Overview

Applicants
308
Acceptance Rate
89%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.32
Average Age
29

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
-
GPA
2.85 - 3.77

Deadlines

Early Application Deadline
April 15

Regular Application Deadline
July 1

Rolling Admission Deadline
August 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Undergraduate GPA
Non-Academic


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
Yes

Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
10:1
Total Faculty
40

85
Full-time
24
Female
20
Underrepresented Minorities
15
Part-time


Students Say

Wright State University’s Raj Soin College of Business offers a “great education for a low price.” In addition to a traditional full-time MBA, Wright state offers cohort MBA programs that meet in the evenings or on the weekends to accommodate the needs of working students. The weekend program is held at three different campuses in the Dayton area to maximize convenience. The majority of students attend part time, and they appreciate that they can get a “great” education without “sacrificing too much of their work life,” and that the school is “very commuter friendly.” Students at other part-time MBA programs often complain about their ability to get into classes, but at Wright State, “picking and choosing classes online is very easy and convenient,” and there are always “many seats available.”

The academic program at Wright State provides an in-depth, multi-disciplinary understanding of business, while emphasizing ethics and sustainability and a global perspective. Some students are required to take foundation courses, though students who took similar classes as undergraduates and did well in them may be exempt. After that, students take eight core courses, such as Analysis of Global Economic Conditions, Leading Teams and Organizations, and Legal and Ethical Decision Making to gain a deeper understanding of business. Students can then choose a concentration in one of seven areas, including Economics, Finance, International Business, and Project Management to further specialize in their fields of interest. Wright University’s study-abroad program is designed for working professionals and part-time students, which is rare. Trips to China and Paris are offered during Spring Break, and students have the opportunity to take classes and meet with international business leaders while learning more about global markets and economic issues.

Classes at Wright State “foster innovation and creativity.” “Lectures and discussions revolve around real-world experiences,” and professors create “safe spaces where students and their point of view is respected.” The workload is “challenging,” but “manageable,” which is another bonus for working students. Most professors are “top-notch” and “passionate” and “provide students with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in the real world,” though there are some who “make students wish that tenure was eliminated.” Overall, however, dedicated professors are one of the many aspects of life at Wright State that help students “become well-rounded business professionals.” “This school is on the rise,” one student says, “and is poised to be a leader not only in the country, but the world.”


Concentrations

Accounting
Economics
Healthcare Administration
Finance
Information Systems/Information Technology
International Business
Investment Banking
Leadership/Management
Marketing
MD/MBA - Dual Degree
MS/MBA - Dual Degree
RN/MBA - Dual Degree
Supply Chain Management

Specialized Masters

Accounting
Business Administration
Economics
Information Systems/Information Technology
Marketing
Supply Chain Management

Certificate Programs

Economics
Information Systems/Information Technology

Center for Research

Information Systems/Information Technology
International Business
Marketing

Specialities of Faculty


Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
Yes

Sustainability course is
Required

Description
The MBA program requires a course in Business Ethics and Law which addresses sustainability issues and ethical issues.

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
No

Description

Career Overview


Students Say

Many Wright State students are already employed and are receiving tuition assistance from their current employers, so lots of students in the program aren’t hoping to score a new job after graduation. Those who are, however, will benefit from Wright State’s Career Services center, which actively works with local companies to determine their staffing needs. The Center hosts recruiting and networking events, as well as onsite interviews, and it provides personal career counseling. “Professors, administrative staff, and alumni are always willing to help any student in the job hunt” as well. Some students would like to see Wright State put more effort into its career services for business students and increase alumni networking opportunities.

Prominent Alumni

William Pohlman
Pohlman & Talmadge, Partner

Bradley Mayer
President Finance & IT, Speedway LLC

Gary McCullough
President & CEO, Career Education, Corp

Richard P. Davis
Founder Flagship Financial Service, (Retired)

Thomas Duncan
CFO Premier Health Partners

Dates

Application Deadlines
Feb 1

Financial Aid Statistics


Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
43%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
14%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$14,840
Tuition (Out-State)
$24,828
Fees (In-State)
$0
Fees (Out-State)
$0

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$685
Tuition (Out-State)
$1,150
Fees (In-State)
$0
Fees (Out-State)
$0

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$11,518
Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$11,518
Academic Expenses
$2,448

Student Body Profile

Total Full-Time Enrollment
580
Part Time
26%

In State
88.0%
Out of State
12.0%
Foreign Countries Represented
16

Demographics

17.00%
Underrepresented Minorities
13.00%
International

51% female
49% male

Campus Life

Students Say

“Wright State University attracts students that are truly interested in their education.” Students are “extremely hard-working and motivated, dedicated, and passionate about improving their breadth of knowledge and applying this to make a difference.” The stu- dent body is a “mix of those just out of college undergraduate studies, students with a few years of experience, and students who have been in the workplace for a long time,” and “many are pursuing a second or third master’s degree.” The student body at Wright State is also “very diverse.” One student says, “You can meet hardworking students of all colors, nationalities, genders, ages, etc., in your classes.” You’re guaranteed to hear “different per- spectives on issues,” and students report that being exposed to “different viewpoints and life experiences enhances their learning experience.”

Since the majority of students work full time and have demanding home lives, many of them don’t have the opportunity to socialize with their peers. “I just drive to class after work and go to school and go home,” one student explains. An upside of this is “the major- ity understand what each other are going through and are willing to help.” Though many do disappear after class, one student says, “The lobby in the business school is always full with students socializing and working on school-related activities and projects.” There are many business-oriented clubs, such as those dedicated to accounting and finance, as well as all kinds of organizations and intramural teams offered by Wright State University, should students find themselves with some free time.


More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
MBA Advising Office
MBA Academic Advisor

Address
100 Rike Hall
3640 Colonel Glenn Highway
Dayton, OH 45435-0001
United States

Phone
937-775-2437

Fax
937-775-3545

Email
mba@wright.edu


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