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Applicants whose native language is not English must submit an official score report of either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) to the Admissions Office. The TOEFL or IELTS requirement may be waived for those applicants who earned a collegiate degree from an institution where classes are conducted in English within the last two years and those who have lived for the last five years or more in a country where English is its official language.
Decisions about whether applicants with permanent resident status might be required to submit a TOEFL score will be made on a case-by-case basis, based on academic and professional background and length of residence in the States.
No. We offer online Pre-MBA foundation courses for those who did not major in business or haven't taken many business undergraduate classes as part of their degree program. In fact, approximately two-thirds of the students who pursue the Illinois State MBA degree typically did not major in business. Additionally, many undergraduate business majors also pursue the Illinois State MBA to further enhance their business background at the graduate level.
We recommend that you visit the MBA.com website to become familiar with how the GMAT test is administered.
You are also encouraged to check out a GMAT review book from a public library or purchase one online or from a bookstore to become familiar with how the GMAT questions are worded, answer practice questions, take practice tests, and build up stamina for taking the exam via computer. Practice questions and exams can also be downloaded from the MBA.com website.
Most review booklets provide a CD with practice questions and tests to help applicants prepare. These tools should not be the only resource used for GMAT test preparation but rather as assessment tools to determine where additional study is needed. Some applicants have found they did not score as high on the actual exam as they did on the practice test.
Applicants who have not taken a formal math course as part of their undergraduate degree might want to consider a basic or college algebra course as a helpful tool in preparing for the quantitative portion of the GMAT exam.
Your GMAT scores are good for 5 years
Classes are held during the evening Monday - Thursday. Throughout the Fall and Spring semesters class times run from 6:00 - 8:50 pm for a standard three hour course.
The summer schedule is offered in two six week condensed sessions which allows a student to complete two courses over a twelve week period. A student will attend class two times per week from 6:00 - 9:50 pm. For example, a student enrolled in MBA 421: Analysis of Organizational Behavior attends class every Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00 - 9:50 pm for six weeks.
Only core courses are offered during the Summer term and enrolling in summer courses is not mandatory.