Northern Kentucky University


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Located just seven miles from Cincinnati in Highland Heights, Kentucky, Northern Kentucky University was founded in 1968 and is accredited by the SACSCOC. This four-year public university comprises seven colleges and one school. Along with associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, including an online MBA and doctoral degrees, the over 16,000 students pursue minors, certificates, and micro-credentials.

Business School

Over 2,700 students receive a top-quality, well-rounded business education at the AACSB-accredited Haile College of Business. Striving for excellence in service, teaching, and research while valuing innovation, principled leadership, excellence, and collegiality, Haile guides business students to “spark their inner business leader.” They experience professional and personalized mentoring, internships, and innovative student-centered experiential learning. Students choose from 12 undergraduate majors, nine minors, and three graduate programs throughout four departments, with some online degree options.


Undergraduate students study either a Bachelor of Science in Economics or Construction Management or a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. The BBA offers ten majors in Entrepreneurship, General Business, Human Resources Management, Management, Sports Business & Event Management, Accounting, Finance, Global Supply Chain Management, International Business, and Marketing. Students can study the BBA in General Business, Management, Marketing, and Global Supply Chain Management 100% online.

Graduate students pursue a Master of Accountancy, MBA, or a Master’s in Business Leadership & Innovation. The MBA offers 12 concentrations, the MAcc offers four tracks, and the MBLI comes in a hybrid format, with some online and on-campus coursework. Fully online options for graduate studies include an online MBA, an online MAcc, and the MAcc track: Data Analytics/Data Visualization.


U.S. News & World Report ranked the Haile College of Business in Best Undergraduate Business Programs, Best Online MBA Programs, and Best Online MBA Programs for Veterans. The Princeton Review ranked it in its Best Business School for On-campus MBA ranking.

Online MBA Requirements

In just 12 months, you can receive a 100% online MBA packed with valuable tools and a relevant curriculum to prepare you for personal and professional success. The accelerated format offers five-week courses and the opportunity to design your MBA to fit your career goals. The 33-credit hours consist of eight essential courses, 12 credits of specialization, and five credits for a capstone project. Each online MBA student chooses from 13 areas of specialization.


Essential courses include Financial Management in Organizations, Marketing in Organizations, Operations Management, Managing in Organizations, Strategies for High Performing Organizations, and Legal Environment for Business. A few of the 13 online MBA specializations are General, Construction Management, Finance, Data Analytics, Health Care Administration, Innovation Through Competitive Intelligence, Legal Studies, and Social Entrepreneurship.

Application Requirements

Every applicant is reviewed through a holistic portfolio approach. If you have an undergraduate GPA under 3.0, you must also have three years of professional work experience. Submissions include an online application, a $40 non-refundable fee, official transcripts, a 2.5 GPA or higher, an essay explaining your motivation, and a current resume.


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