Preparing to Be a Graduate Business Student Christopher D. Lynn, MBA Program Advisor
Welcome! We are glad that you have come to Missouri State for further instruction in English. We hope to prepare you for further success in business with our MBA program at Missouri State University.
Facts Average MBA graduate’s salary - $52,000 USD. More than 10 different countries represented. Accredited by the AACSB International, which recognizes the premier schools of business worldwide.
Admission (Through FA2011) 2.75 GPA on the last 60 hours of credit 400 GMAT composite minimum GPA and GMAT must satisfy the following formula: 200 * GPA on Last 60 + GMAT = 1,000
The Foundation Coursework Courses needed are based on whether you have had undergraduate equivalents. ACC, CIS, ECO, FIN, MGT, MKT, QBA, and LAW 600
The Core Coursework (Through SU2012) ACC 711, CIS 761, FGB 780, MGT 764, MGT 767, MKT 772, QBA 775 Choose one of the following: FIN 682 – International Finance MGT 747 – International Management MKT 774 – International Marketing
The Concentration 2 Elective Courses Choose a course of study in Finance, Marketing, Management, CIS, or coursework of your choice Seminar
Advising Before registering for courses, you must be approved by an advisor. The advisor helps you to select an appropriate course load. You are required to have an advisor’s approval to register each semester.
Taking the GMAT The GMAT (Graduate Management Admissions Test) is a test of your verbal (English), quantitative (mathematics), and essay writing skills. The test is scored from 200 to 800. You must complete the GMAT before registering for your second semester in the MBA.
What Do We Expect? We expect that you will take 9 credit hours (9 hours in class) each semester. For each hour in class, you should expect to study at least 2-3 hours (18-24 hours per week).
Many of your classes will require writing assignments. Many will be 20-30 pages in length. Many of your classes will expect you to speak in class as a part of your grade. Preparing for these classes may take an additional 10 hours a week.