Admission Requirements for the
College of Business & Public Affairs


Applicants may be admitted as degree seeking (Unconditional, Conditional, or Unclassified) as listed below. Degree-seeking applicants must meet the university requirements listed above under "Types of Admission."

  1. Unconditional Admission
    • hold a bachelorŐs degree from an accredited college or university AND
    • have earned a Cum GPA such that 200 times GPA plus the total score on the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) must equal at least 1,050 points or, if the Sr Yr GPA is used, the sum of GPA times 200 plus GMAT must equal at least 1,100 (Minimum acceptable GMAT total score is 430 and, effective for Fall 2003 admission, with a minimum Verbal Scaled Score of 21.) or
    • have at least 12 hours graduate credit with at least a 3.00 Cum GPA for all graduate coursework attempted at a regionally accredited institution, plus a minimum GMAT total score of 430 and, effective for Fall 2003 admission, with a minimum Verbal Scaled Score of 21.

    OR

    • If the applicantŐs exceptional professional achievement clearly demonstrates to the College of Business and Public Affairs Admission Committee high promise of success at graduate work, then the applicant must:
      • hold a bachelorŐs degree from an accredited college or university AND
      • have earned a Cum GPA such that 200 times GPA plus the total score on the GMAT must equal at least 950 points or, if the Sr Yr GPA is used, the sum of GPA times 200 plus GMAT must equal at least 1,000Ę(Minimum acceptable GMAT total score is 430 and, effective for Fall 2003 admission, with a minimum Verbal Scaled Score of 21).

  2. Conditional Admission
    • Anyone not qualifying for unconditional admission, under the provisions outlined above, may supply to the College of Business and Public Affairs Admission Committee compelling evidence (such as work history, recommendations, military record, etc.) of high promise of success at graduate work. In a limited number of cases, the committee may grant conditional admission, subject to the university requirements and the following:
      • the applicant must hold a bachelorŐs degree from an accredited college or university and have submitted all transcripts for review,
      • the applicant must have taken the GMAT. Minimum acceptable total GMAT score is 430 (500 if exempted from the universityŐs minimum GPA requirement).
    • Effective for Fall 2003 admission, to be considered for Conditional admission, anyone not qualifying for unconditional admission under the provisions outlined above, should supply to the College of Business and Public Affairs Admission Committee a resume (including work history and military record), three letters of recommendation, and an essay indicating a high promise of success at graduate work. In a limited number of cases, the committee may grant conditional admisison, subject to the university requirements and the following:
      • the applicant must hold a bachelorŐs degree from an accredited college or university and have submitted all transcripts for review,
      • the applicant must have taken the GMAT. Minimum acceptable GMAT total score is 430 (500 if exempted from the universityŐs minimum GPA requirement).

  3. Unclassified Admission
    • Applicants who do not meet requirements for either unconditional or conditional admission may be eligible for unclassified admission. See previous section on university "Types of Admission."

Undergraduate Prerequisite Courses

The following courses, or their equivalent, are required as prerequisites to both of the masterŐs programs in business. These or equivalent courses must be successfully completed prior to enrollment in graduate courses and a cumulative 2.00 GPA must be achieved in courses satisfying prerequisites. (Beginning Fall 2003, a ŇCÓ or better must be earned in each course satisfying a prerequisite.)

  • Accounting 201-202 Fundamentals of Accounting I and II or Accounting 300 Accounting for Non-Business Students
  • Economics 201-202 Principles of Macroeconomics and Principles of Microeconomics
  • Finance 301 Managerial Finance
  • Management 301 Organization and Management
  • Marketing 301 Principles of Marketing
  • Mathematics 210 Elementary Statistics and Probability

In addition to the above requirements, M.B.A. or M.Ac. graduates are required to have earned credit at either the graduate or undergraduate level in the following:

  • Legal Environment of Business
  • Other specific course prerequisites may be required in the M.Ac. program.