Master of Business Administration

Business Administration, MBA

Application Deadlines (Spring and Fall 2020 Entry):

Spring 2020 Entry (Part-time Only)
November 1, 2019

Fall 2020 Entry (Part-time or Full-time)
June 1, 2020

Application Fee (non-refundable):  $55

 

Early submission of all application materials is strongly advised.

- All required application materials and documents must be received in order for an application to be considered complete and before an admission decision can be made.

- Applications and supporting materials received after the program deadline will only be considered on a space-available basis.

MBA Admission Requirements
(Spring and Fall 2020 Entry Terms)

Degree Requirement
Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university. To be used to satisfy degree requirement, evaluation of foreign educational transcripts must show degree(s) earned that are the U.S. equivalency of degree(s) required by the program.

Official Transcripts
Official transcripts are required from all universities and colleges ever attended. Only in the case of transcripts from international colleges/universities will an official course-by-course transcript evaluation be accepted in lieu of an official transcript. Official transcripts should be sent to Augusta University's Office of Academic Admissions.
Early requests for transcripts is strongly advised to ensure a completed application file before the deadline.
To remain official, all transcripts must remain in the original, unopened, sealed and stamped/signed envelope from the Registrar's office of the issuing institution. Alternatively, Augusta University will accept official electronic transcripts from the registrar's office at your prior institution. Electronic transcripts should be directed to admissions@augusta.edu.

Transcript/Credential Evaluation of Foreign Transcripts
An official, professional course-by-course evaluation based on official transcripts and documents is required for all foreign educational transcripts and documents from one of the following three credentials evaluation services: Josef Silny & Associates, Inc., World Education Services (WES), Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. (ECE). Silny and WES are recommended. Official transcript evaluations based on unofficial transcripts, documents or copies will not fulfill this requirement.
Please allow three (3) weeks or more from the order date for the evaluation to be delivered. Early requests for transcripts is strongly advised to ensure a completed application file before the deadline.

Letters of Recommendation
Recommendations (which include a reference form and letter of recommendation) from three individuals are required. Referees should be individuals qualified to critically assess the applicant's prior academic (usually college professors), employment, artistic, research and/or clinical experience (clinical or research supervisor/manager) and qualifications (as applicable) as well as the applicant's potential as a graduate student in the field/program selected. Early requests for references is strongly advised to ensure a completed application file before the deadline.


Recommendations can be submitted online only. Within the application, you will provide the names and current email addresses for three individuals you have asked to serve as your recommenders. Once your application is submitted, each recommender will receive an email notification directing them to the online site where they can complete their recommendation. To change a recommender after the application has been submitted, log into your ApplyWeb (collegeNet) account and make updates. Status updates of your recommenders' submissions will be provided to you directly from ApplyWeb (CollegeNet).

Standardized Test Requirements
(GMAT, GRE, DAT, and MCAT scores will be accepted.) 
GMAT scores must be official and submitted to Augusta University’s Office of Academic Admissions directly from the official MBA website and must be less than five years old. Please request and send your official scores to Augusta University - James M. Hull College of Business - MBA, Full Time/Part Time. An early testing date is strongly advised (please allow three (3) weeks or more) to ensure a completed application before deadline.

GRE scores must be official and submitted to Augusta University's Office of Academic Admissions directly from the Education Testing Service (ETS) and must be less than five years old. The institution code for submission of GRE scores to Augusta University is 5406. Please do not select a department code. An early testing date is strongly advised (please allow three (3) weeks or more) to ensure a completed application before deadline. Please note that GRE scores will be converted to an equivalent GMAT score.

The standardized exam requirement may be waived for individuals meeting one or more of the requirements below:

An earned terminal degree (PhD, MD, DMD, JD, etc.)

An earned master’s degree in a relevant field with a GPA of 2.8 or higher

An earned bachelor’s degree in a business-related field with a GPA of 2.5 or higher and 5+ years of professional experience in business administration or a related field

To be considered for a waiver, please submit a letter of request highlighting the appropriate justification above to HULLMBA@augusta.edu. Waiver requests are approved at the discretion of the Hull College and The Graduate School Deans.

TOEFL Requirements
(if applicable)
The official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test scores are required for applicants whose first language is not English.  The TOEFL exam must be taken within 2 years of the date of application.

The Augusta University institution code for submission of TOEFL scores is 5406. Please do not select a department code.

The minimum scores are:
 - 213 computer-based
 - 79 internet-based
- 550 paper-based (PBT; prior to October 2017)
- No minimum for the revised paper- delivered test (PDT; October 2017 and later)

An early testing date is strongly advised (please allow three (3) weeks or more) to ensure a completed application file before the deadline.

Exemption from the TOEFL requirement is allowed for graduate students who submit proof of earning a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college/university where English is the language of instruction. For more information, including testing information and minimum score requirements, please visit http://www.augusta.edu/gradstudies/admissions/international.php


Program Specific Requirements

Curriculum Vitae/Resume
Following the completion of your application, please forward a copy of your current curriculum vitae/resume to the Office of Academic Admissions at ADMISSIONS@augusta.edu to be uploaded to your application.

Early submission of all application materials is strongly advised to ensure a completed application file before the deadline.

Other Information
Recent graduates of a Bachelor of Business Administration program are strongly encouraged to gain professional work experience before entering our program.

AU Faculty Members
If you are an AU faculty members, you may request to have paperwork transferred from Human Resources to the Office of Academic Admissions.

Please send an email to HR_AU_EMPLOYMENTVERIFICATIONS@augusta.edu indicating which transcript(s) and academic documents they should submit to the Office of Academic Admissions.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 

Proof of Lawful Presence 
In accordance with Board of Regents Policy 4.1.6, all applicants for admission to Augusta University are required to provide validation of lawful presence in the United States. Acceptance to Augusta University is conditional until lawful presence is verified. ALL applicants who are US Citizens must submit documentation that verifies his/her lawful presence in the United States at time of application to the Office of Admissions.

Testing and Disability Services  
The Office of Disability Services provides a variety of services and accommodations to meet the needs of disability related concerns in accordance with the Americans with Disability Act – Amended Act (2008), the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and Board of Regents' policies. Accommodations for students with disabilities are made on an Individual basis. For more information, please email or visit the Testing & Disability Services website.

 
 
  • While every effort is made to maintain this information as current, it may be subject to change.
  • Please check with The Graduate School for recent updates.
  • Substitutions and/or waivers of minimum requirements must first be supported and approved at the program level and then formally approved by the Dean of The Graduate School.
  • Applications deferred to another semester are subject to all admission requirements and program requirements in effect for the semester to which they are deferred.