2016-2017 Graduate Catalog

Graduate Program in Business Management

Admissions Requirements

Applicants for the Master of Business Administration or Master of Science must meet the following admission requirements:

  • Possess an earned baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution in the US or other recognized institution from another country.
  • Be employed or actively involved in a paid or volunteer position that has enough responsibility to be suitable to successfully complete a capstone project.
  • Have a minimum grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in the last 60 hours of undergraduate work
  • Submit an up-to-date resume or curriculum vitae
  • Submit a writing sample.
  • Submit official transcripts from all academic institutions attended.
  • Complete and submit the program application form with a $30 application fee.

Students seeking to be admitted to the Master of Business Administration program must also meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • A minimum of twelve (12) undergraduate credit hours with a minimum grade of "B" in any of the following: Accounting, Finance, Statistics, and/or Economics, OR
  • A Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) score of 400 which indicats sufficient aptitude for success in an MBA program, OR
  • An earned Master's degree from a college or university accredited by a regional accrediting body, OR
  • A minimum of two years of significant, substantive managerial/leadership experience that may be evidenced through resume review and/or applicant interview.

International Admissions 

International students must meet an English Proficiency Admissions Requirement.  Students whose native language is not English must achieve a score of 550 or above on the paper-based TOEFL, 88 on the internet-based exam, or 230 on the computer-based exam.  Official TOEFL scores must be mailed to the Admissions Office before students can be considered for acceptance.

Transferring Credits

Students can petition to transfer up to 9 credit hours of comparable coursework toward the degree. The coursework cannot have been a part of the student’s undergraduate degree, When credit transfers are approved, students will need to incorporate this prior learning into their action learning project to keep pace with the cohort.