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Online M.S. in Management FAQs

Enrolling in an online program is a big decision. We've outlined some of the most common questions and concerns about the online M.S. in Management. If you have other questions, feel free to get in touch.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to have a business degree or business experience to complete the online MBA?

No. The M.S. in Management is designed for those with a bachelor’s degree in a non-business related field (business minors may still apply). While business experience is certainly useful, this degree will help you gain relevant business knowledge and experience no matter your background.

I see that you also offer an online MBA. How do I know which program is right for me?

The online MBA is a 2-year program designed for those with an undergraduate degree in business or significant business experience. MBA students have typically advanced beyond entry- to mid-level roles and are pursuing, or even actively being considered for, a management position. An MBA gives them advanced business knowledge to put them on par with, if not above, their competition.

In comparison, M.S. in Management students are typically people who have recently finished a bachelor’s degree in a non-business field like the humanities or liberal arts. These students typically have spent no more than a few years in the workforce. A Management degree supplements their bachelor’s degree with a general understanding of business, leadership, and management concepts.

Will my online degree be the same as a traditional Miami degree?

Yes, your online degree will be the same degree that a residential student would receive.

How much time can I expect to spend on classwork?

The M.S. in Management is an intensive, fast-track experience allowing you to finish your degree in just 10 months. In most terms, you will take 3 courses (1-3 credit hours each). You can expect to spend around 10-15 hours per week for each 3-credit course.

Do I ever need to go to campus?

There will be an in-person foundation "week" (Thursday – Sunday) where students will come to campus and meet the rest of the people in their cohort. After that, the MBA program is fully online, so you can complete your degree from the comfort of home without stepping foot on campus.

Do I need to attend classes at specific times?

Our program is primarily asynchronous, meaning there are no set class times. You can complete your coursework anytime, anywhere. However, there may be times when you’ll need to meet synchronously (at a specific time) to complete group projects or other assignments.

Can I complete my degree part-time?

Completing the program in 10 months requires 13.5 credit hours in the Fall semester and 12 credit hours in the Spring (as well as one course in the Winter and Summer terms respectively). Even though that is typically considered full-time graduate standing, a person working full-time can potentially still complete the degree in that time frame. While this is doable, but sure to look at your schedule and the program curriculum to plan accordingly.

I live in a state other than Ohio. Is there a difference in cost?

No. The tuition cost per credit hour is $995 regardless of your state of residence.

Can I enroll in this program as an international student?

Unfortunately, we can only offer this program to U.S. citizens and permanent residents at this time.

Are there scholarships/financial aid available?

Educational loans are available. To be considered for federal loans, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be completed each year and the student must be enrolled at least half-time (6 graduate credit hours). The dollar amount of these loans may be based on federal limits, year in school, dependency status, cost of attendance, and other financial aid received. In addition, a number of scholarships, fellowships, and other funding opportunities are available to Miami students when applicable.

How do I apply?

You can get started with your Online M.S. in Management application here. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us. We're happy to help.

When can I start?

New cohort starts in the fall and spring each year.