Youngstown State University


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Youngstown State University’s Williamson College of Business Administration is focused on providing business students with timely knowledge that will lead to their professional success and career advancement. Online MBA students learn to think more strategically, make better decisions, and become stronger leaders. Through immersion in real-world issues and leadership practice, distance learners work to identify problems, pinpoint new solutions, and implement fundamental change strategies — all of these will allow working professionals to create a more substantial impact for themselves and their organizations.

Business School

“Learn, Lead, and Succeed” are the business school’s goals. Program leaders live by them and promise to help their students achieve them. Williamson College of Business Administration instructors prepare their students every day to be successful leaders and professionals. They are committed to engaging business students in innovative programs that impact their professional development and the community.

Williamson Hall is Youngstown State’s newest and most technologically advanced academic facility. It is where business students’ academic and professional preparation begins. It is also the springboard for various professional and co-curricular activities. On-campus classroom experiences are enhanced by leadership organizations, employer events, and our extensive internship program. Williamson Hall houses the WCBA Conference Center, WCBA Student Services Center, team rooms, WCBA Career Management Center, computer labs, Financial Services Lab, faculty offices, 14 media-enhanced classrooms, and Communication and Professional Sales Lab.

Online MBA Requirements

The business school’s 100% online MBA features a professional focus. Enrolled students become better leaders, decision-makers, managers, and strategic thinkers. All virtual courses are offered in a concentrated format over seven weeks. Many MBA students complete the 30-credit-hour program in as little as fourteen to twenty-one months. Students can choose the online Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in Digital Marketing, Health Care Management, and Leadership. YSU also offers dual specializations as a leadership specialization is included in every program’s curriculum. The coursework is designed to prepare distance learners for leadership and upper management positions. Other benefits include an accelerated seven-week format that helps students finish their degrees sooner, and MBA students can immediately apply what they learn in the workplace.

Application Requirements

Acceptance into the MBA program is based on a candidate’s professional work experience and undergraduate grade point average. Regular Admission applicants must meet one of the following criteria to waive the GMAT/GRE:
-Hold an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution—in STEM, business, or economics —with a 3.0+ GPA
-Hold an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution with a 2.7+ GPA and at least two years of full-time professional work experience.
Application materials include a chronological resume listing full-time professional/managerial work experience, official transcripts from all universities attended, official GMAT/GRE test scores, and a completed online application.


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