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The Nance College of Business Administration at Cleveland State University

Business School Admissions

Application (Fall 2013)

Application deadline (U.S. residents) July 14
Application deadline (international students) May 12
Application fee $30

Admissions & Enrollment (Full-time)

Acceptance rate 65.4% - High
Average age of new entrants 26
Average undergraduate GPA 3.17 - Low
Undergraduate GPA range (10th-90th percentile) 2.64-3.7
Entrants providing undergraduate GPA 98
Average GMAT score 500 - Low
GMAT range (10th-90th percentile) 370-610
Students with prior work experience 54
Average work experience (months) 36

Admissions & Enrollment (Part-time)

Acceptance rate 67.4%
Average age of new entrants 29
Average undergraduate GPA 3.18
Undergraduate GPA range (10th-90th percentile) 2.68-3.75
Entrants providing undergraduate GPA 109
Average GMAT score 515
GMAT range (10th-90th percentile) 390-630
Students with prior work experience 104
Average work experience (months) 54

Undergraduate Majors

TOEFL required for international students Yes
Minimum TOEFL score required 525 paper test
65 internet-based test

Factors and Procedures Used in Admissions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
Full-time program
1. Admission to the Accelerated MBA program requires prior completion of all MBA Level I and Level II course work.
2. An official transcript from each college and university previously attended must be submitted.
3. Applicants must submit a $30 application fee.
Executive program
1. Nomination letter from current/former supervisor.
2. Minimum five years managerial experience
3. Complete one of the following:
a.Previous Graduate Degree from an accredited institution (min. GPA 3.0)
b. Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution (min. GPA 2.8)
c. Submit college transcripts
4. Each candidate will be interviewed by the EMBA program director
Part-time program
1. Admission requires a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution
2. An official transcript from each college and university previously attended must be submitted.
3. Applicants must submit a $30 application fee.
Part-time distance learning program N/A

Admissions Contacts

Director of admissions Ms. Deborah Brown
Full-time program phone (216) 687-3730
Full-time program E-mail cbacsu@csuohio.edu
Full-time program website http:/​/​www.​csuohio.​edu/​business/​mba/​
Executive program phone (216) 687-6925
Executive program E-mail e.granot@csuohio.edu
Executive program website http:/​/​www.​GoForEMBA.​com
Part-time program phone (216) 687-3730
Part-time program E-mail cbacsu@csuohio.edu
Part-time program website http:/​/​www.​csuohio.​edu/​business/​mba/​
Part-time distance learning program phone N/A
Part-time distance learning program E-mail N/A
Part-time distance learning program website N/A
 

Business School Academics

Program Offerings

(17) Departments/concentrations
accounting management information systems
economics production/operations management
entrepreneurship organizational behavior
finance portfolio management
general management real estate
health care administration supply chain management/logistics
human resources management quantitative analysis/statistics and operations research
international business tax
marketing
Departments with highest M.B.A. demand accounting, general management, human resources management, management information systems, production/operations management
Types of M.B.A. programs offered full-time traditional two year, full-time accelerated, full-time distance learning, full-time other, part-time evenings and weekends, part-time off campus, traditional executive MBA
Joint programs available law, Nursing

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
Full-time program
The MBA curriculum includes functional core courses, integrative courses, and specialization courses. Specialization can be obtained by taking a minimum of 9 credits in any of the following areas: Accounting, Economic Development, Finance, Health Care Administration, Human Resources and Labor Relations, Information Systems, International Business, Marketing, Operations and Supply Chain Management.
Executive program
The program is a six-day residency program (held Sunday-Friday), an international study tour and an applied integrative field practicum. It consists of an intensive, real-world business consulting project.
Course components
1. Opening six day residency: The Manager???s Workshop (EBA 600)
2. Economic and Ethical Issues in Decision Making
3. Managerial Core
4. Integrative/Cross-functional Core
Part-time program
The MBA curriculum includes functional core courses, integrative courses, and specialization courses. Specialization can be obtained by taking a minimum of 9 credits in any of the following areas: Accounting, Economic Development, Finance, Health Care Administration, Human Resources and Labor Relations, Information Systems, International Business, Marketing, Operations and Supply Chain Management.
Part-time distance learning program N/A
 

Business School Ranking

Rank Not Published Best Business Schools

(1) Ranking by Specialties

#210 in Part-time M.B.A.

Business Ranking Scores

These data apply only to full-time students.

