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

Prospective students must submit their applications by the dates listed below.

  • Fall (August - December): July 30
  • Spring (January - May): November 15
  • Summer (May - August): June 1

International Prospective Students applying to the on campus program are advised to complete and submit all the application requirements at least 3 months before the deadlines listed above to allow enough time for processing the immigration documents.

Academic 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.

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

  • Transcripts:  Your application will be processed based on Unofficial Transcripts and you will be able to upload a copy of your Unofficial Transcripts directly in your Graduate application. If the admission decision is to accept you into the program Official Final Transcripts will be required.

    Domestic and International Prospective students who graduated from an educational institution outside the U.S. are recommended to have transcript evaluations done through one of our approved credential evaluation agencies: WES or ECE.
  • 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.
  • English proficiency: English proficiency: Students whose language of instruction is not English must demonstrate English proficiency by meeting the minimum scores. To learn more please visit our entrance exams page.

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

Additional requirements for international students

  • In addition to fulfilling the regular admission requirements, International students with academic acceptance who are coming to Andrews University need to submit additional documents in order to process a student visa. For more information please visit the International Students page.

    If you will be pursuing an Online program that requires you to come to campus for an orientation or class please contact the International Student Services for more specific information.

Finances

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

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