Graduate Business Admission Standards


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Qualifications for applying to a Graduate Business Program

The admission standards for all Graduate Business Programs (master programs and graduate certificates) are the same. To be eligible to apply, an applicant must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and show high promise of academic success.

Graduate Business Programs take a holistic approach when evaluating student applications. Grade point average (GPA) and professional experience are considered when making an admissions decision.

Applicants with a 3.0 GPA or higher (on a 4.0 scale) qualify for regular admission. Students may be admitted on a restricted status if their GPA is slightly below 3.0. For questions or concerns, please contact us.

The GMAT is not required for admissions to the MBA, Master of Accounting, Master of Science in Information Systems & Technology, Master of Science in Cybersecurity, Master of Science in Supply Chain Analytics and our graduate certificate programs. 

If you would like to learn more about our programs and admission requirements we encourage you to attend an upcoming information session.



Applicants must complete the following before admission to a Graduate Business Program is considered


  • Submit a completed online Graduate School Application
  • Submit official transcripts covering all collegiate academic work. (See below for transcript addresses)
  • Submit a current resume.
  • Submit a statement of purpose for your program of interest.
  • Recommendation Letters (Optional): You may include your recommender's name and email address in your online application. Recommendation letters are not required, but can strengthen an application, particularly for applicants with a GPA below 3.0

The GMAT is not required for admission to the MBA, Master of Accounting, Master of Science in Information Systems and Technology, Master of Science in Cybersecurity, Master of Science in Supply Chain Analytics or graduate certificate programs. 

International Graduate Applicant
International applicants should review required application materials and immigration items required by UMSL Global.

International Transcript Submission
Please review UMSL Global's International Transcript requirements.