Total Credit Hours: 30          Degree Format: Traditional

The Langdale College of Business Administration offers the Master of Business Administration (M.B.A) degree in an on-campus delivery format and is also a member of the Georgia WebMBA®. Prospective students can select the MBA program which bests fits their professional goals, schedule, and qualifications.

The Langdale College of Business offers the Master of Business Administration (MBA) in an on-campus, part-time, evening format. Each class meets one night per week. Students can begin the MBA program any semester. The program offers two, three-hour MBA courses in Fall and Spring Semesters and one, three-hour MBA course in Summer Semesters. The program can be completed in six semesters (including two summer semesters); however, students may choose to take up to seven years to complete the program.

Program Coordinator: Dr. Ellis Heath, email: ebheath@valdosta.edu, phone: 229-333-5241

College of Business Administration - MBA Program Page

ADMISSION DEADLINES

  • Fall Semester: July 15
  • Spring Semester: November 15
  • Summer Semester: April 15

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

*For Spring 22 admission, applicants will NOT be required to submit GMAT and/or GRE exam scores. Admission for these applicants will be determined solely on their GPA and full-time professional experience. However, if an applicant wishes to submit an official standardized test score to Valdosta State University, they can and that score will be considered for their admission. Admissions decisions made prior to this statement being issued are still valid; this policy is not retroactive and waivers for future semesters are not guaranteed.

Online Graduate Application

  • Application Fee (credit or debit card and e-checks accepted)
  • Apply Online

Official transcript from your bachelor’s degree-granting school and from any graduate coursework

  • Must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally-accredited institution
  • Applicants must receive a minimum of 950 points on the College of Business Administration Admission Formula (see Important Program Information to view the Formula)
  • A minimum grade-point average of 2.50 on all attempted undergraduate coursework in which a letter grade was awarded.
  • Evaluation of International Transcripts - Applicants who have completed coursework at an institution outside of the United States must submit a course-by-course evaluation of the coursework.  This transcript evaluation must be completed by an international education credentials evaluation service.  We consider evaluations from any services on the NACES Membership list.

Graduate Management Admission Examination (GMAT) or Graduate Record Exam

  • Minimum GMAT requirement: 400
  • Minimum GRE requirements:
    • Verbal score of 400 AND a Quantitative score of 480
    • If taken July 2011 or later: Verbal score of 146 AND a Quantitative score of 143
  •  The MBA committee will consider waiving the GMAT/GRE test requirement under any of the following conditions
    • The applicant has 5 years or more acceptable business management experience; or
    • The applicant already holds a master’s degree (or higher), from a regionally accredited college or university; or
    • The applicant has a minimum 3.0 GPA or higher in a bachelor's degree in business from an AACSB-accredited college of business.  
  • To be considered for a test waiver, email Dr. Heath(ebheath@valdosta.edu) and attach copies of your transcript(s) and a detailed resume. The coordinator will then, in turn, contact the Graduate School to confirm the waiver.  

 MBA Supplemental Application

  • The MBA Supplemental Application should be completed in the applicant’s handwriting – in keeping with the instructions on the form. This document can be uploaded in the application checklist. 

Resume

  • This document may be uploaded in the application checklist as a .doc or PDF document  (or emailed to gradschool@valdosta.edu).

VSU Medical Form

  • The form must be completed and signed by the student/applicant.
  • This form must be received prior to enrollment, NOT prior to admission.
  • Applicants who are currently enrolled, and those who attended VSU in the past, are not required to resubmit the Medical Form

Verification of Lawful Presence 

(For applicants who believe they qualify for in-state tuition or a residency waiver.)
  • This is not required for individuals who do not qualify for in-state tuition or a residency waiver.
  • This must be received prior to enrollment (if applicable), NOT prior to admission.
  • Citizenship documentation is needed for any applicant who wishes to be considered for in-state tuition.
  • Complete list of accepted documents and information on residency.

Unless otherwise indicated above, all required documents must be received on or before the admission deadline for your file to be reviewed. It is the applicant's responsibility to allow adequate time for document delivery and to en-sure receipt of documents. Please allow at least 7-10 days for delivery by mail.

