Admissions

Application Deadlines
  • On-Campus MBA:
    • March 1
    • We admit students in the fall semester only.
  • Distance MBA:
    • Spring Semester: November 1
    • Summer Semester: April 1
    • Fall Semester: July 1
  • International:
    • Spring Semester: October 1
    • Summer Semester: March 1
    • Fall Semester: May 1

*Application Deadlines are for master's programs only. Doctoral application are due by January 15th.

MBA Program

Admission to the MBA program will require the following:

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • A competitive GPA
  • A competitive GMAT score administered within the last 5 years
  • For international applicants, a TOEFL score administered in the last 2 years. An IELTS score can substitute for the TOEFL.

Admission to the MBA program is competitive. Students who do not have undergraduate degrees in Business Administration must complete the basic foundation or prerequisite courses in order to earn the MBA. You must earn a grade of "B" or higher in all of the prerequisites in order to take the subsequent graduate level courses.

Master's Programs other than MBA

To be admitted to the MPA (Master of Public Accountancy), MTX (Master of Taxation), MSIS (Master of Science in Information Systems), or Master of Economics, you will need to meet the following requirements:

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • A 3.0 on your most recent 60 hours of coursework
  • An acceptable GMAT score (MPA, MTX: 510 or higher, MSIS: 500 or higher) administered within the last 5 years, (except for the Master of Economics which requires an acceptable GRE score)
  • For international applicants, a TOEFL score of: Paper Based - 575; Computer Based - 233; Internet Based - 90. An IELTS score of 6.5 may be substituted for the TOEFL.

Admission decisions for master's students are based on these factors plus an assessment of prior work experience and future goals. Enrollment in our masters programs is limited to the number of openings available each semester.

Ph.D. Programs

Admission to our doctoral programs in business is based on the following:

  • A bachelor's degree and/or master's degrees from accredited institutions
  • A GPA of 3.0/4.0 both cumulatively, and over the last two years of undergraduate work
  • A GPA of 3.25/4.0 on all prior graduate work, with fewer than 20% grades below B on any Business and Economics coursework
  • For the Ph.D. in Business Administration, a GMAT score administered within the last 5 years of at least 550
  • For the PhD. In Applied Economics, an acceptable GRE score
  • For international applicants, a TOEFL score of: Paper Based - 575; Computer Based - 233; Internet Based - 90. An IELTS score of 6.5 may be substituted for the TOEFL.

Admission decisions for doctoral students are based on these factors plus our consideration of the quality of previous academic studies, the meshing of your purpose of study and opportunities in the proposed academic field, prior professional and employment activities, and a recommendation of the faculty in the proposed field of study including the availability of faculty support for research. Enrollment in the Ph.D. program is limited to the number of openings available for each academic year.

Pre-MBA

The Graduate Studies in Business offers several Pre-MBA tracks to facilitate undergraduate students from different departments to be able to complete pre-requisites for the MBA Program. The following are some of them available at this point in time. We are in the process of adding tracks for some other departments.

General Business Administration Minor