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Northwest Missouri State University


MBA Admission Requirements

Admission Deadlines

If you wish to be considered for admission to the MBA program, send your application for admission to the Northwest Graduate Office.

Trimester Deadlines:

Fall July 1
Spring December 1
Summer May 1

Applicants to Northwest Missouri States University’s MBA program with a bachelor’s degree in business from a regionally accredited university with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, and one of the following:

International applicants must meet one of the following English proficiency requirements*:

*The English proficiency requirement may be waived for international applicants with bachelor's degree from any United States regionally accredited institutions.

Applicants to the MBA program who do not have a bachelor’s degree in business are required to successfully complete the MBA Business Foundation course which is designed specifically for students who are new to business curriculum.


Transfer Credits

Only students who are in good standing as graduate students at a regionally-accredited institution are eligible to apply as graduate transfer students.

No more than nine trimester hours of graduate credit consisting of no more than four courses may be transferred for a graduate program. Transfer credit must be from a regionally-accredited institution. The acceptance of the full nine hours is conditional on the applicability to the student’s planned degree program. The student must be working on a specific master’s degree at Northwest and have completed the Degree Audit Agreement in order to receive consideration for eligible transfer credit. The student’s advisor must request, in writing, consideration of potential transfer credit from the Dean of the Graduate School. Transfer credit is not processed for non-degree or certification graduate students. Transfer credit applied toward a degree may not be older than eight years.

Only work evaluated “B” or above is acceptable for transfer credit and applicable to a specific master’s degree program. Coursework taken for ungraded credit cannot be used toward a degree. Official transcripts must show that the credit is at the graduate level. No transfer credit will be accepted for courses taken by correspondence.

Credit completed at any institution as part of an advanced degree from that institution is not acceptable for transfer toward a graduate degree at Northwest.

Northwest has the option of not accepting transfer credit from a regionally- or nationally- accredited institution for courses offered by that institution in a state outside of the state where the institution has its home campus.