Admission Requirements

The Full-Time MBA is designed for business professionals who have recently completed a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or foreign equivalent.

Candidates must complete the following prerequisites:

  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Business Finance

Prerequisites can be met through the successful completion of an online course (MBA Prep 300), completed as part of the student’s undergraduate coursework, or transferred from another college or university. The prep class is offered online four times a year.

In lieu of a statement of purpose, applicants are asked to respond to one of the following questions:

  1. What are your career goals? How will an MBA help you achieve these goals?
  2. Describe one or two significant accomplishments, in the last five years, that you are most proud of and discuss why you view them as such.
  3. What will be your biggest challenge while earning your MBA?

Candidates also should have work experience.

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