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"I love being able to work with a person to help him or her discover, not only new found knowledge, but a passion for something that he/she did not know existed within the person." - Dr. Bruce Walker, Associate Professor, School of Management, College of Business & Social Sciences.

Master Degree

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Master of Business Administration (MBA) 

This program is accredited by AACSB International - the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The University of Louisiana at Monroe’s online MBA was ranked 4th in the nation as part of Best College Review’s list of the 2018 Top 50 online MBA programs. 


Program Admission

Admission to the Master of Business Administration degree program is at the discretion of the Graduate Admission’s Committee of the College of Business and Social Sciences (CBSS) and the Dean of the Graduate School.

Applicants must:

1. Meet the criteria for either regular admission status or conditional admission status as listed below:


top 50 best in online business schools badge from successful student orgApplicants 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 3.0 (based on a 4.0 scale) from a regionally accredited university


A GPA of 3.0 in the last 60 plus hours of undergraduate and/or graduate coursework from a regionally accredited university.


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

Minimum cumulative undergraduate or graduate GPA of 2.5 (based on a 4.0 scale) from a regionally accredited university 


A GPA of 2.5 on the last 60 + hours of undergraduate/graduate coursework from a regionally accredited university 


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. 

2.    Have Microsoft Office™, high-speed Internet access, computer equipment with audio and video capability, including a headset with a microphone and a Webcam.

3.    Submit a satisfactory score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) examination if the applicant is an international student.



Application Decisions 

The criteria outlined above will be used to make application decisions.  The CBSS Graduate Coordinator and CBSS Graduate Admissions Committee will determine what constitutes as eligible and acceptable full time employment in a supervisory role in a relevant business position.  In rare circumstances, applicants with documented extensive executive work experience not meeting minimum program admission requirements may appeal in writing to the CBSS Graduate Admissions Committee through the CBSS Graduate Coordinator for admission into the MBA program.


Program Prerequisites

Requirements for business background courses can be met by taking undergraduate or graduate courses as found below.

            Undergraduate courses                                                         Graduate courses

ACCT 2020 Managerial Accounting and

ACCT 2030 Financial Accounting                               or ACCT 5002 Accounting for Administrators


ECON 2001 Macroeconomic Principles and

ECON 2002 Microeconomic Principles                        or ECON 5002 Survey and Analysis

FINA 3015 Business Finance and

QMDS 2010 Statistics and Quality Control                 or BUSN 5002 Fundamentals of Business Statistics and Finance


Requirements can be met by:

1.    Passing CLEP or DSST examinations for undergraduate credit or

2.    Passing non-credit proficiency examinations in the foundation areas in which no CLEP/DSST examinations are available, or

3.    Completing the background courses with a grade of C or better


For more information about this program please see the ULM Graduate School