Office of Graduate Programs

Early-Career Professionals


Earn your M.B.A. in as little as one year, in-class or online. Affordable tuition. AACSB-accredited. GMAT waivers available.

Ideal for early-career or pre-professionals looking to jumpstart their career, The UToledo M.B.A. program offers you a choice of eight areas of business specialization, the highest level of academic credentials, flexibility, experienced faculty and affordability. Earning an M.B.A. degree provides early-career students increased employment opportunities and higher initial starting salaries.

Choice of Degree Specialization. Choose among nine areas of business specialization including administration, finance, public health management, human resources management, information systems, leadership, marketing and operations and supply chain management.

Academic Reputation. The UToledo M.B.A. program is fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), which represents one of the highest standards of achievement for business, schools worldwide. The program is a member of the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), an international association of business schools distinguished by their commitment to excellence in graduate management education.

Flexibility. Begin the program in the Fall, Spring or Summer and progress at your own pace. Courses are offered in-class, online, and a blend of the two learning modes enabling multiple options to suit your busy life and work schedule.

Pipeline Program. Our pipeline program permits Neff College of Business and Innovation undergraduate students to take graduate degree program courses while a B.B.A. student and at the undergraduate price. These classes may “double-dip,” counting towards the completion of both a B.B.A. and graduate degree. Enrolling in the pipeline program will give students a head start on their master's degree and enable them to complete it in a shorter amount of time.

Experienced Faculty. Your classes will be taught by business faculty members with Ph.D.'s or the equivalent — not teaching assistants. Faculty members have real-world business experiences that they bring into the classroom.

Affordability. One of the best values in the Midwest, the UToledo M.B.A. offers affordable tuition and opportunities for scholarships. Many students take advantage of employer-sponsored tuition assistance to subsidize their graduate education costs.

Employer Connections. The John B. and Lillian E. Neff College of Business and Innovation consistently builds its relationships with local and national companies, forming valuable partnerships to provide our M.B.A. students with employment and career-building opportunities.

Recent M.B.A. Employers

Companies that hired COBI graduate students in the past five years:

  • Amazon
  • 3M Corporation
  • American Honda Motor Company
  • Best Buy, Inc.
  • Cardinal Health
  • Chrysler
  • CliftonLarsonAllen, LLC.
  • Coca-Cola Enterprises
  • Dana Holding Corporation
  • Deloitte
  • DHL
  • Eaton Corporation
  • Ernst & Young
  • Fifth Third Bancorp
  • First Energy
  • First Solar
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Gilmore, Jaison and Mahler
  • HCR ManorCare
  • Huntington Bank
  • J. M. Smucker Company
  • Johnson Controls
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • KeyBank
  • Marathon Petroleum Corporation
  • Mass Mutual Financial Group
  • Mercy Health System
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Nike
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Owens Corning
  • Owens-Illinois
  • Penn National Gaming
  • Plante Moran
  • PNC Bank
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • ProMedica Health System
  • Quicken Loans
  • Rehmann
  • Rolled Alloys, Inc.
  • Root, Inc.
  • Sherwin Williams Company
  • Signature Bank
  • SSOE Group
  • Tenneco, Inc.
  • The Andersons, Inc.
  • Thomson Reuters
  • Therma Tru
  • Wells Fargo
  • Whirlpool Corporation
  • William Vaughan Company
  • Wright Patterson Air Force Civilian Jobs

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Last Updated: 1/25/24