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Michael J. Coles College of Business – Kennesaw State University - Executive MBA

Kennesaw State Executive MBA Program Structure

The Kennesaw State Executive MBA program at the Coles College of Business is an 19-month schedule that makes it possible for students with busy professional lives to pursue an MBA. Classes take place on Saturday and Sunday one weekend a month and are taught right on the Kennesaw main campus.


The Kennesaw State Executive MBA provides real-world insight to students by focusing on the CEO’s perspective. The program emphasizes business fundamentals and their application to contemporary business problems. Coles uses a combination of custom case studies, the Harvard Business School case method and a hands-on learning approach to prepare their students for problems they will face in their professional career.

Class Profile

The average age of a Coles Executive MBA student is 38-years old. Sixteen years of professional experience is the average for incoming students, with around 9 years of management experience. The average undergraduate GPA is 3.11. An estimated 5 percent of the class enrolled submitting GRE scores, rather than the more traditional GMAT.

About 45 percent of the Executive MBA program class is of minority status, with 40.4 percent female students and 59.6 percent male students.

Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

The current estimated cost for the entire Kennesaw State University Executive MBA is $57,000, plus an additional fee of $600.


To apply to the Kennesaw State Executive MBA program, applicants must submit a current résumé, be interviewed with an admissions representative, complete the online application, submit two professional recommendations, submit all official transcripts from any graduate or undergraduate institution, and complete a record of immunization. GMAT/GRE scores are not typically required. Executive MBA application fees are $75.

Any international applicants must be able to document that their degree is equivalent to a four-year bachelor’s degree awarded by an accredited United States college or university. International applicants will need to request a course-by-course description, grade point average equivalent and degree equivalent.

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