Admission to the MBA Program requires fulfillment of all of the following:
- A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in the United States, or proof of equivalent training at a foreign university. The MBA Program is open to graduates from all disciplines.
- A minimum GPA (grade point average) of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.
- MBA applicants may take either the GMAT or GRE examination. A recommended minimum score of 500 is required for the GMAT examination. The GRE examination has three sections (verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning and analytical writing), the minimum score for the verbal and quantitative reasoning sections is 150, and 3.5 for the analytical writing section. GMAT or GRE scores more than five years old are not accepted. Exceptions are only granted if the applicant has completed one of the following:
- An accredited graduate degree (Master's, Ph.D.).
- A professional degree (JD, MD, DVM, etc.).
- An active CPA, CFP, CMA, or PE license.
- A graduate certificate or GMAC executive assessment test.
- A minimum of two years of professional work experience.
- International candidates must have strong English language communication skills, both written and spoken. International must have a minimum Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 550 or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) of at least 79. The minimum score for Duolingo is 105.
The TOEFL, IELTS or Duolingo is waived for students who have completed degree programs conducted in English in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Australia or New Zealand. International students who are admitted to the program may be required to complete additional courses as recommended by the Intensive English Department upon enrollment.
Applications are accepted for the fall and spring semesters. Application materials must be filed at the Graduate School by the following dates:
- March 15 for fall semester (The MBA application deadline for fall 2022 has been extended to June 30, 2022.)
- October 15 for spring semester
For fall semester, decision letters will be sent out by the last week of March. For spring semester, decision letters will be sent out by the last week of October.
For admissions information, please see the MBA Admissions Checklist.
Advising for the MBA Program is serviced by the Office of the Director of Graduate Programs, located in the Dean's Office of the College of Business in room 409 in the Ansari Business Building. All graduate students admitted to the program should meet with either the director or the associate director of the graduate programs prior to initial registration to develop their program of study.
The MBA program is subject to the University differential fees, in addition to the usual course tuition. Differential fees impose a course fee in the amount of $100 per credit for graduate level courses in accounting (ACC), business administration (BADM), business (BUS), entrepreneurship (ENT), gaming management (GAM), finance (FIN), information systems (IS), management (MGT) and marketing (MKT). These additional fees will support financial aid of students in the programs, as well as enhance the curriculum and services to the program's students.
For more on tuition and fees, please see the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.