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MBA Program

Admission 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.

The GMAT®                                                                                The GRE®

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.