Southeast Missouri State University

Individuals admitted to the MBA program must have an undergraduate degree from an AACSB accredited business program or have satisfactorily completed the equivalent course work from an accredited institution. Students without the foundation knowledge base in business and economics, yet meeting other admission requirements, may receive provisional admission to the MBA program. Regular admission status may be granted upon completion of prerequisite coursework. All students must provide a GMAT test score.

Admission Requirements

 (effective with Spring 2014 applications)

 

In addition to the criteria established for general admission to graduate studies, applicants must have the following criteria:

Regular Admission

  1. Overall GPA on a 4 point scale times 200 plus GMAT equal to 1000 or above with a 

    GMAT score of at least 500

    OR

    GPA of 3.0 on a 4 point scale with a Graduate Record Exam Score (GRE) of 147 for both Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning and Analytical Writing of 3.5 or higher. (When it is not possible to interpret academic eligibility by way of transcript, the graduate business program reserves the right to request further evidence of academic eligibility.)

  2. Grade of at least “C” on all undergraduate foundation (prerequisite) courses. (All undergraduate requirements for admission shall be satisfied before enrolling in the MBA required core, or MBA elective courses.)

Probationary Admission

All applicants must have the following:

  1. Overall GPA on a 4 point scale times 200 plus GMAT score equal to 1000 or above and

    GMAT score of at least 430, yet below 500

    OR

    GPA of 3.0 on a 4 point scale with a Graduate Record Exam Score (GRE) of 144 for both Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning and Analytical Writing of 3.5 or higher. (When it is not possible to interpret academic eligibility by way of transcript, the graduate business program reserves the right to request further evidence of academic eligibility.)

  2. Grade of at least “C” on all undergraduate foundation (prerequisite) courses. (All undergraduate requirements for admission shall be satisfied before enrolling in the MBA required core, or MBA elective courses.)

  3. Students admitted on probation must complete their first 9 hours of course work, including at least 6 hours at the 600 level, with a grade “B” or better. Students not meeting this requirement are subject to dismissal from the program.

International students applying with a three year degree must have their transcripts evaluationed by an outside agency such as WES (www.wes.org) or NACES (www.naces.org) for equivalency.

All undergraduate requirements for admission must be satisfied before enrolling in the MBA required core or MBA elective courses. Students without an undergraduate degree in business must complete necessary foundation course work.

Necessary Foundation course work

  • Principles of Microeconomics*
  • Principles of Macroeconomics*
  • Microcomputer Applications
  • Introductory Statistics
  • College Algebra*
  • Business Statistics II or Applied Calculus* or College Calculus*
  • Principles of Financial Accounting*
  • Principles of Managerial Accounting
  • Principles of Management*
  • Principles of Marketing*
  • Financial Management
  • Management Information Systems*

Students must earn a grade of "C" or above in all of the above classes. Students also must have demonstrated sufficient background in microcomputer business application and management information systems. This may be through course work or through acquired knowledge connected with business experience or other applications contexts, validated through an approved test.*

*Proficiency in these areas can be proven through a CLEP exam. Credit will not be given for these courses with a passing grade on the exam, but score will be taken as proof of course knowledge.

Students wishing to enter the accounting track should have completed an undergraduate degree in accounting at a regionally accredited institution, or have satisfactorily completed courses in Intermediate Accounting I, Intermediate Accounting II, Income Tax Accounting, Cost Accounting, Accounting Information Systems, Business Law, and Auditing and Assurance Services.

Local Credit by Departmental Examination

Each test is roughly equivalent to 1 two-hour final examination administered in a regular academic class.

Tests are available for:

  • Principles of Financial Accounting
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Introduction to Microcomputer Applications.

See the academic department responsible for the course for information. Some local credit exams are given by the department, some are administered by Testing Services.

CLEP exams are available through Testing Services or any CLEP center in your area.  Please see: http://clep.collegeboard.org/.  Prerequisite courses with CLEP tests available are:

  • Principles of Financial Accounting
  • Applied Calculus
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Management and Organizational Behavior
  • Principles of Marketing

Information for testing out of Intro to Microcomputer Applications can be found at: http://www.semo.edu/hcb/images/AcctMIS_AD101TestingOutProcedures_2009.pdf

Applicant Information

For information on applying to the MBA program at Southeast Missouri State University, visit the Graduate School Web site.

Contact Information

Address

School of Graduate Studies
Southeast Missouri State University
One University Plaza
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

Phone

(573) 651-2062

Fax

(573) 651-5936

OR

Address

Director Of Graduate Business Programs
Southeast Missouri State University
One University Plaza
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

Phone

(573) 651-5116

Fax

(573) 651-5032

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