Business Administration, MBA

Central to Embracing Evolving Markets.

Become a strategic leader in the global marketplace with a Central MBA. Designed with the needs of mid-career professionals in mind, this AACSB-accredited program offers a blend of full semester and mini-mester classes. A combination of online and on-campus learning environments provide an excellent, affordable, and flexible way to work toward your degree as you pursue your career.

Program Features

  • Starts every January and August
  • 30- to 54-credit program
  • Attend full- or part-time
  • Classes offered evenings on-campus and online
  • Financial aid is available
  • GMAT/GRE may be waived



The Central School of Business is an accredited member ofAACSB International- the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

Program Options

Learn about theoretical and conceptual accounting frameworks as you become an expert in financial reporting and using accounting information to manage organizations and investments. Develop leadership skills in public, corporate, and/or governmental accounting.

Data-based decision making is key to success in today’s business environment. Cultivate an understanding of the importance of data, develop new techniques in data management, and learn predictive modeling, forecasting and cluster analysis. Master the ability to leverage information to transform businesses.

Attain the analytical, theoretical, and practical skills required to excel as a leader in finance. Acquire a deep understanding of finance-related concepts and applications. Explore innovative ideas and methods in analytics and valuation, capital markets, banking, and international finance.

Work with your program advisor to choose 9 credits from your approved track’s courses, Independent Study (BUS 594), and Special Topics (BUS 598) courses to suit your specific professional and educational needs.

Learn and apply advanced strategic management and leadership. Both emerging professionals and experienced managers will gain the knowledge and skills (such as data-driven decision making, organizational processes, and human resources) needed for B-suite & C-suite executive positions.

Gain an advanced understanding of theory and best practices in marketing. Coursework prepares students for leadership roles, especially in research, digital marketing, marketing analytics, and strategy. Students in this track will be prepared for careers across a broad range of businesses.

Students will learn to apply advanced business principles to problems in supply chain processes. This interdisciplinary track combines strategic management theories with knowledge in supply chain strategy, distribution and warehousing, and quality improvement.

Did You Know?

The median annual wage for chief executives was $185K and $103k for general and operations managers in May 2020.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Thinking Skills
    TS1: MBA students will gather, analyze, and synthesize relevant data and information in order to solve problems and arrive at appropriate decisions.
  2. Communication Skills
    CS1: MBA students will prepare and deliver an effective business document.
    CS2: MBA students will prepare and deliver an effective business presentation.
  3. Leadership Skills
    LS1: MBA students will evaluate how leadership traits and behaviors affect key stakeholders.
  4. Specialized Knowledge
    SK1: MBA students will utilize quantitative analysis methods to identify salient information and trends in data.
    SK2: MBA students will analyze the impact of organizational decisions on stakeholders.