Monte Ahuja College of Business

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Ohio State replaced Fenn College to establish Cleveland State University in 1964. Today, eight colleges offering business, arts and sciences, engineering, and law courses are under its ambit.

Cleveland State University's Monte Ahuja College of Business nurtures a vision to support the business community of northeast Ohio by creating and nurturing business-ready talents. Formerly known as the College of Business, Monte Ahuja College of Business gets its name from Monte Ahuja, an India-born, self-made entrepreneur who has significantly contributed to the development of the college and local business community.

The college is among 5% of business schools globally to be accredited by AACSB International, which recognises excellence in management education. AACSB International has also conferred a specialised accreditation to the college's Accounting programme. The college's alumni comprise a long list of luminaries. Matt Ghaffari (Olympian wrestler and business leader), Jack Cassidy (former CEO of telecommunications provider Cincinnati Bell), and Monte Ahuja are among them.

Monte Ahuja College of Business is located in downtown Cleveland, the central business district and the economic powerhouse of the city. Downtown is bounded to the north by Lake Erie and sits amidst picturesque settings.

Courses at Cleveland State University - Monte Ahuja College of Business

Classes in the business school have flexible scheduling options and are offered during the day, evening, weekdays, and weekends, as well as on-campus and off-campus locations.

  • Computer Science: Master of Computer and Information Science - Information Systems Track
  • Computer Science: Master of Information Systems
  • Commerce: Master of Accountancy Full Time

How to get into Cleveland State University - Monte Ahuja College of Business?

Applicants should fulfil the following criteria to gain admission:

  • Application fee: $40
  • Average GRE score: 3 and above
  • Mean TOEFL score: 78 (iBT), 550 (Paper Score)
  • Average UG GPA: 2.75
  • Recommendations: Typically, two letters of recommendation are required; this may vary by course
  • Language eligibility test: TOEFL, IELTS, PTE
  • International tuition fee: $20,652 to $23,128
  • Health service/health insurance: $3,523
  • Accommodation: $16,800
  • Books: $800
  • Personal expenses: Varies between individuals
  • The total annual cost of admission $21,700 / year

The admission process at Cleveland State University - Monte Ahuja College of Business

To be eligible for graduate programmes, applicants must fulfil the following criteria:

  • Submit a completed application along with a non-refundable $40 fee. Waivers or deferrals for application fees are not available.
  • Provide transcripts and degree certificates from all colleges/universities attended. Applicants with overseas education credentials must obtain an evaluation from one of the approved servicers: Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE), World Education Services (WES), or SpanTran.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in English by meeting at least one of the following requirements:
    • TOEFL iBT (internet-based): 78 overall, with a minimum of 17 in each section
    • TOEFL PBT (paper-based): 550
    • IELTS: 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.0 in each section
    • Duolingo English test: 100
    • PTE (Pearsons Test of English): 50
    • iTEP: 3.8
    • Achieve a minimum grade of 80% or higher in the Advanced Level of CSU's IELP (Intensive English Language Program) to fulfil the requirement
    • Complete English language studies (Level 112) at any ELS Language Center

Scholarships for international students at Cleveland State University - Monte Ahuja College of Business

International students can avail numerous opportunities to help support their business education. They can visit the Monte Ahuja College of Business - Undergraduate & Graduate Scholarships webpage for detailed information.

Cleveland campus



City Population

1.76 million


Northeastern Ohio, Midwestern US


Temperatures usually range between -5.6°C/22°F and 27.2°C/81°F throughout the year.

Nearest Airport

Cleveland (CLE)

Time Zone

Eastern Time Zone (GMT -4 hrs)

Fast facts about Cleveland State University - Monte Ahuja College of Business

  • School enrolment numbers: 2,956 (2021 figures)
  • Undergraduate students: 1,929
  • Graduate students: 1,027
  • Living alumni: 35,908
  • International students (University): 1,293
  • Countries represented: More than 20 countries, led by Saudi Arabia, India, and China

Job placement at Cleveland State University - Monte Ahuja College of Business

Recent data shows that:

  • Nearly 63% of undergraduate students secure employment upon graduation, with an average salary of $47,203
  • Around 77% of graduate students find employment in their field of study, with an average salary of $61,319

Students of Monte Ahuja College of Business can avail various opportunities, including: - Participation in the Business Career and Internship Expo - Engagement in on-site Recruitment and Networking Events - Collaboration with College of Business faculty and staff to secure business internships - Internship, co-op, and career opportunity eNewsletters are sent directly to students' inboxes - Attendance at University Events like the University Career Fair

Students are also advised to utilise resources such as: - Visiting the Cleveland State University Office of Career Development and Exploration website, and the physical office located in Rhodes Tower West, Room 280 - Utilising "Intern in Ohio," a free resource aimed at helping students find internships

The Monte Ahuja College of Business Office of Student Services regularly hosts the on-campus Business Internship and Co-op Expo at Cleveland State. This event facilitates interactions and information exchange between student attendees and employers.

Students are also encouraged to utilise the Career Fair Plus app to filter information about each employer. The app provides details such as: - Identifying employers attending the Expo - Discovering career opportunities offered, including internships, co-ops, and full-time positions, based on students' undergraduate major or graduate academic courses - Identifying employers offering career opportunities for international students

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Last updated: 30 Nov 2023

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