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Admission Requirements

Admission requirements for both the Traditional and Corporate MBA programs are the same.  Individuals interested in applying to either program will need to submit the following: 

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  • Admission Application and fee
  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended
  • Personal Statement
  • Copy of current resume
  • Email and contact information for two references
  • Official GMAT or GRE score*

International Students must also submit:

  • Official TOEFL or IELTS or Duolingo score**
  • Copy of passport
  • Declaration of Finances (upon admission to the program)

*Students can petition to waive the GMAT exam for admission consideration.  A link to the petition form is below.  Interested applicants are encouraged to review the requirements for consideration on the form and apply for the waiver if they are interested.

GMAT Waiver Petition Form (pdf)

**the minimum score for the iBT TOEFL is 80 or above, though the program recommends a score of 90 or better. The IELTS or Duolingo test will be considered in place of the TOEFL. Minimum required scores are 6.5 and 105 respectively.

Admission to either program is evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Undergraduate grade point average (GPA) earned during the last 60 credit hours of undergraduate work
  • Performance on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)*
  • Other indicators of potential for success in the graduate study of business, including:
    • Recommendations
    • personal essays
    • previous work experience (not required for admission consideration)
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