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.
This 33-credit program can typically be completed in one full year (fall, spring, and summer semesters) for a full-time student.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Domestic and International prospective students who graduated from an educational institution in the U.S. must upload unofficial transcripts directly in the Graduate Application system during the application process. Official final transcripts will be required after admission decision.
- Domestic and International prospective students who graduated from an educational institution outside the U.S. must provide a WES International Credential Advantage Package (WES ICAP). An unofficial copy of the WES ICAP may be uploaded in the Graduate Application system during the application process. Official WES ICAP will be required after admission decision.
Prospective students applying to summer 2017 may submit unofficial copies of their transcripts in the Graduate Application system regardless of the type of program they are applying for.
- 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:
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.
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.
To learn more about tuition costs and scholarship opportunities please visit our financial section.
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