Master of Business Administration


A MBA from the Wright State University Raj Soin College of Business, is an investment in your future that adds value to your career. Today's business environment is exploding with change, from the expansion of global markets to new opportunities in emerging technology, to managing innovation and leading teams. The Lake Campus MBA in the 21st Century helps you to excel in this changing environment, with cutting-edge courses that prepare you to anticipate and manage for the future.

Ideal for working professionals, the MBA program allows you to complete your MBA with convenient weekend classes at the Lake Campus in Celina, Ohio.

Cohort Starting Fall 2020

The Raj Soin College of Business and the Lake Campus are currently formulating the fifteenth cohort of MBA students at the Lake Campus. The program is set to start in the Fall of 2020, with a projected graduation of Fall of 2022. Weekend and online classes are constructed in a cohort model allowing for close interaction, shared insights from work and life experiences. For more information about the program, please contact Dr. Joseph Cavanaugh at

Admission Requirements

Effective spring semester 2016, the Raj Soin College of Business will no longer automatically require applicants to complete the GMAT entrance exam for admission. See below for the new, complete Admissions Requirements!

  • A completed bachelor's degree
  • Applicants with an undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 or higher receive full admission without the GMAT exam.  
  • Applicants with an undergraduate GPA of 2.7- 2.99 are also admitted without the GMAT, but receive conditional admission status.  
  • Executives with 6 or more years of managerial work experience can petition to substitute work experience for the GMAT exam.

Admission Process

  • Applicants to the Lake Campus MBA program should first email the Lake Campus Director of Graduate Studies, Dr. Joseph Cavanaugh at to inform him of your interest in the Lake Campus MBA program.
  • Apply online to the Graduate School (a $40 application fee is required)
  • Submit all undergraduate and/or graduate transcripts from all universities you have attended. 
  • Paper transcripts should be submitted to:
    • Wright State University
      Graduate School
      E344 Student Union
      3640 Colonel Glenn Highway
      Dayton, OH 45435
  • E-transcripts should be forwarded to  Please keep in mind that e-mails indicating an e-transcript is available for viewing must come directly from the university or the service providing the transcript.
  • Scanned or faxed copies of transcripts will not be accepted

Course Offerings and Course Information

Spring 2018 - Spring 2020 Course Offering Schedule

Fundamentals of Project Management - 86185 - MGT 7710 - W98

Professor: Dr. Bud Baker

Class is offered at Nidec Minster Corp. 240 W. 5th St. Minster from 4:00-9:30pm on the following dates: 9/6, 9/20, 10/4, 10/18, 10/25, 11/8, 11/22,. Make up date is 12/6. 

Textbook: Project Management: The Managerial Process (7th edition), by Erik Larson and Clifford Gray. (ISBN: 978-1-259-66609-4).


Strategic Cost Management - 74002 - MBA 7100 – 90

Professor: Dr. Dave Bukovinsky

MBA 7100-90 is Fully Online/No Set Meet Time class that runs Oct 14, 2019 - Dec 07, 2019

Textbook: Management Accounting – Information for Decision Making and Strategy Execution, 6th ed. Atkinson, Kaplan, Matsumura and Young.  Prentice Hall.  2012.  ISBN: 978-0-13-712497-1. Used versions of this textbook are acceptable since students will not need any codes, etc. to access online publisher materials.


Students should take one of the following two courses:

International Business Management: Operations and Environments - 81438 - MBA 7520 – 90

Professor: Dr. Patrick David Carus

MBA 7520 -90 Meets Online at Scheduled Times. Class 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm T from Aug 26, 2019 - Oct 12, 2019

Textbook: Hill, Charles. International Business: Competing in the Global Marketplace (11th Edition). New York: McGraw-Hill Education, 2015

International Business Management: Operations and Environments - 81438 - MBA 7520 – 91

Professor: Dr. Riad Ali Ajami

MBA 7520 -91 Meets Online at Scheduled Times. Class 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm T from Oct 14, 2019 - Dec 07, 2019



  • Can you provide me information about the foundation courses?

    MBA Foundation courses are now available online. Completion of the GMAT is encouraged but not required before registering for these classes. Once the university accepts your application you may register for the following classes. Please speak with your advisor prior to registration.

    • MBA 5300 - Survey of Finance
    • MBA 5800 - Applied Statistics in Business
    • MBA 5400 - Survey of Business Law
    • MBA 5100 - Survey of Financial and Managerial Accounting
    • MBA 5200 - Survey of Economics for MBAs
  • What is the current cost for classes?

    For the most current fee information, contact the Lake Campus registrar at 1-800-237-1477 or (419) 586-0324.

  • What are the benefits of a cohort model?

    Cohorts allow for close interaction between students and faculty and:

    • Provide networking opportunities between students and business professionals
    • Allow for insight from other student's work and life experiences
    • Provide a link between business and technology
    • Develop business relationships with fellow classmates
  • Am I required to take all of the prerequisite classes if I have a business background?

    Prerequisites may be waived if your previous coursework meets the requirements determined by Graduate Admissions.

  • Will I have to travel to the Dayton campus to take any of the required classes?

    All degree requirements for the Management, Innovation and Change are offered at the Lake Campus.  If you choose a different concentration it will be required for you to take classes at the Dayton Campus.

  • Can I still work and attend classes?

    Classes meet every other weekend on Friday evenings (4-9:30 p.m.) and Saturday mornings (8 a.m.-1:30 p.m.) allowing for flexibility with most working schedules.

  • What if my bachelor’s degree is not in Business & Administration?

    Prerequisites are built into the program, preparing non-business majors for more advanced graduate coursework.

  • Why should I seek an MBA?

    Our MBA program teaches the skills that may provide you the competitive edge when businesses are considering the following:

    • Employment
    • Salary increase
    • Promotions
  • Is the MBA Program accredited?

    Yes, Wright State University was one of the first AACSB International accredited MBA programs in the Dayton area. This Association of Advanced Collegiate Schools of Business is premier accrediting agency for bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree programs in business administration and accounting.

  • What are the admissions requirements?

    Please see the Admission section above.

Contact Information

Joseph K. Cavanaugh, Ph.D.
Professor, Economics; Director, Graduate Studies
(937) 775-8353, (419) 586-0353