The Saturday MBA at The University of Akron


Applications are currently being accepted for the Fall 2015 semester Saturday MBA program offered at The University of Akron Lakewood through July 15, 2015. Applications submitted after the deadline will be considered for Fall 2016 and are accepted on a rolling basis.

Is an MBA right for me?
You don’t need a business degree to earn an MBA. That’s right, just about any working professional with a bachelor’s degree can benefit from earning an MBA. Best of all, you can earn an MBA from the University of Akron in just two years!

Flexible Format
You’ll take three courses per semester, one course at a time, using a combination of in-class and distance learning. Class meets from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. every other Saturday.

Live in Cleveland?
UA Lakewood and the Saturday MBA is close to home!

Executive Career Modules
Throughout each semester, you and your classmates will have the opportunity to interact and learn from guest executive speakers in an informal question and answer session. See the course list.

Triangle Accreditation
The Saturday MBA program is accredited by the AACSB (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). Less than five percent of business schools across the globe hold this accreditation.

Triangle Rankings and Affordability
UA has the highest ranked part-time MBA program in Northeast Ohio, according to the 2012 Bloomberg BusinessWeek rankings of part-time MBA programs. Plus, UA offers one of the most affordable tuition rates in northeast Ohio for an AACSB accredited MBA.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Who are the faculty?
A: Outstanding faculty from The University of Akron College of Business Administration.

Q: How do I apply?
A: You can apply online.

Q: How much does it cost?
A: The total costs for the 2015 Saturday MBA cohort is $31,000.

The total cost of the program includes, tuition, fees, Executive Career Development Modules, lunch and other refreshments each class day. Parking is free. Books are not included.

The University of Akron’s regular deferred payment plan is available to students who will be receiving tuition reimbursement from employers. The University of Akron’s regular installment payment plan is also available. See payment options.

Q: Where can I take the GMAT?
A: Information about the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) including test sites, study resources, and preparation classes offered at UA main campus and MCUC can be found online.

The Saturday MBA requires a GMAT score of at least 500.

Q: What is a cohort?
A: A cohort is a group that takes the same classes at the same time. Cohorts build strong relationships because students start and graduate together.

Apply now!


Information Sessions

Saturday, Feb. 14, 2017 – Medina County University Center (MCUC), 10:30 a.m.

Thursday, Mar. 9, 2017 – UA Lakewood, 10:30 a.m.

Thursday, Mar. 23, 2017 – MCUC, 10:30 a.m.

More dates in the registration link below!

Register online

Accredited by AACSB

Designed for the Working Professional

  • Class meets every other Saturday
  • Six consecutive semesters to graduation (beginning in fall and ending in summer)
  • Experienced faculty
  • Action-based live team project
  • Team-building experiences
  • Lunch provided

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree (business or non-business)
  • 3.0 minimum GPA
  • 500 minimum GMAT score
  • 2 years professional experience

See more details.


Steven Liss, External Programs Coordinator
CBA Graduate Programs
The University of Akron
Akron, OH 44325-4805