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Admission Requirements

To be eligible for enrollment in the MBA for Professionals Program at King University an applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • Completion of a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Students who do not have a prior academic background in business are required to take the online Business Principles Seminars. These online courses must be completed as a necessary part of the MBA curriculum, and must be completed prior to completion of the corresponding course in the MBA program. For students with prior coursework in business, the business faculty will consider waiving the business principles seminar for coursework where a grade of "C" or better was attained in the each of the following areas: Statistics, Economics, Accounting, Finance, and Marketing.
  • Cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or better on all prior academic work. Students who do not meet this requirement may be conditionally accepted.
  • The MBA program requires a student to have completed at least two years of full time work experience.
  • Completion of application requirements.

To apply for admission to the Master of Business Administration for Professionals program, individuals must take the following steps:

  • Submit a completed application.
  • Request transcripts from each college or university previously attended. Applicants should check with the Registrar from each institution for the appropriate transcript fee.
  • Submit two recommendations from professional sources. These can be from your supervisor and another professional source including a previous college instructor or another professional colleague.
    • Our application system requires recommendations be completed online by your recommenders
    • When completing your application you will be asked to identify two recommenders and enter their e-mail addresses.
    • Not until after you click the final submit button for your application will your recommenders receive an email containing a link to a customized online recommendation form. After the initial request, the link is automatically sent once more one week later if the recommendation has still not been submitted.
    • Once entered, any substitution to those two names must be handled by paper submission.
  • Write a three to four page personal statement indicating your interest in the program, your professional preparation, your academic experience and job-related experience, and your career goals.
  • Submit your resume.

Conditional Acceptance

The Graduate Admission Committee will consider exceptions to the admissions criteria. Students who do not meet the minimum requirements, but appear to be capable of performing well in the program, at the discretion of the admission committee may be accepted conditionally into the program. Conditional acceptance will be lifted upon the student's successful completion of his or her first semester with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Failure to achieve a grade point average of 3.0 or higher will result in the student being academically suspended.

GMAT Policy

The MBA Program at King University does not require GMAT scores.

MBA Program Requirements

To earn a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree, each Graduate Student must:

  • Satisfy all prerequisites. This may require completing the online Business Principles Seminars BUSA 4890: Statistics; BUSA 4891: Economics; BUSA 4892: Accounting; BUSA 4893: Finance; and BUSA 4894: Marketing.
  • Complete the 36 hours of graduate level coursework.
  • Have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or above, and receive no more than two Cs.
  • Pay all fees and tuition charges.

Academic Policies

All Graduate Students are subject to the Academic Policies of the King University Center for Graduate and Professional Studies.

Transfer Credit

Up to six graduate credits of "B" work or above from regionally accredited colleges or universities may be accepted in transfer toward meeting the requirements of the program.

Graduate Student Academic Load

The MBA for Professionals Program is four 15-week semesters. Students will be enrolled in at least nine semester hours of courses each semester. The first semester will start 1 of 3 times per year - January, May and August. The other semesters will follow immediately-there is no summer vacation; however, there are short breaks for major holidays.

Graduate students need to openly discuss this program and its demands with both their families and their employers. This is an intensive 16-month program with many demands and requirements. Periodic breaks are purposely built in to allow time for reflection and rejuvenation; however, graduate students will need the support and encouragement of family and employers.

If you have specific questions about admissions requirements feel free to email us at admissions@king.edu or call toll free at 800.362.0014.