Master of Business Administration Program



Off-Campus MBA



Cleveland State University’s Off-campus MBA program offers the same quality courses as the traditional MBA, but delivers them at various locations throughout Northeast Ohio:


*The Progressive location is open to all MBA students and is not limited to Progressive employees.

The program curriculum emphasizes general management skills, and provides balanced coverage of the major business disciplines: Accounting, Economics, Finance, Marketing, Computer and Information Science, Management, Labor Relations, and Operatins & Supply Chain Management.

Program Structure

Participants progress as a cohort group to the completion of their degrees, giving students more opportunities to strengthen their professional network and to learn from the experiences and insights of other class members.

Each class moves through the program in a “lock step” sequence to allow students with a bachelor's degree to complete the degree in 2 1/2 years by attending only two nights per week or Saturdays. Students with a bachelor's degree in business may complete the program in as little as 1 1/2 years.


The Program is taught primarily by College of Business Administration graduate faculty, who are selected for expertise in their disciplines and related experience in business, regulatory bodies, and government. They are actively involved in the community - as business consultants, members of professional organizations, and community leaders - bringing a richness of practical application to every course they teach.

Financial Assistance

The University provides a budget payment plan, a deferred payment plan for students who receive company reimbursement and a direct billing option for third party, company billing. For more information, please visit the Treasury Services website. Financial aid is available to all graduate students, mostly in the form of student loans. Some graduate assistantships may also be available.

How to Apply

Students applying to the MBA program must meet the Admission Requirements for the Graduate College as well as the Admission requirements for the MBA program.

Applicants must:

Applicants should adhere to the Graduate Catalog as outlined on the Graduate College homepage. 

Custom-Designed for your organization

We'll work with employers to custom design an MBA program that includes specially selected elective courses based on your unique insights into what your organization needs to become more competitive, productive, and profitable. Classes can be scheduled in the morning, afternoon, or early evening hours on days of the week that are most convenient for your employees.

In addition to the custom design and flexible scheduling, employer benefits include:

  • Having employees of the same company or from a few firms in the same classroom puts emphasis on the application of business principles
  • Fosters increased communication between employees
  • Real examples of business problems are more frequently shared and solved
  • On-site education boosts company morale and employee loyalty
  • Employees are trained in the practical skills, knowledge, and business insights that companies seek from their managers
  • Classes advance as a cohort group, giving students more opportunities to draw upon and learn from the insights of other class members
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    Cleveland State University
    2121 Euclid Avenue, BU 327
    Cleveland, OH 44115-2214
    Campus Location
    Monte Ahuja Hall, Rm. 327
    1860 East 18th Street
    Phone: 216.687.6925
    Fax: 216.687.6888

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