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Admission Requirements

The Citadel School of Business has developed a program of study to benefit professionals of varying levels of experience in business. Applicants will be admitted to the Master of Business Administration program on the basis of scholastic achievement and aptitude for graduate study.  Other qualities appropriate to graduate study are also considered in the admission process.

Prospective students with a Bachelor of Science in Business from a regionally accredited college or university (one recognized by the Council for Higher Education) are eligible for consideration.  Prior study in business is not a requirement for admission.  Individuals who do not possess a bachelor's degree in business may apply to the MBA program directly, at their own discretion, or choose to enroll in and complete up to six (6) credit hours of foundation courses as a non-degree seeking student before applying if undergraduate grades or GMAT/GRE scores are not sufficient for acceptance.

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.
All admission materials must be received by The Citadel Graduate College (CGC) Office on or before the following dates to assure consideration to the MBA Program:
July 15th
Spring   November 15th
 Summer    April 15th 



Submit the online application.


Submit official transcript(s) from all colleges and universities attended. 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


Submit official Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or GRE scores to the CGC Office. The test must be taken within the last five years for the college to accept the scores.  

For GMAT practice exams, please visit http://www.examfocus.com/gmat/ 
For GRE Practice Exams, please visit www.ets.org/gre/revised_general/prepare 


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.


Submit a copy of his/her resume detailing previous work experience.


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.  

For TOEFL practice tests, please visit http://www.examfocus.com/toefl/ or http://www.testpractice.net/TOEFL/Default.aspx

A personal interview with the Director of Business School Operations and/or the MBA Director may be required.
Provisional Status
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 student’s 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 as grades are posted.


MBA Program Requirements

Students admitted to the MBA program must complete the following courses:*
Course #
Course Title
Credit Hours
BADM 713
Communication for Leadership
3 Credit Hours
BADM 716
Legal and Ethical Environment for Decision Makers
3 Credit Hours
BADM 719
Information Technology Management
3 Credit Hours
BADM 722
Leadership in Organizations
3 Credit Hours
BADM 728
Accounting for Executives
3 Credit Hours
BADM 731
Quantitative Methods for Operations Management
3 Credit Hours
BADM 734
Financial Problems
3 Credit Hours
BADM 737
Strategic Marketing
3 Credit Hours
BADM 740
Global Business Strategy (This course must be taken within the last six hours of a student’s MBA program of study.)
3 credit Hours
BADM 750 - 795
3 Elective Courses (Three courses at 3 Credit Hours each)
9 Credit Hours
Please see the Course Descriptions page for detailed descriptions of the courses listed above.

*Students that have not met the prerequisites for these courses will need to complete the foundation courses