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Admission Requirements

The Elmhurst MBA is designed for business professionals who have completed a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

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.

MBA students must have at least three years of full-time professional business experience. The program coordinator will interview all candidates.

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?

Admission and Application

Ready to advance your career? At Elmhurst University, we try to make the graduate application process as simple—and friendly—as possible.

Learn How to Apply for Admission to Graduate Study

Kelly Cunningham, MBA

Associate Professor, Business & Economics; Program Director, MBA
Department of Business and Economics

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