Master of Business Operational Excellence
Admissions & Fees


Seize the chance to elevate your career, expand your network and immerse yourself in a world of continuous improvement.

We are currently accepting applications for the Class of 2025 which begins December 2024 and admit students based on three application deadlines. Applicants must apply online and provide the required documents listed below. The MBOE Admission Board takes a comprehensive approach in evaluating applications.

Important Application Deadlines

  • Round 1: April 1, 2024
    • Interviews: April 8 - 19, 2024
    • Decisions Posted: April 22, 2024
  • Round 2: July 1, 2024
    • Interviews: July 10 - 26, 2024
    • Decisions Posted: July 29, 2024
  • Round 3: September 1, 2024
    • Interviews: September 9 - 20, 2024
    • Decisions Posted: September 22, 2024

Why Apply Early? 

  1. Secure Your Seat: The Master of Business Operational Excellence program has a limited number of seats to ensure an intimate and personalized learning experience. Applying early increases your chances of securing a coveted spot in this prestigious cohort.
  2. Exclusive Events and Programs: Early applicants not only gain a competitive edge but also enjoy exclusive access to events and programs designed to provide insights into the program, connect with faculty and fellow applicants, and set the stage for a transformative journey.
  3. Elevate Your Career: By applying early, you demonstrate your commitment to personal and professional growth. Take the lead in shaping your future and embark on this unique experience that will propel your career to new heights.

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Required Application Materials

Program Fees

The MBOE program fee for the Class of 2025, which kicks off in December 2024, is $57,585 for in-state students and $57,600 for out-of-state.   The program fee generally covers expenses for the mandatory on-campus sessions, program instruction, course materials, intellectual and social events, domestic educational trip (other than airfare), and fees to The Ohio State University. Accomodations during on-campus sessions are not included.   Upon acceptance into the program, a non-refundable $1,500 deposit is required to guarantee your spot in the program. The $1,500 deposit shows up as a credit against the remaining program fees.

Tuition fee estimated payment schedule

Below is the estimated payment schedule. These are just estimates of the amounts that are due, and the amount could vary slightly, but will still add up to the total cost of $57,585 (or $57,600 for non-residents). This will appear on your BuckeyeLink account and must be paid by the due date listed.

SemesterDue DateAmount
Non-refundable depositUpon Acceptance$1,500
Summer May$18,695
Autumn August $18,695


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Financing your Degree

MBOE students are eligible to apply for unsubsidized and Graduate PLUS loans. The loan types are: Federal Direct Stafford Loan - Unsubsidized; A cost-based loan in which interest accrues while in school. The maximum loan per academic year is $20,500. (MBOE spans two academic years, so you may borrow up to $41,000)

Financial aid at Ohio State is based upon an academic year. The MBOE program spans two academic years. The first academic year includes Spring Semester. The second academic year is Summer and Autumn Semesters. Because of this MBOE students are eligible to apply for a total of $41,000 in unsubsidized loans. The remaining balance of MBOE tuition can also be obtained through financial aid in the form of Graduate Plus Loans.

You can apply for financial aid before you are an admitted student at Ohio State. You begin the process by completing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This information is then sent to Ohio State’s Student Financial Aid Office where they can determine your eligibility and provide you with an Award Letter which states the amount of loans you are eligible to receive.

Complete information about student financial aid can be found on the web site of Office of Student Financial Aid.

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From the moment students embark on their educational journey, through beyond graduation, our team is committed to providing support at every step. Please reach out to us so we can assist you.