Overview

Applicants
84
Acceptance Rate
88%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.23
Years Work Experience
5
Average Age
28

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
440 - 760
GPA
2.5 - 4.0

Deadlines


Regular Application Deadline
June 1

Rolling Admission Deadline
June 1

Round 1
June 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

GMAT Score
Undergraduate GPA
Letters of Recommendation
Essay / Personal Statement
Non-Academic

Work Experience
Other Factors

School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Public

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Program Types

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
Yes

Executive
No

Online
No

Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
22:1
Total Faculty
15

67
Full-time
33
Part-time
26.6
Female
13
Underrepresented Minorities


Students Say

Its location “ten minutes from downtown Cincinnati, Ohio” and “affordable [overall cost] relative to other AACSB-accredited schools in the area” draws enthusiastic students to Northern Kentucky University’s College of Business. About 85 percent of the students here attend part-time, and those who do appreciate that “classes are offered in the evenings”—most courses meet from 6:00 to 9:00 P .m . once a week—”so that [students] can attend all required classes without cutting into [their] work schedules.” While class times are convenient, students say that NKU’s “greatest strength” is “the course work itself. NKU is very challenging and very strict with academics. Although it is not so easy to prepare for class at times, this has helped prepare me well for my professional career by pushing me to the limit.” Class sizes are “small,” and professors are “passionate about their subject areas” and “always willing to stay [after class] with you and meet whenever you need to.” They’re also, for the most part, “flexible and understand that most graduate students also work full time and have a family.” Many have “very relevant real-life experience to impart,” and their ranks “include the former director of human resources of a major public utility, a former Oracle executive, and a finance professor who works as a Certified Financial Planner on the side. No, Jack Welch does not teach here, but those [who] do are knowledgeable and do a good job.” Students love that NKU “allows specialization of the MBA” and cite its Entrepreneurship Institute, International Business Center, and finance programs as major strengths.

Overall, students find NKU to be a place where “the student is the top priority.” “The staff has always been quick [when] answering my questions and available when I need them,” a student writes.


Concentrations

Accounting
Entrepreneurship
Human Resources
Finance
Information Systems/Information Technology
International Business
JD/MBA - Dual Degree
Leadership/Management
Marketing

Specialities of Faculty

Academic specialties of faculty
URL

Business Administration Specializaiton

Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability

Sustainability course is

Description

Research Opportunities in Sustainability

Description

Career Overview


Graduates Employed by Region


Students Say

“There is a wonderful Career Center on campus, but it is primarily focused on meeting the needs of undergraduates,” NKU business students tell us. That being said, students admit that, for the most part, they “already have jobs, so career placement is not a large need.” Most are looking to move up the ranks with their current employer; those looking to jump ship turn to their fellow students for job leads. Which isn’t to say there aren’t those who’d like a little more help in the area of job placement: “I think we need more career counselors within the MBA program for those of us who do not come from a traditional business background,” one student tells us. To answer these concerns, NKU created a designated career counselor and a college of business alumni office to assist graduate students with career guidance and placement.

Dates


Financial Aid Statistics


Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$560
Tuition (Out-State)
$650,710

Expenses per Academic Year

Academic Expenses
$0

Student Body Profile

Total Full-Time Enrollment
200
Part Time
90%

Foreign Countries Represented
72

Demographics


Campus Life

Students Say

Many at NKU are “on the ‘slow’ track to finish because of the demands of family and jobs.” As such, the school differs from institutions that “have the same students begin and end the program together”; most here “meet different students each semester.” Despite this, students report that their “classmates are great people who, through this MBA program, have become real friends.” Such friendships are forged largely without the assistance of clubs or activities geared toward graduate students: “I’m a commuter, so most of my time at school is in class, in the library, or meeting to do group work,” a typical student writes. While NKU’s campus “has food/coffee stands in almost every building” and “computers everywhere with free printing,” drawbacks include a “mostly concrete” aesthetic and difficult parking “at certain times of the day.”

Students describe their “hardworking” peers as “friendly” but “competitive.” NKU strongly recommends that potential applicants obtain two years of work experience before applying, and, by all accounts, its student body is “very diverse” in employment backgrounds. “Most [students here] are mid-twenties to mid-thirties,” but “age ranges from twenty to fifty.” “Quite a few are married with children” and “Most have significant work experience.” When students seek common ground, they need look no further than their objective: “We are all here for the same reason: to get an MBA,” one student writes. That being said, most students are “eager to learn and get the most from their MBA experience, not just a credential.”


More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Ned Jackson
Director, College of Business Graduate Programs

Address
BC 363
Nunn Drive
Highland Heights, KY 41076
United States

Phone
859-572-6336

Fax
859-572-7694

Email
mbusiness@nku.edu


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