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The Graduate School


Students can earn their MBA by completing a total of 12 courses:

8 core courses (24 credit hours) 
3 elective courses (9 credit hours) 
1 capstone course (3 credit hours) 
TOTAL = 36 credit hours

Residency requirement: 27 hours must be completed at Otterbein University

View a Sample MBA Course Grid (PDF)

Foundation Requirements

The foundation component requirements can be fulfilled by taking the following courses at Otterbein (or transferred from another accredited institution) and earning a "B" or better in each:

Mathematics & Statistics MATH 1240 Statistics I (College Algebra is a required prerequisite to this course)
Accounting ACCT 2000 Financial Accounting
Economics ECON 2100 Principles of Microeconomics
ECON 2200 Principles of Macroeconomics

MBA Core Course Components

  • MBA 5960 - Business Ethics: Public Policy and Social Responsibility

  • MBA 6000 - Managing in Organizations

  • MBA 6050 - Managerial Accounting

  • MBA 6150 - Managerial Economics

  • MBA 6400 - Marketing Management

  • MBA 6450 - Financial Management

  • MBA 6600 - Quantitative Methods for Business Decision-Making

  • MBA 6700 - Global Competition and the World Economy

MBA Capstone Project

Students are expected to utilize their knowledge and problem solving, creativity and soft skills obtained in the program in an actual consulting project with a client. The project is developed in a cross-functional team setting under the direction of the professor and the project manager. The course requires students to meet outside of classroom time for planning, preparation, and to meet with client representatives. Classroom time during the semester’s first half is devoted to strategy formulation issues and discussion with the client, while the second half is conducted independently under the direction of the professor. The course results in a strategic project document and a final presentation of key findings and recommendations.

Previous MBA Consulting Project Clients

  • Varo Engineers, Inc.
  • Switchbox, Inc. 
  • Nationwide Insurance
  • Worthington Cylutions
  • COTA
  • Panelmate PC
  • Pilkington Glass
  • City of Worthington
  • Crane Plastics 
  • Bayer Advanced LLC
  • Central Garden Pets
  • Columbus Foam Products
  • The Scott’s Company
  • Wendy’s 
  • Concord Counseling Services
  • My Very Own Blanket
  • Permedion
  • COVA
  • Our CupCakery
  • Worthington Area COC
  • Progressive Medical
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation
  • Alliance Data
  • Westerville Area Chamber Foundation
  • American Red Cross of Greater Columbus
  • COSI
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Cardinal Health
  • Westerville Area Resource Ministry 
  • Meridian Managed Technologies
  • Girl Scouts of Ohio

/ 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