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Ottawa University

Ottawa University

Ottawa, Kansas - Surprise, Arizona - Brookfield, Wisconsin


Ottawa University

Ottawa University

Campus Locations:

1001 S. Cedar St. Ottawa, KS 66067 15950 N. Civic Center Plaza, Surprise, AZ 85374 245 S Executive Dr, Brookfield, WI 53005

School Locations

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School Locations:

Ottawa, KS & Surprise, AZ & Brookfield, WI

School Accreditations:

The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Ranked by US News at: #51 in Regional Colleges Midwest and #33 in Top Performers on Social Mobility

Day-1 CPT Programs:

EMBA and DBA

Estimated Tuition:

$30,000 (Master’s) / $50,000 (Doctor’s)

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| About the School

Ottawa University was founded in 1865 and has a rich history and heritage.

Throughout its 150+ years, the University has endeavored to educate its students, many from underserved student populations, for lifetimes of enlightened faith, exemplary service, inspired leadership, and personal significance.

This tradition began with the Ottawa Indian tribe. The University's roots can be found in the work of Baptist missionaries in collaboration with the Tribe, then located on the banks of the Marais des Cygnes ("river of swans") in what would become the town of Ottawa, Kansas, located approximately 40 miles southwest of Kansas City.

Reverend Jotham Meeker and his wife, Eleanor, labored ceaselessly to improve the lives of Ottawa, serving as ministers, nurses and doctors, business agents, marriage counselors, teachers, and of course, spiritual counselors.

Their seminal work, the prophetic vision of tribal leaders, and the engagement of others such as John Tecumseh (Tauy) Jones led to an eventual agreement between the Kansas Baptist denomination and the Ottawa Tribe to form a school for the benefit of the children of the Ottawa.

About The School

| Accreditations

Ottawa University has undergone a rigorous evaluation by a national examining committee and highly competent subject matter specialists.

Ottawa University is accredited by:

  • The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), a regional accrediting agency approved by the U.S. Department of Education, was established in 1895 and was one of the nation's first approved founding accrediting agencies, accredited Ottawa University since 1914

  • The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

  • The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

** Ranked by US News at #51 in Regional Colleges Midwest and #33 in Top Performers on Social Mobility (2022)

Ottawa University’s 150-year history

| School Locations

Ottawa University has a main campus is in Ottawa, Kansas, and 2 branch campuses in Surprise, Arizona and Brookfield, Wisconsin.

Students working in the Midwest in Texas, Arizona, Colorado, Utah, Kansas, and Nebraska can attend either Arizona or the main Kansas campus, easily accessible by car or by plane.

Students who work in Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, Chicago, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio may choose to attend the Milwaukee, Wisconsin campus.

Ottawa Campus

1001 S. Cedar St. Ottawa, KS 66067

Surprise Campus

15950 N. Civic Center Plaza, Surprise, AZ 85374

Brookfield Campus

245 S Executive Dr, Brookfield, WI 53005

| University Sports

The sports events held at Ottawa University include a total of 18 sports, such as basketball, soccer, rugby, bowling, golf, tennis, volleyball, wrestling, softball, and esports.

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| Day-1 CPT Policies

The program adopts a hybrid mode of online and offline teaching. Two courses are required to be completed each semester, one online course in which students need to attend classes online every week, usually from 6 pm to 8 pm. The other course is an on-site course that requires students to attend three days of onsite classes at the beginning and end of the semester (Friday to Sunday).

The university specifies that CPT is a required component of the EMBA and DBA programs and that students must participate in the CPT program to graduate properly.

CPT is usually issued from the first day of class and can be worked 365 days per year without a gap.

The school's CPT programs have strict requirements for on-site attendance, and unexcused absences may fail to complete the course correctly and affect student status in the United States.

Ottawa University requires students to renew their CPT every year

* Starting March 2023, Ottawa University will no longer collect a $250 I-20 deposit. The I-20 form will be directly emailed to students upon admission, making the application process smoother!

