Overview

From The School


Applicants
239
Acceptance Rate
56%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.22
Years Work Experience
5
Average Age
29

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
450 - 557
GPA
2.92 - 3.55

Deadlines

Early Application Deadline
February 1

Regular Application Deadline
March 1

Rolling Admission Deadline
April 16

Other Admission Factors

Academic

GMAT Score
Undergraduate GPA
Letters of Recommendation
Essay / Personal Statement
Non-Academic


School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Public

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Overall


Program Types

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
Yes

Executive
Yes

Online
No

Faculty Information

Total Faculty
54

94
Full-time
37
Female
24
Underrepresented Minorities
6
Part-time


Students Say

Whether you choose to enter the full-time, part-time, or Executive MBA program at Bowling Green State University you will experience efficient, practical, instruction at a great value. Offering a crash course in business, Bowling Green's full-time MBA "is only twelve months long," and is comprised of a series of foundation, core, and capstone courses. Tuition is reasonable and, for highly qualified students, graduate assistantships can cover a portion of "the cost of tuition, and [pay] an additional living stipend." Given the program's accelerated time frame, low cost, and scholarship options, students say, "It is probably [a] much better bang for the buck than most two-year programs (even at Ivy League schools.) " Similarly, the school's twenty-three-month Professional MBA is "perfect for busy, working professionals." Designed for students with a minimum of three years in the workforce, "the location and times are extremely convenient and the cost is very reasonable," making it an affordable way to boost your career prospects in Bowling Green.

While convenience and value are large part of the equation, students assure us that practicality isn't the only reason they chose BGSU. For many, the school's small size and community atmosphere is a major draw. Here, the administration is accessible, and the school is "very well-run and very user-friendly." A current student shares: "I have had a very positive experience working with everyone in the college from the secretaries to the dean." Thanks to uniformly small class sizes, students are "encouraged to work with our fellow students through group projects and presentations." A current student adds, "We have a well-rounded cohort and the class spends a lot of time debating all kinds of issues relating to the material." No matter which program you enter, you'll benefit from friendly professors, who "share a love and enthusiasm for teaching as well as helping their students to [achieve] success." Providing both rigor and support, "the program is challenging (as it should be), but the professors are encouraging, treat us as professionals, and make themselves available outside of class and office hours to aid in our success." Successful in the real world—not just the ivory tower—Bowling Green's "knowledgeable and friendly" faculty "consistently incorporate[s] useful information and real-life scenarios into their instruction, making each class valuable to my future career." A student in the Professional MBA program agrees: "Even though I've been working for over twenty-five years, I have taken away a good deal of information to apply on the job." Despite the strength of the curriculum, some would like the school to offer "more areas of specialization." (Currently, BGSU offers three areas of concentration in accounting, finance, and supply chain management.)

In addition to the full-time and part-time programs at Bowling Green, the Executive MBA Program gets top marks from seasoned professionals, who say "the course work is very challenging and stimulating" and "professors are extremely knowledgeable and friendly." To make everything smooth and simple, "all course registration and book purchases are handled by the staff for the Executive MBA program, easing the burden on working professionals." While EMBA students "only spend Friday, Saturday and Sunday on campus once a month," they say, "Subjects are taught on task and time is used wisely."


Concentrations

Accounting
Economics
Finance
Organizational Behavior
Supply Chain Management

Specialized Masters

Accounting
Analytics and Information Management
Business Administration
Economics
Finance
Organizational Behavior

Center for Research

Entrepeneurship
Marketing
Organizational Behavior
Supply Chain Management


Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
No

Sustainability course is

Description

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
No

Description

Career Overview


Students Say

Most students in the Professional and Executive MBA programs are already working full time when they begin the program at Bowling Green, and therefore, many are not actively seeking employment. For full-time students, career planning is woven into the curriculum at Bowling Green State University through practical courses in leadership, technology, and other applied skills, as well as a series of professional development seminars. Through the business school, students may also contact career development specialists to help them with their job search.

In addition to the assistance they receive within the business school, the Bowling Green State University Career Center assists the undergraduate and graduate community with their job search through career counseling, job and internship fairs, campus recruiting, and career development workshops.


Prominent Alumni

William Ingram
CEO, White Castle Systems

Cheryl Krueger
Founder, Cheryl and Company

David May
President, S.C. Johnson and Company

Richard Stephens
President (retired) Cooper Tire and Rubber Company

John Meier
CEO (retired) Libbey Glass

Overview

From The School


Dates

Application Deadlines
Mar 16

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$15,126

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$10,545

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
35%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
35%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
35%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
35%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$15,252
Tuition (Out-State)
$15,252
Fees (In-State)
$3,444
Fees (Out-State)
$14,748

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$594
Tuition (Out-State)
$594
Fees (In-State)
$101
Fees (Out-State)
$101

Expenses per Academic Year

Academic Expenses
$1,500

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
163
Part Time
75%

In State
60.0%
Out of State
40.0%
Foreign Countries Represented
14

Demographics

16.00%
Underrepresented Minorities
20.00%
International

45% female
55% male

Campus Life

From The School

Students Say

For Professional MBA students, "classes are not held on the main campus, but rather at a newly renovated, state-of-the-art complex that is approximately twenty-five miles north of the main campus." This facility is "convenient, well-maintained," and offers "full access to all technology (wireless web access, software, printers, etc.) to ensure success." Even though they attend school off-site, part-time students say, "The adminis- tration office does a good job of keeping us informed of what is happening on campus." Unfortunately, most part-time students agree that between "working full time and going to school two nights a week, plus homework and reading, there is no time left for other club activities."

On the main campus, "the business school has made great strides in improving facili- ties," though some would like the school to improve the "building appearance and tech- nology amenities" in the classrooms. Full-time students benefit from "an active student body" and "a diverse array of activities on campus such as sporting events that we can access for free." On campus and in the surrounding town, there are "a lot of students to socialize with." On that note, students say Bowling Green "is very much a college town, with a good bar scene" and an affordable cost of living.


More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
David E. Chatfield
Director of Graduate & Executive Programs in Business

Address
371 Business Administration Building
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403
United States

Phone
419-372-2488

Fax
419-372-2875

Email
mba@bgsu.edu


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