Admission to the M.B.A. Program
- Hold a baccalaureate degree granted by a regionally accredited institution (for international students, a degree granted by a recognized institution).
- Have earned a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75 in all undergraduate coursework; or have earned a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 in the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework; or have earned a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 in the applicant’s major field of study; or have earned a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 in all courses taken at the graduate level.
- Where required, submit programmatically acceptable scores in the General Test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or, where applicable, other appropriate standardized measures. These include a score of 390 or higher on the Miller Analogy test, and
- Satisfy and/or meet any and all additional admission requirements of the program where admission is being sought.
Additionally, all students must also submit the following:
- A résumé
- Two letters of recommendation
- A letter of intent that describes the how the student envisions using the M.B.A. degree to enhance their personal and career goals.
M.B.A. Foundations Program
Because some foundational experience in business and economics is crucial to success in the Shepherd M.B.A. program, students admitted to the M.B.A. must meet three content area prerequisites: Accounting, Statistics, and Economics. Foundational courses at the undergraduate level must have been taken within the last seven years with a grade of “B” or higher.
Applicants who lack this undergraduate coursework can fulfill the foundational requirements in one of three ways:
- Taking the appropriate graduate foundations course work at the graduate level (online & face-to-face M.B.A. courses: these do not count toward the M.B.A.).
- Passing the appropriate CLEP test(s).
- Submitting a portfolio of work-related experience and requesting an evaluation of academic coursework by the M.B.A. coordinator. Applicants may begin the M.B.A. program while completing their prerequisite courses.
Foundational courses must be completed within the first 9 credits of the M.B.A. program or within the first year of enrollment, whichever comes first.
For more information about the Shepherd M.B.A., contact:
Dr. William “Chip” Zimmer
800-344-5231 ext. 5183