Michael J. Coles College of Business – Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw State Dalton Part-Time MBA Program Structure

The 18-month Kennesaw State Dalton part-time MBA program is broken into five semesters and is taught in a cohort structure. The program runs from the spring into summer semester and meets for evening classes twice a week on Mondays and Wednesdays. Classes meet at the Dalton State College campus and are taught by Coles faculty.


The Kennesaw State Dalton part-time MBA program encompasses 10 courses, adding up to 30 credit hours. The core curriculum focuses on business knowledge, leadership skills, personal and professional development and a focus on technology.

During the program’s 18 months, students examine topics like leading work behavior, accounting insights, value chain, business finance, international management practices, strategic marketing, resources allocation, creativity and innovation and strategic management.

Class Profile

As of fall 2017, Coles had accepted 204 students across all of its MBA programs.


MBA students can receive career assistance through the MBA Career Management program. Students have access to one-on-one career coaching by coaches who will help them discover their goals and come up with plans to achieve them. Available resources include interview preparation, networking opportunities, access to online career resources, help with job search tools such as LinkedIn and job search tips.

Tuition & Financial Aid

The Dalton part-time MBA program costs $17,728.

Coles students have access to the Office of Student Financial Aid. This tool helps student by outlining the application process and providing detailed information to help answer questions.

Admissions Procedures

To apply to the Kennesaw State Dalton part-time MBA program, applicants must submit an online application form, a professional résumé, official copies of all transcripts from any institution attended for college credit, GMAT scores, two references and an essay over 500 words in length about the pursuit of their MBA degree, their potential contribution to the program and how they will succeed in the program.

Applications Deadlines

The application deadline for the Kennesaw State University – Michael J. Coles Part-Time Dalton MBA program are as follows:

Summer Entry – April 1, 2018
Fall Entry – July 1, 2018