Five months before your first semester, submit your application after receiving your GMAT scores. Use our timeline to make sure it’s complete. Have all official undergraduate and, if applicable, graduate transcripts sent to the Graduate College. If you’re applying for the accelerated program, submit your application during the second semester of your junior year.
We do accept the GRE for admission. A conversion chart (Flash required) is available through ETS. We do not accept the LSAT, MCAT or other professional exam other than the GMAT or GRE.
Please note: If you pursue a doctoral program in business, most universities won’t accept the GRE score and will require you to take the GMAT for admission.
Yes, but you must be a graduate-unclassified student (apply here) and also be otherwise qualified to be in the MBA program (i.e. meet a the required GPA of 2.75 for the last 60 hours of credit or feasibly meet the GPA requirement within one semester). We've written more on our blog.
No. Unless you fully meet all admission requirements, you will not be admitted to the MBA program. You may begin as a graduate unclassified student.
We require students to complete the GMAT or GRE to be admitted to both the traditional and accelerated MBA programs. The score needed is determined by the admission formula found on the admission requirements page. We've discussed this topic more on our blog, too. A selected group of Missouri State COB students may waive the GMAT with a 3.50 cumulative GPA (full details are also on the admission requirements page).
Yes! Download a tentative map of courses here. We also offer evening sections and distance sites in Joplin, West Plains, and Lebanon (MO) to supplement these offerings if you plan to attend full-time.
We've made a video to help you through this process, too.
Nine hours of credit may be transferred from another AACSB-accredited MBA program but only with the approval from the MBA program director. See our transfer policies. Don't forget that we have a part-time online option that might be able to help you out, too!
You may re-take a course for any reason at any time and only the last attempt of the course will count (if the class is taken for audit or visitor status, this statement is not true). Therefore, the original attempt is removed from the GPA. Please review the university’s repeat policy for further questions. Undergraduate coursework taken for foundation requirements does not factor into the graduate-level or program GPA.
Each student must complete the following to graduate from our program:
Watch the video to learn more about this requirement.
The tuition for the MBA program is approved by the University’s Board of Governors each April. Expected costs for international students do differ.
Your tuition will vary based on your residency status.
You have a few resources available to you for internship leads. The University’s Career Center, academic departments and our office post internships as they become available. Once you have found an internship, you must obtain approval through both the department head of the content area (e.g. an internship as a computer programmer would likely meet with the department head of computer information systems) and the Career Center.