IMPORTANT PROGRAM INFORMATION

  • MBA Program Retention, Dismissal, and Readmission Policies
  • There are no prerequisite courses for this program.  However, knowledge of managerial accounting, financial accounting, financial management, microeconomics, and statistics is expected.  The LCOBA Graduate Director can suggest to all accepted applicants on line resources to ensure that they have this knowledge before and during the program.
  • To meet minimum requirements for admission, applicants must attain a minimum of 950 points on the College of Business Administration Graduate Admission Formula (see chart), while meeting both the minimum grade-point average requirement and test score requirement.

Total Points = GMAT score + (200 x GPA

 

INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS 

International applicants must meet all admission criteria and documentation requirements as defined by the program, however, additional documentation may be required.  Please review the information below for specific information and guidelines.

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Exam- The TOEFL exam is required for applicants whose first language is not English based on country of citizenship.  International applicants whose first language is not English but who have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher from a U.S. institution may be exempt from the TOEFL exam. – The minimum TOEFL scores for the MBA program are as follows:
    • Paper-based Test: 523
    • Computer-based Test: 193
    • Internet-based Test: 70
  • Certificate of Finances- The Certificate of Finance is required of any applicant requiring a student visa to enter the United States to complete his or her studies. This document is considered a part of the application for admission and applications will not be reviewed without this document.  Applicants who do not require an I-20 student visa to complete their studies are exempt from this requirement.
  • Evaluation of International Transcripts - Applicants who have completed coursework at an institution outside of the United States must submit a course-by-course evaluation of the coursework.  This transcript evaluation must be completed by an international education credentials evaluation service such as Josef Silny, ECE, etc.  The transcript evaluation does not replace the transcript requirement. Official transcripts are still required.

ADMISSION CLASSIFICATIONS

  • Regular Status
  • Probationary Status
  • Requests for Irregular or Non-Degree Admission will not be considered.
  • The MBA program does not consider requests for Transient status. 

HAVE QUESTIONS?

For admission questions about this program, please contact the Graduate School by phone, email, or stop by our office.
  • Call Us: 229-333-5694 or toll free 800-618-1878, Option #5
  • Email Us: gradschool@valdosta.edu
  • Visit Us: Converse Hall (Main Campus), Third Floor, Suite 3100
For additional program details contact the Program Coordinator: Dr. Ellis Heath, email: ebheath@valdosta.edu, phone: 229-333-5241.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

  1. Students must complete an application for graduation one semester prior to their expected graduation date;
  2. A 3.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) is required for graduation. No grade below a “C” will be credited toward the degree.

RETENTION, DISMISSAL, & READMISSION POLICIES

  1. If transferred from an AACSB-accredited graduate business program, up to six semester hours of graduate business courses may be counted toward the requirements for the MBA degree at Valdosta State University. Students wishing to transfer credit must request and receive permission to do so from the Director before beginning the program. This credit must be documented in the form of an official transcript at the time of admission. Transfer credit will be evaluated after admission, by the academic department. To be eligible, credit must be no more than seven years old at the time of admission unless otherwise approved by the program.

  2.  Students will be dismissed from the MBA program if they accumulate three or more academic deficiency points. A grade of “C” equals one deficiency point, but the course will count toward the MBA degree. A grade of “D” equals two deficiency points, and the course will not count toward the MBA degree. A grade of “F” or “WF” equals three deficiency points, and the course will not count toward the MBA degree.

  3.  The maximum time allowed for completion of the master’s degree is seven calendar years. All requirements for the MBA degree must be completed within the seven-year period beginning with the student’s first term of enrollment in a graduate course (i.e., a 6000-7000 level course).

  4.  After admission, courses taken more than seven years prior to the semester of degree completion cannot be used to meet graduate degree requirements or admission to doctoral candidacy requirements unless otherwise indicated by individual program requirements. 

