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Master of Business Administration

Program Requirements
All of the following:
Graduate School Application Deadline MBA Program Application Deadline Additional Application Required?
Minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale)

Minimum score of 450 on the GMAT or equivalent GRE score*

A formula score of 1000 or higher, calculated by (GPA x 200) + GMAT
For Spring 2016
apply by
December 7, 2015

For Spring 2016
apply by
December 7, 2015

Click here to download program application

 *For information about GRE to GMAT score conversion, please visit www.ets.org.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are requirements different for online vs. face-to-face programs?
No. Requirements are the same for both programs, and the same degree is granted for each. Degrees granted for online programs do not specify that coursework was completed online.

Can I waive the GMAT requirement?
Generally, no. Occasionally, the requirement will be waived based on exceptional circumstances. Work experience will not be counted as a substitution for the GMAT. Please see the links on the left to the Graduate Catalog for detailed information about circumstances in which a GMAT waiver is possible.

Can background coursework be waived? 
No. All background prerequisites are required to ensure the success of students in the MBA program, but many can be satisfied by CLEP and DSST test-outs. There are three courses that have no test-outs except at the department level. All prerequisites are offered through ULM, both in traditional classroom and online settings.

How long is the program? When can I start? How long are the semesters?
Courses for the MBA program are offered in a lock-step, two-year rotation, with two courses offered each semester. You may begin in any semester. Fall and Spring semesters are 16 week terms, and Summer is an 8-week term. You may not finish the MBA program in less than two years, but you may take up to six years to complete required coursework.

How are classes scheduled? If I am an online student, how often will I have to log in?
A syllabus is posted at the beginning of each semester that outlines the schedule for each course. The syllabus will outline requirements for virtual attendance, dates homework is due, and dates of tests. 

If I am currently in an MBA program, can I transfer my credits? If I already have a graduate degree, would any of those credits transfer?
Students who are already enrolled in an MBA program can transfer a maximum of 9 credit hours from AACSB-accredited schools as long as grades of B or better were earned, the course can directly substitute for a degree requirement at ULM, and fall within the six-year time limit to complete a degree. Students who have a graduate degree may not use any of those credits to satisfy the requirements of a second degree.


Next steps...

Ready to apply?
Please submit your application, transcripts, and test scores well in advance of deadlines published above. For more information about the Graduate School admission process, as well as the online application, please click here.

Program Cost
ULM has long been known for providing quality education at an affordable cost. Cost per credit hour varies based upon the number credit hours taken per semester, and approximate tuition and fee information is provided by the University Controller. Approximate cost of attendance can be found here.

Graduate Catalog
The catalog outlines university policies, tuition and fees, extensive program and degree information, and serves as your primary resource for all matters pertaining to your graduate studies and campus life. Click the links below for catalog information specific to each program.

Business Administration, M.B.A.
Business Administration (online), M.B.A.



Still have questions?

Contact our program coordinator for more information:

Kaye Letterman
Administrative Assistant, Business Administration
College of Business and Social Sciences
Hemphill Hall 100


Dr. Donna Luse
Graduate Coordinator, Business Administration
College of Business and Social Sciences
Hemphill Hall 100