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Pre-MBA Program

The Pre-MBA is an exciting opportunity to begin taking courses within our rigorous MBA program before committing to the Professional MBA degree. If you are unsure whether an MBA is right for you, if you have never taken a business course, or if you have less work experience than our Professional MBA student profile (less than 4 years), the Pre-MBA may be right for you! And, if you complete all four (4) courses with a grade of ‘B’ or better, we will waive the GMAT/GRE requirement if you decide to apply to our Professional MBA program. Plus, we will automatically award a $5K scholarship to Pre-MBA students that are admitted to and start the Professional MBA program (awarded in the first term of study in the Professional MBA program).

Please note: the Pre-MBA program is only open to students that plan to pursue our Professional (Part-time) MBA.

Pre-MBA to Professional MBA scholarships ($5K) are only available to new Pre-MBA students. Scholarships will be awarded to Pre-MBA students entering the Professional MBA program beginning Fall 2020.

View Courses and Requirements

Pre-MBA students that decide to apply to our Professional MBA degree program must go through the regular admissions process. If admitted, any Pre-MBA courses completed will count toward the Professional MBA degree and overall GPA.

How to enroll

The Pre-MBA program is only available to domestic students. International students interested in a preparatory business program should see information for the International Business Bridge.

What you need to apply

  • Completed bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited undergraduate institution
  • Completed online application
  • One Essay
  • All official undergraduate and graduate transcripts
  • Professional Résumé
  • $130 application fee

For more information on all of the above, and to apply, visit our Admissions Office page.

Please note: the Pre-MBA program is a non-degree seeking program and is not eligible for financial aid or scholarships.

Currently enrolled in the Pre-MBA?

If you are currently enrolled in the Pre-MBA program and wish to apply to the Professional MBA program, please complete a new application for the Professional MBA program. The application fee will be waived and you will not be asked to upload new transcripts, but you will be required to submit the following:

  • Updated résumé
  • Essays
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation
  • The GMAT/GRE/EA Test Score requirement will be waived

The $5K scholarship for students that apply, are admitted, and begin the Professional MBA program will be automatically awarded in the first term of the Professional MBA program, no additional action is required. Pre-MBA students will also be considered for Professional MBA scholarships that range from $10K to $30K.

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