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Admission to MBA Program

A student may apply via one of the following admissions tracks:

1.  Traditional

This track is designed for applicants who have a business or non-business undergraduate degree from an accredited university. International applicants are required to submit their undergraduate documents for a course-by-course evaluation to a credentialing agency such as World Education Services (WES), Educational Credentials Evaluators (ECE), or National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) (for accounting applicants). A GMAT score (or GRE equivalent) of 450 or higher is also required. Applicants must meet a minimum of 1050 points based on the formula: 200 times overall undergraduate GPA plus the GMAT (of 450 or higher).

2.  Advanced Degree

Master’s or doctoral degree holders from other accredited universities may apply without the GMAT/GRE requirement. Applicants must submit an essay discussing their backgrounds and the relevance of the MBA to their career goals, a current resume, and two letters of reference. These materials must be submitted to mba@pittstate.edu.

3.  Executive

Qualified business professionals may apply without the GMAT/GRE requirement. Applicants must provide documented evidence of at least five years of significant managerial experience as well as an accredited undergraduate degree. In addition, applicants must submit an essay discussing their professional experiences and the relevance of the MBA to their career goals, a current resume, and two letters of reference. These materials must be submitted to mba@pittstate.edu

4.  Recent PSU Graduate

The GMAT/GRE requirement is waived for recent business graduates of the PSU Kelce College of Business subject to the following conditions: the applicant must have an overall undergraduate GPA of 3.25 and the degree must have been earned within the last two years prior to the admission decision. The GMAT/GRE waiver also applies to recent non-Kelce graduates with an undergraduate GPA of 3.25 or higher and a minor in business.

For International Applicants:

If your native language is not English, you must also submit a minimum TOEFL score of 550 (or 213 computer-based test or 79 on internet-based test) or an IELTS overall band score of 6.5 with no band score below 5.5

Further information concerning the MBA Program at Pittsburg State University may be obtained from:

Dr. Bienvenido Cortes
Associate Dean/MBA Program Director
Kelce College of Business
Pittsburg State University
1701 S. Broadway, Pittsburg, KS 66762
Telephone: 620.235.4594
Email: mba@pittstate.edu or bcortes@pittstate.edu

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