To prepare professionals with:
oral and written communication knowledge and skills for business;
critical thinking and analytical skills for solving business problems;
tools for ethical decision-making, ethical corporate governance and corporate social responsibility;
knowledge of international and cross-cultural issues in a globally integrated business environment;
core business knowledge and skills;
strategic and innovative thinking skills.
Applicants must be graduates of regionally accredited colleges and universities, and have achieved grades and GMAT scores indicating an aptitude for advanced study in business. International applicants must submit official TOEFL scores.
Applicants must have:
- Graduate admissions application with application fee.
- Official transcripts from all undergraduate institutions attended*, with a cumulative or last-half GPA of 2.75.
- A well written personal statement indicating background and purpose for applying.
- An up-to-date resume’.
- A score of 450 or greater in the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT), with at least 20 in the verbal section and 24 in the quantitative, OR an overall score of 297 or greater in the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), including scores of at least 143 in verbal reasoning and 140 in quantitative reasoning.
- Applicants whose native language is not English must submit TOEFL score of 80 overall, with at least 20 in reading, writing, listening and speaking sections; or IELTS score of 6.5 overall, with at least 6.5 in reading, listening, and speaking, and at least 6.0 in writing. *International applicants are required to have their educational credentials evaluated by Educational Perspectives as part of the application process, and should see http://www.emich.edu/graduate/admissions/applicationprocess/international.php for additional documents that may be required.
The MBA program is innovative, applied and global with an emphasis on corporate ethics. The program requires 54 credit hours: 18 hours of foundation courses; 18 hours of Core/Cross Functional courses; and 18 hours of electives (6 hours restricted electives and 12 hours of general electives). MBA candidates may also specialize in one of ten areas of specialization (the specialization courses are taken in lieu of the general elective courses).
A maximum of six credit hours from a previous Master’s degree may be transferred to the core MBA program.