Frequently Asked Questions

Ashland University

Q: Why should I pursue my MBA at Ashland University?

A: We have been offering our MBA program for 40 years. While aspects of the program evolve over time, one constant is the focus on growth and improvement to meet the demands of a very competitive global market.

Our faculty have real world business experience which enables them to emphasize application of theory and concepts in the classroom. We encourage students to bring in problems they have in the workforce and solve them in the classroom as part of an assignment.

The difference between The Ashland MBA from others is our level of passion and commitment to our students. Ashland faculty and MBA staff demonstrate passion and commitment that cannot be matched. Students truly are our customers and are treated as such.

We welcome you to join us and experience the intangibles that separate us from others.

Financial Aid

Q: Where can I learn more about financial aid?
A: Financial aid is available for this program. Learn more here or talk to our Program Director, Ronald Mickler, for more details.

General Program Questions

Q: Can I pay for my tuition in installments?
A: Yes, tuition can be made in installments. Please contact us to learn more.
Q: Is there an itinerary for the 2 international study tours?
A: While the itinerary may change and evolve for each tour and cohort, we have posted the itinerary for our November 2018 study tour. If you would like to receive details specific to each cohort tour, please reach out to Program Director,  Ronald Mickler, at
Q: How much will it cost for me to go on the 2 international study tours?
A: There is no cost to you for airfare, accommodations, meals or our planned activities. This cost is included in your tuition.
Q: Can I see what the schedule for the year looks like?
A: Yes, we publish the course schedule in advance. For more information, please refer to the Cleveland Courses & Structure  and/or Columbus Courses & Structure page.
Q: What is the average class size?
A: We keep classes small to ensure students receive a lot of attention from our faculty. Typically, class sizes will not exceed 24 people.
Q: How many credits are needed to complete the degree?
A: 30 credit hours. For more information, please refer to the Cleveland Courses & Structure and/or Columbus Courses & Structure page.
Q: What is the cost of this program?
A: $33,900

The Application Process

Q: Can I transfer or waive courses?
A: Please contact us to discuss options. Transfers of credit vary depending on a number of factors.
Q: How can I check the status of my application?
A: Please contact us.
Q: What are your application deadlines?
A: Talk to our Program Director, Ron Mickler for questions related to deadlines. He can be reached at
Q: What kind of transcript is needed for my application?
A: We accept official and unofficial transcripts. Most unofficial transcripts can be retrieved from a portal. Contact your prior university for more information, or contact us for help in this process.
Q: Is the GMAT or GRE Required to apply?
A: Not always. Many students qualify for a GMAT/GRE waiver. Our careful review of applications, resumes, and prior education accomplishments allows us to predict success in the program.
Q: How do I apply to the Ashland 1 Year International MBA Program?
A: Please begin your application on our apply now page.

Visiting Our Campus Locations

Q: Can I speak with someone about the 1 Year International program?
A: Yes. If you are interested in pursuing your MBA at the Cleveland MBA Center please call 216.208.8515. If you are interested in the Columbus Center please call 614.333.1633 to speak with us.
Q: Can I visit campus without an appointment?
A: We ask and encourage prospective students to give us a call to arrange a visit. Please call us at 216.208.8515 to schedule a visit at our Cleveland MBA Center or 614.333.1633 to schedule a visit at our Columbus Center.

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