Master of Business Administration - MBA
Challenge yourself and take your career to the next level with an MBA from the Coles College of Business. Our highly ranked, internationally accredited Kennesaw & Galleria MBA program is designed for the working Metro Atlanta professional. With our part-time program, you can complete your degree in as little as 18 months or take as long as six years.
KSU-Coles College ranked #1 public part-time MBA in Georgia by US News and World Report.
You’re Driven, So Are We
At Coles College we believe in reaching for more - and we know you do too. Our curriculum will give you a deeper knowledge of every business function, helping you take on high-level projects and business initiatives with confidence. Our faculty is the leader in their fields, giving you access to research and ideas that you can immediately apply in your career.
Flexible and Accessible
Our MBA program is delivered at convenient times and locations that fit your busy schedule. Most courses meet once a week with your choice of evening or weekend sessions. We offer courses in both the Fall and Spring semesters, plus over the Summer.
If you elect the “Kennesaw Option,” courses are offered on the Kennesaw State University campus. Most on-campus courses are offered once each week, Monday-Thursday, starting at 5 pm or 8 pm. The “Galleria Option” is housed in the Cobb Galleria complex and offers classes Monday-Thursday, starting at 6 pm.
The core curriculum of the Coles MBA consists of eight required courses. Additionally, you must take four electives (one of which must be international in content). Three of the electives (12 credit hours) may be any 8000-level course included in KSU’s MBA Program. You can choose to tailor your degree in the following areas: general management, operations, finance, economics, marketing, entrepreneurship, business information systems, international business and human resources.
View the KSU Graduate Catalog for course listing and descriptions. If your undergraduate degree is not in business, you may be required to take prerequisites courses in Accounting, Finance, and Statistics before beginning the program.
MBA Student Information
Congratulations on being accepted into the MBA program at Kennesaw State University’s Coles College of Business. Before beginning your studies you must:
- Formally accept our offer of admission, following the instructions sent to you by Kennesaw State University’s Office of Graduate Admissions (in your MBA admission notification e-mail).
- Make sure that all necessary pre-requisites are satisfied.
- Set up student accounts (email, Brightspace, Owl Express).
- Attend orientation.
- Turn in Immunization documents.
- Refresh your research and case study analysis skills.
- Browse policies and procedures in graduate catalog.
Shortly after formally accepting our offer of admission, you should receive e-mails providing information about verifying that pre-requisites are met and registering for New Student Orientation. The MBA New Student Orientation is mandatory. It is a two-part orientation that includes an informational session and a workshop. The session will be facilitated by the MBA Program Administration. Topics of discussion include program expectations, class selection, degree progression tracking, registration procedures, alumni services, and other important information. There will also be an opportunity for Q&A. If you do not receive these e-mails within 4 business days after accepting our offer of admission, please contact Dan Audia, Admissions Director for MBA Programs.
Kennesaw/Galleria MBA Spring 2018 Orientation is December 2nd
The goal of this orientation is for you to be able to take care of all the administrative issues and learn about the resources available to support you throughout your studies so that you can come to class the first day and be ready to learn.
The KSU MBA program is extremely flexible. You can tailor your education to your own pace and interests. You can move through the program in 12 months by taking a full slate of classes each term, or more slowly by taking just a class or two each semester. You can concentrate electives in one particular field of study, or enroll in a range of courses to broaden your education.
You control your Coles MBA experience.
Please use the Graduate Catalog and the Schedule of Classes to help you make decisions on which courses to take, when to take them, and where to take them. You may use the Scheduling Worksheet and the Core Course Schedule below to put together a long-term plan for completion of your program.
If you ever have any questions or would like to come in to talk about your program of study, please contact Tanya Mosley, the MBA Assistant Director.
Registration activity is allowed during specific time periods. Please refer to the Academic Calendar for the term you need to register to note these periods. Also, check your time ticket under the “Registration” tab in Owl Express to see your specific registration period. The tutorial below is also helpful in navigating the registration screens.
STEP 1 - Search the SCHEDULE OF COURSES to determine your schedule options.
STEP 2 - Go to OWL EXPRESS to register for courses.
MBA Career Management
Making the decision to get your MBA is a major step. It requires lots of time, resources, and personal commitment. Make sure your efforts pay off by utilizing our MBA Career Management office. This office provides you with resources, tools, knowledge and 1-on-1 career coaching for you to make an informed decision about your career and develop a comprehensive strategy to reach your goal.
Tapping Into Your KSU Network
- Get Connected with Coles on LinkedIn - Increase your personal and professional network. Search for other networks within Coles such as MBA, EMBA, Alumni and more.
- Use your student status to access Coles College Professional Events free with an RSVP.
Petition To Graduate
Submit your Petition To Graduate the semester before you plan to graduate. The graduation deadlines and instructions must be followed. Information for tentative graduates can be found on the commencement webpage.