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School of Business Master of Business Administration

Business Administration

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Enjoy personal interaction between students and faculty as you combine your graduate studies with an active life.

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Less than 5% of business schools worldwide have earned this distinguished hallmark of excellence.

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.

Learn more about the accelerated online MBA. 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?

A Master of Business Administration gives you broader career options, higher earning potential, and the confidence to grow your career in business. In this program, you will develop quantitative insights into business practices, understand organizational behavior from a managerial viewpoint, and hone the analytical skills needed to drive key decisions for your organization.

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

GMAT WAIVER during COVID-19 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 has temporarily adjusted our admission requirements.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS (for spring 2021 enrollment):

Students must meet One of the following four requirements:

  1. A bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 3.0* or higher from a regionally-accredited (or equivalent) institution.
  2. A master’s degree in any field with a GPA of 3.0* or higher.
  3. A bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 2.65* or higher and at least three years of professional leadership experience.
  4. For applicants with a GPA between 2.65 and 3.0*, you may submit additional materials so we can conduct a holistic review of your application. A student who is deemed not ready for the program may be denied admission. These materials may include evidence of a high-ranking institution, rigorous program, success in quantitative courses, strong standardized test scores (GMAT, GRE, etc.), etc.

* in the last 60 semester hours of study or cumulative (4.0 system)

Students admitted under the COVID-19 waiver must achieve at least a 3.0 GPA in their first 9 hours to remain in the program and maintain at least a 3.0 GPA until their degree completion.

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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Why us?

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

Contact Us

Campus Box 4039
Cremer Hall 128
Emporia, KS 66801