Detailed information about admission is provided in the Admission-Graduate section of this catalog. The following are specific requirements for application to the MBA degree program:
A bachelor’s degree from a four-year accredited college or university; if the degree has not yet been awarded at the time of application, the successful applicant must be nearing completion of the bachelor’s degree
Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work
Three letters of recommendation, at least one each from academic and professional references, submitted on graduate-school reference forms
A resumé which demonstrates the applicant’s potential for leadership and academic achievement as evidenced by activities during his or her professional career or undergraduate business studies
Official copy of scores from the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT)
Applicants to the MBA degree program who meet certain provisions will be considered for admission without submitting a GMAT. The following provisions qualify an applicant to be considered for the GMAT waiver:
An advanced degree (e.g. master’s, doctorate, JD, etc.) in a specialized business field, economics, law, or related field, or in a discipline involving a significant quantitative component (e.g. engineering, science, statistics)
CPA, CFA or CFM certification
NOTE: The College of Business reserves the right to request a GMAT score from an applicant even if these conditions are met.
Applicants for whom English is a second language will be required to submit an official copy of results from the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System), unless they have at least two years of experience in an American college or university. Students taking the TOEFL must receive a total score of 213 from a computer-based test, 550 from a paper-based test or 79-80 on the internet-based test. Students taking the IELTS must receive a total score of 6/6.5.
Program of Study
The MBA requires students to complete courses that develop skills in business analytics, managing people and organizations, and managing the environment. Depending on the student’s undergraduate courses, the requirements for the degree range from 33 to 48 credit hours.
Foundation requirements (15 credits, advanced standing available)*
Foundation requirements (prerequisites) cover the basic content of accounting, economics, management, marketing and statistics. These requirements are satisfied with equivalent work earned either before or after admission to the MBA program. All undergraduate equivalent courses must have been taken within ten years prior to admission, and students must have earned a grade of “B-” or higher in the course to qualify for a waiver.
Advanced standing in the Foundation category may be granted upon admission to the MBA program. After admission, students may petition for waiver of a foundation requirement based on significant related work experience, professional certification, or other formal educational accomplishments. Students may petition the admissions decision during their first semester in the program.