13 months
50400 USD/year
50400 USD/year
50386 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Business Operational Excellence degree from The Ohio State University is an innovative 12-month executive master’s program focused on preparing leaders who are able to design and manage these four systems at various levels within their organization.


Through research, teaching and outreach, we found that creating this perpetual learning organization and culture requires four distinct learning systems:

  • alignment and adaptability systems
  • people development systems
  • problem solving systems
  • daily management systems

The students of the Business Operational Excellence degree from The Ohio State University are guided by an experienced project coach and sponsor in this learning journey and become experts in systems thinking, change management and decision making.  

Is an MBOE right for me?

Our students represent a wide spectrum of backgrounds and industries. Our recent classes have included line managers, C-suite executives, practicing physicians, attorneys, and working professionals from aviation, education, public service, finance, government, health care, insurance, and manufacturing, to name a few. With backgrounds in finance, marketing, analytics, retail, IT, logistics, and sales, among others, our students bring a wealth of experience and insight beyond the siloed thinking that can deter organizations from discovering untapped value. The collaborative interactivity built into every facet of the MBOE program helps to instill a passion for continuous improvement and harness the disruptive energy of the unexpected that has powered industries worldwide.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Understanding the Operational Excellence Play Book
  • Managing Product and Process Flows
  • Establishing Strategic Norms
  • Daily Management Systems
  • Building Operational Capabilities for Strategic Advantage
  • Understanding and Managing Tough Problems
  • Leading Innovation and Change
  • Sustaining the Operational Excellence Play Book

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 13 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

We partnered with Aon to provide you with the best affordable student insurance, for a carefree experience away from home.

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A baccalaureate or professional degree (or equivalent foreign credential) from an accredited college or university, earned by the expected date of entry into your graduate program.
  • A minimum of a 3.0 cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 scale) for the last degree earned.
  • Prerequisite training that will enable you to pursue your program. Evidence usually comes in the form of transcripts or other credentials documenting that you have completed prerequisite academic work. 
  • Standardized test score (GRE or GMAT) if the score is required by your program. Scores must be sent electronically from the testing agency; faxed or emailed scores are not considered. Note: Scores are valid for five years after your test date.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    50400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 54600 USD for the full programme during 13 months.
  • National

    50400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 54600 USD for the full programme during 13 months.
  • In-State

    50386 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 54585 USD for the full programme during 13 months.

Living costs for Columbus

940 - 1520 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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