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Master of Business Administration (Online MBA)

Kettering University’s customizable online Master of Business Administration is perfect for anyone from the engineering to healthcare industries wanting to move into a higher-level management position or expand their career opportunities. You will learn from expert faculty, gain real-world skills and prepare for the next phase of your career with the skills needed to be an effective leader.

Learn the key concepts, tools and practical application of knowledge to sharpen your business acumen in finance, marketing, accounting and people management. Take your career to the next level with a Kettering University MBA.

An Online MBA Designed for Business Professionals and Working Engineers

  • Make an immediate impact with our Learn Today-Use Tomorrow philosophy that provides the opportunity to apply your classroom learning directly to the job.
  • Customize your degree with a choice of graduate certificates in: Global Leadership, Lean Principles for Healthcare, Operations Management, Management and Leadership, Data Science, Supply Chain Level I and Supply Chain Level II.
  • Explore the opportunity to earn two degrees in two years. With potentially as few as four courses, add a second degree in MS Operations Management, MS Engineering Management, or MS Lean Manufacturing.
  • Complete your courses 100% online and with no GMAT/GRE requirement, so you can get started right away and finish in as few as 18 months.

Important Dates


Application Deadline: June 18, 2024


Next Start: July 1, 2024


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Fast Facts

Program Features
  • 100% online
  • Multiple start dates per year
  • 40 credits; 10 courses
  • No GRE, GMAT or application fee
  • Earn your choice of Graduate Certificate along the way, increasing your marketability, qualifications and career potential
Admission Requirements
  • Undergraduate degree with 3.0 on a 4.0 grading system, or the international equivalent (85 overall grade point average on a 100-grade-point scale.)  A 2.5-2.99 GPA will be considered on a provisional basis.
  • Resume
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Three Professional Letters of Recommendation (one must be from a supervisor)
  • Official transcripts from a regionally accredited U.S. university or an international equivalent
  • Up to 8 hours of transfer credits may be available
  • No GRE or GMAT is required
International Admissions Requirements

In addition to the Domestic requirements, International requirements also include:

  • International students are required to submit educational documentation to an evaluation service such as Educational Perspectives, which is a member of National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). This will be at the expense of the student. Kettering University undergraduate students need not submit their Kettering transcripts but are required to submit transcripts from any other university.
  • International applicants whose native language is not English and who have not earned a bachelor’s degree from a U.S. institution are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), International English Language Testing System (IELTS), MELAB (offered by University of Michigan), or complete level 112 at an approved EL Scenter. Please have official scores sent to Kettering University’s Office of Admissions, Code 1246. Photocopies will not be accepted.

Our minimum score requirements are:

  • TOEFL: Paper-based: 550
  • Computer-based: 213
  • Internet-based: 79
  • IELTS: Minimum Band score of 6.0
  • MELAB: 76
Accreditation & Rankings

Kettering is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

The MBA program is nationally recognized for academic excellence.

  • KUO's business and MBA faculty are ranked #1 for Faculty Credentials and Training with a 100/100 score (2024 U.S. News and World Report)
  • Ranked No. 1 among the Best Michigan Online MBA Degree programs - MBA Central
  • #6 Best Regional Universities Midwest - U.S. News and World Report 2022-2023
  • #12 Best Colleges for Veterans - U.S. News and World Report 2022-2023
Cost & Financial Aid

Tuition Cost is $984 per credit hour - financial aid and military benefits are available to those who qualify.

About Kettering University

Kettering University is a national leader in experiential STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education, integrating an intense academic curriculum with applied professional experience. Through this proven approach, we inspire students to realize their potential and advance their ideas by combining theory and practice better than any institution in the world.



The use of managerial accounting information for planning and control is presented. Design, implementation and the use of planning and control systems to achieve the firm's strategies are emphasized, with a focus on managerial decision-making.

Choose One: BUSN 659, MGMT 679*, or MGMT 619**


This course provides an overview of business practices in an interdependent, integrated, global economic system. A focus will be placed on understanding the opportunities and challenges that businesses must address in the face of globalization with emphasis on best practices in international business.  

