Applicants who do not have an undergraduate business degree may be admitted into the Pre-MBA Program. The program is open to anyone needing a background in business or as a refresher in business foundational concepts. Participation in this program may be used to meet the undergraduate business degree requirements for admission into the 36-hour MBA program. There are no GMAT or GPA requirements for admission into the Pre-MBA Program. However, upon completion of the Pre-MBA Program, those wishing to apply for the 36-hour MBA program must meet the requirements for admission into the MBA Program.
Admission Requirements for the Pre-MBA Program
1. Complete and return a graduate application form, along with the appropriate non-refundable application fee to The Citadel Graduate College (CGC), Bond Hall, Room 101.
2. Submit an official transcript for your baccalaureate degree and all other undergraduate or graduate work directly from each college or university attended.
3. Submit two essay questions, no more than one page each, which answers the following questions:
- How has your experience/education prepared you for a graduate course in business?
- What do you expect to gain from taking the foundation courses?
4. Submit the names and contact information for three (3) references familiar with your work.
5. Submit resume detailing work experience.
All materials must be received by the CGC office by the following deadlines to be considered for admission to the foundation program.
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BADM 701 - Foundations of Accounting
This course is designed to provide students with a knowledge of the basic tools and concepts used in financial accounting . It emphasizes identifying and interpreting relevant accounting information for decision-making by external users. The focus is on the four financial statements: the income statement, the statement of changes in equity, the balance sheet, and the statement of cash flows. Prerequisite: None.
BADM 704 - Foundations of Economics
This course introduces students to microeconomics (the study of individual economic units, including product markets, individual consumers, and firms) and macroeconomics (the study of broad economic aggregates such as gross domestic product). Prerequisite: None.
BADM 707 - Foundations of Marketing and International Business
This course provides an introduction to the world of international business including the nature and fundamental concepts of international business, its environment, opportunities in the global marketplace as well as theoretical and applied examples. In addition, the course illustrates how concepts from international business are utilized in the marketing of products and services for the individual firm. Prerequisite: None.
BADM 710 - Quantitative Methods
This course is designed to provide students with knowledge of analytical tools and concepts used in making optimal decisions in the pursuit of organizational goals including cost efficiency, service delivery, and profit. Analytical concepts include probability theory, statistics, regression analysis, forecasting, and utility theory. In addition to the theory covered above, the students will also work on projects employing techniques, particularly regression and forecasting. Prerequisite: None.
BADM 725 - Foundations of Finance
This introductory course in finance provides students with the financial management tools necessary to analyze complex business financial problems, and offer reasoned alternative solutions. The course builds on principles presented in basic financial and managerial accounting courses, and introduces the student to new financial principles. Prerequisite: Foundations of Accounting (BADM 701).
*Please note that students who do not have an undergraduate degree in business will be required to take 15 hours of foundation courses in addition to the 36 hour MBA program.