When balancing the demands of family, work and school, flexibility is essential. Ashland University’s MBA program is designed to provide flexibility in terms of curriculum, learning style, time and location of classes and pace through the program.
The MBA curriculum is an ideal balance of 50% required core courses and 50% electives that can be chosen by each student to meet their needs and interests. Students may choose to complete one or two specializations as part of their elective choices, or may opt to select any combination of elective courses.
Courses are delivered in a variety of formats to enable students to choose the format that best fits their learning style and best accommodates their schedule. Students who prefer a traditional face-to-face classroom experience can choose from classes that meet one night per week for twelve weeks, or that meet on six Saturdays on alternate weeks. Classes are offered at locations close to students in Columbus, Medina, Massillon and Westlake in addition to our main campus in Ashland. Other students may prefer the fully-online MBA program, in which all coursework can be completed online via the ANGEL learning management system. Our online courses are designated as Quality Matters™ courses, conforming to the highest standards of online learning as established and certified by the Quality Matters™ program. Many students select our blended “hybrid” courses, which combine the personal interaction of face-to-face courses with the time and location convenience of online delivery of course content. These blended courses meet approximately half as often as traditional courses, providing additional time flexibility. Students are able to select from all of the above formats as they determine which format best fits their needs.
Finally, students can proceed at their own pace through the program, as their schedules allow. By taking two or more courses per semester, the entire MBA program can be completed in two years (six semesters) or less. However, students also can take only one course per semester, or even take a semester off, when they need a break to accommodate demands from work and family. In all aspects, the Ashland University MBA program is designed with student success in mind.