Business Administration (on-campus and interactive online)—MBA

The MBA program is to prepare students from many cultural backgrounds for responsible positions in domestic and international business, in government, and in non-profit organizations. The program emphasizes the integration of business principles with Christian principles and philosophy to prepare students for leadership roles which require clear and critical thinking, wise judgment, effective communication, integrity in all actions, and recognition of opportunities for service.
This degree is also offered online. The online method requires student to be on campus their last summer semester to complete three weeks of intensive coursework.

Program length

This 33-credit program can typically be completed in one full year (fall, spring, and summer semesters) for a full-time student.

Application deadlines

  • Fall (August – December): July 15
  • Spring (January – May): November 15
  • Summer Session 1 (May – June): March 15
  • Summer Session 2 (June – July): April 15
  • Summer Session 3 (July – August): May 15

Students who apply after the deadline will incur an additional late application fee.

Eligibility requirements

  • Baccalaureate degree: A four-year degree from an accredited United States institution, or its equivalent from an institution outside the U.S.
  • Undergraduate GPA: Minimum 2.60 (or 2.75 on the last half of undergraduate courses). The entire student profile is considered during the admissions process; students who do not meet the minimum GPA requirements may also apply.
  • English proficiency: Students whose language of education is not English must submit a minimum TOEFL or MELAB score of 80.

Prerequisites

  • ACCT121 Fundamentals of Accounting I
  • ACCT122 Fundamentals of Accounting II
  • BSAD341 Business Law
  • BSAD475 Operations Management
  • ECON225 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECON226 Principles of Microeconomics
  • FNCE317 Business Finance
  • STAT285 Statistics
  • Provisional acceptance may be granted without these  courses, and the student would be expected to take them during their program. Credits for prerequisites do not apply toward the MBA.

Admission requirements

  • Official transcripts: From institutions where all post-secondary coursework was taken. Download Transcript Request PDF
  • Recommendations: Two recommendations are required from professionals—such as advisors, major professors, and employers—excluding relatives. You are asked to provide names and email addresses on the online application, and then recommenders will receive an email with a direct link to the form.
  • Resume or professional history: Information about your employment, research, or special projects.
  • Formula Score: The MBA uses a unique formula to determine an applicant’s academic skills.  This formula is a combination of your GPA and GMAT score.  You must attain a formula score of 1000 points calculated taking the undergraduate cumulative GPA x 200 + GMAT score = or > 1000. The GMAT exam/Formula score requirement may be exempted if one of the following conditions is met and approved by the School of Business Administration:
    1. 5 Years of approved and documented work experience and earned a grade of at least a B- in statistics and a grade of at least B- in pre-calculus algebra.
    2. On-campus Andrews University undergraduate business students with a cumulative GPA= or > 3.00 and earned a grade of at least B- in statistics and a grade of at least B- in pre-calculus algebra. 
  • Statement of Purpose: A 500-word essay explaining your objectives in seeking a graduate degree at Andrews University. Include a description of your personal, professional, and academic goals; your philosophical perspective; and what you hope to accomplish professionally in ten years following the completion of your degree.

Additional requirements for international students

  • English proficiency: Students whose language of instruction is not English must demonstrate English proficiency by meeting the minimum scores.
  • Transcripts: Students have two options for submitting their transcripts.
    1. Sending transcripts directly from the university attended. Official, literal English translations of transcripts, along with the original-language documents, from institutions where English is not considered the official language.

      OR
    2. Having official transcript evaluations done through one of our approved credential evaluation agencies: WES, AACRAO or ECE. Evaluations must be sent directly from the organization us and must include:
      • At least the overall GPA
      • Degree title equivalent in the U.S.
      • Date the degree was conferred
      These are the guidelines you must follow if you use any of the approved credential evaluation agencies:
      • WES: Students who choose this organization must request the WES International Credential Advantage Package (WES ICAP) which includes verified copies of official transcripts. Students using WES ICAP will not need to submit additional copies of transcripts.
      • AACRAO: Students who choose this organization must also send official transcripts in both the original language and in English to the office of Graduate Enrollment Management.
      • ECE: Students who choose this organization must also send official transcript in both the original language and in English to the office of Graduate Enrollment Management.
  • Bachelor’s degree diploma: A copy of the literal English translation of the diploma, along with the original-language document may be sent by email. The copy of the Diploma is not needed if the transcripts come through an approved credential evaluation agency (WESAACRAOECE) listing the graduation date. Also, a copy of the diploma is not needed if the transcripts list the graduation date and degree conferred.
  • Secondary Documents: A copy of these Secondary Documents may be required where applicable.
    • Baccalaureate for the French system
    • Abitur Diploma for the German system 
    • A-level results for the British system
  • Summary of Educational Experience: Complete the educational summary form and submit to the Office of Graduate Enrollment Management.
  • I-20 form: International students must obtain an I-20 form before applying for a visa. The requirements for obtaining an I-20 form are:
    • Academic acceptance
    • Payment of $3,000 advance deposit (not required for Mexico and Canada, $2000 for Summer 2013)
    • Submit the Estimated Budget Sheet showing evidence of financial resources for one academic year
    • A full semester payment in advance is required for citizens of Kenya and Ethiopia

The Office of Graduate Enrollment Management reserves the right to request additional documents at its own discretion.

Finances

To learn more about tuition costs and scholarship opportunities please visit our financial section.

Next steps

You can read up on application requirements, finances and frequently asked questions; or submit your application.

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