Graduate Academic Catalog 2012-2013
Offering the Master of Business Administration Degree
Admission to the MBA program is open to persons holding the bachelor or higher degree from an accredited college.
Applicants to the MBA program must submit the following to the Admissions Office no later than the semester deadline date before the beginning of the semester in which they plan to enroll:
International students should refer to the International Students sub-section for additional admission requirements.
Applicants for admission to the MBA program are excepted to take the GMAT exam prior to being accepted into the MBA program. Applicants must meet the following criteria:
1. Regular admission index: GMAT + (200 * undergraduate GPA) = 925
2. Transition Certificate: GMAT + (200 * Transition Certificate GPA) = 1025
In order to have scores forwarded to SPSU you must provide our reference code number (5626) on your test application.
Students may also use the GRE using the conversion formula given on the GRE web site.
Incoming students with 300 or less on the writing portion of the GMAT or GRE would be required to take the IDC 5001 course their first semester at SPSU or as soon as IDC 5001 is offered. Students who not pass the course would need to retake it.
Advanced Admission Criteria
A candidate for admission who has already earned a recognized Masters or doctorate degree in another field of study is NOT required to take the GMAT if the advanced degree has been completed at an accredited university in the United States.
The MBA coordinator in conjunction with the department head determines the student's admission status.
Regular admission status applies to students who have met all of the admission requirements of the MBA program. Fully admitted students who have not taken courses in the common professional core (CPC) will be required to take the 5000-level transition courses or equivalent undergraduate courses to fulfill this requirement.
Provisional admission status is offered on an exception basis only. With provisional admission, students are limited to designated courses during a specified time period while they work to fulfill the full admission requirements. Students with provisional admission status are not guaranteed full admission status.
Post-baccalaureate status is available to students who meet the admission criteria but who are NOT seeking a degree.
Master of Business Administration Transition Course Requirement
Accreditation standards require that all students being awarded the Master of Business Administration satisfy the Common Professional Core (CPC). This requirement may be satisfied by completing MBA transition courses or undergraduate courses in the following subject areas: accounting, finance, economics, business law, management and organizational behavior, marketing, and statistics. Applicants who have earned undergraduate credit with a grade of "C" or better for courses such as these will be considered to have satisfied the Common Professional Core for those areas.