MBA Admissions Requirements

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The Deadline to Apply to the MBA Program is August 12, 2022!!

The application process for entry into the MVSU Graduate Studies Program(s): To apply for admissions to the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program, simply click on the "Graduate Application" link at the bottom of this page and submit along with the other required supporting documentation to the Mississippi Valley State University (MVSU) Office of Admission & Recruitment via email at admsn@mvsu.edu.  If there are additional questions about the graduate admission process, please contact the MVSU Office of Admission & Recruitment at: Phone-(662-254-3347).  In addition to being admitted into the university’s Graduate Studies Program(s), specifically, applicants admitted into the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program must:

  • Have earned an undergraduate or bachelor’s degree from a fully accredited college or university.

  • Have achieved an undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher.

  • If transferring from another graduate program, the program must be fully accredited and the graduate transfer grade point average (GPA) must be 3.0 or higher.  

    • Note:  Only six hours of graduate course work completed at one or more universities or colleges are transferable.

  • Have submitted a fully "Typed" and completed graduate application to the MVSU Graduate Admissions Office with the required supporting documentation with explicit attention to details and accuracy and consistency of all information notated on all submitted documentation (this will be strictly and explicitly scrutinized).  Please be advised that your grade point average (GPA) will not be the only criterion that will be assessed; the entirety of your graduate application packet will be scrutinized and assessed for 1) overall professionalism, 2) the overall accuracy, consistency, and clarity of information on your documents, and 3) the level of communications (orally or in writing).  The graduate admissions application packet must include:

    • Transcripts from all universities attended or the transcripts that you wish to use as part of the application criteria.  If you are a graduate of Mississippi Valley State University, your transcripts should be on file with the MVSU Office of Student Records, however, you are still required to submit them as part of the graduate admissions application packet.

    • Three professional letters of reference or recommendation and each recommendation letter should have the accompanying Letter of Recommendation Form that is part of the graduate admissions application.  

    • A professional resume or curriculum vitae (CV)

    • Copies of your most recent immunization records. If you have attended Mississippi Valley State University, your immunization records should be on file with the MVSU Admissions Office.

    • A Professional Statement (cover letter format).  A copy of a professional cover letter template can be downloaded to aid you with the formatting for your professional statement (/sites/default/files/banner/professional_cover_letter_template.docx).

    •    Your professional statement should include the following criteria:

      • Font type:  New Times Roman

      • Font size: 12pt

      • Not more than two or three pages

      • Spacing between sentences should be "1.5"

      • Margins should be "one inch" on all sides

      • Attention to the details and tenants of Standard English Grammar and proper and professional sentence structure

      • Free from any and all grammatical and sentence structure errors; as this will be strictly adhered to and scrutinized

      • The professional statement should address your 1) professional and some personal motivations for pursuing a professional graduate business degree, 2) why you chose Mississippi Valley State University to further your education at the graduate level in business administration, and 3) how attaining an MBA from Mississippi Valley State University will aid you with the achievement of your professional and personal endeavors.  

International Students:  Additional requirements for international students can be found in the 2021-2022 MVSU Graduate Catalog (pg 23, first paragraph) on the MVSU Website under:  Academic Affairs.  In addition, international students can contact the Office of International Programs at 662-254-3092 for more specific information that pertains to all MVSU graduate programs.

NoteApplicants who are applying to the MBA program and who have an undergraduate degree in another discipline other than a business undergraduate degree are strongly encouraged to take “MBA Foundational” business courses for non-business majors.  These MBA foundational courses can be taken simultaneously with MBA courses.  These MBA Foundational courses include: 

AC 221

Financial Accounting

BA 212

Principles of Economics

BA 322

Business Finance

BA 314

Management

BA 205

Business Statistics

BA 343

Principles of Marketing

MVSU (For MBA Program) Graduate Application