Master of Business Administration

Western Kentucky University

12 months
962 USD/credit
899 USD/credit
607 USD/credit
Tuition fee
Apply date
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The Master of Business Administration (MBA) provides a professional graduate education that prepares graduates for successful business careers and organizational leadership. 


Students receive a solid education across all of the business disciplines by taking core courses in accounting, economics, finance, information systems, management, and marketing (21 credit hours).  Students also broaden and or deepen their education by taking 9 credit hours in approved electives.

The MBA is offered using three distinct methods of delivery.  These “options” are: Full-time, Online, and Professional MBA. Students must specify to which option they are applying on their graduate application form.

  • The Full-time option is designed for the students who can attend afternoon and evening classes, desire face-to-face interaction, and are not employed full-time. The Full-time MBA is an accelerated, 12-month program which starts each fall.
  • The Online MBA is designed for students who may be employed and prefer the flexibility of studying anywhere, anytime and want to proceed at their own pace. The Online option offers courses all online.  Some tests are proctored at a site convenient to you.  Online students can start any semester and can choose to graduate in as quickly as 12 months or take up to 5 years.
  • The Professional MBA (PMBA) is an “executive-style” MBA. The PMBA offers the flexibility of a part-time program, face-to-face interaction, and meets on alternating Saturdays. The PMBA is restricted to students who have at least five years of professional or mid- to upper-level management experience.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Organizational Behavior
  • Applied Microeconomic Theory
  • Information Technology & Data Analytics
  • Managerial Accounting Concepts & Applications
  • Advanced Marketing
  • Advanced Managerial Finance
  • Strategic Business Concepts & Applications

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 credits alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application and Fee: Submit an application with a $95 non-refundable application processing fee;
  • Bachelor degree from an accredited college or university;
  • Original copy/copies of transcripts/marksheets in English for evaluation by the Graduate School (must be supplied by the institution)
  • Transcripts are evaluatedby the Graduate School
  • NOTE: any international transfer work requires an external evaluation by a NACES member institution; students are responsible for having this evaluation completed (only needed if the students wants to transfer graduate credit from a non-US institution)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    962 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 962 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    899 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 899 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    607 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 607 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.


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Master of Business Administration
Western Kentucky University