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School of Business Master of Business Administration

Business Administration

Program description

The on-campus MBA program at Emporia State University is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), a distinction held by less than 5% of business schools worldwide. The program consists of 11 courses, or the equivalent of 33 credit hours. The MBA is one of the most affordable and flexible business programs in Kansas. You will learn to lead, collaborate with others, and understand business holistically—from accounting and finance to management and marketing.

For more information on our accelerated online MBA, click here. Our online MBA is the only program in Kansas ranked in the top 20 nationally, according to Affordable Colleges Online, and is one of the most affordable in Kansas. From the online MBA program, you can also include a concentration in Accountancy, Information Systems, or Marketing.

What can you do with this degree?

Looking for a business degree but wanting flexibility? Business Administration majors have a variety of career possibilities, including accounting, finance, and more. Explore the areas of business you find most interesting with our eight concentrations, while also gaining a solid working knowledge of other areas.

Degree Requirements

Core courses – 24 hours

  • BC 807: Managerial Economics
  • BU 820: Quantitative Analysis of Business Decisions
  • AC 843:  Accounting Information for Management
  • FI 850: Advanced Financial Management
  • MG 853: Behavioral Aspect of Management
  • MK 864: Marketing Management
  • IS 873: Information Systems for Managerial Decisions
  • MG 899: Strategic Management

Electives – 9 credits

Admission Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited (or equivalent) institution,
  • Minimum GPA of 2.65 or higher (4.0 system) cumulative or in the last 60 semester hours of study, and
  • Meet the formula of (200 x undergraduate GPA) + GMAT =>1,050 (or equivalent GRE scores)

GMAT Waiver applicable for all applicants with the following conditions:

We in the School of Business have a desire to accommodate the needs of our applicants in this time of social distancing and stay-at-home orders. Specifically, testing centers where applicants can take the GMAT are currently closed and are not expected to reopen in the near future. A small, but important share of applicants for our graduate programs have no other admissions option. Therefore, consistent with many other business schools operating MBA and other programs, effective immediately the School of Business implements the following:

  • applies to applications to begin graduate studies in the Fall semester
  • students with at least a 3.0 GPA are eligible for consideration
  • students with a GPA between 2.65 and 3.0 will be evaluated based on the entire transcript and resume
  • applicants with 3 or more years of significant leadership/management experience (with resume submitted)
  • applicants holding a master's degree from a regionally-accredited (or equivalent) institution.

A student who is deemed not ready for the program may be denied admission. Students admitted under this waiver must maintain a 3.0 GPA after the first 9 hours.

Official transcripts from all institutions attended can be submitted via a secure electronic service offered by the issuing institution to or by selecting Emporia State University on the transcript request form, mailed to:

Emporia State University
Campus Box 4003
1 Kellogg Circle
Emporia, KS 66801

or overnighted to:

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

Program Resources

The BizHornet Center is a hub for business students that provides multiple student services throughout the year. The center is located on the first floor of Cremer Hall, room 128. The BizHornet Center organizes and supports a wide array of student services, including advising; student organizations and honor societies; scholarships; student activities, competitions, and celebrations; mentor program; and other campus information.


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Apply to Emporia State University and study in the School of Business.

Why us?

  • AACSB International certified
  • Small classes
  • Close relationships with faculty

Contact Us

Campus Box 4039
Cremer Hall 128
Emporia, KS 66801