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Graduate Business Admission Requirements

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Students applying for admission to the graduate business programs must meet all of the general requirements for graduate admission.

MBA Program Admission Requirements

Prerequisites for Admission:
The Graduate Business Programs depend on each student bringing managerial experience into the classroom. At least three years of managerial experience is expected. All candidates must be proficient in the use of word processing, spreadsheet software and presentation software. All students enrolled in the program must have access to a computer, including internet access throughout the duration of the program.

Admission Requirements:
Application documents must be completed by August 1st for individuals who plan to start the program in fall semester or completed by December 1st for those who plan to start the program in the spring semester. Additional program information, including course descriptions is located on Ursuline’s web site and in the Graduate School catalog.

  1. Completion of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
  2. Completion of Ursuline’s Online Application Form for Admission (and $25 application fee).
  3. Submission of official transcripts from all undergraduate coursework showing evidence of the ability to do graduate coursework as indicated by an undergraduate grade point average of 3.0.
  4. Completion of Ursuline’s Recommendation Forms (from at least three different individuals who know the candidate in a professional capacity). Contact Office of Graduate Admissions to obtain a copy of the form. The official recommendation form can also be found on the Graduate Admissions page.  http://www.ursuline.edu/docs/admission_graduate/
  5. Submission of a current resume, including information related to managerial experience.
  6. The GMAT may be required based on the applicant's prior academic performance or if the undergraduate major is not in a business related field.  If the candidate has already taken the GRE, it may be substituted for the GMAT. Target scores of 555 for the GMAT or 540 for the GRE are baseline for evaluation.
  7. Applicants who have not completed at least 6 hours of undergraduate course work in accounting or finance (with final grades of B- or higher) will be required to take MBA 511: Fundamentals of Financial Accounting, rather than MBA 561: Financial Reporting and Statement Analysis. The primary difference between the two courses is that the 511 course focuses more on accounting preparation of financial statements which is required foundational knowledge for upper level MBA courses. After a student has been accepted into the program, the MBA faculty advisor will work with each student to complete course regisration processes.
  8. Graduate level course work completed at other Colleges may only be transferred into the program prior to the first semester.