Applicants will be admitted to the MBA program on the basis of scholastic achievement and aptitude for graduate study. Other qualities appropriate to graduate study are also considered. Anyone holding a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university (one recognized by the Council on Post Secondary Accreditation) is eligible for consideration. Prior study in business and/or economics is not a requirement for admission.
All material must be received by The Citadel Graduate College (CGC) Office on or before the following dates to assure consideration to the MBA program.
Mail all documents to:
The Citadel - Graduate College
171 Moultrie Street
Charleston, SC 29409
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1. Complete and return a graduate application form, along with appropriate application fee, to CGC, Bond Hall room 101. For web links to current and future course offerings, calendars, and fees please visit the CGC welcome page.
2. Official transcript(s) from all colleges and universities attended must be submitted to the CGC Office. Students whose degrees are from colleges or universities outside the United States may be required to have their transcripts translated by one of the several academic credential evaluation organizations recognized by The Citadel Graduate College. (www.wes.org)
3. Take the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) and submit an official copy of the scores to the CGC Office. The GMAT must be taken within the last five years for the college to accept the scores. Scores on other graduate entrance exams, such as the GRE, may be acceptable substitutes. Applicants who have a doctorate degree are not required to submit a GMAT score.
4. Submit two letters of reference to the CGC Office. These may be from faculty members of his/her undergraduate college and/or from associates in business, government, or military service.
5. Submit a copy of his/her resume detailing previous work experience.
6. Submit two brief (one page maximum) essays. Each essay will be in response to a specific question. In the first essay, the student will explain how his/her specific education, knowledge, experience and skills have prepared him/her for graduate business education and how they will add to the overall educational experience of other students. The second essay will explain what the student hopes to gain from graduate education, and what his/her objective is in pursuing the degree.
7. TOEFL score: This test is required of students whose native language is not English. The minimum score is 550 paper-based, 213 computer-based, or 79 Internet-based.
8. A personal interview with the Director of Business School Operations and/or the MBA Director may be required.
Some students may be admitted to the MBA program on a provisional basis. Such admissions are made on a case-by-case basis by the MBA Program Director. The student will remain on provisional status until he/she has completed a pre-determined number of credit hours of MBA course work with a GPR of at least 3.0; at that time the students admission status will be changed from provisional to regular status. Students on provisional status are not authorized to register for further classes until such time grades are posted.
During the admission process, the student's records will be reviewed and the results communicated in writing to the student. If the application is denied admission, a student may petition the MBA Committee through the MBA Director for reconsideration, citing any extenuating or mitigating circumstances.