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Kent State EMBA

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475 Terrace Drive
Kent, OH 44240
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School Data

Tuition: $43,900

Admissions Requirements: GMAT and GRE scores are typically waived, Interview Required, Resume

Application Deadlines: Fall Deadline: August 1 or until the program is filled.

Method of Delivery: Blended

The Kent State EMBA is the ideal blend of in-person and online learning – designed for working professionals who want to continue working full-time while simultaneously gaining a new perspective, increase their understanding of business, switch roles or broaden their professional network, and become a more effective leader at one of the largest universities in Ohio.

The EMBA is known for having a budget-friendly program, AACSB accreditation, and International Business Experience. The program is taught in a 19-month format with an in-person element – classes are held one weekend a month at the Kent, Ohio campus with the exception of the summer session which is taught entirely online.

What sets the program apart from others is that it cuts out all of the extras – requiring no electives or concentrations. It draws students from all over, especially across Ohio from the Cleveland, Akron, and Columbus areas.

Prospective MBAs must have at least seven years of working experience, and tuition is currently set at $43,900, which includes all Kent EMBAs will need for the in-person weekends – overnight residency, meals, parking, and access to campus amenities.

The International Business Experience is said to be the favorite element of the Kent State EMBA – a one-hour credit course where cohorts travel and are exposed firsthand to the country’s culture.

Past cohorts have traveled to Italy, Brazil, Vietnam, Ireland, Austria/Greece, Mexico, Chile, Switzerland/Belgium, Czech Republic/Dresden, and China. While abroad, students collaborate with international business leaders, and work with one or more global companies to develop business strategies and explore. Not only do they develop professionally by applying all they have learned, but personally as well.

“It is in that moment of realization when you’re immersed in it all, that you understand why business exists. Business in India is not simply the exchange of goods and services, it is the pulse that propels all this life swirling around you; it is the flow of values, beliefs and dreams encapsulated into one word…When we came home, it was a different place – not because it had been reshaped in our absence, but because we had been reshaped,” says EMBA Dirk Hayhurst in a blog post on Kent State’s site.