Admission Process (The next cohort begins Fall 2013.)
Applications are currently being accepted.
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We are seeking well-rounded applicants with compelling professional or educational experience. Applicants should provide documentation showing an interest in, or potential to fulfill, a leadership role in a formal organization.
- A GMAT score of at least 500 is preferred with scores of at least the 50th percentile on all sections.Completion of all sections, including the essay, is required. GMAT information is available online at the GMAT website.
- Beginning Fall 2012, students who have taken the GRE, MCAT or LSAT may request consideration for admission based on those scores. A minimum score of 50% on all sections of the test is expected. Students holding a Masters, Doctorate or Juris Doctor from an American university may request admission based on the Master's degree. The student's overall application will be reviewed and the GAC reserves the right to require the GMAT for admission. If a student without a Masters or Doctorate has not taken a test, the GMAT should be taken.
- No specific undergraduate major is required for admission.
- Applicants must hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
- A four-year undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 is preferred (or a 3.0 for the last two years of study).
- An admission Index - have a total index score of 1,050 or more points based upon the overall undergraduate grade-point average (GPA where A=4.0) x 200 plus the total GMAT test score.
- A minimum of two years of professional experience is expected.
All aspects of the application are reviewed in making the admission decision.
Applicants eligible for consideration under the above guidelines are not guaranteed an offer of admission. It must be recognized that staff, facilities and resources are limited. As a result, offers of admission may be limited to only the most qualified of the eligible applicants as determined by the CBA Graduate Admissions Committee. The average GMAT score and four-year GPA for those admitted is 588 and 3.30 respectively. Applicants are expected to score above 500 on the GMAT for an offer of admission to be extended. The Graduate Admissions Committee also considers other variables such as: the difficulty of the applicant’s undergraduate program; the percentile ranking on the GMAT; and the length of time and number of activities since graduation.
Applicants who have taken the GMAT but do not meet the above minimums may be considered for admission and those who have been denied admission may request reconsideration by submitting a written appeal to the Graduate Admissions Committee demonstrating the likelihood of “high promise of success.”
Jason Quinn, Academic Advisor
College of Business Administration Graduate Programs
The University of Akron
Akron, OH 44325-4805
Denise Testa, Associate Director
Medina County University Center
6300 Technology Lane
Medina, OH 44256