Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Enhance your business acumen and increase your opportunities for career mobility with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Kennesaw State University. Our Evening MBA (EvMBA) program is designed for working professionals, flexible to fit your busy life, nationally ranked, competitively priced and internationally accredited to the highest standards. This part-time, accelerated program totals 12 classes (36 credit hours), and you can complete your degree in as little as 19 months -- or take as long as six years. No GMAT required (ask for details).

The KSU MBA is ranked among the best programs in the nation on U.S. News and World Report's list of Best MBA Programs.

Evening MBA Degree Concentrations

Beginning Fall 2024, you can earn your AACSB-accredited Master of Business Administration (Evening MBA) with a concentration in:

  • The Accounting concentration is your path to success if you are wanting to pursue your CPA, but a traditional, full-time Master of Accountancy program is not an option. Students pursuing the Accounting concentration will complete five MBA core courses students, one Business Law course, and six Accounting courses. Accounting courses will cover topics such as business reporting, accounting information systems, taxation and auditing to help prepare for the CPA Exam. To be eligible for this concentration, you must possess a Bachelors degree in Accounting. 

  • Unlock your future in marketing with our cutting-edge MBA concentration on Digital Marketing at Kennesaw State University, Coles College of Business. Dive into courses like Digital Consumer Behavior, and Marketing Analytics to master the skills needed in this transformative age. This journey integrates information systems, strategic management, and an immersive capstone experience, preparing you for leadership in the fast-paced world of digital marketing.
  • The concentration in Finance is built for students who want a strong foundation in business fundamentals, plus broad knowledge in financial management to succeed in financial markets around the world. Students pursuing the Finance concentration will complete eight MBA core classes, three Finance courses, and one elective related to international or global business study. Finance courses will cover topics such as investments, real property, financial markets and multinational financial management.

  • Enhance your career prospects at the nexus of emerging technologies, financial management and corporate leadership with a concentration in Digital Financial Technologies (FinTech). Students pursing the FinTech concentration will complete eight in-person evening MBA core courses and four online FinTech courses. FinTech courses will cover topics such as payment processing, security and assurance, emerging payment technologies and an in-person experiential learning in payment systems. 
  • The General Management concentration is the most flexible and versatile MBA concentration. Students pursuing the General Management concentration will complete eight MBA core courses, three graduate business electives from the discipline of their choosing, and one elective related to international or global business study.
  • Elevate your career to new heights with our groundbreaking MBA concentration in Information Security & Assurance at Coles College of Business. Students will delve into dynamic courses like mastering Information Security Technologies, and conquering challenges in Governance, Risk Management and Compliance. From strategic planning to disaster recovery, our curriculum ensures you're not just prepared but ahead of the curve. MBA candidates with an Information Security & Assurance Concentration have the opportunity to become leaders at the intersection of business and information security.

  • Are you ready to be a disruptor? Want to guide the future and be able to create new value anywhere? If so, fuel your journey with an MBA concentration in Organizational Entrepreneurship & Innovation at KSU. Here, you will dive into the heart of business creativity with courses like Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Creativity and master the art of launching and growing ventures from inside and outside of existing businesses. From innovating new products to creating new markets to navigating strategic management in our Capstone experience, this program is designed to empower innovative entrepreneurs like you. Enroll now to revolutionize the world, unlock new opportunities, and chart a course towards success in the exciting world of entrepreneurship and innovation.

You’re Driven, So Are We

At Coles College, we’ll help you achieve more. You’ll gain a deep knowledge of key business functions, so you’ll be ready to manage high-level projects, lead business initiatives, and make more impactful business decisions. You’ll learn from MBA faculty who are leaders in their fields. You’ll have access to research and methods that are immediately applicable in your career.

Convenient and Flexible 

Our face-to-face MBA classes are offered at convenient times and locations to meet the needs of busy working professionals. Classes are offered from 6:00 - 8:45 PM, Monday through Thursday nights, with each course meeting one night per week. Classes are offered at 3 convenient locations including Kennesaw, in the Cobb Galleria and in Downtown Sandy Springs.

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Program Snapshot

Program Format: Face-to-Face

Number of Credits Hours: 36 Total Hours

Entry Terms: Fall, Spring, Summer

Time to Complete: 19-Month Program

Application Deadlines:

  • Fall, July 1st
  • Spring, November 1st
  • Summer, April 1st (Extended to Apr 15th)
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Admissions Requirements

Admission to the KSU MBA program is based on a competitive evaluation of pooled applicants using the following criteria:

  • Applicants must possess a bachelor's degree (in any field) from a regionally accredited institution or its equivalent in the case of those with an international education background
  • Nature and total years of professional work experience as demonstrated on your resume
  • Academic achievement as demonstrated on official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  • If you are applying as an international applicant or are someone with an international education background, we invite you to review the checklist of additional items that will need to be submitted in order to complete your application file. If you have any questions on these requirements, please contact the Office of Graduate Admissions at ksugrad@kennesaw.edu.

Additional information may be requested to better assess the candidate’s preparedness to enter the programs. For example, the KSU MBA programs do not require standardized tests for admissions consideration, however, in certain cases the department may recommend candidates to take the GMAT or GRE exam to better assess them for candidacy to the program.

If at any point before classes begin an applicant or admitted student submits an official GMAT or GRE score to KSU, the submitted GMAT or GRE score will then be used for consideration or reconsideration of an admissions decision.

If you work in the University System of Georgia and are planning to use TAP to pay for the WebMBA, or if you are a senior citizen desiring to use the senior citizen tuition waiver for the WebMBA, please notify us of this at KSUMBA@kennesaw.edu prior to applying.

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Advantages of a KSU MBA

Nationally Ranked and Recognized Program

AACSB Accredited

  • Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) with the highest standard of excellence in business and accounting education in the world.

  • Recognized by Employers – KSU’s AACSB-accredited MBA is ranked among the best programs in the nation on U.S. News and World Report's list of Best Programs. The Coles College of Business is highly respected by employers throughout the Southeastern U.S. 
  • Designed for Working Professionals - You can stay employed while earning this 36-hour degree. 

  • Adaptable Program Length - Take as little (19 months) or as long (six years) as you need to finish.  

  • Competitively-Priced – KSU’s MBA is more affordable than many similar programs offered by other Georgia institutions. 

  • No GMAT Required in Most Cases – Qualified MBA applicants can receive a GMAT waiver. Ask for details.

What can you do with a Master of Business Administration degree?

If you aspire to lead in business, the skills learned in your MBA education are fundamental to your development as a leader, and to your ability to pivot in your career. We invite applicants and students to calculate their MBA return on investment (ROI) by dividing their expected MBA salary gain by the cost of their degree program (including financing costs). Check the tool below or use online sources such as LinkedIn and Glassdoor to determine average salaries for specific jobs in a given geographic area.

  • Financial Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Sales Manager

Business Administration Salary and Career Information

Coles College of Business

Kennesaw State University
Coles College of Business
Master of Business Administration - MBA
Burruss Building, Room 255
560 Parliament Garden Way NW
Kennesaw, GA 30144
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