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MBA Program Admission Requirements

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is open to all students who hold baccalaureate degrees from accredited colleges or universities and who meet the following provisions: satisfactory performance during the last two undergraduate years (or other evidence predicting success in graduate study), and a satisfactory score on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). Students required to take the GMAT test must do so before completion of 6 semester hours of 6300 level coursework.

Regular Admission

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university
  • GPA of 3.0 or better in the last 60 credit hours
  • GMAT scores
  • ENTRANCE SCORE = (GPA X 200) + GMAT): above 1120


The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a nationally recognized test designed specifically for students preparing to pursue an MBA degree. GRE is also accepted.

The GMAT score is converted to an entrance score according to the following formula:

  • (GPA x 200) + GMAT = Entrance Score
  • Regular Standing: Entrance Score at least 1120
  • Conditional Standing: Entrance Score at least 1000 and other evidence

Students granted conditional status will normally be changed to regular status upon successful completion of a minimum of semester credit hours of MBA core coursework with a grade of B or better in each course taken. 

GMAT Waiver

GMAT requirement may be waived for applicants with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.25 and above or a GPA of 3.25 and above in the last 60 hours in the undergraduate degree from an accredited university. Students who are granted the GMAT waiver will be required to submit two (2) letters of recommendation, at least one of which must be from an immediate supervisor or instructor that can testify to the applicant's professional experience.

Conditional Admission

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university
  • GPA between 3.0 – 2.5 in the last 60 credit hours of coursework leading to the baccalaureate degree
  • Entrance Score needs to be at least 1000
  • Other evidence:
  •  No elective course may be taken by a student in conditional status

The final decision regarding admission will be made by the Director of Graduate Programs in the College of Business.

MBA with Accounting Emphasis Degree Requirements

MBA with Accounting Emphasis Degree Plan

33-36 hours for BBA**, 42 hours for non-BBA

Core Courses (12 credit hours)

  • ACCT 6301 Accounting Analysis
  • FINA 6320 Financial Management
  • MNGT 6360 Organizational Behavior
  • MRKT 6310 Marketing Management

Courses Beyond Core (21 credit hours)

  • MNGT 6320 Production & Operations Management
  • ACCT 6311/ MNGT 6311 Information System Management
  • MNGT 6301 Legal Environment of Business
  • MNGT 6303 Analytical Models for Decision-Making
  • MNGT 6361 Business Research Methods
  • MNGT 6366 Strategic Management
  • MRKT 6301 International Business

Two options for suggested three (3) Accounting elective courses:

  • For CPA route:
    • ACCT 6305: Topics in Financial Accounting
    • ACCT 6313: Professional Ethics
    • ACCT 6315: Topics in Federal Income Tax
  • For Non-CPA route:
    • ACCT 6302: Contemporary Control Systems
    • ACCT 6304: Governmental and Not-for-Profit Accounting
    • ACCT 6320: Fraud Examination and Forensic Accounting

**Waiver Policy: Students with an academic business background may waive up to three core courses, decreasing the program to as few as 33 credit hours using the criteria below:

Core Course Policy for Waiver

  • ACCT 6301 6 cr hrs of accounting, including financial & managerial with a "B" average
  • FINA 6320 9 cr hrs of upper division finance with a "B" average
  • MNGT 6360 6 cr hrs of upper division management with a "B" average
  • MRKT 6310 9 cr hrs of upper division marketing with a "B" average

Preparation Courses: Upon admission (regular and conditional), students will be evaluated for statistical literacy. Students who need additional skills in this area are referred to BUSI 2342 or MATH 6301 (statistical literacy) until literacy requirement is fulfilled. Statistical literacy (BUSI 2342 or MATH 6301) must be remedied in the first semester in which the student is accepted into the MBA program and must be taken before the student enrolls in MNGT 6303, FINA 6320, MNGT 6361, MNGT 6366 or electives in accounting, finance, management, or marketing.