Master of Business Administration

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;
  • Completion of prerequisite courses with a grade of “C” or better; and
  • Two letters of recommendation.

  Prerequisite Coursework

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 or Quantitative Methods 237 – Data Analytics in Business I
  • 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 either online or on-ground at the main campus. In addition, all prerequisite courses are offered online during the summer term.