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Life-changing graduate education.

Whether you’re a full-time student who recently received your bachelor’s degree, a seasoned working professional, or someone who falls somewhere in between, Ohio University has a graduate business program to fit your lifestyle.

Your graduate degree from Ohio University’s College of Business will say a lot about you – and to all the right people. From our unrivaled alumni network that connects you with industry leaders, to flexible learning formats that accommodate your unique situation, a graduate degree from OHIO provides an outstanding return on investment.

The College of Business offers three full-time programs in Athens, Ohio, one part-time, professional program in Dublin, Ohio, six online degree programs, and seven online graduate business certificates. Take the next step to request information or apply with the Graduate College.



Full-Time Master of Accountancy (MAcc)

Ohio University’s Full-Time MAcc is an on-campus program designed for accounting and non-accounting undergraduate majors. We’ll build on the core concepts you’ve already learned to prepare you for your next step, whether that’s the Certified Public Accountants (CPA) exam or your first full-time job. The program takes a deep dive into accounting to give you the skills you need to be successful in government, corporate, or public accounting.

One-Year Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Build on your undergraduate degree, gain international consulting experience, and grow your professional network to launch your career with an MBA from OHIO. The One-Year MBA is an accelerated program designed for business and non-business majors. With innovative curriculum and a hands-on learning approach, the program will help you enhance your core business competencies and develop confidence to thrive as a strategic and resourceful professional.

Master of Sports Administration (MSA) and MBA Dual Degree

This two-year program combines the rigor of OHIO’s One-Year MBA program with the top-ranked MSA program. Through classroom and practical learning experiences, students are prepared for leadership positions in the sports industry. An interdisciplinary approach allows students to build a foundation of knowledge in their desired career fields, all while working with clients on real-world projects at major sports organizations


Professional Master of Business Administration (PMBA)

The Professional MBA program offers working professional a blended delivery curriculum of online learning and on-campus workshops. Students gain a balance of critical thinking skills and practical business knowledge to build confidence as a strategic leader. This program meets on the Dublin Campus one Saturday per month, bringing students and faculty together for presentations and group collaborations.  


Online Master of Accountancy

Our part-time, Online MAcc is designed to set you apart as a financial professional. We address foundational principles and emerging trends – data analytics, cloud computing, and mobile accounting – so you can graduate with the expertise to lead the field into the future.

Online Master of Business Administration

The part-time, Online MBA program can be completed in two years. Coursework is 100 percent online and a GMAT is not required for admission. Combine that with the opportunity to choose from eight concentrations to customize your education to fit your professional goals, and you have an Online MBA that can provide a strong return on your investment.

Online Master of Business Analytics

Today’s organizations are flooded with data. They collect everything – from ad clicks to IP addresses to profile information. But data collection alone doesn’t add value. It’s the examination and interpretation of data that makes the real difference. Gain the expertise to work at the intersection of data and decision making through our Online Master of Business Analytics.

Online Master of Science in Management (MSM)

Create the management degree you need to fit your professional goals through our Online Master of Science in Management. The degree equips you with analytical and managerial skills to lead teams, manage resources, and solve organizational challenges via an innovative format of stackable certificates.

Professional Master of Sports Administration (PMSA)

OHIO’s part-time PMSA is an online program blended with in-person residencies that allows working sports professionals to earn their master’s degree without interrupting their busy work schedule. Our dynamic curriculum meets the needs and trends of the sports industry, enabling students to focus on emerging topics in the field. PMSA graduates are employed in key positions throughout intercollegiate athletics, professional sports, media, and sponsorship. 

Online Master of Science in Athletic Administration (MAA)

Ohio University’s Online MAA program specializes in developing interscholastic athletic directors. You’ll build on your passion for serving young student-athletes and learn to run an efficient, highly-successful athletic department. The program also prepares you for National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) certification.


OHIO’s Online Graduate Business Certificates enable you to attain the emerging skills you need to achieve your professional goals in as few as 21 weeks. Specialize in trending topics to apply to your job today and give you a distinct advantage in competitive industries. Some stackable certificates can also be applied to other College of Business graduate programs like our MBA and MSM programs. Available certificates include:

  • Business Analytics Certificate: In this certificate program, you’ll develop a functional ability to summarize, interpret, and communicate insights discovered from data analysis to make informed business decisions.
  • Business Venturing & Entrepreneurship Certificate: Whether you’re a mid-career professional or new to the business world, this certificate will enhance your ability to develop an established organization and launch a business or new product line.
  • Finance Certificate: OHIO’s certificate in finance is designed to provide students with an enhanced ability to progress in financial and non-financial careers through an improved understanding of finance.
  • Human Resources Management Certificate: This certificate can prepare you to become a key contributor in the strategic planning and management of your organization’s human capital. Graduates can enter the HR field, expand their network, or move to a more strategic position in human resources.
  • Management and Leadership Certificate: This program will help you apply best practices for strategic leadership and decision-making, create value through competitive analysis, and implement strategies that can impact personal and company success.
  • Strategic Sales and Sales Leadership Certificate: This certificate provides you with an understanding of contemporary markets, sales force management, strategic account management, leading sales teams, sales analytics, selling methodologies, and account analysis and selection.

Recognized for quality and value

The graduate business degrees and certificates offered through Ohio University's College of Business are highly ranked. Ohio University is consistently ranked in the top 2 percent of American public universities by U.S. News & World Report. In addition, U.S. News & World Report recognized Ohio University with high marks on their lists of Best Business Schools, Best Education Schools, and National Universities.  

Our MBA curriculum has been recognized as the 3rd Best Value MBA, as published in Fortune.The Online MBA program was named top 30 in the nation in the Poets&Quants 2020 Top Online MBA rankings. And as the birthplace of sport business education, OHIO’s Professional Master of Sports Administration program is ranked the #1 best online postgraduate sport program in the world by SportBusiness Professional.

The Princeton Review praises accessibility of the professors and the beauty of the campus, and the quality of the college newspaper.

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Our bachelor and master of business administration are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate School of Business (AACSB). This esteemed designation is held by only 5 percent of business schools worldwide. AACSB accreditation is the world’s most widely recognized endorsement in business education. Universities are evaluated on alumni success, rankings, school histories, and other significant qualifiers, which help determine the value employers place on advanced degrees.

Ohio University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. This organization oversees the educational offerings of schools and universities in the north central region of the United States. 

Our Bachelor of Sport Management and Master of Sports Administration are recognized by the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation, a specialized accrediting body that promotes and recognizes excellence in sport management education in colleges at the baccalaureate and graduate levels.

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