  5. Students dismissed from the program will not be readmitted.

 

Retention, Dismissal, and Readmission Policies - MBA Program

Total Credit Hours: 30          Degree Format: Traditional

The Langdale College of Business Administration offers the Master of Business Administration (M.B.A) degree in an on-campus delivery format and is also a member of the Georgia WebMBA®. Prospective students can select the MBA program which bests fits their professional goals, schedule, and qualifications.

The Langdale College of Business offers the Master of Business Administration (MBA) in an on-campus, part-time, evening format. Each class meets one night per week. Students can begin the MBA program any semester. The program offers two, three-hour MBA courses in Fall and Spring Semesters and one, three-hour MBA course in Summer Semesters. The program can be completed in six semesters (including two summer semesters); however, students may choose to take up to seven years to complete the program.

Program Coordinator: Dr. Ellis Heath, email: ebheath@valdosta.edu, phone: 229-333-5241

College of Business Administration - MBA Program Page

ADMISSION DEADLINES

  • Fall Semester: July 15
  • Spring Semester: November 15
  • Summer Semester: April 15

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

*For Spring 22 admission, applicants will NOT be required to submit GMAT and/or GRE exam scores. Admission for these applicants will be determined solely on their GPA and full-time professional experience. However, if an applicant wishes to submit an official standardized test score to Valdosta State University, they can and that score will be considered for their admission. Admissions decisions made prior to this statement being issued are still valid; this policy is not retroactive and waivers for future semesters are not guaranteed.

Online Graduate Application

  • Application Fee (credit or debit card and e-checks accepted)
  • Apply Online

Official transcript from your bachelor’s degree-granting school and from any graduate coursework

  • Must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally-accredited institution
  • Applicants must receive a minimum of 950 points on the College of Business Administration Admission Formula (see Important Program Information to view the Formula)
  • A minimum grade-point average of 2.50 on all attempted undergraduate coursework in which a letter grade was awarded.
  • Evaluation of International Transcripts - Applicants who have completed coursework at an institution outside of the United States must submit a course-by-course evaluation of the coursework.  This transcript evaluation must be completed by an international education credentials evaluation service.  We consider evaluations from any services on the NACES Membership list.

Graduate Management Admission Examination (GMAT) or Graduate Record Exam

  • Minimum GMAT requirement: 400
  • Minimum GRE requirements:
    • Verbal score of 400 AND a Quantitative score of 480
    • If taken July 2011 or later: Verbal score of 146 AND a Quantitative score of 143
  •  The MBA committee will consider waiving the GMAT/GRE test requirement under any of the following conditions
    • The applicant has 5 years or more acceptable business management experience; or
    • The applicant already holds a master’s degree (or higher), from a regionally accredited college or university; or
    • The applicant has a minimum 3.0 GPA or higher in a bachelor's degree in business from an AACSB-accredited college of business.  
  • To be considered for a test waiver, email Dr. Heath(ebheath@valdosta.edu) and attach copies of your transcript(s) and a detailed resume. The coordinator will then, in turn, contact the Graduate School to confirm the waiver.  

 MBA Supplemental Application

  • The MBA Supplemental Application should be completed in the applicant’s handwriting – in keeping with the instructions on the form. This document can be uploaded in the application checklist. 

Resume

  • This document may be uploaded in the application checklist as a .doc or PDF document  (or emailed to gradschool@valdosta.edu).

VSU Medical Form

  • The form must be completed and signed by the student/applicant.
  • This form must be received prior to enrollment, NOT prior to admission.
  • Applicants who are currently enrolled, and those who attended VSU in the past, are not required to resubmit the Medical Form

Verification of Lawful Presence 

(For applicants who believe they qualify for in-state tuition or a residency waiver.)
  • This is not required for individuals who do not qualify for in-state tuition or a residency waiver.
  • This must be received prior to enrollment (if applicable), NOT prior to admission.
  • Citizenship documentation is needed for any applicant who wishes to be considered for in-state tuition.
  • Complete list of accepted documents and information on residency.

Unless otherwise indicated above, all required documents must be received on or before the admission deadline for your file to be reviewed. It is the applicant's responsibility to allow adequate time for document delivery and to en-sure receipt of documents. Please allow at least 7-10 days for delivery by mail.

