Master of Business Administration
Business Administration, MBA
Application Deadlines (Spring and Fall 2020 Entry):
Fall 2020 Entry (Part-time or Full-time)
June 1, 2020 **EXTENDED to July 1, 2020**
Application Fee (non-refundable): $55
- 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 RequirementMinimum 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 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 email@example.com.
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.
Transcript/Credential Evaluation of Foreign Transcripts
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.
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.
Letters of Recommendation
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).
(GMAT, GRE, DAT, and MCAT scores will be accepted.)
Standardized Test Requirements
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.
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.
TOEFL Requirements (if applicable)
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/ResumeFollowing 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.
Recent graduates of a Bachelor of Business Administration program are strongly encouraged
to gain professional work experience before entering our program.
If you are an AU faculty members, you may request to have paperwork transferred from
Human Resources to the Office of Academic Admissions.
AU Faculty Members
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.
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.