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Master of Business Administration, Online Program

Program Info

The MBA degree program mission is to provide quality online educational opportunities in business for degree and course completion, designed for individuals seeking to improve their management success and focused on working managers. Those with undergraduate degrees in business may complete the program with a minimum of 30 semester hours. Others, without the undergraduate business core courses, may be admitted to the program by completing the appropriate number of prerequisite courses as determined by the MBA program director.

Our MBA program can be completed online via the Internet. Internet classes may be accessed from anywhere using our Blackboard course management system; all you need is a computer, an Internet connection, a software package such as Microsoft Office and an e-mail address. The degree requirements for our MBA specify that all students must complete 24 core (required) hours and 6 hours of free electives. Elective classes are offered in the areas of : Accounting, Finance, Computer Information Systems, Human Resource Management, General Management and Marketing. These are not degree options, so you may mix and match electives to fit your particular needs if you prefer. The only concentration available to students is in Health Systems Management.

Students are not required to visit the MSU campus during their course of study, but some classes may require proctored examinations and it is up to the student to find a suitable proctor if he/she chooses not to use one of MSU's extended campus sites.

Our program is fully accredited by AACSB International, The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. AACSB International accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools, worldwide. Morehead State University is also accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Morehead State University has also been recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of the Top 25 Public Universities in the South.

MBA Brochure (pdf)
MBA Brochure

30-Hour Online MBA Card (pdf)
30-Hour Online MBA Card   


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All of Morehead State University's business programs are accredited by AACSB International The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. AACSB is the premier accrediting body for business schools worldwide.

Applicants who have an undergraduate degree in any business discipline from an accredited undergraduate institution may complete the MBA degree with a minimum of 30 semester hours. Others who have earned an undergraduate degree in other majors/minors can finish the MBA with 30 graduate hours in addition to the necessary foundation (prerequisite) courses.

Requirements of the 30 hour online MBA program include completion of the following courses with a minimum grade point average of 3.0/4.0 on ALL graduate course work attempted.

MBA Curriculum

ACCT 611 Accounting Analysis for Managerial Decision Making
BIS 630 Managerial Communication
CIS 615 Managing Information Technology
ECON 661 Managerial Economics
FIN 660 Financial Management
MKT 650 Marketing Administration
MNGT 677 Leadership and Ethics
MNGT 691 Business Policy and Strategy
Note: All courses are 3 semesters hours credit

Applicants that do not possess an undergraduate degree in business may be required to complete the foundation course sequence in addition to the 30 hours necessary to satisfy the degree requirements. What foundation courses that may be needed, if any, can only be determined by a review of the applicants undergraduate and graduate transcripts. The foundation course sequence, or comparable courses or experience, must be completed prior to full admission with at least a 3.0 average and no grade of less than C in any course. The foundation course sequence is as follows:

Business Foundation Courses

Principles of Financial Accounting 
Principles of Managerial Accounting
Principles of Macroeconomics 
Principles of Microeconomics 
Business Statistics 
Business Finance 

Note: Not all foundation courses are offered online.  Students have the option of completing self-paced modules instead of courses to satisfy the foundation course requirements.

Note: None of the foundation courses satisfy the requirements of the 30 hour MBA program. They are prerequisite courses only. 



Health Systems Track - MBA

Master of Business Administration (MBA) with Health Systems Management Track are you interested in making a difference in the field of healthcare? Health Systems Management prepares students for leadership positions in various healthcare settings. According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, employment opportunities are growing “faster than average” in the healthcare industry. If you are a student seeking to further your education in a field that offers vast academic and professional potential, Health Systems Management is the program for you!  

Health Systems Management (pdf)
Making a difference in healthcare 


Are you ready to take the next step toward earning your degree? The following steps will help you through the application process for admission consideration.

1. Complete the Graduate Admissions Application (CLICK HERE ) and a one-time non-refundable $30 application fee.

Admission into the MBA program for applicant’s with an earned master’s degree

Applicants who have earned a master’s degree with a cumulative minimum GPA of 3.0 from a regionally accredited institution are admitted into the MBA program without having to submit an official GMAT score. An official graduate transcript showing completion of the master’s degree is required.

Admission for applicants with an earned baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university must meet the following criteria:

A. A minimum 2.5 undergraduate GPA is required

B. Admission is determined by an admission index. The index is computed as follows: INDEX = (undergraduate GPA X 200) + GMAT score. The index must equal at least 1000 and the minimum acceptable GMAT score is 400. The GRE is accepted in lieu of the GMAT provided the GRE score is equivalent to the score required for GMAT using the index formula above.

Students not meeting the minimum 2.5 undergraduate GPA requirement may be admitted to the MBA program if their GPA in the last 60 hours of undergraduate study was at least 2.75 with a minimum index of 1050. (The admission status would be attempt to qualify)

C. Applicants must submit an official GMAT or GRE score before their application for admission into the MBA program will be reviewed.

GMAT Exemption

Any applicant who has an earned baccalaureate degree in business from an AACSB accredited college or university and a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale is exempt from taking the GMAT or GRE and therefore exempt from criterion B and C above.

Any current Morehead State University student pursuing the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree with a 3.5 or higher cumulative GPA who seeks admission into the Early Graduate Program is exempt from taking the GMAT and therefore exempt from criterion B and C above.

GMAT Waiver Request

Applicants who meet all the following criteria may request a GMAT/GRE waiver.

• An earned baccalaureate degree in any discipline from a regionally accredited college or university
• Minimum 2 years professional work experience
• 3.0 or higher cumulative g.p.a.

Additionally, the GMAT waiver request must include a resume, three professional letters of recommendation, and a goals statement. Submitting a waiver request and required documentation does not guarantee a waiver will be granted.

GMAT Waiver Request form

Applicants who meet requirements above, but who have not met the foundation course requirements, may be conditionally admitted to the MBA program. Students who are conditionally admitted may only take foundation course requirements and will be unconditionally admitted after meeting those requirements. The Foundation Course Sequence, or comparable coursework, must be completed prior to full admission with at least a 3.0 GPA and no grade of less than "C" in any course. Students may use the College Level Equivalency Program (CLEP) examinations to satisfy the foundation course requirements, if applicable)


Are you currently attending another university and need to take a few additional courses? The following steps will help you become a Visiting Student at MSU.

1. Complete the Graduate Admissions Application (CLICK HERE) and a one-time non-refundable $30 application fee.

2. Select "Visiting Student" as the Academic Program on the application

3. You need to submit a letter of good standing or an official transcript from your current university verifying you are a student is in good standing and have permission to enroll for graduate coursework.

Please submit all official application materials to:
Graduate Admissions
701 Ginger Hall   
Morehead State University
Morehead KY, 40351
Phone: 606-783-2000
Toll Free: 1-800-585-6781

International Student Admission Requirements 

In keeping with new federal regulations governing F-1 visa holders, International students pursuing a master's degree are required to be enrolled in at least 6 hours of face to face courses. The MBA program is entirely online. Due to the concurrent lack of face to face courses being offered International students requiring an I-20 are not currently being admitted to the MBA program. International students who wish to complete the MBA program from their home country may be considered for admission. 

Application deadlines for admission into the MBA program are as follows:

Spring semester. All application materials must be postmarked no later than December 1.
Fall semester. All application materials must be postmarked no later than August 1.
Summer semesters. All application materials must be postmarked no later than April 15.

Master of Business Administration Program, 213D Combs Building, Morehead, KY 40351

Primary Phone: 606.783.2183


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