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  • Otterbein's MBA Program: Timing. Instincts. Vision.

    Earning your MBA from Otterbein can make all the difference. We don’t want our students to learn how to play the game. We want them to change it. In business, it’s not enough anymore to just adapt to change. There are decisions in life that can change everything. Pursuing an advanced degree at Otterbein is one of them. Change the game!

    Otterbein offers a top MBA Program that will arm you with:

    • innovative, entrepreneurial thinking
    • real problem-solving capabilities
    • collaboration that improves organizational processes.

    Our MBA program is for those who want to do more than just challenge the status quo. It’s for leaders who want to produce real success quotients.

    Our MBA Program

    • Our MBA Program was launched in 1997 and our Bachelor’s-to-MBA
      program was created in 2006
    • In most of our MBA-level classes, our Student-to-faculty ratio is 12:1
    • Cost per credit hour: $618 (total program cost is $22,248, not including
      books). There are many financial aid options available.
    • Admission in fall and spring semesters; prerequisite requirements can
      be started summer semester
    •  Located in Westerville, Ohio, recognized as the best suburb in America.

    Our Typical MBA Student

    • Average age: 33
    • Average work experience: 6 years
    • Average GPA: 3.5
    • Male: 53%; Female: 47%
    • More than 600 MBA alumni hold various key positions at industry-leading employers. 

    What They're Saying

    • “My degree was a fantastic experience and one that I would recommend to others." -- Elizabeth Mack, 2013
    • "Working with a local non-profit for our capstone project was unique and probably the most beneficial experience of my MBA." -- Abigail Fry, 2013
    • “This program has provided me with a quality education and a great network of fellow alumni, professors and school administrators who truly care about my overall development as an individual.” – Jean-Claude Ndongo, 2013
    • Take a look at other MBA Alumni testimonials
  • Otterbein's MBA Program will…

    • Focus on business integrity, realize your personal best, learn to lead a life of purpose;
    • Understand the foundations of business and industry – Finance, Marketing, Accounting, Economics, Management, Information Technology, and more;
    • Challenge the status quo to improve organizational processes by thinking innovatively and entrepreneurially;
    • Collaborate to solve real and current problems, and change the face of your business and/or industry.
    Higher Learning Commission Mark of Affiliation

    Students earn their MBA by completing a total of 12 courses:
    8 Core courses (24 credit hours) 
    3 Elective courses (9 credit hours) 
    1 Capstone Project course (3 credit hours) 
    TOTAL = 36 credit hours

    With the support of full-time/adjunct faculty and staff, you are able to stay focused on what is most important – your career aspirations and goals. By taking two classes a semester, you can work full time and complete your MBA in only two years. Accelerated options are also available. 

    / Learn more about the Otterbein MBA curriculum

  • MBA candidates are required to have a four-year degree from a regionally accredited college or university and have professional experience. Candidates who earned a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or above on a 4.0 scale are not required to take the GMAT exam; all other candidates are required to take the GMAT exam and score a minimum of 500. 

    Apply Now!

    After we receive all of your application materials we will expedite the review of your application for an admission decision, and request any additional information, if necessary.

    If you have specific questions, please feel free to reach out to Patricia Hohlbein at 614.823.1095.  We look forward to providing the information you need to make the best decision for your future!

    / Learn more about Admission into Otterbein's MBA program
    / Learn more about International Admittance to the Otterbein MBA Program

  • The Otterbein MBA is priced competitively at $22,248 ($618 per credit hour; not including books), and delivers a noticeable return for the instruction, tools, professional/personal connections, and lifelong colleagues/friends you gain from your studies.

    In order to help you manage your graduate school expenses we offer a deferred payment plan and a 4-part payment plan

    / Learn more about Financial Aid and Payment Plans

  • Otterbein MBA alumni…

    • Are leaders within their organizations and their communities
    • Hold key positions within many different impactful industries
    • Succeed in life and help others do the same
    • Reside across the country (PDF)
    "I love the Otterbein community (i.e., students, faculty, staff, and the Westerville area in general). Pursuing the MBA, I was able to continue take classes at my own pace with Professors that I knew, trusted, and admired."

    / Read alumni testimonials about the Otterbein MBA experience… 

MBA Craig Johnson

/ The Graduate School

The Graduate School is located in Roush Hall, room 208.

Office Hours
M-F: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

p/ 614.823.3210
e/ grad@otterbein.edu

/ MBA Personnel

Eric Lloyd
Director, MBA program
p/ 614.823.1445
e/ elloyd@otterbein.edu

Patricia Hohlbein
MBA Program Recruiter
p/ 614.823.1095
e/ phohlbein@otterbein.edu

Erica Huffman
Graduate Assistant
p/ 614.823.1096