Northern Kentucky University MBA


  • AACSB Accredited
  • 100% Online
  • Online Master of Business Administration program at Northern Kentucky University gives students valuable tools for career advancement while empowering them to tailor their degree to meet personal and professional goals.
  • Avg. GMAT score: 600
  • Avg. Undergrad GPA: 3.23
  • Featuring a holistic admission process, this AACSB-accredited program delivers relevant curriculum in an accelerated online format designed to fuel your ambition.


  • MBA online curriculum includes course stacks in relevant emphasis areas.
  • For the Master of Business Administration online, students must complete 16 courses, comprising 33 credit hours. These include eight essentials courses (16 credit hours), 12 credit hours of specialization courses, and five credit hours for a capstone project.


  • $460 per Credit hour
  • $15,708 Program tuition


  • Finance
  • Leadership
  • Innovation through Competitive Intelligence

US News and World Report Ranking

  • Ranked among the “Best Online MBA Programs
  • #99 in Best Online Master’s in Nursing Programs
  • #191 in Best Online MBA Programs

Application Deadlines

  • Apply by – 01/04/21
  • Start classes – 01/11/21


  • May, July, August, October, November, January, February, and April

Admission Requirements

  • Complete online application and pay $40 non-refundable application fee.
  • An NKU alumni or active/veteran military member your application fee will be waived.
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) coursework from accredited institutions with a minimum undergraduate overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.75. Acceptable transcripts should show evidence of successful completion of quantitative courses.*
  • Current resume with 3 years of professional work experience.
  • No longer than one page (single-spaced) essay stating your motivation for pursuing an MBA.
  • If an international applicant, IBT, TOEFL or equivalent with a minimum score of 550 or IELTS minimum score of 6.5 must be submitted to the NKU Office for International Students and Scholar Services.

Acceptance Rate

  • 90%