Master of Business Administration (Online MBA)

Master of Business Administration (Online MBA)

The Online MBA for Engineers

You are a master at solving tough engineering programs-now let us add the degree to help you master management.

Proving yourself in the field of engineering and solving technical problems is something you do every day.  Now it is your turn to take that knowledge and combine it with key managerial skills It is those skills, that will propel your career forward.

Kettering University Online’s MBA  helps you blend your technical expertise with management skills to prepare you to take on the challenge of leadership.

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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.

MBA by the Numbers

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

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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 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.

Education From the Leader

Kettering University Online is the premier school for training the next generation of engineers for management and executive-level careers in business. The University is one of the nation’s top engineering and business institutions in the world. With a strong focus on STEM and strong management skills, you learn how to make a difference for your company or organization. Almost half of all our online MBA students at Kettering are engineers from companies like General Motors, Ford, Chrysler, Pratt & Whitney, Whirlpool, and Nexteer.


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.


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.

An Online MBA Designed for Working Engineers

  • A 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, Healthcare Management, Operations Management, and Supply Chain Level 1 and 2
  • The ability to add a second degree after you have completed your MBA.  With potentially as few as four courses you should be able to add a degree in Operations Management or Engineering Management (must be an engineer) *
  • Courses are 100% online and with no GMAT/GRE requirement, you can get started right away

  • Best Online MBA Michigan

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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 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.

"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

Job Growth & Opportunities

Engineers with an MBA degree are well-positioned to advance into cross-functional roles. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) forecasts 8% growth in jobs for top business management executives through 2026, which means that 193,100 jobs will be added during this time.  Training as an engineer provides the kind of systematic thought process that prepares new managers for leadership success.

Did you know?

As an engineer with an MBA, you have the potential  to increase your salary by more than 50%?**

A quick at salaries for professionals with an MBA and engineering background according to

  •   Program manager of engineering: $112,185
  •   Senior project manager of engineering: $161,530
  •   Engineering project manager: $88,973
  •   Senior staff engineer: $118,131
  •   Solutions architect: $144,887
  •   Facilities director: $127,604 

**considers the average salary of engineers in various specialties with a bachelor's degree as reported by v. average salaries with an MBA listed above


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.

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:


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.

To complete the required coursework, MBA students must choose 1 course from each of the following blocks:

MBA Course Curriculum Block I

MBA Course Curriculum Block II

The 40-credit MBA curriculum consists of 7 core courses and your choice of a 3-course graduate certificate in Global Leadership, Operations Management, Healthcare Management or Supply Chain Management Level 1 or 2.

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We are Here to Help

We understand pursuing a master’s degree can be a big decision with many factors to consider. Our knowledgeable and supportive enrollment advisors are here to help guide your decision about our program offerings to achieve your career goals. 

By connecting with an Enrollment Advisor, you can expect to: 

  • Receive in-depth knowledge on the program and the admissions process
  • Benefit from having a 1-on-1 conversation to ensure the program fits your academic and professional goals
  • Learn more on how you could earn 2 degrees in 2 years
  • Receive a recommendation on which of our certificates align with your graduate degree and why
  • Be advised and assisted with putting together a strong file for the Admissions Committee to review

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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

Increase Your Marketability with An Additional Graduate Degree

Imagine having the added advantage of not just getting one Master’s degree but having two Master's degrees for the same number of courses some institutions require 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

  • Earn your MSOM or MSEM as a second degree by taking just four additional courses
  • Earn two Master degree plus your customized certificate to add value to your resume

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

  • *All courses need to be within 6 years.