• AVG. GMAT SCORE
    530
  • Program Cost
    $18,208
    $ $ $ $ $
Contact Information
1860 E. 18th Street
BU 327
Cleveland, Ohio 44115, United States
Website

Flexible. Affordable. Accredited. Engaged. The Monte Ahuja College of Business at Cleveland State University is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the hallmark of quality in management education worldwide. We are an integral partner in the Cleveland Business Community and our programs offer the critical features of the most effective applied business education. Our faculty have real-world experience who teach hands-on education through real-world problem solving, we provide financial assistance when you need it and have career professionals who are well-connected.

Quick Stats

  • Yield
    61%
  • Selectivity
    70%
  • Top Industry
    Financial Services

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About Cleveland State University

Admissions: Can I get in?

2.92 GPA of All Applicants 3.2 GPA of All Accepted Applicants
Post-Grad Work Experience
  • Average 34
  • Median 12
  • Middle 80% 6 to 60
Admissions Selectivity
70% Nance College of Business Administration 46% Average Across All Schools

530 Average GMAT Score
  • Applied
  • Accepted
Average Score
68% 540
66% 530
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Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
100% 133
70% 70.0
61% 61.0
Female
45% 45
International
40% 40
Re-Applicants
10% 10
50% 50
Wait-listed
100% 0
Top Undergrad Majors
  • All Applicants
  • Other Humanities
  • Other Science
  • Other Business
  • Accepted
  • Other Humanities
  • Other Science
  • Other Business
Top 5 Feeder Colleges for Accepted
  • Cleveland State University
  • Kent State University
  • The Ohio State University
  • John Carroll University
  • Ohio University
Importance of Application Elements
  • GMAT Scores Very Important
  • GPA / Undergrad Transcripts Very Important
  • Application Essay Moderately Important
  • Resume / Work Experience Moderately Important
  • Recommendations Moderately Important
  • Interviews Moderately Important
Top 5 Feeder Companies
  • Key Bank
  • Sherwin Williams
  • Progressive Insurance
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Lubrizol
GMAT Scores
  • All Applicants
  • Accepted
770 to 800
0% 0
0% 0
740 to 769
2% 2
0% 0
710 to 739
4% 4
2% 2
680 to 709
6% 6
4% 4
650 to 679
8% 8
8% 8
620 to 649
7% 7
5% 5
590 to 619
11% 11
9% 9
560 to 589
11% 11
14% 14
530 to 559
18% 18
24% 24
500 to 529
20% 20
22% 22
Under 500
13% 13
12% 12
English Language Requirements
550 Minimum TOEFL Score
English Proficiency Required: Yes
Minimum English Proficiency Score: Yes
Accepted Tests
  • IELTS
  • TOEFL Paper-based Test
  • TOEFL Internet Based Test
  • U Michigan Language Test

Careers: Will I find a job?

Financial Services 29%
Top Industry
  • Manufacturing 18%
  • Consumer Products 17%
  • Pharma/Biotech/Health Care 13%
Cleveland Clinic 5
Top Employer
  • Progressive Insurance 3
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland 2
  • Department of Veterans Affairs 1
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Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
0%
61% 60.97325153374234
39% 39
56% 55.69710982658959
39% Accept Offers
After graduation, but within 3 months
0%
22% 21.9117610062893
21% 21
25% 25.424767441860464
21% Accept Offers
More than 3 Months after graduation
0%
3% 3.0
0%
11% 11.25
66% Graduates seeking full-time employment
22% Graduates not seeking employment
Top Employers / Number Hired
  • Cleveland Clinic 5
  • Progressive Insurance 3
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland 2
  • Department of Veterans Affairs 1
  • Arcelor Mittal 1
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
3% 3
Data not provided
Finance/Accounting
20% 20
Data not provided
General Management
25% 25
Data not provided
Human Resources
4% 4
Data not provided
Marketing/Sales
18% 18
Data not provided
Information Technology
3% 3
Data not provided
Operations/Logistics
22% 22
Data not provided
Other
5% 5
Data not provided
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
3% 3
Data not provided
Consumer Products
17% 17
Data not provided
Financial Services
29% 29
Data not provided
Government
1% 1
Data not provided
Manufacturing
18% 18
Data not provided
Media/Entertainment
0% 0
Data not provided
Non-profit
4% 4
Data not provided
Petroleum/Energy
10% 10
Data not provided
Pharma/Biotech/Health Care
13% 13
Data not provided
Real Estate
0% 0
Data not provided
Technology
8% 8
Data not provided
Other
5% 5
Data not provided
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
North America
100% 100
Data not provided
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
U.S. Northeast
2% 2
Data not provided
U.S. Mid-Atlantic
4% 4
Data not provided
U.S. South
2% 2
Data not provided
U.S. Southwest
76% 76
Data not provided
U.S. Midwest
2% 2
Data not provided
U.S. West
3% 3
Data not provided
U.S. Possessions/Territories
0% 0
Data not provided
Canada
0% 0
Data not provided
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Top Companies with Interns / Hired
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board
  • Average intern length in weeks 16
  • Percentage of internships that are paid 90
Annual Job Searching Trips by the School

Tuition: Can I afford it?

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $18,208
  • Budget $15,818
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $34,371
  • Budget $30,176
0 Full Tuition Scholarships
$2,000 Average Scholarship Amount 35% of Students Receive Aid
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Financial Aid
  • Apply for Aid
  • Receive Aid
Students applying for financial aid
65% 65
35% 35
Scholarships
$ $ $ $ $
Total aid distributed for the upcoming year
Basic scholarships awarded
  • A Combination Of Need And Merit
2%
Of first-year institutional scholarship recipients who received at least the same amount for the second year
Loans
  • Loan guarantee policy No
  • Max loan guarantee per year
  • Average post-graduation debt
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Academics: What will I learn?

Students in Core Classes
25 Nance College of Business Administration 43 Average Across All Schools

Top 3 Teaching Methods
Lectures
30% 30
Team project
25% 25
Case study
20% 20
Top Areas of Study
  • Accounting
  • Health Care Administration
  • Marketing
  • Operations Management
  • Strategy
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Concentrations and Specializations
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Health Care Administration
  • General Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Business
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Operations Management
  • Statistics and Operations Research
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Strategy
  • Tax
Master Degree Programs
  • Accounting
  • Human Resources
Joint Degree Programs
  • MBA/JD (Law)
  • MBA/MSN (Nursing)
Requirements for Graduation
  • Students must write a complete business plan
  • Students must have attended a minimum number of classes
  • Students must complete a company-specific project and present results to relevant parties
  • Students must have earned a pre-determined GPA/Letter grade average
Program Logistics
  • Program length (in months) 20
  • Distance learning Yes
Technology Improvements
  • Within the last three years, we have installed 3 new computer classrooms and one new open computer lab. This has entailed all new computer furniture along with all new computers and monitors. Within the open lab, we have installed both PC's and Apple units along with three different types of tablets that are used to allow the students to learn to build apps for these units.

Students: Who are my classmates?

18% International Students
43% Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
White
75% 75
African American
7% 7
Asian American
6% 6
Student Citizenship
North America
80% 80
Europe Free Trade Zone
7% 7
Asia
6% 6
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Activities
Active Professional Clubs
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing
Active Networking Clubs
  • Black or African-American students
  • Hispanic or Latino/a students

Alumni: How strong is my network?

8,798 Living MBA Alumni 1 Countries where alumni clubs exist
1 Active alumni clubs
4% Participating in gift donations No Individual alumni gift in excess of $10 Million in the last 12 months

Employer data includes graduates and current students.