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Purpose. The purpose of the Master of Business Administration program is to pro- vide the student with a broad understanding of business concepts and operation.

Admission. Full admission to the Master of Business Administration program may be granted an applicant who:

  • 1.

    Has earned a baccalaureate degree which is fully accredited by one of the recognized accrediting agencies, and meets all other requirements for admission to Graduate School;

  • 2.

    Has completed 27 semester hours consisting of the following: Financial Accounting I, Managerial Accounting, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Management Principles, Business Finance, Marketing Principles, Statistics, and Legal Environment of Business (Prerequisites for the above-listed courses are waived);

  • 3.

    Undergraduate grades and score on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) must meet the following minimums:

    • a.

      GMAT score + (200 X undergraduate G.P.A.*)=950

    • b.

      GMAT score + (200 X uppper level G.P.A.*) = 1000

*Scale of 4.00

  • 4.

    Has demonstrated writing proficiency as evidenced by scores on the GMAT Analytical Writing component or the Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP) Writing Essay Test. Students scoring below 3.5 on the GMAT Analytical Writing component or 3.0 on the CAAP Writing Essay will be required to take OAD 600 - Managerial Communication - and earn at least a “B”;

  • 5.

    Has demonstrated computer applications competency, subject to evaluation by the College of Business Graduate Admissions Committee (Students not demonstrating adequate productivity software skills must take courses deemed appropriate); and


Has no more than two prerequisite undergraduate courses outstanding.

Provisional Admission. Applications for students 1) whose composite scores are below the required level as specified above, and 2) lacking not more than two of the prerequisite courses as specified above, are forwarded to the Business Graduate Admission Committee for an admissions recommendation. Students may be admitted provisionally. The applicant may not exceed 9 hours of gradu- ate credit in provisional status and may not enroll in any additional graduate courses. The applicant must earn at least a “B” in each of the courses to be removed from provisional status.

Non-degree Admission. An applicant who is unable to satisfy requirements for full or provisional admission can be admitted on a non-degree, watch-care status to improve credentials and to meet full admission requirements. Not more than 6 semester hours earned with a grade of B or above may be applied to the Master of Business Administration degree.


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