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

Kennesaw State MBA Program Structure

The Kennesaw State University evening MBA program at the Coles College of Business is designed to be comprehensive, rigorous and flexible. The curriculum includes in-depth studies into the core, essential knowledge areas. Students also have the opportunity to complete elective study in specific areas of student interest.

Each evening MBA course meets once per week. Classes at all locations meet Monday through Thursday, from 6-8:45 p.m.


The Kennesaw State University MBA evening program centers around eight required classes consisting of seven core courses and one capstone. In addition to the core classes, students must complete four electives, one of which must have an international context. Students may begin classes in the fall, spring, and summer semesters.

The core curriculum covers:

• Accounting Insights for Managers
• Resource Allocation and Decision Analysis
• Business Finance
• Managing the Value Chain
• Managing and Leading Work Behavior
• Strategic Marketing
• Strategic Management.

If a student’s undergraduate degree is not in one of the business disciplines, the student may be required to take foundational courses in accounting, finance and statistics.

Part-Time MBA Rankings

• U.S. News & World Report: 70 (tie)

Class Profile

The spring 2019 total enrollment for the Evening MBA consisted of 219 students.

The average age of students in the Evening MBA program is 35. Students joined the program with an average undergraduate GPA of 3.23. The overall GMAT average from student submitting a score was 567.

Students self-identifying as belonging to one or more racial minority groups represent about 42 percent of the current class. About 45 percent of the class identifies as female, while nearly 55 percent identify as male.

Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

Currently, tuition rates for this MBA program are $346, plus fees per credit hour for in-state students and $1,249, plus fees per credit hour for out of state students. At 36 total credits, Georgia residents will pay around $18,500 for the program, while out of state students will pay approximately $51,000. Additional fees may apply.

Coles students have access to the Office of Student Financial Aid. This office coaches students through the application process and provides detailed information to help answer questions.


To apply to the Kennesaw State evening MBA program, applicants must submit:

• An online application form
• A copy of their professional résumé
• Official copies of any transcripts from previous colleges
• Official GMAT test scores.
• A non-refundable $60 application fee.

Potential applicants do not have to submit GMAT scores if they have:

• Previously earned an advanced degree;
• Five years of full-time professional work experience
• Three years of full-time professional work experience with a GPA of at least 3.25
• Undergraduate GPA of 3.5 in business from KSU, an AACSB accredited institution or has an engineering degree

An evaluative interview is not required but may be requested by the MBA Admissions Committee.

Fall Enrollment – July 1
Summer Enrollment – April 1
Spring Enrollment – Nov. 1

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