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Master of Business Administration, Self‑Designed

The Self-Designed concentration enables you to create a customized concentration that’s exactly right for you. Designed to maximize your flexibility in choosing a course set that best supports your unique interests and educational goals, the concentration invites you to select any three courses from any of the other concentrations described below. This degree is offered by AU Online.

Program Overview

Students in our online MBA program are part of a diverse, motivated learning community that understands busy professionals and values providing a work-life balance. The program is structured in a series of 7-week courses, one course at a time, with one-week breaks in between.

  • 33-credits. Students can earn their MBA in 22 months
  • 100% online, asynchronous learning with 24/7 access to classwork and resources for convenience
  • GMAT/GRE scores are not required, while accepted

Self Designed Concentration

A wide range of elective courses allow students to pursue their special interests in depth. Students can choose courses from the MHSA, MANM, and MBA programs.

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Additional MBA Concentrations

Based on a foundation of robust business skills such as leading people and high-performance teams, financial management, and strategic marketing and communication, Antioch’s MBA helps you apply those skills to effectively inspire and build forward-thinking enterprises and solve socially complex problems.

Explore Our Anytime Open House

Get to know the MBA program on your own time through our Anytime Open House video. In 10 minutes, our faculty will walk you through all the program details and answer common questions from our information sessions.


How to Apply

Antioch University particularly seeks qualified candidates who will contribute to building a diverse student population in gender, ethnicity, age, class, physical abilities, learning styles, sexual orientation, professional backgrounds, religious backgrounds, and community experiences.

Application Requirements

  1. Online Application (No Application fee) 
  2. Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Applicants who have not finished their degree must do so before the first day of their desired start term.
  3. Current resume.
  4. GMAT/GRE scores are accepted but not required.
  5. Essay: Please describe your personal and professional goals, why you are interested in this program, and how it will help you achieve your goals. Why is this the right time for you?
  6. Additional requirements for international students: Reading & Writing in English Proficiency Assessment (if applicable) or TOEFL score of 550 “paper-based”, 214 “computer-based”, and 79 “internet-based” or higher.
  7. Submit your application online, email to [email protected] or mail to:
    Antioch University
    Admissions Office
    900 Dayton Street
    Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387

All application materials submitted become part of an applicant’s file and cannot be returned.


SemesterApplication DeadlinesStart Date
Summer AMay 1May 6
Summer BJune 25July 1
Fall AAugust 21August 26
Fall BOctober 18October 21
Spring AJanuary 3January 6
Spring BFebruary 28March 3
Summer A 2025May 1May 5
Summer B 2025June 25June 30
Fall A 2025August 21August 25
Fall B 2025October 18October 20

Cost and Aid


Master in Human Services Administration (MHSA)$614 per semester hour
MA in Nonprofit Management$614 per semester hour
Master of Business Administration$614 per semester hour
View the Cost of Attendance Components

Financial Aid

Many students finance their education through some form of financial aid. You may not be sure which federal, state, public, and private aid packages – such as loans, scholarships, and grants – are right for you. Our staff is here to help you, so you can focus on what’s most important: beginning your academic program. 

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