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Master of Business Administration

Master of Business Administration FAQ

GMAT

What is the ULM code for the GMAT?
The ULM code for the GMAT is 6482.

What is the minimum GMAT score required?
The minimum GMAT score required is 450 points. There are no exceptions.

What is your average GMAT score?
The average GMAT score for our currently enrolled students is 500.

How long are GMAT scores valid?
GMAT scores are valid for 5 years.

Can I take classes without the GMAT?
You may take up to two graduate classes without a GMAT score. Before enrolling in the third class, you must submit a satisfactory GMAT score.

Do you offer the GMAT at ULM?
ULM no longer offers the GMAT or GRE to be taken on campus.  To find out more information, or schedule an exam, please refer to MBA.com for the GMAT or ETS.org for the GRE.

Can I take the GRE instead of the GMAT?
Yes, you may take the GRE instead of the GMAT. Please consult conversion table from ETS.

Where can I get more information about the GMAT?
You may visit the official GMAT site for more information on the GMAT, including sample questions and registration information.

Application Procedures

What are the deadlines for application?
Application and all supporting documentation should be received 30 days prior to registration.

What is the cost of the MBA program?
See the Tuition & Fee Schedule.

What financial aid is available?
MBA students are only eligible for student loans and graduate assistantship/work study funds. Pell Grants are not available at Graduate level. 

Are there any Graduate Assistantships available?
The total number of assistantships is limited to 16. Applications usually exceed the number of spots available. Thus, the criteria used for selection is based on the graduate assistantship application and recommendation forms. 

Qualifications

Do I need work experience to apply?
Even though work experience is important to get the most out of the program, it is not required to be admitted into the MBA program.

Do I need an undergraduate degree in Business to apply?
You do not need to have an undergrad degree in business to apply. 

What are the prerequisites to be in the MBA program?
There are nine courses listed as prerequisites for the MBA program. You can take these courses simultaneously with MBA courses. Click here for a full list of prerequisites.

What is the minimum undergraduate GPA required?
The minimum required undergraduate GPA is 2.5. However, if GPA were lower, we also look at the last 60 hours completed towards the degree. For more details, please contact Donna Luse, Graduate Coordinator.

Curriculum

Where can I find a list of the courses offered in the program?
See the Graduate Course Catalog at catalog.ulm.edu, select Graduate Catalog from the menu.

What is the average class size?
The average class size in the MBA program is 15 students.

What grades are required in the MBA program?
In order to stay in the MBA program, you must maintain a 3.0 GPA.

How many credits can I transfer into the MBA program?
For specific information, please contact Donna Luse, Graduate Coordinator.

Is there a time limit to complete the MBA?
The time limit to complete the program is six years; however, if necessary, an extension can be requested. 

I work full time; are classes offered at night?
All of our MBA classes are offered either at 3:30pm, 5:30pm, or 6:00pm to accommodate all students. 

Student Life

How many students attend the MBA program?
Currently, there are 58 students attending the ULM MBA program.

Where do most of the students live?
Most of our MBA students live off campus. However, dorms are also available to our grad students.

Where can I find more information about on-campus residency and meal plans?
See the ULM student page for more information ulm.edu/ulmstudents.


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