Master of Business Administration General Online

Build your business knowledge, prepare for leadership positions and improve your career options with our online Professional MBA. Further customize your education with a concentration in Accounting, International Business or Human Resources.

Program Overview


Get to know the online MBA program at Pittsburg State University

$11,250* Total Tuition
As few as 12 months Duration
30 Credit Hours

Prepare for success in today's workforce with a Professional Master of Business Administration from Pittsburg State University. This AACSB-accredited online MBA program can give you more career options, higher earning potential, and the confidence to grow your professional career in any business environment.

This 100% online MBA program is designed to prepare future business executives for success in today's competitive workforce. This program emphasizes broad preparation in the competencies required of business executives, as well as practical experience with case methods or simulations embedded in the coursework.

As an MBA graduate, you will be ready to take on any task in the business world. Approximately 90% of our graduates are either gainfully employed or enrolled in advanced studies within six months of graduation.

In this online Master of Business Administration program, you will:

  • Learn to understand and implement management control systems
  • Understand financial strategies such as financial planning, capital budgeting and cost of capital
  • Be able to perform marketing analysis and planning
  • Master and implement strategic management skills to implement policies
  • Complete an experiential exercise in leadership and team-building
  • Choose an elective to fit your interests and skills
  • Learn to understand and implement management control systems
  • Understand financial strategies such as financial planning, capital budgeting and cost of capital
  • Be able to perform marketing analysis and planning
  • Master and implement strategic management skills to implement policies
  • Complete an experiential exercise in leadership and team-building
  • Choose an elective to fit your interests and skills

Potential career opportunities for graduates include:

  • manager
  • director of business development
  • financial analyst
  • senior strategy manager
  • manager
  • director of business development
  • financial analyst
  • senior strategy manager

Accreditation

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The Gladys A. Kelce College of Business at Pittsburg State University is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

$11,250* Total Tuition
As few as 12 months Duration
30 Credit Hours

Accreditation

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The Gladys A. Kelce College of Business at Pittsburg State University is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

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Tuition


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Pittsburg State University offers affordable tuition prices. Tuition for the Professional MBA online degree program is the same for in-state and out-of-state students.

*Pittsburg State University's tuition rates and fees are reviewed annually by the Kansas Board of Regents and subject to change prior to each new academic year.

Tuition breakdown:

$11,250* Total Tuition
$375 Per Credit Hour

Tuition breakdown:

$11,250* Total Tuition
$375 Per Credit Hour

Calendar


Milestones to guide your student journey

This MBA program is delivered in an online format ideal for working professionals, conveniently featuring multiple start dates each year. Get started at PSU—choose the date that works for you.

Please note that all tuition payments are due at 8:00am on the day of the Tuition Deadline.

Now enrolling:

1/2/23 Apply Date
1/17/23 Class Starts
TermProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineLast Class Day
Spring 11/17/231/2/231/9/231/11/231/13/233/3/23
Spring 23/13/232/27/233/6/233/8/233/10/234/28/23
Summer6/5/235/22/235/29/235/31/236/2/237/21/23
Fall 18/21/238/7/238/14/238/16/238/18/2310/6/23
Fall 210/16/2310/2/2310/9/2310/11/2310/13/2312/1/23

Now enrolling:

1/2/23 Apply Date
1/17/23 Class Starts

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Admissions


Check out the requirements for this online program

We value your experience. At least three years in a managerial role gives you a foundation for success in the MBA online program from Pittsburg State University, meaning no prerequisites or leveling courses are required regardless of your undergraduate degree specialization. Please review these admission requirements to get started on your online MBA.

Admission Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Undergraduate GPA of 2.7 or higher
  • No GMAT

Admission Requirements:

The following criteria are used for admission to the MBA online program:

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution or an earned master's or higher professional degree
  • Undergraduate GPA of 2.7 or higher
  • No GMAT
  • Resume that demonstrates a minimum of 3 years of significant, full-time managerial experience
    • This is defined as experience managing people, financial resources or customer relationships beyond a basic supervisory level. Roles that would typically qualify include those in which applicants have administrative responsibility for hiring/firing and training staff, fiscal/budget management, account management, project management, and/or contract negotiations. This also includes business owner-managers and entrepreneurs.
    • Additionally, applicants who possess professional licensure are encouraged to apply. Examples include PMP, CPA, CFA, CMA, AIA, CSA, CDMP, PE, FMP, CME and CPCU.
    • Applicants who possess previous or current military experience in a leadership capacity are encouraged to apply as well.
    • Resume must be uploaded during the application. If resume is not received with the application, then you will have to reapply.
  • Official transcripts, submitted directly from all colleges/universities attended

Transcripts and other documents should be mailed to:

Pittsburg State University

Graduate and Continuing Studies

ATTN: Janet Miller

1701 South Broadway Street

Pittsburg, KS 66762

Official electronic transcripts can be emailed to Janet Miller at [email protected]

Courses


Read about our online MBA classes

In order to remain in the program, the student must successfully complete (with A/B grade) their first two online courses. Students not electing a concentration (General option) must take MGT 821 and ETECH 804 as electives and one elective from any of the concentration areas below. Students pursuing a concentration in Accounting, Human Resources, or International Business are required to take three electives within their designated concentration area.

You must take the following seven required core MBA courses:
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Focuses on the design, evaluation, and effective implementation of management control systems using a case-based format.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Tools of managerial economics, decision making under uncertainty, forecasting, regression analysis, and linear programming.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An in-depth study of leadership, organizational design and the interactions between individuals, groups and organizations. Emphasis will be given to an experiential exercise in leadership and team-building. Other topics include organizational behavior, motivation, HRM, and other management processes.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Concepts and methods for incorporating social responsiveness and public policy analysis into the strategic decision making of the firm.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Financial management of the firm, emphasizing financial planning, capital budgeting and cost of capital. Case method.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Management-oriented approach to marketing analysis and planning emphasizing the behavioral sciences, and economics and marketing theory.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The student assumes the role of a decision-maker exercising all management functions to implement policy based on effective management strategy. Case method or simulation. Prerequisites: FIN 836 Financial Strategy, MKTG 839 Marketing Strategy, and to have completed a total of 12 hours of graduate level courses.

You must take the following three emphasis MBA courses.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Concepts and methods for incorporating global variables and conditions into the strategic decision-making of the firm.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Consumer behavior theories and influencing factors; data analytics.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The use of management "tools" to help with quality issues. Including: Total Quality Management (TQM), Benchmarking, ISO 9000-14000, Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, Design of Experiments (DOE), Failure Mode and Effect Analysis and Statistical Process Control.
Pittstate Faculty Steve Horner

"Read and listen to daily reports of economic and business activity such as "What's News" in The Wall Street Journal; local and regional newspapers; PBS NewsHour; and CNN."

Dr. Stephen V. Horner

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