Online MBA program exceeds enrollment expectations

New program has 32 students in its first cohort

By Meredith Troxel

Bowling Green State University’s online MBA program exceeded the enrollment expectations by 7%. The new program enrolled 32 students during its first cohort that started in January.

Connie Disbro, coordinator for online and full-time MBA programs, said the online program’s flexibility for working professionals has allowed the College of Business to attract more international students and nontraditional students balancing the demands of work life and family life, active military personnel and BGSU alumni who are looking to continue their education at the University.

The online MBA program is expecting even more growth with the possibility of more concentrations added to accommodate more students and meet demands. The program currently offers MBA concentrations in accounting, finance and supply chain management.

“The College of Business will continue to recruit high-quality students and find creative ways to engage and retain students,” Disbro said.

Students in the online MBA program will build upon previous knowledge of numerous fundamental business principles, such as accounting, marketing, financial management and law and ethics. Students are able to graduate in as few as 12 months.

The second online MBA cohort will start March 23. To apply, students are required to have a 2.75 GPA and at least three years of work experience. Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) waivers are available for those students with a 3.0 GPA or higher. The online program includes three foundational courses and 10 core courses.