All applicants for the DBU MBA program must meet the following criteria:
- A Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
- Evidence of sound moral character and compatibility with DBU’s mission.
In addition, the Master's Degree Admission Committee will review the following criteria as it strives to take a holistic view of the applicant in order to determine the likelihood of success in the MBA program:
- A likelihood for academic success as demonstrated by a GPA of 3.0 or higher. (The Master's Degree Admission Committee may take into consideration the student's performance in the last 60 hours of undergraduate course work as it reviews undergraduate performance.)
- A minimum Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score of 425.
- Five or more years of significant, substantive managerial/leadership experience that may be evidenced through resumé review, applicant interview, or employer recommendations.
- 12 hours of graduate work from an accredited institution with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
Applicants who meet criteria 1, 2, and 3, in combination with one of criteria 4-6, may be granted Full Admission.
The Master's Degree Admission Committee strives to take a holistic view of the applicant in order to determine the likelihood for success in the MBA program. Applicants who show potential for graduate study, but do not meet the criteria for Full Admission may be admitted for up to 12 hours under Provisional status.
Applicants admitted under Provisional Admission must fulfill the conditions of this status as identified by the Master's Degree Admission Committee in order to continue in the program past 12 hours.
Students under Provisional Admission must maintain a 3.0 GPA and receive no grades below "B."
Students admitted under Provisional Admission will be granted Full Admission upon successful completion of 12 credit hours and fulfillment of the conditions of their admission as determined by the Master's Degree Admission Committee.
Applicants meeting criteria 1 and 2, though not meeting criteria 3 and one of 4-6, may be determined by the Master's Degree Admission Committee to show potential for graduate study. These applicants will be asked by the committee to complete certain requirements such as prerequisite coursework and/or an entrance examination, before an admission decision will be made. These applicants must fulfill all requirements which are determined by the Master's Degree Admission Committee as necessary prior to a final committee review and admission decision.
Note: Applicants for whom there is no evidence to demonstrate a likelihood for success in the MBA Program may be denied admission to the program.