Admission Requirements

Everything You Need to Know About Admission Requirements.

Please review the admissions criteria below. Many factors are considered when making an admission decision, and you are encouraged to apply.

Online MBA Admission Criteria

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Bachelor degree from a regionally accredited institution

Current resume detailed, highlighting professional work experience, including start and end dates (month and year) for each position held, and indication of full- or part time.

Work Experience
At least two years of significant work experience

3.0 or greater GPA
2.75-2.99 may be considered for admission to provisional status**

Test & Score - GMAT*
Minimum score expectations:
GMAT: 500 (32 min on quant; 4.5 min on writing)
GRE: 147/148

Two Essays

  1. Tell us about a time when you tried to reach a goal or a task that was challenging, difficult, or frustrating. What did you learn from the experience? (maximum 500 words)
  2. Describe how your background, values, work experience and/or leadership skills influence your career goals. How will your goals be furthered by an MBA degree? (maximum 750 words)
  3. Optional
    You may submit an essay on anything additional you would like the admissions committee to consider. (maximum 500 words)

Two Letters of Recommendation using the Recommendation Form

*GMAT Waiver provision
**Any graduate degree OR 3.0 GPA in their last 60 hours of college credit with 3 years professional management experience OR 2.75 GPA in their last 60 hours of college credit with 5 years professional management experience.

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