Northern Kentucky University – MBA

Northern Kentucky University – MBA

Master of Business Administration

1 Year in India + 1 Year in USA

About Northern Kentucky University

It all began in 1946 at the Trailways Bus Station in Covington, Kentucky. A handful of students and instructors participated in classes offered through the University of Kentucky’s educational extension services. The students were secretaries, recent high school graduates, and World War II veterans on the G.I. Bill. Northern Kentucky University students turn their passions into success stories. With more than 72 majors and over 14,000 students, NKU offers something for everyone – rigorous courses, innovative research opportunities, outlets for creative expression and much more. International Student & Scholar Services will support you each step of the way, from admissions to graduation and beyond.


The Institute for Student Research & Creative Activity (ISRCA) engages, supports, enhances and acknowledges the involvement of students and their faculty mentors in research, scholarship and creative activities throughout campus. ISRCA assists in growing the number and breadth of research, scholarship and creative activity opportunities for all NKU students.
  • Located in Highland Heights, Kentucky
  • Within Cincinnati metropolitan area
  • Four-year public university
  • Founded in 1968
  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
The Campus Recreation Centre is the place to be for fitness, sports, and socialising day or night! Whether it's playing basketball, or running on a treadmill, or swimming laps in the pool, there is something here for everyone. You can workout before or after class, as the Campus Recreation Centre is open seven days a week. Campus Recreation Centre membership is included in tuition/fees for all NKU students.

City Conditions

Northern Kentucky is located within a climatic transition zone and is at the extreme northern limit of the humid subtropical climate. Evidence of both humid subtropical climate and humid continental climate can be found here, particularly noticeable by the presence of plants indicative of each climatic region; for example, the southern magnolia, and crape-myrtle, from the subtropics and the blue spruce, maple, and eastern hemlock from cooler regions are successful landscape plants in and around Northern Kentucky. Some significant moderating variables for the overall climate of Northern Kentucky include: the Ohio River, the region's relatively large hills and valleys, and an urban heat influence due to the proximity of the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky metropolitan area. The common wall lizard, introduced from Italy in the 1950s, is an example of fauna in the area that lends a subtropical ambiance to areas near the urban core of Cincinnati. Northern Kentucky is considered to be within the periphery of both the Midwest and the Upland South.


Looking for a place to call home during your college career? Residential Living at Northern Kentucky University is just the place. NKU has six different resident halls to choose from: Commonwealth, Kentucky Halls, Norse Halls, University Suites, Woodcrest Apartments, and Callahan Hall, all of which come furnished with the things you need.

Indian student association

Being a student at NKU means you will have more than a great classroom experience. Enjoy co-curricular learning opportunities from direct leadership training to interpersonal learning through active involvement with student organisations, campus activities and Greek life. Our lively campus community will welcome you and offer you endless opportunities to build lifelong skills, get involved, and create lasting relationships with others in the process. With a calendar that is filled year-round with activities and events, you'll find there's never a dull moment at NKU.

Why choose Northern Kentucky University ?

NKU is a growing metropolitan university of more than 14,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus near Cincinnati. Located in the quiet suburb of Highland Heights, Kentucky—just seven miles southeast of Cincinnati .NKU has become a leader in Greater Cincinnati and Kentucky by providing a private school education for a fraction of the cost. While we are one of the fastest growing universities in Kentucky, our professors still know our students’ names.
Northern Kentucky University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. NKU is also accredited by AACSB International, The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, which represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide.


Top Ranking

Generous Scholarships

With six campuses and centres in the NKU and a growing campus in Chandigarh, India

Generous Scholarships

Vidyalankar Students have been given Sisters Award Scholarship which reduces the expense substantially

Great Career Outcomes

Almost All our students have been placed in renowned MNCs.

Excellent Support

International Office is very efficient to handhold all International Students

About Master of Business Administration

Their Master of Business Administration (MBA) equips graduates for success and enhancement in the workplace. Your time is valuable, so they’ve designed the program around 5-week courses — allowing participants to move quickly through the curriculum. In addition to the flexible program structure, they offer a variety of concentration areas that emphasise the most in-demand topics in the marketplace.

Program Structure

  • The MBA course is a 2 year Full Time Masters Program.
  • Students who have successfully completed the first 2 Semesters of the Mumbai University MMS program at VIT
  • After successful completion of 2 semesters at VIT MMS program students can opt to transfer to Northern Kentucky University. Such students are accepted by Northern Kentucky University, directly into the 2nd year of MBA

Excellent Career Opportunities

NKU MBA program offers unique specialisations that are needed in the market presently. Students can choose to do TWO specialisations. (Vidyalankar will identify which two majors can be offered based on market demand)

MBA [Masters in Business Administration]

Semester Course and Sub-topic Course Type
Semester 1 1.Management Functions and Organizational Behaviour Core
2.Business Communication Core
3.Financial and Managerial Accounting Core
4.Introduction to Information Technology Core
5.Managerial Economics Core
6.Business Statistics Core
Semester 2 1.Operations Management Core
2.Human Resource Management
3.Marketing Management Core
4.Economic and Social Environment Core
5.Research Methodology Core
6.Financial Management Core
Semester 2 (Bridge Course) 1.MBI 600 Intro to Info Sys in Organizations Core
2.MGT 610 Operations Management
3.FIN 605 Financial Management in Organizations
4.MKT 605 Marketing in Organizations
Summer (Bridge Courses) Available majors for year 1: One major out of - GSC/Marketing/Analytics/Finance Elective
1. Finance
   a. FIN 620 Corporate Finance
   b. FIN 621 Investments and Security Analysis
   c. FIN 622 International Finance
2.    Marketing
   a. MKT 620 Marketing Strategy
   b. MKT 621 Consumer Behavior and Insights
   c. MKT 622 Marketing Analytics
3.  Global Supply Chain Mangement
   a. MGT 641 Supply Chain Management
   b. MGT 642 Strategic Sourcing
   c. MGT 643 Distribution and Logistics
4.    Data Analytics
   a. MBI 660 Business Intelligence Development
   b. MBI 664 Data Visualization and Analytics
   c. MBI 684 Business Analytics
Semester 3 1.MGT 605 Managing in Organizations Core
2.ACC 610 Accounting in the Corporate Environment
3.MGT 607 Strategies for High Performing Organizations
stack2-1 Course under one of major out of - GSC/Marketing/Analytics/Finance Elective
stack2- 2 Course under one of major out of - GSC/Marketing/Analytics/Finance Elective
Semester 4 1.BUS 605 Core
2.Cap: MBA 610
Cap: MBA 611
Stack2- 3 Course under one of major out of - GSC/Marketing/Analytics/Finance Elective


Tuition & Living Expense

Year Fees Type
1st Year ₹10,000 Enrollment fees
₹7,00,000 Tuition fees
₹0 Living expense
2nd Year USD $21,000 Estimated Tuition fee
USD $8,000 Estimated Living expense

Addition expenses

Particulars Tentative Expense
Health Insurance ₹ 1,87,500
IELTS Registration ₹ 14,700
VISA fees USD $160
Airfare USD $850


Award Amount $10,000

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