Admissions & Application

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The Bluefield State University MBA program is open to both business and non-business majors, with non-business majors needing to complete foundational coursework requirements prior to enrolling in graduate-level classes.

Students entering the MBA program without having completed all program foundational courses will be admitted on a provisionary basis and will qualify for full admission upon successfully completing foundational courses.

Grade Point Average (GPA)

Students are expected to have a minimum 2.75 GPA; however, students with GPAs below 2.75 will be considered for admission if their academic performance during their final 60 credit hours of undergraduate coursework demonstrates the potential to be successful in a graduate program.

Relevant Background

Students must have a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college. Students’ performance in their undergraduate program will be assessed by the MBA Program Admissions Committee on a case-by-case basis.

As noted above, students may satisfy the foundational prerequisites by taking the required courses, exhibiting equivalent academic preparation, or receiving waivers of prerequisite courses based on extensive, professional experience in the course discipline.

Transfer Students

Students transferring into the program from another graduate-level business program may request to have a maximum of six (6) credits transferred. In order to be considered for transfer credit, the course description(s) and course objectives(s) must be comparable to those of the MBA courses offered at Bluefield State University.

Graduation Requirements

In order to graduate from the MBA program, students must complete all courses with an overall GPA of 3.00 or higher.

Application Requirements

Upcoming start date: 1/9/2023

1 Complete an online application form.

2 Submit two letters of recommendation and a 3 - 5 page statement of purpose to the Director of the MBA program.

3 Send official undergraduate transcripts to the Bluefield State Admissions Office.