The Graduate Business – MBA Bridge Program is an accelerated course of study for Ursuline College students who plan on seeking a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree at Ursuline College. This program allows students to earn an MBA degree in a shortened time frame. The Graduate Business Bridge Program is structured to allow undergraduate business related majors to earn up to a maximum of twelve graduate credit hours (4 courses) toward the thirty-six credit hour Master of Business Administration degree at Ursuline College. Admission Requirements
In order to be eligible for admission into the Graduate Business Bridge Program, students must:
- Be an undergraduate student at Ursuline College and have completed approximately 90 hours toward the bachelor’s degree
- Have at least a 3.0 undergraduate GPA
- Have at least a 3.3 GPA in their undergraduate major
- Have submitted an online application form to the Office of Graduate Admissions which includes a brief essay on reasons for interest in pursuing a graduate business degree (at least 500 to 700 words); students should also include a statement in their essay on whether or not they have completed undergraduate accounting or finance courses (or provide rationale to demonstrate that they have work experience in this area).
- Have submitted three letters of recommendation using the specific form from the Office of Graduate Admissions
- Have submitted an updated resume to the Office of Graduate Admissions
- All candidates must be proficient in the use of word processing, spreadsheet software and presentation software.
- All students must have access to a computer, including internet access while enrolled in the MBA Program.
If students have questions about the graduate admissions process or required application forms, then they should contact the Office of Graduate Admissions at 440 646 8119.
After the admissions process is complete in the Office of Graduate Admissions, the MBA Program Director will notify the student about the acceptance decision. Students will receive an official acceptance letter from the Office of Graduate Admissions. Students will also receive a “Welcome Letter” from the MBA Office which will include examples of courses that can be taken for bridge credit. If students have questions about this process, then they should contact the Executive Director of Undergraduate and Graduate Business Programs, Dr. Debra L. Fleming (at email@example.com
), who also serves as the Director of MBA Programs to discuss course scheduling information for the MBA Program. Students may also consult with Professor Charles Schomaker, Assistant MBA Program Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org
), who can address course related questions and bridge program questions as well.