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Graduating or recently graduated with a business degree? This MBA program is for you.

The Baldwin Wallace one-year MBA program is designed for students who have recently completed an undergraduate major in business (within one calendar year from the program start date in May) and wish to pursue the Master of Business Administration degree on a full-time basis to optimize their leadership and career development potential.

Career catalyst for emerging leaders

As a Baldwin Wallace MBA student, you will develop key business and leadership skills by building a foundation of business theory and learning how to apply this knowledge to make decisions and solve problems in various real-world environments.

The program is based on a systems approach, helping you capture both the strategic and tactical responsibilities of management – an effective blend of visionary, big-picture thinking and a keen understanding of the effective operations that make successful firms tick.

MBA FACULTY: executives & academics

At BW, we are focused on teaching and application – and, most importantly – positioning you for your future success. Small class sizes led by thought leaders across industries provide you with a rich learning experience.

In fact, the BW School of Business faculty is a distinctive group of leading corporate executives and expert scholars. Their diverse backgrounds and varied experiences foster a unique environment for management innovation and development. This means that you’ll explore and combine business theory, business knowledge and valuable hands-on, real-world application throughout the program.

Connect with our faculty in person. Attend an MBA open house or schedule a personal advising session with our program director.


The one-year MBA curriculum is the MBA in management program, offered in a full-time cohort format over three consecutive semesters.

Each cohort of one-year MBA students starts in May and finishes in April/May of the following year. Classes are held predominantly during the day at the Berea campus.  

One-Year MBA Curriculum

There are a total of 14 classes over the three-semester, full-time program:

Summer Semester

  • BUS 501 Systems Management, 3 credit hours
  • BUS 505 Leadership and Teams, 3 credit hours
  • BUS 526 Operations Analysis, 3 credit hours
  • BUS 548 Accounting for Managers, 3 credit hours
  • BUS 655 Applied Project, 1 credit hour

Fall Semester

  • BUS 504 Negotiation and Conflict Management, 2 credit hours
  • BUS 627 Business Analytics II, 3 credit hours
  • BUS 551 Strategic Marketing, 3 credit hours
  • BUS 581 Managerial Economics, 3 credit hours
  • BUS 644 Financial Management II, 3 credit hours
  • BUS 655 Applied Project, 1 credit hour

Spring Semester

  • BUS 591 Global Business or International Trip, 2 credit hours
  • BUS 645 Project Management, 3 credit hours
  • BUS 655 Applied Project, 1 credit hour
  • BUS 657 Managing Change, Creativity and Innovation, 3 credit hours
  • BUS 670 Strategic Management, 3 credit hours

View course descriptions in the University catalog.

Application Requirements

Applicants must have completed a business related internship/job during his/her undergraduate years, and must demonstrate a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA as evidenced in the undergraduate transcripts. Applications must include:

  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Current résumé
  • Completed admission application

Application deadline

The deadline to receive completed applications is March 15. We encourage applying as early as possible, as each cohort in the one-year MBA program is limited in size.

Questions about applying?

For more information, contact the MBA program at (440) 826-2392 or You can also learn more about the application process by attending an MBA open house or scheduling a personal advising session.


View tuition and costs for each of BW's MBA programs. Financial aid is available to MBA students through the Federal Direct Student Loan program and Graduate PLUS loans. 


Baldwin Wallace University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, and the School of Business is a member of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).