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Master of Business Administration

Program Requirements


Applicants must meet one of the following minimum requirements to be regularly admitted:

Any graduate or professional degree from a regionally accredited university


A cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.75 (based on a 4.0 scale) from a regionally accredited university


A GPA of 2.75 in the last 60 plus hours of undergraduate and/or graduate coursework from a regionally accredited university.


Applicants must meet one of the following minimum requirements to be conditionally admitted:

Minimum formula score of 1000 (GPA x 200 + GMAT/GRE) 

With a GPA of 2.2 or higher, some candidates with 5 years of full time employment in a supervisory role in a relevant business position may qualify for a waiver of test scores.  These applicants would be evaluated by the MBA admissions committee. 

 International students must still submit a satisfactory score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) examination.           

 *For information about GRE to GMAT score conversion, please visit

Frequently Asked Questions

Are requirements different for online vs. face-to-face programs?
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?
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? 
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. All prerequisites are offered through ULM, both in traditional classroom and online settings.

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.  Students who have a graduate degree may not use any of those credits to satisfy the requirements of a second degree.


Next steps...

Graduate Catalog
The catalog outlines university policies, tuition and fees, extensive program and degree information. Click on one of the links below for catalog information specific to the program.

Business Administration, M.B.A.


Still have questions?

Contact our program coordinator for more information:

Susie Cox, SPHR
Associate Dean
Professor of Management
College of Business and Social Sciences
Hemphill Hall 101


Lasonya Smith
Administrative Coordinator
College of Business and Social Sciences
Hemphill Hall 101


ULM Graduate School
Sandel Hall Room 243
700 University Avenue
Monroe, LA 71209

7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

(318) 342-1036