Frequently Asked Questions

Program Information 

Can I attend the program full-time? 

Yes, students who choose to study full-time must begin the program in the summer and will finish the following summer.

If I attend part-time, how long does it take to complete the program? 

The program typically takes students five semesters or 21 months if taking two courses per semester without a break. Students must complete the program within six years so students may take fewer than two courses per semester and may take a semester off without reapplying.

Can I still apply if I do not have an undergraduate degree in business? 

Yes, over 60% of our current students hold undergraduate degrees in areas such as anthropology, sociology, government, animal science, engineering, psychology, fashion merchandising, and communications.

How many students are in the program? 

Since 1973, the average number of students enrolled is 32. We are a small program, which we believe is one of our greatest strengths. Our class sizes are small and typically average 15 students. The small nature of the program allows students to get to know their professors, engage in every class discussion, and build a professional network of professors, students, and alumni. 

Am I required to attend during the summer? 

Yes, students are required to attend at least one summer. Typically, elective courses, study abroad, and/or internships occur during the summer semester. 

Admission Requirements  

What is included in the application? 

View Admission Requirements for more information.

Is there an application fee? 

No, there is no charge to apply for admission to the program.

Program Information 

What are the deadlines for applying? 

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Deadlines for each semester are July 15th for fall semester, December 1 for spring semester, and April 15th for summer semester. All application materials must be received at least 30 days prior to the start of the semester.

Can I apply as a non-degree student? 

Yes, applicants may apply as a non-degree student. Non-degree students are limited to enrolling in a maximum of two courses. Students must then be fully admitted into the program in order to continue taking courses.  

Are there any proficiency courses required before applying? 

Yes, proficiency areas include accounting, finance, statistics, management, marketing, and economics. Generally applicants who hold an undergraduate degree in business will have met these requirements. For other applicants who have not completed any undergraduate business courses, we offer self-paced online modules that may be completed to meet these requirements. Proficiency requirements must be met prior to entering the program; however, you do not have to be accepted into the program before beginning the modules. A transcript evaluation will be completed by the MBA Office to determine which modules need to be completed.

Is there a minimum GPA required for admission? 

No. The average GPA of admitted applicants is 3.33 which is not used as the minimum.

Is there a minimum score required for the GMAT? 

The GMAT is just one component we review for applications; however, a minimum score of 400 is expected.

Can I waive the GMAT? 

Yes, applicants who have already completed a graduate degree or select professional certifications may waive the GMAT.  Additionally,  waivers may be granted for professional work experience.  Applicants should make this request to the MBA Office.  Approval is on a case-by-case basis and is not guaranteed.

Do you accept the GRE?

Yes, applicants may submit GRE scores in lieu of the GMAT.

Is there a work experience requirement? 

We strongly recommend at least two years of work experience. Competitive applicants will have five or more years of relevant work experience. Internships and on-campus student work, along with other relevant experience, will be considered for applicants who do not meet the recommended work experience.

Financial Information  

How much does it cost to complete the program? 

The current tuition per semester hour is $635 for the 2017-18 year. The program consists of 30 credit hours.

Are there any additional fees applied? 

There is a $25 per semester technology fee that is charged in the fall and spring semesters. No other fees are applied. 

What types of financial aid are available? 

Visit Financial Aid for more information. A limited number of scholarships are available for MBA students.  Please contact the MBA Office for additional details and an application.

Can I pay my tuition through an installment plan? 

Yes, students interested in this option should contact the Student Business Services Office at 706.236.1710.

What should I do if my employer is reimbursing or paying my tuition? 

Students should complete the Employer Reimbursement Tuition Form.