Master of Business Administration (Online MBA)

Master of Business Administration (Online MBA)

Make an Impact Sooner- Graduate in as few as 18 Months

Elevate your skills and abilities with an MBA from Kettering University Online. Among all occupations, business, financial and management occupations have some of the highest wage premiums for workers with a master’s degree.* The online MBA is a versatile degree; individuals can pursue careers in management, finance, accounting, health care, retail, and marketing. An MBA is invaluable for the entrepreneur hoping to launch their own business. *Bureau of Labor Statistics

Kettering Online MBA Fast Facts

  • No GRE/GMAT required 
  • Complete one course at a time 
  • Finish in 18 months
  • Customize your MBA with choice of graduate certificates in Global Leadership, Healthcare Management, Operations Management or Supply Chain Management Level I and II
  • Fully Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs
  • Ranked as one of the Top No-GMAT Online MBA programs
  • 100% online. Ideal for busy, working professionals
  • 40 credits, 7 required core courses, plus 3 courses in the Certificate of your choice

  • No GMAT Online MBA

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Master of Business Administration by the Numbers

8 percent
Employment of management occupations is projected to grow by 8 percent through 2026.

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Online MBA Program Featured Courses

Below is the list of courses you will take while enrolled in the online MBA program at Kettering University Online:


The use of managerial accounting information for planning and control will be studied. Case studies emphasize the role of accounting information in the decision-making process. Designing, implementing, and the use of planning and control systems to achieve the firm’s strategies are emphasized. Ethics issues are also addressed throughout the course.


An overview of the expanding role of international business in the world marketplace is provided. Emphasis is placed on exploring the complex issues relating to the best practices in International Business. This course will use case studies to illustrate the major topics.


A comprehensive examination of different leadership theories, with emphasis on relevant empirical evidence and application of the theories to case studies that involve leadership and group functioning, are covered in this course. Students will thoroughly examine a professional review of concepts and apply their understanding through a variety of means. Ethics and persuasion are covered.


Managing projects within an organizational context, including the processes related to initiating, planning, executing, controlling, reporting, and closing a project are covered in this course. Project integration, scope, time, cost, quality control, and risk management. Managing the changes in organizations resulting from introducing or revising information systems. Identifying project champions, working with user teams, training, and documentation. The change management role of the Is specialist.


The performance of the financial management role in a firm is provided in this course. The first half of the course focuses on the theoretical valuation of stocks and bonds and the capital markets in which they are traded. The second half of the course focuses on both the use of financial leverage by the firm and working capital management. The need for financial managers to provide both ethical and legal leadership for the firm is stressed throughout the course.


Students are prepared for management positions in high tech and manufacturing companies. In this overview course, students will be introduced to the most important concepts and issues concerning the management and leadership of high technology staff. Subjects include high tech leadership and communication, change management, lean thinking, HR issues, ethics, and persuasion.


A comprehensive examination of different organizational behavior theories will be conducted including the analysis at individual, group and organizational levels. Individual levels include perception, personality, and motivation. Group levels will include decision making, group dynamics, and team building. Organizational levels will include communications, empowerment, leadership, diversity and cross-cultural issues. Experiential activities will include class exercises such as case studies, videos, and survey instruments as well as a team and individual assignments.


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 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.


An overview of marketing’s role in connecting businesses to other businesses is provided in this course. While this course will cover the basic Business Management topics, a special emphasis is placed on the best practices in market relationship management, supply chain management, and strategy development. Cases will be used throughout the course to illustrate various concepts and issues.


This capstone focuses on the creation or startup of a new organization based on an innovation in product, process or delivery. Particular emphasis is placed on creating new products or services in response to a human need, testing at several stages of the new product development process, gaining initial customers, gaining distribution, obtaining financial support and managing the new organization. This is a “hands-on” course where students will actually develop some new product ideas and/or prototype, conduct various types of market research and write initial business plans. The course is flexible to support students interested in a variety of fields.

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Career Outcomes for Online MBA Graduates

  • Senior Product Manager
  • Strategic Management
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Senior Financial Analyst
  • Product Marketing Manager
  • CEO/Business Owner

"This program has enriched my pool of knowledge on a variety of business domains and filled up the gaps in areas where I lacked familiarity and awareness." Randeep H., Master of Business Administration

Increase Your Marketability with An Additional Graduate Degree

Imagine having a leg-up on the competition by not just getting one Master’s degree but having two Masters degrees for the same number of courses some institutions have for only one degree? In addition to earning your MBA, we provide a unique option for you to enroll in just four extra courses to earn your online MS in Operations Management or MS in Engineering Management*.

MBA 2nd degree option

  • Get your MSOM or MSEM as a second degree by taking just four additional courses
  • Get two master’s degrees plus your customized certificate to add weight to your resume
  • No need to complete a 2nd certificate course; get your 2nd master’s degree in record time 

In today’s job market, added credentials can make a difference. In only two full terms you can add  additional value to your work and career.

*All courses need to be within 6 years.

Ideal if your goal is


To attain a leadership role

To launch your own business

Engineering Management

To gain project management skills

To lead a cross-disciplinary team

Operations Management

To link people, performance and processes

To advance your career in procurement, revenue and operations

kinds of jobs


Median base salary

General Management

IT/MIS Consultant

Engineering Management

Average annual salary

$140,000 annually
Director of Engineering

$119,000 annually
Quality Assurance Director

Operations Management

Average annual salary

$126,000 annually
Senior Risk Manager

$117,000 annually
Operations Senior Analyst

Skills employers are looking for


Ability to write and speak persuasively

Actively listen and gauge the needs of internal and external stakeholders

Adaptability to work with the resources at hand

Engineering Management

Coordinating collaborative efforts/processes across multiple teams

Mentor and foster functional subject matter experts on your teams

Look holistically at a project and communicate specific responsibilities to team members

Operations Management

The ability to promote and enforce company as well as government regulations

Ability to understand data including finances and how it impacts the overall operations of the organization

Have the skills necessary to work successfully cross-departmentally and with individuals outside of the organization