Score N/A
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 2.0
Recruiter assessment score (out of 5) 2.0
Acceptance rate 65.4% - High
Average starting salary and bonus $50,000 - Low
Average undergraduate GPA 3.17 - Low
Average GMAT score 500 - Low
Full-time graduates employed at graduation 47.8% - Medium
Full-time graduates employed three months after graduation 47.8% - Low
Enrollment (full-time) 232
 

Business School Student Body

Student Body (Overall)

Enrollment 779

Student Body (Full-time)

Enrollment (full-time) 232
Minority students 17.2%
International students 21.1%

Student Body (Part-time)

Enrollment (part-time) 547
Minority students 15.7%
International students 8.2%
 

Business School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Rachel Schmidt
Financial aid phone (216) 687-3764

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $13,741 per year (in-state)
Full-time: $25,968 per year (out-of-state)
Part-time: $529 per credit (in-state)
Part-time: $999 per credit (out-of-state)
Required fees $35 per credit
Room and board, books, and miscellaneous expenses $12,648
Average indebtedness of 2011 graduating class $32,500

Financial Aid Availability

College-funded aid (fellowships, assistantships, grants, or scholarships) available Yes
Fellowships 0
Teaching assistantships 5
Research assistantships 39
International students eligible for college-funded aid Yes
High
Career and Salary Statistics

Business School Career and Salary Statistics

Cleveland State University has submitted its most recent career data in accordance with the MBA Career Services Council Standards for Reporting MBA Employment Statistics and has granted permission to the Graduate Management Admission Council to send an independent third party to review for accuracy and compliance.

Class of 2011

Full-time graduates 460
Full-time graduates known to be seeking employment 253
Full-time graduates employed at graduation 47.8% - Medium
Full-time graduates employed three months after graduation 47.8% - Low

Base Salary: Overall

Total reporting base salary 36
Low base salary $30,000
Average base salary $50,000
High base salary $150,000

Base Salary: U.S. Citizens

Low base salary: U.S. citizens $30,000
Average base salary: U.S. citizens $50,000
High base salary: U.S citizen $150,000

Base Salary: Foreign Nationals

Low base salary: Foreign nationals N/A
Average base salary: Foreign nationals N/A
High base salary: Foreign nationals N/A

Signing Bonus: Overall

Total reporting signing bonus 0
Low signing bonus $0
Average signing bonus $0
High signing bonus $0

Signing Bonus: U.S. Citizens

Low signing bonus: U.S. citizens $0
Average signing bonus: U.S. citizens $0
High signing bonus: U.S. citizens $0

Signing Bonus: Foreign Nationals

Low signing bonus: Foreign nationals $0
Average signing bonus: Foreign nationals $0
High signing bonus: Foreign nationals $0

Other Compensation: Overall

Total reporting other compensation 0
Low other compensation N/A
Average other compensation N/A
High other compensation N/A

Other Compensation: U.S. Citizens

Low other compensation: U.S. citizens N/A
Average other compensation: U.S. citizens N/A
High other compensation: U.S. citizens N/A

Other Compensation: Foreign Nationals

Low other compensation: Foreign nationals N/A
Average other compensation: Foreign nationals N/A
High other compensation: Foreign nationals N/A

Base Salary by Occupation

Numbers for employment by occupation are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.
Number reporting marketing/sales jobs 4
Marketing/sales low salary $40,000
Marketing/sales average salary $71,250
Marketing/sales high salary $150,000
Number reporting operations/production jobs 6
Operations/production low salary $40,000
Operations/production average salary $0
Operations/production high salary $87,000
Number reporting general management jobs 8
General management low salary $40,000
General management average salary $45,000
General management high salary $90,000
Number reporting finance/accounting jobs 1
Finance/accounting low salary $36,500
Finance/accounting average salary $51,500
Finance/accounting high salary $84,000
Number reporting management information systems (MIS) jobs 1
Management information systems (MIS) low salary $60,000
Management information systems (MIS) average salary $60,000
Management information systems (MIS) high salary $60,000
Number reporting consulting jobs 1
Consulting low salary $50,000
Consulting average salary $50,000
Consulting high salary $50,000
Number reporting human resources jobs 1
Human resources low salary $58,000
Human resources average salary $58,000
Human resources high salary $58,000
Number reporting having jobs in other areas 13
Other occupations low salary $34,000
Other occupations average salary $57,000
Other occupations high salary $90,000

Base Salary by Industry

Numbers for employment by industry are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.
Number reporting government jobs 0
Number reporting manufacturing jobs 3
Manufacturing average salary $87,000
Number reporting non-profit jobs 2

Base Salary by Geographic Region

Numbers for employment by location are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.
Number reporting jobs in the Northeast (CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VT) 36
Northeast low salary $30,000
Northeast average salary $50,000
Northeast high salary $150,000
Number reporting jobs in the Middle Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, WV) 0
Middle Atlantic low salary N/A
Middle Atlantic average salary N/A
Middle Atlantic high salary N/A
Number reporting jobs in the South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN) 0
South low salary N/A
South average salary N/A
South high salary N/A
Number reporting jobs in the Midwest (IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI) 0
Midwest low salary N/A
Midwest average salary N/A
Midwest high salary N/A
Number reporting jobs in the Southwest (AZ, CO, NM, OK, TX) 0
Southwest low salary N/A
Southwest average salary N/A
Southwest high salary N/A
Number reporting jobs in the West (AK, CA, HI, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY) 0
West low salary N/A
West average salary N/A
West high salary N/A
Number reporting jobs located internationally 0
International low salary N/A
International average salary N/A
International high salary N/A
 


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