Apply appropriate professional ethics knowledge in dealing with common ethical situations confronting managers.
  • Describe the ramifications of unethical behavior.

Goal 5: Students graduating with an MBA degree will recognize the roles of leaders in shaping behavior to achieve individual and organizational success.
Outcomes: Students will -

  • Demonstrate an understanding of motivation and leadership concepts

Bowling Green State University [BGSU] is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.  BGSU has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 01/01/1916. The most recent reaffirmation of accreditation was received in 2012 - 2013. Questions should be directed to the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.

The Master of Business Administration program is accredited by Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and is in good standing.

More information on accreditation

Bowling Green State University programs leading to licensure, certification and/or endorsement, whether delivered online, face-to-face or in a blended format, satisfy the academic requirements for those credentials set forth by the State of Ohio.

Requirements for licensure, certification and/or endorsement eligibility vary greatly from one profession to another and from state to state. The Master in Business Administration in-person program does not lead to professional licensure.

Under the Higher Education Act Title IV disclosure requirements, an institution must provide current and prospective students with information about each of its programs that prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.

The Master in Business Administration in-person program is not a recognized occupation that requires a Gainful Employment disclosure.

Updated: 04/05/2024 09:51AM