Admission to the MBA program is contingent upon the applicant having a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a grade performance indicating probable success at the graduate level. In addition, performance on the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) is used in evaluating an applicant.
Full Admission: The following minimum criteria must be met in order to be considered for review for admissions to the MBA program:
- A four-year bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
- Approval from the Dean of the Frost School of Business.
- An undergraduate GPA and GMAT score that indicate probable success at the graduate level.
- Related professional experience.
- Completion of an application form.
- Completion of undergraduate pre-requisites as needed.
Undergraduate Pre-requisites: Basic undergraduate preparation in Business Administration is a requirement for taking graduate courses leading to an MBA. A student with a Bachelor of Business degree or its equivalent normally will have completed the basic courses needed. A student whose undergraduate degree is in another discipline can meet these requirements by completing two additional courses that may be taken in classroom or online at Centenary:
- Principles of Microeconomics (3 hours)
- Principles of Macroeconomics (3 hours)
As an alternative, a student can demonstrate proficiency in the above areas on an approved test, such as the CLEP test. A student must earn a “C” or better in all pre-requisites. The Dean may require that a student repeat certain pre-requisite courses taken as an undergraduate. A student will not be admitted to candidacy for the MBA prior to having completed these pre-requisites. Courses may not be taken for graduate credit without the proper prerequisite for that course. Students may take up to nine (9) credits of graduate work while completing the undergraduate prerequisites.
The MBA cost per credit hour for the 21/22 academic year is $715. Each first-time applicant pays a one-time, non-refundable fee of $50. This fee is waived for those with a Centenary College undergraduate degree.
Additional fees may apply to individual courses within the degree. For information on financial aid programs, please contact the MBA program coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.