*A student who selects MGMT 679 is NOT eligible to take the Global Leadership Certificate

A comprehensive examination of different leadership theories and models along with leadership development with emphasis on relevant empirical evidence and application of these constructs to case studies that involve leadership and group functioning. Additionally, process of decision-making in a variety of leadership settings will be introduced, including the processes of leading independently or with direct authority. The distinction between leadership and management, crucial role of leadership when managing groups and teams, and the importance of ethical conduct and persuasion in effective leadership are covered. 

**A student who selects MGMT 619 is NOT eligible to take the Operations Management Certificate

This course covers managing projects within an organizational context, including the processes related to initiating, planning, executing, controlling, reporting, and closing a project. Concepts such as project integration, scope, time, cost, quality control, and risk management are highlighted. Identifying project champions, working with user teams, training, and documentation are key concepts of project management that are detailed in the course.


The purpose of this course is to provide students with an overview of financial management within organizations. The focus of this course is on the theoretical valuation of stocks and bonds and the capital markets in which they are traded. There is also emphasis on both the use of financial leverage by the firm and working capital management. The purpose is to enable managers to participate fully in financial decision-making.

Choose One: MGMT 639 OR BUSN 689*


This course is intended to prepare students for management positions in various organizations. Students are introduced to concepts and issues concerning management, and leadership of organizational staff. Subjects include technology-related leadership, organizational communication, change management, lean thinking, human resource issues, decision-making, ethics and persuasion.

*A student who selects BUSN 689 is NOT eligible to take the Global Leadership Certificate

Students engage in a comprehensive examination of organizational behavior theories including analysis at individual, group and organizational levels. Individual levels include perception, personality, and motivation. Group levels include decision-making, group dynamics, and team building. Organizational levels include effective communication, empowerment, leadership, diversity, cross-cultural issues, and conflict resolution. Experiential activities provide opportunity for theoretical application and real-world understanding.


The focus of this course is on strategic investigation, analysis, and planning within organizations. Emphasis is placed on combining analytical and emergent views to produce strategic thinking maps designed to assist leaders in: acknowledging the reality of change, questioning current assumptions and activities, collecting and reviewing data relevant to the industry, and facilitating future organizational development.


In this course, students will gain a managerial perspective on how organizations understand and select target markets, and then how they attract, retain and grow customers within those selected markets. A strategic perspective of how firms create, deliver, and communicate superior customer value for competitive advantage will be emphasized. Students will gain understanding of the analysis, planning, implementation, and control of activities to develop and sustain beneficial exchanges with target buyers.

BUSN 779 | MBA CAPSTONE: Innovation & New Ventures

This capstone course is focused on the formation of a new company or organization based on an innovation in product, service, process or delivery. Students develop a comprehensive business plan showcasing their understanding of business management concepts. This course requires an integrative approach to produce a business plan applicable to a variety of industries.

Earn Your Choice of Certificate Along the Way

The Master of Business Administration Online curriculum includes the above 7 core courses plus your choice of one of the 3-course graduate certificates listed below.


  • Global Leadership: MGMT 679 | Leadership, MGMT 649 | Ethics and Leadership, BUSN 689 | Organizational Behavior
  • Operations Management: MGMT 619 | Project Management, MGMT 609 | Technology Management, MGMT 661 | Operations Management
  • Lean Principles for Healthcare: IME 656 | Engineering for Healthcare Systems, HMGT 609 | Healthcare Management, plus your choice of (SCM 610 | Foundations Supply Chain Management OR IME 676 | Lean Six Sigma)
  • Management and Leadership: MGMT 620 | Business Communication and Presentation, MGMT 621 | Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace, plus your choice of (MGMT 622 | Organized Labor and Management Relations OR MGMT 649 | Ethics and Leadership)
  • Supply Chain - Level I: SCM 610 | Foundations Supply Chain Management, SCM 611 | Collaboration Supply Chain Management, SCM 612 | Customer Relationship Management
  • Supply Chain - Level II: SCM 613 | Supply Chain Logistics, SCM 614 | Procurement and Risk Management, SCM 615 | Supply Chain Planning
  • Foundations of Data Science: COMM 601 | Communicating About Data, MATH 650 | Statistical Methods for Data Science, CS 641 | Foundations of Data Science


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