Master of Business Administration - MBA

Challenge yourself and take your career to the next level with an MBA from the Coles College of Business. Our highly ranked, internationally accredited Kennesaw & Galleria MBA program is designed for the working Metro Atlanta professional. With our part-time program, you can complete your degree in as little as 18 months or take as long as six years.

KSU-Coles College ranked #1 public part-time MBA in Georgia by US News and World Report.

You’re Driven, So Are We

At Coles College we believe in reaching for more - and we know you do too. Our curriculum will give you a deeper knowledge of every business function, helping you take on high-level projects and business initiatives with confidence. Our faculty are leaders in their fields, giving you access to research and ideas that you can immediately apply in your career.

Convenient and Flexible

Our MBA program is delivered at convenient times and locations that fit your busy schedule.  We offer courses in both the Fall and Spring semesters, plus over the Summer.

If you elect the “Kennesaw Option,” courses are offered on the Kennesaw State University campus. Most on-campus courses are offered once each week, Monday-Thursday, starting at 5pm or 8pm. The “Galleria Option” is housed in the Cobb Galleria complex and offers classes Monday-Thursday, starting at 6pm.

Course Schedule - Kennesaw & Galleria (Spring 2019 to Summer 2021)

The tentative course schedule of MBA courses at Kennesaw and the Galleria, from Spring 2019 to Summer 2021, can viewed at this link. We are committed to this schedule of course offerings (and additional courses my be added); however, it can be changed if necessary due to faculty availability, enrollment, logistical changes, and other unforeseen circumstances. The official schedule of courses for each semester will be posted before the registration period each semester in Owl Express.


The core curriculum of the Coles MBA consists of eight required courses. Additionally, you must take four electives (one of which must be international in content). Three of the electives (12 credit hours) may be any 8000-level course included in KSU’s MBA Program. You can choose to tailor your degree in the following areas: general management, operations, finance, economics, marketing, entrepreneurship, business information systems, international business and human resources.

View the KSU Graduate Catalog for course listing and descriptions. If your undergraduate degree is not in business, you may be required to take prerequisites courses in Accounting, Finance, and Statistics before beginning the program.

Click here for information and resources for current MBA students.

Graduate Certificates

  • The graduate certificate program in information security and assurance is designed for both technology and non-technology graduate students.

    Learn more here.

  • Current MBA students on the Kennesaw campus can obtain a Graduate Certificate in Six Sigma Green Belt Methods through our joint program with the Department of Statistics and Analytical Sciences.

    Learn more here.

  • The Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Ethics is a 15-hour graduate study program designed to prepare students for ethical leadership in a variety of ways. It offers a unique opportunity for graduate students to explore the interface and interdependence of leadership and ethics.

    Learn more here.