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Saturday MBA Program

Complete an MBA in two years attending class every other Saturday

Our next cohort will be offered in August 2020, on our main campus in downtown Akron. Deadline to apply: Aug. 1, 2020.

The College of Business Administration (CBA) makes it possible for working professionals outside of Akron to complete a graduate degree in two years. Students take courses taught by the same expert faculty who are part of our highly ranked part-time MBA (national rankings.) In addition, The University of Akron offers one of the most affordable tuition rates in Northeast Ohio for an AACSB-accredited MBA.

The Saturday MBA is a cohort-based program, in which a group of students starts at the same time and completes the program together by attending Saturday sessions. This format provides a team environment that is conducive to learning.


  • Classes meet every other Saturday, from 8 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.
  • We offer a unique, executive-level Professional Development Program that includes 360 assessment, professional coaching, mentoring and career development services.
  • Students take three courses each semester, one at a time, to complete their degrees in six semesters, including summers.
  • Students take one course at a time over 3-4 Saturday sessions.
  • All students are enrolled in the Interdisciplinary MBA Concentration, three elective courses approved by the Graduate Programs Director to provide students with marketplace-relevant content.
  • Each student completes a project applying their knowledge and skills to an area of personal and/or career interest or participate in a study abroad.
  • For student convenience, the class schedule is established in advance, and our staff handles all course registration needs.
  • On occasion, local business executives hold informal question-and-answer sessions for Saturday MBA students.
  • Lunch is provided during on-site class sessions.
  • Free parking.


  • $33,000 total program rate, divided into semester payments
  • Additional fees may apply for non-Ohio residents


For additional information, email or by phone at 330-972-7043.