Kennesaw State University Online Master of Business Administration 

Why Kennesaw State University? 

This mid-sized public university in Kennesaw, Georgia, provides an online Master of Business Administration degree program. Two and a half years of professional experience are a prerequisite for applicants.  

While the university does consider academic background, no minimum GPA for applicants is specified. Standardized test scores are not required. The program is administered by the university’s Coles College of Business

Program Snapshot

University Name Kennesaw State University
Location Kennesaw
State GA Grade B-
Name of Degree Master of Business Administration
School or Department Administering Program Coles College of Business
Credits 30
Cost per credit 1066
Tuition for Entire Program $31,980.00
Test Requirements none
Minimum GPA none
Prerequisite Courses and Skills 2+ years of professional experience
Campus Visit Required? yes
Typical Time to Complete 20 months
When Can Students Start the Program? Fall, Spring
Program Concentrations none
Synchronous classes no
Required Courses
  • Human Behavior in Organizations 
  • Managerial Accounting 
  • Global and International Business 
  • Managerial Decision Analysis
  • Strategic Marketing 
  • Managerial Finance 
  • Entrepreneurship 
  • Management Information Systems
  • Operations and Supply-Chain Management
  • Strategic Management (capstone)
Does the program Include a Capstone? yes
Does the program include a practicum or internship? no
Other Features that Make the Program Unique team-based cohort structure to enhance peer-to-peer learning and relationships; highly experienced and committed faculty; cohort structure with two courses per term for five terms; mandatory orientation residency 
Program Description The program’s 30 credits can be completed within 20 months, following a cohort structure in which all students move in lockstep through required courses.  A capstone is required but there is no required internship or practicum. Within a generalist program, students gain an exposure to key themes and skills; no concentration areas are offered. 


What will I Learn?

Human Behavior in Organizations, Managerial Accounting; Global and International Business form the first three courses of the required suite. Students discuss more advanced topics in Managerial Decision Analysis, Strategic Marketing and Managerial Finance. They learn how to build and run businesses in courses in Entrepreneurship, Management Information Systems and Operations and Supply-Chain Management.

As a culminating experience to the program, all students take Strategic Management.

The program offers a generalist curriculum and no concentrations are offered.

How much will the program cost?

Students finish their degree within 20 months and pay $1066 per credit for a total of 30 credits, or just under $32,000.00 for the entire degree.

How does the program fit into my life?

All courses are taught asynchronously, meaning that students are not required to attend online class at a set time. Instead, students have to do certain online activities every week and have plenty of chances to talk with their teachers. Students must visit campus at least once during their degree. Students complete the program within 20 months. Students can start the program in the Fall or Spring semesters.

This program offers less flexibility than peer programs because the curriculum proceeds according to a lockstep model, in which all students in a cohort take the same courses in the same order. Students take two courses per semester for five consecutive semesters. All students must attend a mandatory orientation residency.


This program offers a focused, accelerated learning experience taught by committed faculty who are expert in creating effective online learning. The cohort structure, emphasizing team-based learning, is designed to help students build relationships and learn from their peers. This mid-price program offers connections to the thriving business environment of the Greater Atlanta Area, home to several corporate headquarters.  Many applicants will find the orientation residency useful in kickstarting their academic and career success.