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Entrance Requirements

  • General Requirements

    • An undergraduate bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university;
    • An overall GPA of at least 2.5 or 2.75 on the last 60 hours of undergraduate work;
    • A competitive score on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Exam (GRE);
    • Completion of prerequisite courses with a grade of “C” or better; and
    • Two letters of recommendation.

    Note: Applications may be submitted prior to taking GMAT exam.

  • Undergraduate Class Prerequisites

    Admission to the MBA program requires completion of 21 hours of undergraduate business courses from a regionally accredited college or university. Prerequisite courses must be substantially equivalent to the following Stephens College of Business courses:

    • Accounting 221 – Principles of Accounting I (Financial Accounting)
    • Economics 232 – Microeconomics
    • Finance 372 – Business Finance
    • Quantitative Methods 235 – Quantitative Methods in Business
    • Marketing 351 – Principles of Marketing
    • Management 361 – Principles of Organization and Management Theory
    • Management Information Systems 161- Introduction to Computers (or proficiency)
    • A course in macroeconomics similar to EC 231 and a course in managerial accounting similar to AC 222 are recommended, but not required.

    Note: All prerequisite courses are offered each academic year in the Stephens College of Business undergraduate evening program.