Overview

Applicants
60
Acceptance Rate
75%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.10
Years Work Experience
10
Average Age
34

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
610 - 640
GPA
3.08 - 3.67

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Essay / Personal Statement
Non-Academic

Interviews
Work Experience

School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Public

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Program Types

Full-Time
No

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
Yes

Executive
No

Online
No

Faculty Information

Total Faculty
19

79
Full-time
21
Part-time
16
Minority
11
Female


Students Say

Students at Miami University's School of Business say their efficient program is "the best option in the Cincinnati area for working professionals with families to get their MBA." Before they even enroll, the school of business makes it easy for fully employed professionals to consider a graduate degree, offering prerequisite coursework online (as well as proficiency exams for students who want to test out of foundational classes) and a GMAT prep course right on campus. Once they have been accepted, students find the MBA program is "designed to be convenient for the working professional," with classes offered two evenings per week over the course of two years. The school's administration makes every effort to streamline the experience, offering "concierge-level" services for students. Among other conveniences, the all-inclusive tuition includes all fees and materials; at the beginning of each semester, the administration will "register you for class" and "buy all your books." They even have dinner service for evening classes, which "is a significant help to make the day easier." A current student enthuses, "They understand that we are working full time and make every effort to cater to us so all we have to do is study and attend class."

"A very focused professional MBA," the curriculum includes thirty-six credit hours of upper-level business courses, of which twenty-seven are core courses in economics, accounting, marketing, management, and other key business areas. With the remaining nine elective credits, students may choose to pursue a concentration in marketing or finance. Throughout the curriculum, there is an emphasis on collaboration, with a "cohort-based" program that maintains students within the same small academic community during the full MBA. Note that the program does not allow flexibility in the academic calendar; "the classes are prescheduled to keep the cohort together." Throughout the program, professors rely on case-based instruction, encouraging students to use critical thinking skills and real-world experience to solve business problems in the classroom. This interactive approach to education is particularly effective at Miami University, as students are "extremely intelligent with a lot of work experience," making them valuable contributors to class discussion. In fact, students range from "very early in their career to executives that have owned multiple companies." Staying on top of the coursework is not always a breeze, but it is rewarding: "Academically, the work is a challenge to keep up with, but it is that challenge that keeps it engaging. "Many students choose the School of Business for its excellent regional reputation, telling us that the school lives up to its strong credentials: The professors are "all very smart and challenge students to excel." In the classroom, "some teachers are outstanding and some are not so great." However, the vast majority are "approachable and seem to care about doing a good job." Plus, any time the program falls short, students feel they have the full attention of the school's administration and staff. As they continue developing the part-time MBA, "the administration is open to suggestions on how the program or any given course can be improved."


Specialities of faculty

Academic specialties of faculty
URL

24-month accelerated part-time program


Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
No

Sustainability course is

Description

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
No

Description

Career overview


Students Say

The School's MBA program is specifically designed for working professionals, with a curriculum focused on increasing business acumen and problem-solving skills. To that end, the program is effective in promoting a student's long-term career goals. A current student attests, "I received my undergraduate degree from Miami University's School of Business and was well-prepared to enter the workforce. I knew that this program would afford that same high-caliber education."

While they are looking to advance their career, most students aren't actively looking for a new job after graduation. At the same time, "Miami is well known in the Cincinnati area," so the degree is a good investment in the future.

Dates


Financial Aid Statistics


Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
25%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
4%

New Students Receiving Loans
4%

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$1,050
Tuition (Out-State)
$1,050
Fees (In-State)
$0
Fees (Out-State)
$0

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
127
Part Time
100%


Demographics



Campus Life

Students Say

The Miami University graduate business program is located in the Voice of America Learning Center (VOALC) a special satellite campus located just off the I-75 in West Chester, Ohio. "The facility is state of the art," with classrooms specially designed for business instruction and discussion. The VOALC is also "centrally located and close to Cincinnati and Dayton," making it convenient for students in either city to get to campus in the evenings. Several of Miami's undergraduate programs, as well as the graduate education department, share the VOALC campus with the MBA.

There are no residential facilities on campus; "everyone in the program lives in the great- er Cincinnati Area" and commutes to school in the evenings. As a result, "the concept of student life in a classical sense does not apply" to the experience. Nonetheless, the atmosphere at the business school is consistently friendly and professional. Most Miami students are "highly motivated professionals," who are always "intelligent, profes- sional, and pleasant" in dealing with their classmates. The cohort structure encourages networking and relationships among MBA candidates, to good effect. A current student tells us, "The forty people that are in my class are like family to me now after two years."


More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
C. Brad Bays
Sr Director, MBA Programs

Address
7847 VOA Park Drive
MBA Program Office-117H
West Chester, OH 45069
United States

Phone
513-895-8876

Fax
513-727-0000

Email
mba@miamioh.edu


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