Admission & MBA Requirements

Admission Requirements

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution or international degree equivalent to U.S. accredited institutions.
  • Undergraduate GPA of 2.7, or 3.0 in the last 60 hours.
  • GMAT - 500 minimum, the equivalent GRE (Graduate Record Examination) score, or a minimum of 110 on the aptitude portion of the Chinese National Postgraduate Entrance Examination (NPEE) for Management and Economics majors
  • English Language Proficiency (only for international applicants)
    • TOEFL (Test of English as a Second Language)
      • 550 on the paper based examination
      • 79 Internet based examination
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) Score of 6.5
  • Personal essay.
  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • Current resume.

Conditional Admission

Applicants not meeting all of the admission criteria may be admitted on a conditional basis. Conditional admission will depend on evidence of potential success in the program such as: the applicant's maturity, motivation, employment history, managerial potential, letters of recommendation, personal statement, and other accomplishments. Conditionally admitted students must obtain a 3.00 GPA in the first nine (9) hours of coursework toward the degree. After this point, the conditional status will be removed.


MBA Program Requirements

To receive the MBA degree, the student must complete the 30-hour MBA core courses with a GPA of 3.00 or higher. Students with a non-business undergraduate degree from an accredited institution may be required to take pre-requisite courses prior to enrollment in the MBA core courses. Students who have the equivalent of any pre-requisite course in another program may be exempt from taking that course. Please consult with the MBA Director.

MBA Pre-Requisite Courses
ACCT 2310 Principles of Accounting I [ACTS: ACCT2003]
ECON 2321 Microeconomics [ACTS: ECON2203]
FINA 3330 Managing Finance and Capital
QMTH 2330 Business Statistics [ACTS: BUSI2103]

ACTS Course Number info: uca.edu/go/acts


Course Requirements

An MBA student is required to finish ten classes (30 credit hours). Seven of those classes are required core classes (see below). To fit the career needs of our students, the remaining courses are electives. We are continuously increasing the number of offered electives.

MBA Core Courses (21 credit hours)
MBA 6301 Decision Modeling in Information Systems
MBA6302 Accounting for Management Decisions
MBA6305 Financial Decision Making
MBA6308 Marketing Strategy
MBA6320 Strategic Management
MBA6325 Organizational Behavior
MBA6330 Operations Management

MBA Elective Courses (9 credit hours)

MBA 5332 Investments
MBA 5334 Financial Derivatives
MBA 5345 Governance of the Sustainable Organization
MBA 5376 Entrepreneurial and Small Business Finance
MBA 5380 Business Intelligence
MBA 6303 Managerial Economics
MBA 6306 Legal Environment of Business for Managers
MBA 6307 Entrepreneurship: The Act of Wealth Creation
MBA 6382 Internship
MBA 6390 Special Problems
INSU 5324 Fundamentals of Insurance and Risk Management
ACCT 6305 Advanced Business Law for Accountants
ACCT 6309 Tax Research and Planning
ACCT 6310 Advanced Accounting Theory
ACCT 6317 Seminar in Auditing
ACCT 6319 Corporations & Shareholder Taxation
ACCT 6320 Seminar in Accounting Information Systems
ACCT 6329 Partnership and S-Corporation Taxation
ACCT 6339 Estate & Gift Taxation
ACCT 6340 Seminar in Case Studies in Accounting
ACCT 6350 Seminar in Accounting Leadership