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MBA Program Overview

Ashland University offers a variety of MBA program options to help you fit your studies into your life. Our Master of Business Administration program is designed to provide flexibility in terms of curriculum, learning style, time, location of classes and pace through the program. The same faculty teach in-person and online classes, so the quality is always top-notch.

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Delivery Format
In Person
Credit Hours
Time to Complete
12-18 months

AU Alumni Scholarship

If your bachelor's or graduate degree is from AU, you'll receive a tuition discount for graduate studies: 10 percent for part-time students, 15 percent for full-time students. That makes 2024 a great time to start your next degree!

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Choose the Timeline That Works for You

To earn an MBA from Ashland, you’ll need to complete ten courses for a total of 30 credit hours — but the pace of your degree is entirely up to you. Ashland’s courses are offered across three terms — fall, spring and summer. Each term is split into two eight-week sessions. Depending on the pathway you choose, you might take one or two courses per session or take certain sessions off to accommodate personal and professional commitments.

Not sure what your life will look like in six months? You can always adjust your course load if your needs change.


12 months

You will take four courses per semester in this one-year program. Your schedule can be customized with your personal MBA Advisor.

The accelerated program is offered online and in person in Columbus.


18 months

You will take two courses per semester in this program, making it easier to manage other demands on your time. Your personal MBA Advisor will work with you to create a schedule that fits into your busy life.

Complete your MBA from anywhere with our online courses, or take some or all of your courses in person in Columbus.

Online & One-Year Programs

Accreditations & Rankings

Ashland University's MBA is nationally recognized and accredited.

#5 MBA in Digital Marketing

Nationally Ranked Digital Marketing MBA

TechGuide ranked Ashland University #5 in the U.S. for Best Digital Marketing  MBA Programs (2024).

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AACSB Accredited

Ashland University’s Dauch College of Business and Economics has earned business accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

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ACBSP Accredited

Ashland University’s MBA program has been fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) for more than 20 years.

What an Alumnus Says

Jim Nixon

I am grateful for the experience and skills acquired through AU’s MBA program. The professors were consistently top notch and the program was very flexible.

- Jim Nixon
  Vice President of Innovation and New Markets

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