** Many other Central or Western CPT schools require monthly or weekly attendance at on-site classes. In comparison, Ottawa University's CPT programs offer significant savings in commuting time and transportation costs.

 CPT Policies

Day-1 CPT Programs

Ottawa University’s graduate programs that offer Day 1 CPT:

  • EMBA

  • DBA

Executive Master in Business Administration (EMBA W/CPT)

The EMBA program at Ottawa University is accredited by ACBSP.

The program is 2-year long with 3 semesters per year, each lasting 4 months.

Each semester is divided into 2 sessions, and each session requires the completion of one 3-credit course over an 8-week period. Additionally, students are required to participate in a 1-credit practical course (CPT) each semester. Therefore, each student must complete a total of 7 credits per semester, and the program requires a total of 42 credits.

Executive Master in Business Administration

The EMBA program offers five concentrations:

Information Systems, Business Data Analytics, and Cybersecurity for Managers are STEM concentrations. Operational Effectiveness and Healthcare Management concentrations are not STEM.

The Information System (STEM) concentration is available at all three campuses, while the Business Data Analytics (STEM) specialization is only available at the main campus in Kansas. Students who choose Cybersecurity for Managers (STEM), Operational Effectiveness, or Healthcare Management specializations can only participate at the Arizona campus.

**Ottawa University’s graduate program graduates eligible to enter the Master Cap H-1B Lottery

Master in Business Administration

EMBA program requires 42 credits to graduate
  • This includes 36 course credits and 6 CPT credits

  • 5 core courses, 6 concentration courses, 1 capstone

Program course detail

5 Mandatory Core Courses:

  • BUS 7000 Organizational Behavior and Theory

  • BUS 7200 Value Systems & Professional Ethics

  • BUS 7500 Managerial Economics

  • BUS 7600 Managerial Finance

  • BUS 7800 Management Accounting

1 Capstone Course:

  • BUS 8500 Graduate Seminar: Business Policy and Strategy

Business Data Analytics (STEM) Concentration Courses:

  • BUS 7700 Management of Information Systems

  • IT 8000 Data Analytics

  • IT 7100 Wrangling: Data Visualization

  • IT 8201 People Analytics

  • IT 8202 Market Analytics

  • IT 8203 Operations Analytics

Health Care Management Concentration Courses:

  • BUS 7303 Legal, Ethical and Political Aspects of Health Care Management

  • BUS 7305 Regulatory Systems and Quality Assessment in The Health Care Environment

  • BUS 7450 Strategic Marketing

  • BUS 7700 Management of Information Systems

  • BUS 7810 Population Health Management

  • BUS 7816 Program Development for Improved Outcomes

Information Technology concentration (STEM) Concentration Courses:

  • IT 7000 Systems Analytics and Enterprise Management

  • IT 7003 Networking Essentials and Security

  • IT 8000 Data Analytics

  • IT 8003 Cloud Computing

  • IT 8100 Database Architecture and Design

  • BUS 7700 Management of Information Systems

Operational Effectiveness Concentration Courses:

  • BUS 7450 Strategic Marketing

  • BUS 7681 Project Management

  • BUS 7683 Logistics/Production and Operations Management

  • BUS 7700 Management of Information Systems

  • BUS 7713 Quality Systems

  • HRC 7711 Organizational Change Theory/Strategy

Click to learn about EMBA Cybersecurity concentration track(STEM)

Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

  • Graduation Requirement: 56 Credit Hours

  • Average Graduation Time:3 Years

The program is 3 years long with 3 semesters per year, each lasting 4 months. Each semester is divided into two sessions, and each session requires the completion of one 3-credit course over an 8-week period. Additionally, students are required to participate in a 1-credit practical course (CPT) each semester. Therefore, each student must complete a total of 7 credits per semester, and the program requires a total of 56 credits over 9 semesters.

*There are no breaks in the middle of each semester.

The estimated tuition fee per semester is

  • $5,525, with a program tuition total of $50,000, and an average annual cost of $16,670.

