MBA Admission Requirements

NOTICE!

Statement regarding COVID-19

As of February 1, 2021, due to the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, applicants seeking Summer 2021 and Fall 2021 admission will NOT be required to submit GMAT and/or GRE 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 before this statement being issued are still valid; this policy is not retroactive.

VSU's MBA Admission Committee makes all MBA admission decisions AFTER the student is admitted to VSU's Graduate School. In assessing a candidate's likelihood of completing the MBA Program, the Committee evaluates the entire application packet, including GMAT scores (on the test and the analytical writing assessment) and the undergraduate grade point average. For recent VSU MBA classes, the average GMAT score was 534 and the average undergraduate GPA was 3.15. Resumes and responses to the VSU MBA Program Essay Questionnaire are also reviewed. For an applicant whose first language is not English, the Test of English as a Foreign Language TOEFL score is required and considered. Finally, each student must complete the following prerequisite courses (or their equivalent) with a grade of "C" or better before admission to VSU's MBA program.

Undergraduate Prerequisites .............................VSU Course Number

Principles of Accounting I.........................................................ACCT 2101

Principles of Accounting II....................................................... ACCT 2102

Applied Business Statistics...................................................... BUSA 2100

Financial Management................................................................ FIN 3350

Prerequisites should be taken at an AACSB accredited business school. Prerequisites may also be satisfied by completing self-learning online modules. Contact the MBA Director for more information. Some prerequisites may be satisfied with acceptable CLEP test scores. For information regarding CLEP testing, please contact Valdosta State University's Office of Testing at (229) 245-3878

Applicants must have a minimum GMAT score of 400, and a minimum GPA of 2.50 (4.0 scale), and a minimum of 950 points using the formula: GMAT score + (200 X GPA). Applicants submitting the GRE must have a minimum Verbal score of 146 and a minimum Quantitative score of 143.