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MBA Generic

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the likelihood that I will be accepted if I do not have the required 3.0 GPA?

A minimum undergraduate 3.0 GPA is required for regular admission. Students with more than five years of professional work experience lacking a 3.0 undergraduate GPA will be considered on a case-by-case basis after interviewing with the program director. Applicants must hold an undergraduate degree from a 4-year regionally accredited college/university.See the Admissions section of this catalog for admission application procedures and costs.

If I do not have an undergraduate business degree, what do I do about the prerequisites for the program?

The following undergraduate level courses (foundation courses) are required; however, they may be taken while MBA courses are in progress: Accounting, Finance, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Management, Marketing, Business Statistics, and Information Systems. All foundation course requirements are determined by the MBA Program Director and Graduate Admissions Office.

What types of assistantships are available?

One graduate assistantship is awarded each academic year. Applications are required. These will be awarded by the MBA Program Director based upon qualifications and merit.

What is your average class size?

The average class size is 25 students.

Do I need to take the GMAT before being admitted to the program?

No, neither the GMAT or GRE are required for admission.

Who teaches the courses in the program?

All faculty who teach in the MBA Program hold terminal degrees in their field and have extensive, high-level industry work experience.

What is the cost of the MBA?

The cost of the degree is approximately $30,000. Books and international trips are in addition to this cost. The 2015-2016 cost per credit hour is $815.

When are the classes offered?

Each course will meet one night a week (Monday through Thursday evenings) from 6 pm or 8pm for one hour and forty five minutes. The Fall and Spring semesters are divided into an "A" Term and "B" Term. Most students, particularly those working full-time, take two courses in the A term and two courses in the B term, although students can take more than two classes each term (four classes each semester) as their schedule allows. An international trip is available during the summer for course credit.