MBA at the Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland Clinic BuildingEarn Your MBA at the Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland State University’s Monte Ahuja College of Business proudly offers the Master of Business Administration degree on the Cleveland Clinic’s main campus. The program is offered exclusively to Cleveland Clinic employees who qualify for admission to the MBA program.



All of our business programs are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), the world’s premier accrediting body for management education. AACSB accreditation assures students and the Cleveland Clinic that the MBA program meets high quality standards in relation to faculty, curriculum, and supporting services. Click Here

The MBA program at the Cleveland Clinic features the same curriculum and the same exceptional faculty as the MBA program at our main campus. We are proud of the 96% graduation rate among students in our corporate MBA programs.  

MBA Curriculum:

The MBA program consists of foundation and advanced courses. Foundation courses are prerequisites (Levels I & II) designed to introduce students to the major functions in business including accounting, economics, finance, organizational behavior, marketing, business ethics, and operations management. Advanced courses (Level III) include functional core, integrative courses, and three electives. 

These three groups of Level III required courses are the heart of the MBA curriculum:

Advanced Courses

The MBA at the Cleveland Clinic features three health care administration electives (HCA 555, HCA 615, and HCA 625), which allows students to earn a specialization within the MBA program.    

Admission Requirements:

The graduate admission application process involves three steps:

1) submission of an admission application and one-time application fee

2) submission of official transcripts of colleges/university where baccalaureate degree was earned

3) submission of GMAT or GRE scores (not required for students holding a Ph. D. or medical degree). 

Students scoring below the 20th percentile on the verbal section of the GMAT or GRE are required to take the following remedial courses in business communication: GAD 502 (16th through 19th percentile); or GAD 501 and GAD 502 (below 16th percentile)

Students scoring below the 25th percentile on the quantitative section of the GMAT or GRE are required to take OSM 500. Please review the two options for fulfilling the OSM 500 requirement (if applicable).

Admission is based on a combination of a candidate’s undergraduate GPA and the GMAT score. Candidates who have a Ph.D. or M.D. are not required to take the GMAT. A GRE score may be substituted for the GMAT.

Please note that interested students are applying to the MBA program and not to the Health Care Administration program.   

Registration for Courses:

MBA courses offered at the Cleveland Clinic location are reserved exclusively for employees of the Cleveland Clinic.  Non-employees are prohibited from registering for courses at the Cleveland Clinic location.  

All registration requests must be sent from a valid Cleveland Clinic email address to the attention of John Learned at  All registration requests must include the following information: 1) CSU ID number and 2) name of the course(s) requested for registration (ex. MKT 601).   

Accelerated Terms:

The MBA at the Clinic features a combination of accelerated 5-week and 10-week formats. Students with undergraduate business degrees may complete the MBA program in 15 months. Students with no business prerequisites can still complete the full program in approximately 2½ years. 

Links to the program schedule may be viewed within the green section located to the right of this page.   


The current tuition and fee structure from the CSU Office of Treasury Services.   


Cleveland Clinic employees are eligible for two special Monte Ahuja College of Business scholarships: a one-time $1,000 scholarship if the minimum undergraduate GPA is 3.2 and the GMAT/GRE score is 535; or a one-time $1,500 scholarship if the minimum undergraduate GPA is 3.4 and the GMAT/GRE score is 575.

The GMAT or GRE is required for all scholarship applicants.   

Value-Added Support:

GMAT Preparation Workshop: Offered as a three-week series, an on-site workshop to prepare for the GMAT examination is an additional benefit offered at no charge for Cleveland Clinic employees who apply to this MBA program.  


In addition to participating in the Cleveland State University commencement ceremony, a special ceremony and reception is held at the Cleveland Clinic campus at the conclusion of the program. This ceremony recognizes the accomplishments of the graduate with their family and fellow Cleveland Clinic colleagues. Graduates are not expected to wear a cap/gown to this event.

Students are also encouraged to attend the formal CSU Commencement ceremony. The ceremony will be held at the CSU Wolstein Center (see the CSU Campus Map), and information pertaining to the University's Fall Ceremony will be made available once this has been determined.

Graduating students should plan to wear a cap and gown if attending the December 15th ceremony. For information regarding purchase of the cap and gown, please visit

Additional information regarding the CSU Commencement ceremony is available at  

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q. How do I register for courses?

A. By using your Campus Net account. Fully detailed Campus Net instructions are available for your convenience.

Q. How do I begin the reimbursement process?

A.  Detailed information, including the necessary forms, may be found at  For specific questions regarding payment options and/or third-party reimbursement, please contact Campus 411 by telephone at 216.687.5411 or by e-mail at


Q: How do I obtain my textbooks?

A.  You may purchase your textbooks online at or by visiting the CSU Bookstore.

Q.  Are classes held during recognized CSU holidays?

A.  No

Q.  Where is the closest parking garage?

A.  At the E. 100th and Carnegie lot, which has a walkway to the Lerner Building

For more information regarding the MBA program at the Cleveland Clinic, contact:

By Phone: 216.687.6940
By Email:

For more information regarding the Admissions process at Cleveland State University, Contact Graduate Admissions:

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