Monte Ahuja College of Business
Ahuja Hall 327
Bryan J. Pesta, Ph.D., Graduate Program Director
Programs of Study
Health Care Administration
Human Resources/Labor Relations
Operations and Supply Chain Management
Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration
Master of Science in Nursing/Master of Business Administration
The Master of Business Administration degree prepares individuals for careers in management. The program encourages men and women to develop knowledge, abilities, attitudes, technical skills, and understanding that will provide the foundation for the growth of competent and responsible managers and leaders for the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors. The MBA curriculum is designed for students with undergraduate degrees in business or for those with undergraduate or graduate degrees in non-business fields. All required courses are offered both during the day and in the evening. MBA programs are also offered on the main campus and at various off-campus locations in the Cleveland metropolitan area to meet the needs of both full-time and part-time students.
The MBA Program is taught primarily by graduate faculty from the Monte Ahuja College of Business who are selected for expertise in their academic disciplines and practical experience in business. In addition, the MBA faculty have advanced degrees in their fields of specialization-many from the world’s leading business schools. They are actively involved in the community-as business consultants, members of professional organizations, and community leaders-bringing a richness of practical application to every course they teach.
Current faculty information can be located on the Cleveland State University Faculty Profile page.
The graduate business programs of the Monte Ahuja College of Business are accredited by AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. In addition to the business accreditation, the Accounting Department has earned accounting accreditation from AACSB. The accounting programs at Cleveland State were the first in the State of Ohio to receive this accreditation.
The Monte Ahuja College of Business provides a limited number of graduate tuition grants and graduate assistantships. Tuition grant awards generally are reserved for first-year MBA students. Awards require a minimum nine-credit hour course load and ten hours of service per week to the College. Graduate assistantships generally are reserved for second-year MBA students. They require a minimum 9 credit-hour course load and twenty hours of service per week. Application forms may be obtained in the Graduate Business Programs Office (Ahuja Hall BU 327). Other sources of financial assistance include scholarships and on-campus employment. Scholarship information is available at the following link: https://www.csuohio.edu/business/student-resources/scholarships-for-graduate-students
Admission to the Master of Business Administration program is based on the following criteria:
- Applicants must meet all College of Graduate Studies admission requirements.
- Admission is based on a combination of factors including the applicant’s undergraduate GPA and the combined GMAT score for the verbal and quantitative components. A GRE score is also acceptable.
- Students scoring below the 20th percentile on the verbal section of the GMAT are required to take the following remedial courses in business communication: GAD 502 (16th through 19th percentile) or GAD 501 and GAD 502 (below the 16th percentile). Students scoring below the 25th percentile on the quantitative section of the GMAT are required to take a two-credit course, OSM 500 . The GMAT may be waived for applicants holding Ph.D. or MD degrees. Medical doctors must be licensed to practice in the United States in order to be considered for a waiver. Registration information for the GMAT is available in the Office of Graduate Admissions, Main Classroom, Room 116. For GMAT test information, visit the Web site at www.mba.com .
- A score from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) may be substituted for the GMAT. The total GRE score, if applied to the above admission formula, will consist of the average of the verbal and quantitative (mathematics) components of the GRE score. The percentile at which a student scores on the verbal or the quantitative components of the GRE will determine whether remedial courses in the respective areas (GAD 501 /GAD 502 ; OSM 500 ) will be prescribed.
- An official transcript from each college and university previously attended must be sent to the Office of Graduate Admissions.
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