IMPORTANT PROGRAM INFORMATION

  • MBA Program Retention, Dismissal, and Readmission Policies
  • There are no prerequisite courses for this program.  However, knowledge of managerial accounting, financial accounting, financial management, microeconomics, and statistics is expected.  The LCOBA Graduate Director can suggest to all accepted applicants on line resources to ensure that they have this knowledge before and during the program.
  • To meet minimum requirements for admission, applicants must attain a minimum of 950 points on the College of Business Administration Graduate Admission Formula (see chart), while meeting both the minimum grade-point average requirement and test score requirement.

Total Points = GMAT score + (200 x GPA

 

INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS 

International applicants must meet all admission criteria and documentation requirements as defined by the program, however, additional documentation may be required.  Please review the information below for specific information and guidelines.

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Exam- The TOEFL exam is required for applicants whose first language is not English based on country of citizenship.  International applicants whose first language is not English but who have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher from a U.S. institution may be exempt from the TOEFL exam. – The minimum TOEFL scores for the MBA program are as follows:
    • Paper-based Test: 523
    • Computer-based Test: 193
    • Internet-based Test: 70
  • Certificate of Finances- The Certificate of Finance is required of any applicant requiring a student visa to enter the United States to complete his or her studies. This document is considered a part of the application for admission and applications will not be reviewed without this document.  Applicants who do not require an I-20 student visa to complete their studies are exempt from this requirement.
  • Evaluation of International Transcripts - Applicants who have completed coursework at an institution outside of the United States must submit a course-by-course evaluation of the coursework.  This transcript evaluation must be completed by an international education credentials evaluation service such as Josef Silny, ECE, etc.  The transcript evaluation does not replace the transcript requirement. Official transcripts are still required.

ADMISSION CLASSIFICATIONS

  • Regular Status
  • Probationary Status
  • Requests for Irregular or Non-Degree Admission will not be considered.
  • The MBA program does not consider requests for Transient status. 

HAVE QUESTIONS?

For admission questions about this program, please contact the Graduate School by phone, email, or stop by our office.
  • Call Us: 229-333-5694 or toll free 800-618-1878, Option #5
  • Email Us: gradschool@valdosta.edu
  • Visit Us: Converse Hall (Main Campus), Third Floor, Suite 3100
For additional program details contact the Program Coordinator: Dr. Ellis Heath, email: ebheath@valdosta.edu, phone: 229-333-5241.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

  1. Students must complete an application for graduation one semester prior to their expected graduation date;
  2. A 3.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) is required for graduation. No grade below a “C” will be credited toward the degree.

RETENTION, DISMISSAL, & READMISSION POLICIES

  1. If transferred from an AACSB-accredited graduate business program, up to six semester hours of graduate business courses may be counted toward the requirements for the MBA degree at Valdosta State University. Students wishing to transfer credit must request and receive permission to do so from the Director before beginning the program. This credit must be documented in the form of an official transcript at the time of admission. Transfer credit will be evaluated after admission, by the academic department. To be eligible, credit must be no more than seven years old at the time of admission unless otherwise approved by the program.

  2.  Students will be dismissed from the MBA program if they accumulate three or more academic deficiency points. A grade of “C” equals one deficiency point, but the course will count toward the MBA degree. A grade of “D” equals two deficiency points, and the course will not count toward the MBA degree. A grade of “F” or “WF” equals three deficiency points, and the course will not count toward the MBA degree.

  3.  The maximum time allowed for completion of the master’s degree is seven calendar years. All requirements for the MBA degree must be completed within the seven-year period beginning with the student’s first term of enrollment in a graduate course (i.e., a 6000-7000 level course).

  4.  After admission, courses taken more than seven years prior to the semester of degree completion cannot be used to meet graduate degree requirements or admission to doctoral candidacy requirements unless otherwise indicated by individual program requirements. 

  5. Students dismissed from the program will not be readmitted.

 

Retention, Dismissal, and Readmission Policies - MBA Program