The basic admission standards for all masters level graduate business programs are the same. To be eligible to apply, an applicant must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and must show high promise of academic success. Applicants to the Professional MBA program must also meet the requirement of having three years of work experience prior to admission.
To maintain quality, only about 60 percent of all applicants are admitted into The University of Missouri - Saint Louis graduate business programs. All aspects of a student's application (letters of recommendation, previous work experience, grade point average, scores on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) etc.) are considered when making admissions decisions. For non-restricted admission an applicant must submit a GMAT score of at least 500 overall and must have an overall undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.00 on a 4.00 scale. Applicants who score below the 30th percentile on either the verbal or quantitative component of the GMAT are generally not admitted. A few students each semester may be admitted on a "restricted" status if their GMAT scores and/or undergraduate grade point averages fall slightly below 500 and/or 3.00 respectively.
Before admission to a graduate program in business can be considered, a student must:
International Transcript Submission
For international students applying for graduate admission in summer
2013 and beyond, we strongly recommend that you submit a
“course-by-course report” for each international transcript from one of
three professional evaluation organizations in the United States:
World Education Services (WES) http://www.wes.org
Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) http://www.ece.org
The American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) http://ies.aacrao.org
third-party evaluations will facilitate expedited processing of your
application. You should contact one of these accredited organizations
and request that a report be sent directly to UMSL International Student
& Scholar Services (http://www.umsl.edu/~intelstu/). Failure to do so may delay completion of your application.
Ph.D. Admission Standards
Please click here to learn more about the admission standards for the Ph.D. in Information Systems.
Please click here to learn more about the admission standards for the Ph.D. in Logistics and Supply Chain Management.