Ashland University Establishes One-Year International MBA Program

Published on Oct. 28, 2016

10/25/16 ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University has established a 1 Year International Master of Business Administration program that includes two international study tours and can be completed on Saturdays over a one-year period.

“We are very excited to offer this one-year program for those who want to earn their MBA quickly and travel the world through a program that features two international study tours and an all-inclusive tuition,” said Dr. Elad Granot, dean of AU’s Dauch College of Business and Economics.

The program begins with its first cohort on Jan. 14, 2017, and classes will be held at the Ashland University Columbus Center located at 1900 E. Dublin-Granville Road. A second cohort will start in the fall of 2017.

“We realize that life has many commitments, with full-time employment being one of the biggest. We understand, so we created a flexible program with classes taught one day a week on Saturdays that will allow students to earn an MBA in one year,” Granot said. “Students will learn the concepts on Saturday, and apply them to the real world on Monday.”

Granot said earning an MBA has many benefits and MBA graduates experience an increase in job opportunities, salary and overall career earning potential.

“Many MBA programs are not flexible or fast, making it difficult for aspiring students to accomplish their goals,” he said. “Our goal is to offer a program that allows students to continue working full time while taking classes on Saturdays. And with an affordable all-inclusive tuition of only $29,500, it makes career growth a reality for many people.”

Granot added that the AU program also offers faculty with real industry experience, no GMAT requirement, international accreditation and low faculty-to-student ratio.

Granot said the international study tours will allow students to travel the world with their peers and learn firsthand from business leaders. “This year, we will be traveling to Prague in the Czech Republic and Lisbon, Portugal. Students will have the opportunity to see these countries from the perspective of a tourist and a business leader. These international study tours are designed to raise awareness and increase exposure to businesses around the world,” he said.

“MBA graduates consistently say that one of the greatest benefits of earning an MBA is the valuable network they develop,” Granot said. “Ashland University hosts networking events and open houses to facilitate relationships between alumni, current students and prospective students. With thousands of fellow successful graduates all over the world, Ashland University can take your network to the next level.”

At Ashland University’s Dauch College of Business and Economics, students gain both practical skills and theory taught in classrooms where they receive much one-on-one attention. The Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics building, which includes the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurial Studies wing, opened for classes in January of 2004. This 60,000-square-foot building serves as the home for business administration, economics and MBA programs and features a state-of-the-art trading room with Wall Street style workstations and wall-mounted displays with market news for AU’s student investment group, an executive education center, computer labs, tiered lecture hall and product development lab. The late Richard Dauch said it best when he noted that this home provides the physical architecture needed to deliver a team-based, innovative, world-class education for the business leaders of tomorrow.

For more information regarding The Ashland MBA, 1 Year International Program visit:

Ashland University, ranked in the top 200 colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2016, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University ( values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students.                                                                                ###