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Northwest Missouri State University


Research and Comps

Research Component

A completed Research Component form View PDF with instructor signature must be on file in the Graduate Office prior to applying for approval to take the comprehensive examinations. Students can use an individual or team paper to fulfill the research component requirement.

Comprehensive Examination – ETS

Students must pass the ETS® MBA-MFT comprehensive exam in order to complete MBA program. Students have three (3) opportunities to pass the exam. Students who fail to pass the exam after three attempts will not receive an MBA degree.

The ETS® Major Field Test for MBA is available on campus in Maryville and through Prometric® Test Centers throughout the United States. 

Alternate Exam for International Students

An alternate comprehensive exam is available to students who live outside of the United States upon the approval of the MBA Program Director. Students must identify a proctor for the exam and submit the proctor’s name, telephone number and e-mail address to the MBA Program Director.