Admission Information

Admission Criteria

Persons applying to the MBA program must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. The MBA program requires applicants with a minimum of two years of work experience. Those MBA applicants who did not complete an undergraduate business major may need to take a series of prerequisite courses preparing them for the level of work in the program.

Application Process

Application packets are available from the MBA office. A completed application includes:

  1. A completed EMU MBA application: online applicationprintable application (PDF)
  2. A non-refundable application fee of $25.
  3. Official transcripts from each college or university attended.
  4. Two letters of recommendation including one from an employer.
  5. GMAT scores.*
  6. Interview with one or both MBA co-directors.

An MBA admissions committee composed of program faculty makes the final admission decision. Students who have not yet completed their prerequisite courses or who have not yet taken the GMAT may, on a case by case basis, be conditionally admitted to the program (see below). Please contact the MBA program coordinator to arrange for an interview.

*Applicants are exempt from taking the GMAT if they have a Master’s degree in a relevant field and can provide documentation about their qualifying entrance exam (e.g., GRE or LSLSAT). Performance on the GMAT will assist in admissions, placement, and prereq courses.

You can contact Patty Eckard, MBA office coordinator, for more information.

Conditional Admission Criteria

In some cases, students may wish to begin their studies before completing all prerequisite classes or before taking the GMAT. Students may apply for conditional admittance if they have fulfilled all other admission criteria prior to beginning course work. Students are limited to one semester as a conditionally admitted student and must have a grade point average of no less than 3.0 to petition for full admission to the program.

Persons may register for prerequisite or other MBA courses for professional development purposes without seeking admission to the MBA program. MBA co-directors must approve all course registrations of non-degree seeking students.