Program Overview

Western Kentucky University offers a Master of Business Administration degree for students and professionals in businesses who are interested in developing advanced and specialized understanding of business management and business organizations in order to develop their abilities and career options as administrators and managers. The program intends to develop their capabilities and knowledge in the practical usage of communication, leadership, teamwork, and problem solving skills necessary for business and entrepreneurship and in developing career options in management and administration. 

Students will take part in a curriculum where they will participate in classes that aim to develop their managerial and leadership capabilities in business, including classes such as problem solving, data modeling, and managerial decisions, managerial accounting concepts and applications, and strategic business concepts and applications. 

Potential qualifications of graduates involve demonstration of the mastery of business concepts which encompass the body of the program, which include the ability to differentiate between local, national, and global business environments and how different business environments affect business management and business operations; demonstrating business judgments and sound business management methods, including critical and creative strategic thinking; demonstrating the ability to utilize and leverage teamwork, personnel, and human resources to develop a team environment to benefit business outcomes; to demonstrate analytical experience and functional understanding of a variety of management skills in business operations, including finance, accounting, ergonomics, marketing, management, and law; the ability to utilize quantitative and qualitative data into management decisions; and to demonstrate appropriate ethical and effective values in the management of a business or organization.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)


    A current resume with two references. Official undergraduate degree transcript. Applicants seeking admission must meet the following criteria: Minimum undergraduate overall GPA of 2.75 scale, a minimum overall GMAT score of 500, and a written GMAT score of 3.5. GAP Admissions Exception: Applicants not meeting above standards may be considered on a case-by-case basis if applicant has a GAP score of 1100 or more (GMAT total scaled score plus the overall UGPA multiplied by 200). GMAT/GRE: Waiver may be available for some.

    School Overview

    Western Kentucky University is a public university that is located on a 200-acre suburban campus in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Western Kentucky University was established in 1906 by the Commonwealth of Kentucky, although its roots go back a quarter-century earlier. WKU was originally established as one the states two original teacher training institutes, also known as normal schools. The original name of WKU was the Western Kentucky State Normal School. Western Kentucky’s mission “prepares students to be productive, engaged, and socially responsible citizen leaders of a global society” and the institution focuses on “research, service, and lifelong learning opportunities."

    Today, WKU, and the school offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees, as well as associate degrees and certificate programs from the following colleges:

    • College of Education and Behavioral Sciences
    • Gordon Ford College of Business
    • Ogden College of Science and Engineering
    • Potter College of Arts and Letters
    • University College
    • College of Health and Human Services

    In addition to on-campus coursework, Western Kentucky University has an online program that gives students the option of taking individual courses, or earning their degree entirely online. WKU’s online program offers 1,000 web courses each year, and over 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs can be earned entirely online. Students can complete all of their general education requirements online.


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