- Undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited college or university. To confirm regional accreditation of your institution, please search here.
- 2.5 minimum GPA in last 60 semester or 90 quarter units attempted.
Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Exam (GRE)
Due to testing sites closing, for Fall 2020 applicants we are providing GMAT/GRE waivers. In lieu of GMAT/GRE exam scores, we are assessing applicants readiness through a writing sample. We require a Statement of Career Objectives will serve as the writing sample, as this is one part of the application requirements. Please refer to the instructions provided for this requirement. A committee will review the application package and consider all information for admission. (Please note bachelor degree GPA and foundation courses are also required.) Please contact Katrina Kidd, Director, email@example.com with questions.
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GMAT and GRE Score: Target score is based on undergraduate GPA at the time your university application is submitted; the higher your GPA the lower the acceptable score, as follows:
GMAT: Two Years of Work Experience*
- Overall GPA - Achieve 1,000 points:
- Formula: 200 x Overall GPA + GMAT score = 1,000
- Example: 200 x 2.5 GPA + 500 = 1,000 points
- Upper Division (UD) GPA - Achieve 1,050 points:
- Formula: 200 x UD GPA + GMAT = 1,050 points
- Example: 200 x 2.5 UD GPA + 550 = 1050 points
GRE: Any work experience
- Upper Division (UD) GPA - Achieve 200 points:
- Formula: 20 x UD GPA + Average GRE = 200 points
- Example: 20 x 2.5 UD GPA + 150 = 200
- Average GRE score: add the two category scores (verbal and quantitative) and divide by 2.
Both GMAT and GRE require the following:
- 3.5 Analytical Writing
- 20th Percentile for Verbal and Quantitative
Persons who score below the 20th percentile in either or both categories may be admitted on a conditional basis that requires them to take additional coursework (remediate) as prescribed by the MBA Program. The total and analytical writing scores must be satisfied on the exam for a candidate to be eligible to remediate low percentage scores.
Experience: Candidates must demonstrate a two-year record of relevant, full-time employment in a professional or supervisory role.
*Applicants wishing to enter the program without the required two year-experience may achieve a waiver of the work experience requirement by meeting a higher point score of 1,150 points based on the formula (200 x the overall GPA + GMAT total score).
GMAT/GRE Waiver: Please contact Director to see if you meet guidelines for a potential exam waiver.
Business & Non-Business Undergraduate Courses
(must be satisfied prior to core/elective courses by non academic business background students)
Community College Equivalent
|Course||Level||Modesto Jr. College||Merced College||San Joaquin Delta College||Columbia College|
|ACC 2110 Financial Accounting||Lower-division||BUSAD 201 Financial Accounting||ACTG 4A Financial Accounting||Bus 3 Financial Accounting||BUSAD 1A Prin. Of Accounting|
|ECON 2510 Microeconomics||Lower-division||ECON 102 Microeconomics||ECON 1B Intro to Microecon.||ECON 1B Prin. Of Microecon.||ECON 1 Prin. Of Microecon.|
|FIN 3220 Business Finance||Upper-division||Not applicable||Not applicable||Not applicable||Not applicable|
|MGT 3310 Management Theory & Practice||Upper-division||Not applicable||Not applicable||Not applicable||Not applicable|
|MKT 3410 Principles of Marketing||Upper-division||Not applicable||Not applicable||Not applicable||Not applicable|
|MATH 1610 Statistics for Decision Making||Lower-division||MATH 134 Elementary Statistics||MATH 10 Elementary Statistics||MATH 12 Introduction to Probablity and Statistics||MATH 2 Elements of Statistics|
Note: Prior departmental approval will be required for foundation courses not listed. Contact the MBA Program (firstname.lastname@example.org) to confirm the insititution and equivalent foundation course.