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Ole Miss Business School Overview - Online MBA

Ole Miss Online MBA Program Structure

The Ole Miss online MBA program is geared toward working professionals. The online MBA is a 36-hour comprehensive program that can be completed in as little as two years or extended to accommodate any work schedule.

The Ole Miss MBA’s comprehensive format offers a broad base of knowledge in business and management. You learn the basics across all specialties and develop skills that can be applied in any field. The program also focuses on strengthening leadership, creativity, communication, and critical thinking skills, which are imperative to success.

Courses are delivered 100 percent online — giving you the most flexibility possible. The challenging curriculum is taught by the same Ole Miss faculty who teach it on the Oxford campus and focuses on developing the analytical skills and breadth of judgment that are essential elements in effective decision making for any organization. A thorough understanding of the functional areas of business is built from the required courses.

In only four semesters and two summer sessions, you can earn an affordable MBA online from an AACSB-accredited business school at the nationally respected University of Mississippi.

Curriculum

Students may start the online program at any term. In only four regular semesters and two summer sessions, you can complete your degree. While the program is designed to be completed in two years, a student may choose to enroll in one course per semester, which will expand the duration of the degree.

The following courses are to be completed during the Online MBA; Leadership and Ethics, Managerial Economics, Financial Analysis, Managerial Accounting, Organizational Behavior, Business Planning and Entrepreneurship, Supply Chain Management, Strategic Marketing Management, Project Analysis, Strategic Management, Management of Technology and Innovation and Statistics

Online MBA Rankings

2020U.S. News and World Report – Ranked “Top 5 Online MBA Programs in the Nation”
2020Online MBA Report – Ranked #1 in Mississippi Online MBA Program
2019U.S. News and World Report – Ranked Online MBA Program “Top 10 in the Nation”
2019Bloomberg Businessweek – Ranked Campus Program # 34 among Public Institutions
2016Bloomberg Businessweek – Ranked Campus Program #36 among Public Institutions
2016, 2017, 2018U.S. News and World Report – Ranked the Online MBA program “Top 25 in the Nation”
2016College Choice – Ranked the Online Program #1 in the Country

Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

The Ole Miss Online MBA charges one flat tuition rate regardless of state/country of residence and a per-credit hour technology fee in addition to tuition. Tuition for the Ole Miss Online MBA program is $894.50 per credit hour. Over the course of 36 credits, that total comes to an estimated $33,000 with fees.

Online programs are NOT eligible for fellowships, scholarships, or assistantships at this time. However, several types of loans are available to graduate students. For information on loans for MBA students, contact the Office of Financial Aid.

Many employers offer tuition reimbursement programs as a way to pay back employees for education expenses. Although employees who choose to participate must pay out of pocket for the courses they take, when the course is completed, the employee can get back a portion or all of their tuition expenses. Check with your Human Resources Officer to ascertain whether your company offers a tuition reimbursement benefit.

Admissions

Along with a $75 application fee, applicants to the Kelley School of Business Online MBA program must submit GMAT or GRE scores, although these may be waived under special circumstances. As well, students must submit official school transcripts of academic records, one letter of recommendation, a 500-word personal statement, and a resume. Students may be invited to take part in a 30-minute phone interview with the school admissions team.

International students who were either born in a non-native English speaking country or have not earned an undergraduate or graduate degree at an English-speaking institution may have to provide either TOEFL or IELTS test scores to prove English fluency.

Please note that the admissions requirements listed below are the minimum required for consideration for admission. Admission is competitive.

  • Transcripts: Candidates must hold a bachelor’s degree in any field from a regionally accredited institution. Candidates must have a 3.0+ overall GPA or on the most recent 60 semester hours of course work.
  • GMAT/GRE Scores: Candidates must submit an official GMAT or GRE score that is no more than five years old. Candidates must have a 500 minimum on the GMAT or the equivalent GRE score of a 302. (Please note: due to Covid-19, GMAT/GRE scores have been waived for all applicants. Please go to the Ole Miss Online MBA official school site to monitor additional deadline GMAT/GRE requirements.
  • TOEFL Scores: International candidates must submit an official TOEFL score of at least 600 or an equivalent score of 99-100 on the IBT.
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • RESUME- Minimum of two years of work experience required for online program.
    Candidates must submit a current resume via the online application and there is no preferred template.
  • Statement of Purpose: A candidate must submit a Statement of Purpose with his or her name included via the online application. The Statement of Purpose is a short essay in which an applicant reflects on the contribution the MBA degree will make to his or her future success and the special characteristics that he or she brings to the MBA program.
    The typed Statement of Purpose (about 400 words) should address the following questions:
  • Why have you chosen to pursue the MBA?
  • How will these studies help you attain your career goals?
  • Is there anything you wish us to know that is not reflected in the other application materials?

* Please be sure that your name is included on your Statement of Purpose.

– Prerequisite Coursework: Completion of two prerequisite undergraduate courses is required prior to enrolling in MBA courses: Principles of Accounting (UM ACCY 201 or ACCY 202) and Business Finance (UM FIN 331), or their equivalencies. Courses must be completed with a “C” or higher.

It is possible that applicants have completed the above courses or their equivalencies in undergraduate coursework, particularly if a degree has been awarded in a Bachelor’s of Business Administration. Admission decisions are not based on successful completion of these courses. However, admitted students are not permitted to enroll in MBA courses until the prerequisite courses have been completed with a grade of “C” or better. These courses can be completed as part of an undergraduate program or they can be taken at any accredited institution.

Admissions

Please note that the admissions requirements listed below are the minimum required for consideration for admission. Admission is competitive.

  • Transcripts: Candidates must hold a bachelor’s degree in any field from a regionally accredited institution. Candidates must have a 3.0+ overall GPA or on the most recent 60 semester hours of course work.
  • GMAT/GRE Scores: Candidates must submit an official GMAT or GRE score that is no more than five years old. Candidates must have a 500 minimum on the GMAT or the equivalent GRE score of a 302. (Please note: due to Covid-19, GMAT/GRE scores have been waived for all applicants. Please go to the Ole Miss Online MBA official school site to monitor additional deadline GMAT/GRE requirements.
  • TOEFL Scores: International candidates must submit an official TOEFL score of at least 600 or an equivalent score of 99-100 on the IBT.
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Resume: Minimum of two years of work experience required for online program.
    Candidates must submit a current resume via the online application and there is no preferred template.
  • Statement of Purpose: A candidate must submit a Statement of Purpose with his or her name included via the online application. The Statement of Purpose is a short essay in which an applicant reflects on the contribution the MBA degree will make to his or her future success and the special characteristics that he or she brings to the MBA program.
    The typed Statement of Purpose (about 400 words) should address the following questions:

    • Why have you chosen to pursue the MBA?
    • How will these studies help you attain your career goals?
    • Is there anything you wish us to know that is not reflected in the other application materials?
  • Prerequisite Coursework: Completion of two prerequisite undergraduate courses is required prior to enrolling in MBA courses: Principles of Accounting (UM ACCY 201 or ACCY 202) and Business Finance (UM FIN 331), or their equivalencies. Courses must be completed with a “C” or higher. It is possible that applicants have completed the above courses or their equivalencies in undergraduate coursework, particularly if a degree has been awarded in a Bachelor’s of Business Administration. Admission decisions are not based on successful completion of these courses. However, admitted students are not permitted to enroll in MBA courses until the prerequisite courses have been completed with a grade of “C” or better. These courses can be completed as part of an undergraduate program or they can be taken at any accredited institution.

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