Admission Process

Candidates for admission to the MBA program should submit a complete application portfolio preferably 45 days prior to the start of the term.

Admission decisions for regular graduate standing are based on a review of the following materials in the candidate's file:

  1. A completed application and non-refundable application fee
  2. Interview with an admission counselor
  3. Official transcripts showing a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution. Normally, a grade point average of approximately 3.0 or higher in upper division undergraduate work is expected.
  4. Two professional letters of recommendation
  5. Personal statement
  6. Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) scores must be provided. The test may be waived for candidates who present an official transcript of previous college work from a regionally accredited college or university reflecting any one of the following criteria:
    1. an undergraduate, upper division grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale; or
    2. a combined grade point average of 3.0 or higher for the most recent 60 credits of study consisting of any of the following: graduate course work, upper division post baccalaureate course work (exclusive of extension or continuing education work), and upper division undergraduate course work; or
    3. a minimum of nine credits of graduate course work completed and a 3.50 grade point average; or
    4. a previously earned master's degree

Foundation courses may be needed for those who do not meet prerequisite requirements into the program. Such foundation courses do not count towards the degree.

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Or call (805) 493-3325 to speak with an admission counselor.