Due to COVID-19, BGSU is temporarily waiving the GRE and GMAT requirements for all applicants to any of the University’s graduate certificate and master’s degree programs through fall 2021. Graduate application fees for new domestic applicants are also being waived through fall 2021.

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BGSU is temporarily reducing the out-of-state fee to $1 per credit hour for specific graduate programs during the 2020-2021 academic year for out-of-state students who have completed a bachelor’s or master’s degree in Ohio from an Ohio institution.

Master of Business Administration


The Master of Business Administration program at Bowling Green State University continues Going Beyond Business As Usual!

  • Selected as one of the best by The Princeton Review’s Best Business Schools for nine consecutive years.
  • Received second highest rating in Ohio for The Princeton Review's Academic Experience and Admissions Selectivity ratings
  • Ranked among the best part-time MBA program in US News & World Report
  • Bowling Green State University has been ranked 5th in the nation and 1st in the Midwest for veterans and active military students by the Military Times in its Best for Vets: Colleges 2021 rankings.
  • Among the top 2 percent of business colleges worldwide accredited by AACSB in both business and accounting
  • First in the state of Ohio to offer an Executive MBA program
  • Offers Professional Master of Business Administration program in Perrysburg






Please contact us to schedule an individual appointment

419-372-2748 or mba@bgsu.edu

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

Accreditation and/or Program/Cluster Review

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.

Professional Licensure (If applicable)

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 of Business Administration program does not lead to professional licensure.

Gainful Employment (If applicable)

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 of Business Administration program is not a recognized occupation that requires a Gainful Employment disclosure.