MBA Programs in Columbus, Ohio

Ashland University's Columbus, Ohio Center 

Since 1990, over 1000 students have graduated from Ashland University's MBA Program in Columbus.  Conveniently located at 1900 Dublin Granville Road, this facility provides students with updated classrooms, wireless internet access, and ample free parking.  The Columbus MBA is designed to: 1) provide you with new skills and knowledge that you can immediately apply to enhanace your career; and 2) allow you to design a program that meets your career needs.  You can choose one or more specializations that fit with your own career plans due to our flexible curriculum.  And you can decide how many courses to take each semester, going your own pace.  Course delivery formats are flexible, including in-class sessions, online or hybrid.

We value your professional work experience and expertise more so than a standardized test score.  With no GMAT requirement, MBA applications are straight forward due to the nature of our program.  Our strategic faculty blend of full-time academic experts and part-time adjunct professors with current business experience drives a culture of practical application and continuous improvement.  Additionally, our students use both their academic and their business knowledge to challenge ideas that are presented in a course.  This practice of challenging, questioning and applying, rather than rote memorization continues to attract both domestic and international students to our MBA programs.

We invite you to learn more about our Columbus MBA Program where you "learn it today and apply it tomorrow"!

Ashland University Columbus

1900 East Dublin Granville Road Columbus, OH

Phone: 614-794-0803

Contact Information:

Steve Krispinsky, Executive Director, MBA Program
419-289-5236 or 1-888-MBA-CLAS

Main MBA Office

Michael Colburn, Ph.D., Lead MBA Faculty
614-794-0803, ext. 1136

Toby Russell, MBA Columbus Representative

ACBSP Accreditation

Ashland University’s MBA program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), providing strong evidence of the quality of our program and of our commitment to a student-centered teaching and learning approach. ACBSP accreditation standards are modeled on the Baldrige National Quality Program, with a focus on identifying and meeting the needs of students and other stakeholders through a process of continuous improvement of academic quality. The Dauch College of Business and Economics received its second 10-year reaffirmation of accreditation in 2012, extending a 20-year period of providing the highest quality business education for its students. The ACBSP, recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) as a specialized accreditation agency for business education, is an international organization with over 540 accredited campuses worldwide. More information on the value of ACBSP accreditation can be found

Michael Colburn

Assistant Professor of Management


Dr. Michael Colburn, Assistant Professor of Management, joined Ashland University in 2006. He earned a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering, a Master of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering and a Ph.D. in Adult Education, all from the Ohio State University. Dr. Colburn teaches strategic management and operations management at the undergraduate level and teaches organization development and operations management in Ashland's MBA program. He was awarded the Meritorious Service Citation by the College of Engineering of the Ohio State University in 2004.