The OSU Business Administration program challenges students with a rigorous and hands-on experience. You’ll be expected to jump in, collaborate with your peers, and put real-world projects into motion.

Master's Degree in Business Administration

The OSU MBA program will also give you an understanding of how sustainable business meets economic, social and environmental needs without compromising the future of any of them. Sustainability is woven into our curriculum –so that when you leave, you’ll be able to be smart, daring and make a positive impact on your world.

The Integrated Business Project (IBP) is the core of the MBA program. Working with a cross-disciplinary team over a nine-month period, you will create a research-driven, investor-ready  plan to take an innovative idea to market. Your team will participate in a business plan competition judged by seasoned entrepreneurs, executives, and venture capitalists who will provide valuable feedback.

Doctoral Degree in Business Administration

The OSU Ph.D. in Business Administration program trains doctoral students for careers as professors at high-quality research-oriented colleges and universities. This training includes providing them with a program of course work that will prepare them to conduct quality business research, involving them in faculty-sponsored research projects as co-investigators and co-authors, supporting the development of their own research agendas, providing them with training and experience in teaching, and assimilating them into all aspects of academics related to their business discipline (e.g., teaching, research, and service).  The program offers two options ? : Accounting and Innovation/Commercialization.  

Admissions Requirements

Admit Term
  • Fall Term

Any term for MBA Applicants

Required Tests
  • GMAT

GMAT Minimum Scores for MBA Degree
Analytical Writing >= 500; Verbal >= 20%;
Quantitative >= 20%; Integrated Reasoning >= 20%

GMAT Minimum Scores for PhD Degree
Analytical Writing >= 600; Verbal >= 30%;
Quantitative >= 30%; Integrated Reasoning >= 30%

English Language Requirements ?
  • TOEFL iBT: 91
  • TOEFL Paper: 575
  • IELTS: 7.00

Additional Requirements
  • Doctoral degree applicants must have an undergraduate or master’s degree and cumulative GPA >= 3.0


Application requirements, including required documents, letters, and forms, vary by program and may not be completely represented here. The processing of your application will not be completed until these requirements have been met. Please, before applying to this program, always contact the program office to confirm application requirements.

See contact information above.

Application Process

Please review the graduate school application process and Apply Online.

Dates & Deadlines ?

Admissions Deadline for Masters applicants

Rolling Admission

Admissions Deadline for Doctoral applicants
Contact Department

for full consideration

Funding Deadline for all applicants
January 15

Available Concentrations ?

  • (for MBA degrees only)
  • business administration
  • clean technology
  • commercialization
  • executive leadership
  • research thesis

MAIS Participation

This program may serve as a secondary or third field of study in a MAIS degree.