Monte Ahuja College of Business, Cleveland State University

The Cornerstone of Northeast Ohio Business

Traditionally the first stone laid for a structure, a cornerstone is the reference point for which all other stones are laid. At the Monte Ahuja College of Business, our undergraduate programs, graduate programs, continuing education and lifelong learning opportunities and community outreach programs all work to build and support Northeast Ohio businesses.

As Cleveland's only public university, we provide fundamental business knowledge that enables our diverse student population to build their careers, take them to the next level and positively impact the organizations they serve. We transform lives through the power of business education.

Our location in downtown Cleveland provides unique proximity and interaction with the business community. We support the Northeast Ohio business community by creating and advancing business-ready talent, impactful business knowledge and foundational community engagement.

The Monte Ahuja College of Business holds accreditation in both business and accounting from AACSB International (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). Less than 5% of the world's business schools have earned this accreditation, widely considered a hallmark of excellence in business education.

In addition to our undergraduate majors, the Monte Ahuja College of Business at Cleveland State University offers a number of different MBA programs, specialized graduate business degrees and continuing education courses (non-degree programs). From our transformative, 19-month Executive MBA program to continuing education workshops and certification prep courses, to our Online BBA Degree Completion program that was recently recognized as a top 35 program in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, the college offers pathways to higher education to accommodate students' work schedule and lifestyle.

Graduate academic degree programs include: Executive MBA, Online Accelerated MBA, Healthcare Administration MBA, Full or Part-time MBA (online and in-person), Master of Accountancy, Master of Labor Relations and Human Resources, Master of Information Systems and the JD/MBA program offered in partnership with the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State.

In addition to traditional academic business degree programs, we offer graduate certificates in Business Analytics, Entrepreneurship, Healthcare Management, Marketing Analytics and Organizational Change.

Continuing education through our Professional Development Center includes customized corporate training programs for organizations; non-degree certificates in leadership, digital marketing and grant writing; workshop-style courses in topics from accounting, budgeting, management and marketing; and industry certification prep programs to help students earn industry credentials such as Project Management Professional, SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP, Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP), Six Sigma Green and Black Belt and more.

Requirements for admission vary from program to program. Our graduate academic degree programs currently offer a GMAT/GRE waiver. Official transcripts are required as is an application for all academic degree programs. Continuing education programs are offered as open enrollment.

Cleveland State University Monte Ahuja College of Business
Cleveland, OH