MBA Admissions Requirements

Students can be admitted with unconditional or conditional status.

Admission to MBA

Unconditional Admission:
  • Hold a graduate or professional degree from a regionally accredited US based institution or an institution recognized by the government of another country (example—J.D., M.D., etc.) or appropriate professional certification approved by MBA Admissions Committee; or
  • All three of the following:
    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a regionally-accredited US based institution or an institution recognized by the government of another country and
    • An overall undergraduate grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, as reported on the transcript of the qualifying degree granting institution, and
    • At least 4 years of demonstrated responsibility in professional or entrepreneurial positions OR GMAT score of 450 or higher, OR membership in Beta Gamma Sigma honor society

Acceptable (equivalent) GRE or MAT score may be substituted for GMAT with approval of the MBA Admissions Committee.

Conditional Admission:
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a regionally-accredited US based institution or an institution recognized by the government of another country and
  • An overall undergraduate grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale or a grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in the last 30 hours of undergraduate course work.
  • At least 3 years of demonstrated responsibility in professional or entrepreneurial positions, OR GMAT score of 400 or higher, OR membership in Beta Gamma Sigma honor society

Acceptable (equivalent) GRE or MAT score may be substituted for GMAT with approval of the MBA Admissions Committee.

Note: International students must also submit a sufficient TOEFL or IELTS score.

Admission to Executive MBA

Unconditional Admission:
  • Hold a graduate or professional degree from a regionally-accredited US based institution or an institution recognized by the government of another country (example – J.D., M.D., etc.) or appropriate professional certification approved by MBA Admissions Committee; or
  • All three of the following:
    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent* from a regionally-accredited US based institution or an institution recognized by the government of another country and
    • An overall undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, as reported on the transcript of the qualifying degree granting institution, and
    • At least 5-year work history demonstrating increasing responsibility in professional or entrepreneurial positions.


Conditional Admission:

  • All three of the following:
    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent1 from a regionally-accredited US based institution or an institution recognized by the government of another country and
    • An overall grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (GPA requirement is waived for students admitted to Asia MBA degree programs.) and
    • At least 5-year work history demonstrating increasing responsibility in professional or entrepreneurial positions.2 

Candidates with exceptional business experience including position and length of service may be considered for conditional admission if the above GPA requirement is not satisfied. Approval by the College of Business MBA Admissions Committee is required.

Note: The Executive MBA Admissions Committee or designated faculty representative may request a personal or telephone interview and/or a written statement of professional goals before making a final determination of conditional admission

Note: All grade point average requirements are based on the GPA reported on the official transcript from the qualifying institution as the basis for the awarding of the qualifying degree. Students whose degrees are from non-regionally-accredited US based institutions AND whose grade point average exceeds the requirements listed above may be considered for admission based on exceptional executive level experience or a GMAT score of at least 450.

1

For students applying to the Asia MBA program, 3 year diploma + 1 year bridge program is equivalent to a bachelor’s degree. Note that applicants to the MBA degree program delivered in Asia who hold a three year diploma and otherwise meet admission standards may (with the approval of the MBA Admissions Committee) be admitted conditionally. These students will be required to complete concurrently a 30 semester hour Pre-MBA Bridge program. Additionally, the GPA requirement is waived for these applicants.

2

Note: Official admission test score should typically be no more than five years old.

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