Western Kentucky University (Ford)

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Academics

Distinguishing Characteristics

Graduate program(s)
Master of Business Administration - Online
School awards MBAs Yes
Distinguishing characteristics of online program (as submitted by school)

The Gordon Ford College of Business is proud to offer flexible MBA options tailored for aspiring students and working professionals. Each GFCOB MBA option offers the same AACSB International Accredited degree; however, students are allowed choose the most accommodating approach to earning the MBA. Faculty and staff at WKU are dedicated to supporting online students, and have a complete directory of online student resources including research assistance, online writing lab and more.

School type Public
Terms Semester
AACSB accredited Yes
ACBSP accredited Yes
IACBE accredited No

Program Offerings

Online master's in business degree programs 1
Concentrations offered
Accounting Human Resources Management
Economics International Business
Finance Quantitative Analysis/Statistics and Operations Research
General Management

Course Offerings

Credit-granting courses 10
International business courses paired with residencies outside U.S. No

Faculty

Instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online N/A
Instructional faculty with Ph.D. or terminal degree N/A
Tenured or tenure-track faculty N/A
Average experience teaching online courses N/A
Program fully finances faculty training N/A
Tech staff supporting faculty N/A

Class Size

Average class size 15
Maximum class size N/A

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online Yes
Can earn degree entirely abroad Yes
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations No
Group projects/simulations No
Exams No
Classes include campus-based students No
Collaboration among online and campus-based students No instructor preference
Students enroll as online students Yes, but can apply to switch course enrollment to campus-based
Credits earned online equal earned on campus Yes
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus All
Same curricula for online and campus students All
Access to same career services as on-campus business students Yes

Retention

One-year retention rates
One-year retention rates

Graduation

Graduation rates N/A
Most frequent duration of time for new students to graduate 4.5+ years
Program target time to graduate N/A
Required time to earn degree N/A

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