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Master of Business Administration Admissions Criteria

Admission to the MBA Program is open to prospective students with a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a regionally accredited college or university. Students lacking undergraduate coursework in business may be required to take up to 12 hours of foundation courses in accounting, economics, finance and management or marketing, in addition to the curricula for the MBA program. In some cases, significant professional work experience will be considered in lieu of undergraduate business coursework.


The MBA Admissions Committee will consider the following factors in granting full admission to the MBA Program:


  • Undergraduate GPA (2.75 or higher)
  • GMAT Score
  • Statement of Objectives
  • Letters of Recommendation (3 required)
  • Work Experience
  • Resume

To apply, download, complete and submit the Graduate Admission Application


For further information, please contact: Ellen R. Ricoma, MBA Program Director, School of Business, SC State University, 300 College Street, NE, 114 Belcher Hall – PO Box 7176, Orangeburg, SC 29117. Phone: (803) 533-3777