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:

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The below information is in regards to our MBA program.



Please contact Dian Goga in the Graduate Advising Office.  She can be reached at 216-523-7435 or via email 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 on an online format for the MBA Program at the West Center.

Advanced courses include functional core, integrative courses, and three electives.  The Advanced 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
MGT 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 that will be administered at the West Center will be selected from the following functional business areas (ACT/FIN/HCA/INB/IST/MKT/MLR/OSM), or from cross-functional courses in international business.

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

For more information regarding the West Center MBA program please contact Dian Goga by telephone at 216.523.7435 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

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Mailing Address
Cleveland State University
2121 Euclid Avenue, BU 420
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214

Campus Location
Monte Ahuja Hall, Room 327
1860 Euclid Avenue
Phone: 216.687.3730

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