Professional Master of Business Administration (PMBA)

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The Professional Master of Business program provides an internationally recognized management education to current business professionals who aspire to advance in their careers in 23 months of part-time study.

Each cohort of 25-30 experienced professionals work together as a team to maximize each individual's personal and professional development. Classes are composed of only working professionals. Small class sizes allow more interaction with faculty and among the group and promote valuable networking opportunities.

The BGSU College of Business is one of only 178 programs in the world whose business and accounting programs are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International, AACSB, the pinnacle of accreditation in business education.

The curriculum is designed to provide students a solid foundation in business theories and principles. It develops the skills that managers need to analyze business decisions and lead organizations. Classes are interactive and students learn from the experiences their classmates bring from their own organizations.

Courses for the Professional MBA program are available at BGSU’s Perrysburg and Findlay campuses. Classes meet twice a week for three hours at a time from 6pm to 9pm.


Applicants with five or more years of professional work experience, and an undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale may be eligible for an exemption from the GMAT or Applicants with a master's degree from a regionally accredited US university (e.g., a university accredited by the North Central Association) may also be eligible for an exemption from the GMAT. Please contact Graduate Programs in Business, Dave Chatfield – dchatfi@bgsu.edu; 419-372-2473 for more information on the GMAT waiver.

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The College of Business supports students to reach their fullest potential through learning, discovery, and service. BGSU’s MBA programs have been identified on The Princeton Review’s list of “Best Business Schools” for the last nine consecutive years, and Business Week ranks it as one of the top 20 colleges of business in the United States. The BGSU College of Business has also been recognized for its quality in US News and World Report and Military Times.

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Please contact us at  mba@bgsu.edu  to schedule an individual appointment