We seek applicants who are well-rounded individuals with compelling professional and/or educational experience. Applicants should provide evidence of interest in, and/or potential to fulfill, a leadership role in a formal organization. If you have questions, please contact the CBA Graduate Programs Office.
A GMAT score of at least 500 is preferred with scores of at least the 50th percentile on all sections of the GMAT preferred. Completion of all sections, including the essay, is required. GMAT information is available online at the GMAT website. Students who have taken the GRE, MCAT, PCAT, LSAT or CAT may request consideration for admission based on those scores. A minimum score of 50% on all sections of the test is preferred. A score of 90% or better is expected for the CAT. 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 Graduate Admissions Committee 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.
For domestic students:
The following applies to joint degree applicants in addition to the regular admission criteria and requirements:
The average GMAT score and four-year GPA for those admitted is 555 and 3.43, respectively.
International students need to have:
An applicant eligible for consideration under the above guidelines is 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.
In rare instances, 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 that they be reconsidered. To apply for either consideration, the applicant must petition, in writing, the CBA Graduate Admissions Committee stating those reasons relevant to his or her situation which demonstrate the likelihood of “high promise of success.”
Although not part of the admissions process, potential students should be aware that they must show proficiency in the following skills prior to taking the MBA core courses to succeed in the program: quantitative/statistical skills, writing, Excel spreadsheet. Information on showing proficiency can be found on the MBA Proficiencies page.