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MBA Admission

Matriculated Student: Each MBA applicant must submit the following to the Brescia University Admissions Office:

  1. A completed MBA application (It is free to apply online!);
  2. Official transcripts from all institutions of higher education previously attended; all undergraduate and graduate course work completed outside of the United States must be evaluated by World Education Services (www.wes.org);
  3. A transcript showing a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or above for the undergraduate degree;
  4. Evidence of completion of the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Exam (GRE). The scores must be sent directly from the Educational Testing Service to Brescia University’s Office of Admissions. An applicant must have a total of at least 900 points based on the formula: 200 times the overall GPA plus the GMAT score; or have at least 1300 points based on the formula 200 times the overall GPA plus the GRE scores;
  5. Non-native English speakers must also submit a TOEFL exam with a minimum score of 100.

The application will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee upon receipt of all required materials. An applicant who meets the above criteria may be accepted unconditionally into the degree program.

Applicants failing to meet the minimum admissions requirements will be considered on an individual basis by the Admissions Committee and the Director of the MBA Program, who may recommend one of the following:

  1. Grant admission as a regular MBA student;
  2. Grant admission as a non-degree student (refer to next paragraph); or
  3. Deny admission.

Non-Matriculated (Non-Degree) Students: Non-degree students are limited to a maximum of 6 credit hours of enrollment.

Credit Transfer: Students may transfer up to six hours of credit or two courses into the program. The graduate committee will ensure that the courses transferred are equivalent to Brescia’s MBA courses in terms of content and requirements. Only courses in which the student scored a B or higher are eligible for transfer.

Equivalency Exams: Students may meet course prerequisite requirements by demonstrating college-level achievement by submitting a passing score on College Level Examination Level (CLEP) exams for certain MBA courses. CLEP score reports and/or transcripts must be sent directly to Brescia by the College Board organization. (For more information see www.collegeboard.com.)

Retention: Students must maintain a B average to remain in the program.

Credit Hours Required: 30 credit hours (10 courses).