MBA at CSU West Center

MBA at CSU West Center


Cleveland State University's West Center is conveniently located in Westlake, Ohio.  Access to this location is available off of I-90 and the address is:  26202 Detroit Road, Westlake, Ohio, 44145.

Courses held at the West Center are offered in Accelerated formats allowing students to progress through the curriculum in a more time efficient manner.  For further information regarding this program, please call the Graduate Advising Center at 216.687.3730 or email us at:


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 that the MBA program meets high quality standards in relation to faculty, curriculum, and supporting services.


MBA Curriculum

The MBA program consists of foundation and advanced courses. Foundation courses introduce students to the major functions in business including accounting, economics, finance, organizational behavior, marketing, business ethics, and operations management.  These courses are offered in an online format for the MBA Program at the West Center.

Advanced courses include functional core, integrative courses, and three electives.  These courses are offered on an accelerated format at the West Center.

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

Group A: Functional Core


Course Name Credit Hours
ACT 600 Managerial Accounting


FIN 601 Financial Management


MKT 601 Marketing Management


MLR 601 Human Resources Management & Labor Relations



Group B: Integrative Core


Course Name Credit Hours
MBA 600 Team Dynamics


MBA 602 International Business


MBA 603 Management of Innovation and Technology


MBA 660 Integrative Business Strategy



Group C: Electives

A minimum of 9 MBA elective credits is required, with at least two 600-level courses. Options can be selected from the following functional business areas (ACT/FIN/HCA/INB/IST/MKT/MLR/OSM), or from cross-functional courses in international business. To earn a specialized degree, all 9 hours must be within a single functional area.

Prerequisite and/or waivable courses from Levels I and/or II may not be used to satisfy elective credit.

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). 

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.



The current tuition and fee structure is published by the CSU Office of Treasury Services.  Our MBA offers affordable tuition in one of the best educational values in Northeast Ohio.

For more information

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For more information regarding the West Center MBA program please contact the Graduate Advising Office by telephone at 216.687.3730 or by e-mail at

Questions regarding the admission process should be directed to Graduate Admissions by telephone at 216.687.5599 or by e-mail at