Master of Business Administration
Capital’s MBA program is highly respected in central Ohio. Whether students are looking to expand their role in their current position or take their career in a completely new direction, Capital will get them where they want to go. In-depth study in Entrepreneurship, Finance, Leadership and Marketing is available and students are always taught by expert faculty. Along with all the benefits of being part of a top-ranked university, students tap into a strong and active network of MBA alumni, many of whom lead and work in the companies that make Columbus thrive. The MBA Ambassador Council is a group of current students and alumni who build community in the program through networking events and advocate on students’ behalf.
What can you do with a degree in this academic area?
- Art Management
- Attorney (Law School)
- Logistics and Operations
- Business Start-ups
- Public Service
- Human Resources
- Health Care
Student to Faculty Ratio
Rising City for Startups
Fortune 1,000 Companies in Columbus
Explore this Program
Most Capital MBA students complete their coursework in approximately two calendar years but can take up to five years to complete the program. During their time in the program, students work closely with industry experts through high-impact classroom practices. The program highly encourages students to network with local professionals and with the close proximity to Columbus, networking opportunities are limitless. Capital’s roots run deep in Columbus, especially within the companies and nonprofits that make it thrive.
The longest-running evening MBA program in Columbus, the Capital MBA is flexible and experienced at meeting the needs of working professionals who care about work/life balance. Required course total 36 hours, including MBA Foundation, the signature MBA primer that prepares students for success in future courses. Students are encouraged to customize their education with two advanced topic courses in Finance, Leadership, Marketing, and Entrepreneurship. Students can progress through the degree quickly and finish in as few as two years.
If your portfolio meets our admission requirements, we invite you to apply online to the Capital MBA.
TUITION & FINANCIAL AID
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. We recommend adhering to the following schedule, though application review and admission will continue beyond these dates as space permits:
- April 1 - Application deadline for summer trimester (May)
- July 1 - Application deadline for fall trimester (August)
- November 1 - Application deadline for spring trimester (January)
Our MBA is a competitive program for highly competent working professionals. As such, the admission committee prefers (but does not require) a minimum of three years of professional work experience. The work experience can be in any environment, but should demonstrate managerial and professional capabilities. Teaching, health care and military service are all considered professional work experience. International students do not need to be employed while attending the Capital MBA.
Candidates are no longer required to submit GMAT results.
The minimum desired cumulative GPA from undergraduate degrees is 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. In addition to grades, the admission committee carefully considers other factors, like major chosen, reputation of the institution, performance after an initial adjustment to college life, and specific performance in different subjects.
We require a minimum of two professional references, which should help the admission committee determine both your capabilities and ambition. References from employers (current or former) are particularly encouraged.Please have your references fill out the Reference Form (PDF) and attach a recommendation letter to support your candidacy for the Capital MBA program.
We believe the applicant to Capital’s MBA program is more than just a number resulting from transcripts or standardized exams. Consequently, the MBA Director or a member of the admission committee strives to conduct a personal interview with each candidate to gather a full picture of their capabilities and to explain MBA degree requirements, as well as how the applicant can best optimize their learning experience at Capital.
International applicants must demonstrate English proficiency by meeting the university's TOEFL or IELTS requirements.
Capital’s School of Management and Leadership (SOML) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). Founded in 1988, the ACBSP is a global business education accrediting body and ignites a standard of excellence with an accreditation process based on Baldrige Education Criteria for Performance Excellence. By evaluating aspects of leadership, strategic planning, relationships with stakeholders, quality of academic programs, faculty credentials, and educational support, ACBSP assesses whether or not business programs offer a rigorous educational experience and commitment to continuous quality improvement.
- MBA Foundations
- MIS/Analytical Tools
- Managerial Economics
- Organizational Behavior
- Managerial Accounting
- Marketing Management
- Financial Management
- Operations Management
- Ethics and Social Responsibility
- Business Policy and Strategy
“Starting at Capital the beginning of this year gave me an opportunity to start the program while my evenings were pretty free from kids’ sports activities due to the pandemic! It made it easier for me to say “yes” to the time commitment, knowing my evenings were more flexible than they had been previously. I have enjoyed all of my classes and professors. I constantly feel challenged – which is what I wanted.”
-Alison Marker, MBA, Class of 2023