MBA Frequently Asked Questions

1. What are my next steps after being accepted?

Set up student email and Owl Express accounts as instructed in email from admissions, send in immunization and lawful presence documents, start working on your prerequisite modules, and complete paperwork to secure funds for your studies if using federal loans or company education benefits.

2. What is my KSU ID number?

The nine-digit number assigned to you when you applied to the program beginning with “000”.

3. What is my net ID?

The part of your email address that comes before “@”.

4. What is my initial password?

The full KSU ID number followed by the last four of your SSN with KSU at the end.

5. How do I access OwlExpress?

Go to Owl Express and log in with your net ID and password created when you activated your net ID.

6. How do I access D2L Brightspace?

Go to and log in with your net ID and password created when you activated your net ID. For initial instructions on how to use D2L Brightspace, please watch this short video here.

7. How do I set up my email account?

Once your net ID is activated and you have created a password, go to, scroll to the Student Email section of page, and click on Login. Enter your and password to proceed..

8. Can I register for courses now?

You can register within the time frame allowed by the Registrar’s Office. Please go here for initial advising instructions and reach out to Ellen Hearn, Assistant Director for MBA Programs ( or Meghan Roessler, MBA Program Manager (, with further questions. 

9. How do I determine what type of hold is on my account?

Look in Owl Express under the Registration tab to see holds.

10. How do I know what courses to take?

The graduate catalog related to the term you first enrolled will detail the course for your program in addition to your DegreeWorks audit in Owl Express. Check with your academic advisor when in doubt.

11. How early can I attend orientation?

Orientation will normally be two weeks before classes begin but we will send you communication with details.

12. When is payment due?

Payment deadlines will be posted on the academic calendar for each term at

13. Do I have to meet with my advisor?

No, but it is always an option. You will be in a better position to make registration decisions after speaking with your advisor.

14. Who is my advisor?

Ellen Hearn ( and Meghan Roessler ( will serve as your advising team. Please feel free to reach out to either of these advisors for assistance.

15. Who can I talk to about financial aid?

You may contact the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.