Program Requirements

Program Requirements

Discover all you need to know in order to successfully prepare for and complete your App State MBA.

Prerequisite Courses

Successful completion of prerequisite courses is required prior to taking MBA courses in corresponding subject areas. You have resources available to complete prerequisite courses if not satisfied by prior academic work.

Applicants do not need to complete prerequisite courses before applying to the MBA program. Learn more.

GMAT/GRE Exam and Waiver Requirements

While submitting GMAT or GRE scores (no older than five years) is required as part of the admissions process, you may request an exam waiver based on your undergraduate academic performance and/or professional experience and certifications. Exam waivers will be granted if you meet one of the following criteria:

  • an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher AND five or more years of full-time, professional work or military experience, with at least one recommendation letter from the direct supervisor detailing the applicant's role while employed; or
  • an undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or higher; or
  • membership in Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honor Society

An approved waiver request does not guarantee admission to the program.

ETS Major Field Test

MBA students are required to take the ETS Major Field Test at the end of the program. This exam is designed to measure a student's subject knowledge and the learning outcomes of the MBA program for accreditation and assurance of program quality.

Executive Skills

MBA students are required to take Executive Skills (MBA 5820) toward the end of their program. This zero-credit hour course is designed to provide career coaching as students prepare to leave the classroom and begin or continue their careers.

MBA students are expected to wear business casual clothing for all official MBA activities or other appropriate attire for specific events. Learn more about dress code requirements.