Doctor of Business Administration

DBA features current business and economic research. It emphasizes knowledge-based competitive strategy, communication skills, organizational development, and direct application to your current and future career goals. The program has 6 concentrations:

  • Strategic Human Capital Management

  • Informed Decision Making

  • Financial Value Generation Strategy

  • Knowledge-Based Competitive Strategy

  • Strategic Implementation Methodologies

  • 21st Century Strategy

** DBA CPT program only runs on the Kansas Campus.

*Click to learn more about the DBA program.

Onsite Frequency

Onsite Frequency

Ottawa University’s hybrid CPT programs are offered in a hybrid online and offline format:

  • the on-site course requires students to attend 3 days of onsite classes at the beginning and end of the semester (Friday to Sunday)

  • Students are required to attend onsite courses twice per semester, on average once per 2 months

Tuition and Scholarship

The tuition fee for Ottawa University’s graduate program is charged by credits. The graduation requirements for the EMBA program are 42 credits, and the DBA program is 56 credits. The total tuition is around $30,000 for the EMBA and $50,000 for the DBA (for 3 years, an average of $16,670 per year).

Non-Tuition Cost:

  • Graduate Application Fee: $75 (Contact us to waive the application fee!)

| Scholarships

Scholarship

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  • No GPA, document requirement

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Academic Calendar

Term Application Deadline EMBA Start Date *DBA Start Date
Fall 1, 2023 7/19/2023 8/18/2023 n/a
Fall 2, 2023 9/14/2023 10/13/2023 10/13/2023
Spring 1, 2024 12/13/2023 1/12/2024 1/16/2024
Spring 2, 2024 2/9/2024 3/8/2024 3/11/2024
Summer 1, 2024 4/4/2024 5/3/2024 5/6/2024
Summer 2, 2024 5/29/2024 6/28/2024 7/1/2024

Ottawa University has 3 enrollment window each year: Fall, Spring, and Summer.

  • The application deadline is 2 weeks before the program start date if you are already in the US with a valid I-20

  • Otherwise, the application deadline is 8 weeks before the program start date. The university reserves the right to stop accepting applications at any time should classes reach capacity

*If you miss the application deadline, don't worry, contact us, CPTDog could work with School Admissions to expedite admission decisions within an average of 3 days.

| 7. Application Guide

| Application Guide

Application Process- Click Here to Apply

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Application Guide

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  • After you submit the form, you will be emailed the application link and instructions.

  • In the application form, enter your name, email address, school, campus, and program of interest

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  • University of Ottawa admissions office will email the latest program information and application process within 24 hours of the submission.

  • If you have more questions, please contact our advisors for a free consultation.

  • After receiving an email from the school's admissions officer, follow the email prompts to upload the application document, which includes:

Material Checklist

  1. Application Form

  2. Statement of Purpose

    Not required if you have studied or worked in the USA

  3. Degree Certificates and Transcripts

    Include all university transcripts. The degree conferral date must appear on all USA transcripts where a degree was earned

  4. 3 Current Letters of Recommendation Letters accepted from academic and professional sources

    Letters must be written by the recommenders themselves in their own words and signed

  5. Proof of English Proficiency IELTS (6.5) or TOEFL (79) or DuoLingo (105)

    Not required if you have studied or worked in the USA

  6. Passport

    Individuals already in the USA must also include copies of their visa, most recent I-20, and I-94. Do not submit blank passport pages or previous I-20s

  7. Bank Statement

    Show a minimum of $28,990 in financial support. Pay stubs cannot be used as proof of financial support. You can use bank statements, loans, lines of credit, or sponsor bank statements with a signed/dated sponsorship letter to show the required funds. An additional $6000 in financial support must be shown for each dependent.

* Students applying to the EMBA program must have a Master's degree plus 3-5 years of professional experience or a Bachelor’s degree plus 5-7 years of professional work experience.

**If you have questions regarding the qualifications fill out the form and let us help!

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