Master of Business Administration

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Become a Self-Driven Business Professional

Earn a respected credential that distinguishes you as a self-driven business professional without putting your career on hold. EKU’s 100% online Master of Business Administration program provides the knowledge, skills and abilities demanded in today’s competitive business environment. EKU’s online MBA positions graduates to put business plans into practice through focused curriculum in the foundational areas of business administration and management.

Our AACSB-accredited program is highly customizable to your career goals – choose from 12 MBA concentrations designed to maximize your academic background and work experience. Graduates are prepared to pursue entrepreneurial opportunities, take on key senior management roles and increase salary potential. 

Program At-A-Glance


100% Online

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30-33 Credit Hours

to Graduate

Up To 9 Hours

Transfer Credit
Cost per hour


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Benefits of EKU Online

EKU is dedicated to preparing the highest quality business leaders for Kentucky and beyond. Our fully accredited online programs are made up of the same high-quality courses and taught by the same experienced professors as the on-campus programs.


MBA candidates will select a concentration as part of the online MBA curriculum. Concentrations consist of 9 hours and offer the opportunity to tailor the degree to specific career goals. Concentrations are available in a variety of areas, allowing candidates to build on previous coursework and experience.

  • Accounting
  • Artificial Intelligence in Data Science*
  • Community Development
  • Construction Management
  • Corporate Security Operations
  • Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics*
  • Emergency Management and Disaster Resilience
  • Game Design
  • Manufacturing Management
  • Occupational Safety
  • Organizational Psychology
  • Public Administration

*some pre-requisite programming courses required

Career Opportunities

From major corporations to independent businesses, an advanced degree in business administration can open the door to promotions, salary increases and supervisory opportunities.

This versatile degree builds critical thinking, communication and problem-solving skills, and prepares students for key positions in a number of areas.

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EKU’s curriculum blends academic and professional preparation through course topics such as accounting, marketing, economic principles, financial markets, and consumer and organizational behavior.

Degree Requirements

A total of 30-33 credits are required to graduate. Complete degree requirements information about the business administration program is available in the University graduate catalog.

Please review the admissions requirements before applying for this or any program. If you have questions about the program or are planning to register for classes, please speak to the program advisor.

Transfer Credits

Students may transfer up to 9 hours of credit from accredited institutions. Please note that a minimum of 15 credit hours in this degree program must be completed at Eastern Kentucky University.

Previously earned credits must be reviewed upon admittance to EKU for appropriate articulation. Learn more about transferring to EKU.

Sample Courses

For a full list of course descriptions please see section 7 of the University graduate catalog.

MBA 871 – Managerial Communication (3)
Business research and report writing, communication strategies, and oral presentations for managers.

MBA 874 – Data Analytics for Managers (3)
This course focuses on data analytics from a managerial perspective, including: business analytics, data management and wrangling, data visualization and summary measures, probability and distributions, statistical inference, data mining, data forecasting, and prescriptive analysis.

MBA 875 – Managing Organizations (3)
Fundamentals of organizational behavior and human resources: resource allocation, human enterprise, employee experience, and the future of work. Topics include: strategic decision-making, competition, workforce development, talent utilization, workplace rewards, recognition. demographics, and the gig economy.

MBA 883 – Financial Management (3)
This course provides managers at any level with analytical tools for financial management decisions, including financial statement interpretation, financial performance evaluation, financial forecasting, growth management, corporate financing, financial markets, business valuation, and capital budgeting.


EKU Online Advisor Hayley Anders

Hayley Anders

Enrollment Advisor

Call or email Enrollment Advisor Hayley Anders for information about the EKU Online MBA Degree program.

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Application Deadlines

Term Application Deadline Classes Begin
Fall A  August 5 August
Fall B  October 5 October
Spring A  January 5 January
Spring B  March 5 March
Summer   May 5 May

Admission Requirements

The application requirements for applicants to the online MBA program are as follows:

  • Have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited program with a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.75

Admission is competitive. Selection is based on careful consideration of all application materials, including but not limited to:

  • Academic transcripts
  • The applicant’s statement of personal & professional objectives
  • Two required professional references
  • Professional work experience as reflected on your resume

Additional Contact Information

Admissions: 859-622-2106
Academic Testing: 859-622-1281
Big E Central (Financial Aid & Student Account Services): 859-622-2361
Military & Veterans Affairs Office: 859-622-2345

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Special Tuition for Active Duty* Military
Eastern Kentucky University offers reduced tuition expenses to $250 per credit hour for undergraduate and $325 per credit hour for graduate courses to all service members currently serving on active duty.

*Active duty is defined as on federal orders for 180 days or more.

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