The Mobile Accelerated MBA is the first online, one-year MBA, that's AACSB accredited. You receive Apple's New iPad 4G to access your course materials so you can study on your own schedule from anywhere. Then, take all of your tests online. It's the fastest, most convenient and affordable way to earn your MBA in just 1 year.
With the Mobile Accelerated MBA program you no longer have to worry about night and weekend classes. You can learn and study on your own schedule from anywhere and all tests are online.
When you enroll, you receive Apple's New iPad 4G. You'll receive a link with instructions for the various Apps you will use as part of your learning experience. Your textbooks, many course modules and other interactive learning systems will be fully accessible on Apple's New iPad 4G. You can download and save your textbooks to Apple's New iPad 4G, ensuring accessibility of your books even if you have no WiFi or 4G internet.
You'll also be setup with online accounts for our web-based eLearning platforms. These platforms make the same content, modules and interactions available from a web browser on any Macintosh or Windows computer.
Assignments, quizzes and tests will vary for each course and professor. For consistency, quizzes and tests will be administered through the web on our eLearning platforms. In other words, come exam and quiz time, you will have to use a computer, instead of Apple's New iPad 4G.
Through our partnership with McGraw-Hill and Blackboard, we have assembled a dynamic eLearning and mLearning (mobile learning) system.
Some features available are:
THE ALL-INCLUSIVE PROGRAM INCLUDES:
The program fee for the Mobile Accelerated MBA (AMBA) class beginning Jan 4th, 2013 will be $37,500.
The program fee payment schedule is as follows:
Initial Program Fee: $1,500
Note: Due within 30 days of acceptance or December 30, whichever is earlier. Non-refundable.
The remaining $36,000 tuition will be invoiced equally ($12,000/semester) at the beginning of the three academic semesters of the program: Spring 2013, Summer 2013, Fall 2013.
Program fees are due before the first class of each semester. Budget payment plans, based on monthly partial payments and deferred billing based on company reimbursement, are available. For more information, go to http://www.csuohio.edu/enrollmentservices/financialaid/. A Company Direct Payment Plan is also available; contact the Mobile AMBA director for more information.
Fees are fixed by the Board of Trustees of Cleveland State University and are subject to change without notice.
Admission Information for Potential MBA Students
The following information is needed by CSU Business College to process your application:
Elad Granot, Ph.D.
Elad Granot, director of the Executive, Accelerated and Mobile AMBA programs, teaches marketing. His main research interests are Marketing Strategy, Branding, Retailing, Integrated Marketing Communications, International Marketing, and Luxury Goods. Over the last five years, he has focused on understanding the marketing management implications of the major shifts in western markets and the rise of mass affluence. Dr. Granot is passionate about teaching and has received teaching excellence awards both at the University of Massachusetts, and at Cleveland State University. He also has spent many years as a marketing executive in the United States, Europe, Australia, and the Middle East. Using his trained expertise, he has spoken extensively and internationally to diverse groups of managers, companies, and industrial executives on various marketing topics.
Heidi Meier, D.B.A., CPA
Heidi Meier, Professor of Accounting, teaches managerial and financial accounting and is an expert in the area of auditing. Her research has been published in Financial Management, Accounting and Business Research, Research in Accounting Regulation, Journal of Emerging Issues, Journal of International Accounting, Journal of Managerial Issues, and Internal Auditor. Heidi Meier's current research interests include, among other topics, the impact of Sarbanes-Oxley on non-profit organizations. She also received several awards for her work, for example the Legacy Award for Outstanding Teaching and the Distinguished Research Award. In addition, she has conducted seminars for the Institute of Internal Auditors, the Ohio Society of CPAs, the City of Akron and other private and professional organizations.
Tracy H Porter, Ph.D.
Tracy H. Porter has been an active member of the business and academic community for over 20 years. Currently she is a Term Instructor at Cleveland State University with the Department of Management and Labor Relations. Her business experience was primarily focused in the health care field where she was an independent consultant specializing in practice and facility management.
Sivakumar Venkataramany, Ph.D.
Dr. Venkataramany received his MBA, MS and Ph.D. from the University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida. His teaching specializations involve courses in international business, international finance and emerging markets. His research focuses on foreign direct investment in developing economies, international banking and micro-finance. He received the mentor award during 2004-05 academic year.
Susan Storrud-Barnes, Ph.D.
Susan Storrud-Barnes is an Assistant Professor teaching Strategic Management. She has more than 20 years in the architect/engineer/construction industry, as a consultant, project manager, and editor at Parson, U.S. Department of Energy, and Rockwell. She frequently uses her experiences to illustrate classroom concepts. Her research is focused on financial market cycle pressures on strategy and the legal tactics that firms can take to balance firm profits and stock prices. Susan also does research in service firm international entry and entrepreneurship. Susan Storrud-Barnes received several awards acknowledging her work, for example she received Teacher of the Year and also Researcher of the Year honors at Washington State University.
Dr. Timothy DeGroot, Ph.D.
Dr. Timothy DeGroot, Chairman of the Department of Management, earned his Ph.D. in Management (HR/OB) in 1997 from the University of Florida and has an M.B.A. from Florida State University. Among the outlets in which his research has been published are Personnel Psychology, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Management, Leadership Quarterly and Human Resource Management Journal. Dr. DeGroot is a member of the Academy of Management and his primary research interests are in employee selection, contextual job performance, and leadership, all areas in which he teaches courses. Dr. DeGroot has been a consultant to numerous firms and has presented seminars and lectures to many groups.
How much is the tuition?
Your total tuition for the program will be $37,500 (Including a non-refundable $1,500 initial program fee) *Tuition and fees are fixed by the Board of Trustees and are subject to change without notice.
What is included in tuition?
Your tuition includes Apple's New iPad 4G with Verizon service for one year (the iPad is yours to keep at the end of the program), all books and course materials (as digital eBooks and electronic course materials accessible on Apple's New iPad 4G, and from any computer.)
How long will the program take?
The Mobile Accelerated MBA will be earned in 12 months.
How do I find out which Preparatory Courses will be waived?
A graduate advisor at the CSU College of Business will review your transcripts and GMAT or GRE scores to determine which Preparatory Courses, if any, may be waived. You may receive advising by mail/telephone or on-site at scheduled advising dates. Mail or fax (216-687-6888) your undergraduate transcripts and a note stating that you would like advising for the Mobile Accelerated MBA program to Dr. Elad Granot, Cleveland State University, College of Business, 2121 Euclid Avenue BU 308A, Cleveland, OH 44115.
What if I get out of course sequence?
Our program has been designed to ensure you pursue your studies in a linear sequence. The course schedule can be found here and has only one sequence to follow.