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Eastern Kentucky University Master of Business Administration
Eastern Kentucky University

Master of Business Administration

30 Hours


Full time, Part time

Request application deadline

May 2025

USD 649 / per credit *

Distance Learning

* $325 per credit hour for active duty military


Earn a respected credential that distinguishes you as a self-driven business professional without putting your career on hold. EKU’s 100% online Master of Business Administration program provides the knowledge, skills and abilities demanded in today’s competitive business environment. EKU’s online MBA positions graduates to put business plans into practice through the focused curriculum in the foundational areas of business administration and management.

Our AACSB-accredited program is highly customizable to your career goals – choose from 12 MBA concentrations designed to maximize your academic background and work experience. Graduates are prepared to pursue entrepreneurial opportunities, take on key senior management roles and increase salary potential.

Format: 100% online

Credit Hours: 30-33 hours


  • $669 per credit hour
  • $325 per credit hour for active-duty military

Transfer Credits Accepted: Up to 9 hours*

Career Options: Marketing manager, medical and health services manager, financial manager, database administrator, business operations manager, management analyst, financial analyst, product manager, budget analyst, project manager, healthcare administrator, information systems manager, operations research analyst

*With departmental approval

If you are interested in a face-to-face program, look at our on-campus MBA program page.

What sets our program apart?

EKU is dedicated to preparing the highest quality business leaders for Kentucky and beyond. Our fully accredited online programs are made up of the same high-quality courses and taught by the same experienced professors as the on-campus programs. EKU’s curriculum blends academic and professional preparation through course topics such as accounting, marketing, economic principles, financial markets, and consumer and organizational behavior.

  • Accredited by AACSB International
  • Free application
  • Accelerated 8-week terms
  • 6 start dates per year
  • No GRE/GMAT required
  • No prerequisites
  • Twelve concentration areas of study
  • Stackable graduate certificates – earn three or more certificates as you complete your degree
  • Generous credit transfer policy
  • Reduced tuition for active-duty military members
  • Free online tutoring and career services assistance
  • Dedicated advisors who provide personalized graduation plans
  • Ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the best universities offering online degrees

Degree concentrations

MBA candidates will select a concentration as part of the online MBA curriculum. Concentrations consist of 9 hours and offer the opportunity to tailor the degree to specific career goals. Concentrations are available in a variety of areas, allowing candidates to build on previous coursework and experience.


Gain the solid educational foundation employers expect of today’s business graduates. EKU's MBA with a concentration in accounting provides a comprehensive understanding of the principles, practices, and technical knowledge necessary to successfully pass professional examinations and move quickly into upper management.

Manufacturing Management

Today’s manufacturing managers need a wider scope of skills to be successful. EKU's MBA with a concentration in manufacturing management provides practical skillsets and a broad understanding of the strategies and technology needed to meet the new challenges of the current economy.

Construction Management

Learn practical skillsets and bring your on-the-job experience into the classroom. EKU's MBA with a concentration in construction management provides a comprehensive insight into government, commercial, residential, and industrial construction projects, as well as essential skills for owners, designers, and contractors.

Organizational Psychology

Gain a comprehensive understanding of the roles and responsibilities that play into managing a modern workforce. EKU's MBA with a concentration in human resource management provides the critical skills needed to assess the behavior of individuals in businesses and develop strategies for performance and productivity improvement within organizations.

Public Administration

Turn your passion for public service into a rewarding career. EKU’s MBA with a concentration in public administration provides the leadership and managerial skills needed to translate your ideas into effective solutions for your community. Graduates are prepared to become leaders within the nonprofit, public sector, and government institutions.

Community Development

Gain in-depth experience in the modalities needed to affect the social, economic, and environmental policies required to empower communities. EKU's MBA with a concentration in community development allows you to develop land use plans and programs that help build communities, accommodate population growth and revitalize physical facilities in towns, cities, counties, and metropolitan areas.

Emergency Management and Disaster Resilience

Expand your knowledge of emergency preparedness and enhance your ability to respond quickly and effectively. EKU's MBA with a concentration in emergency management and disaster resilience prepares you to assume more leadership responsibility and pursue advancement opportunities in the field.

Corporate Security Operations

Sophisticated threats require more specialized skills. EKU's MBA with a concentration in corporate security operations builds on your knowledge of loss prevention, security management, and homeland security to respond to and manage modern threats.

Occupational Safety

Explore the vast and growing occupational safety field. EKU's MBA with a concentration in occupational safety provides safety strategies that allow you to make an immediate impact on your career path and the well-being of workers in your community.

Game Design

Take your place in the fast-growing gaming industry. EKU's MBA with a concentration in game design allows you to leverage your interests and hone your skills to become a leader in video game development with no previous technical programming skills or experience required.

Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics

Set yourself apart with the knowledge and technical skills needed to keep cyber crime at bay. Develop your digital talents to keep organizations safe in a global economy and earn top dollar in this rapidly growing field. The EKU MBA with a concentration in cybersecurity and digital forensics is available to MBA students whose undergraduate background includes at least two programming courses.

Artificial Intelligence in Data Science

Advance your career with practical, results-oriented data skills including data analysis, data mining, programming, and problem-solving. The EKU MBA with a concentration in artificial intelligence in data science is available to MBA students whose undergraduate background includes at least two programming courses.

Why choose EKU?

EKU is a regionally accredited, brick-and-mortar university that is ranked among the nation's best colleges and has been educating students for more than a century. EKU has received numerous honors, including being named one of the best online colleges in the nation and one of the most veteran-friendly campuses.

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