Admission Requirements Master of Business Administration - General online

Leveling Requirements

Students with non-business undergraduate degrees will be required to take 12 semester hours, consisting of the following courses: ECON 5300, ACCT 5315, BULW 5300, FINC 5300.

Students who are required to take an English proficiency exam prior to admission will also be required to take BCOM 5300. Students who score 7.0 or higher on the ILETS, or the equivalent score on the TOEFL, will be waived from BCOM 5300.

In addition, the MBA director may require the following courses for students whose academic backgrounds in business administration, grade point average, or work experience are limited: BUAL 2310, MGMT 3320, BCOM 5300, MGMT 3310 and/or MKTG 3310.

Pre-MBA

The Pre-MBA program allows students to take up to nine hours of graduate level coursework to apply toward their MBA before taking the GMAT. In order to qualify for Pre-MBA admission, students must have a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA. The GPA can be calculated using the applicant's undergraduate cumulative or last 60 hours. After completing your nine hours you must submit an acceptable GMAT score to fully enroll in the MBA program.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet at least one of the following standards:

  • A total of at least 1,000 points based on the formula: (200 x GPA) + GMAT score = 1,000 or higher

    -or-

  • A total of at least 1,000 points based on the formula: (200 x the GPA of the last 60 hours of undergraduate work) + GMAT score = 1,000 or higher

GMAT waiver

If applicants qualify for the GMAT waiver, based on the criteria below, please complete the GMAT Waiver Form.

Applicants with Business Undergraduate Degrees

The Graduate Management Admissions Test may be waived for applicants with an undergraduate Business degree, having a 3.0 or higher GPA and 3 or more years of increasing professional or managerial experience. Applicants must earn a grade of B or better in each course in their first 9 hours. 3 of the hours must be from ACCT 5370, FINC 5310, BUAL 5380 or ECON 5370.

Students who do not meet the academic requirements specified in the GMAT waiver will be required to submit a GMAT score, meet the MBA admission formula (200 x GPA) + GMAT = 1000, and submit a petition for re-admission.

Applicants with Degrees from Disciplines Other Than Business:

The Graduate Management Admissions Test may be waived for applicants whose undergraduate degree is not Business, having a 3.0 or higher GPA and 5 or more years of increasing professional or managerial experience. Applicants must earn a B or better grade in each course in their first 9 hours. 3 of hours must be from ACCT 5315, FINC 5300, ECON 5300, ACCT 5370, FINC 5310, BUAL 5380 or ECON 5370.

Students who do not meet the academic requirements specified in the GMAT waiver will be required to submit a GMAT score, meet the MBA admission formula (200 x GPA) + GMAT = 1000, and submit a petition for re-admission.

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