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Requirements

  1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with a 2.75 or higher GPA. Applicants with a degree from a nonaccredited institution will be considered individually, and validating additional undergraduate course work or examinations may be required. Applicants with a GPA below 2.75 may be considered for conditional admission at the discretion of the graduate admissions committee.
  2. A minimum of two years of appropriate work experience as determined by the program director.
  3. Completion of at least three credit hours with a grade of "B" or better, or completion of required reading and examination of each of the following: Accounting, Economics and College-Level Mathematics.
  4. Acceptable oral and written skills must be demonstrated.
  5. A TOEFL score of 540 or higher on the paper version, 207 or higher on the computer version if English is not your native language.
  6. Agreement with the standards of conduct in effect for all graduate students.
  7. The Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT) may be required on an individual basis.
  8. An interview with the program director may be required in some circumstances.

Through the admissions requirements Bethel College is seeking a clear indication based on transcripts, testing, written work, and interview that the applicant is able and desirous of pursuing graduate studies successfully. Qualified candidates are considered without regard to race, national or ethnic origin, age, gender or physical handicap. Persons in underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

Regular Admission is granted when it has been determined that the applicant has fully met the admission requirements for the MBA degree program.

Conditional Admission may be granted at the discretion of the graduate admissions committee when the applicant does not fully meet the admission requirements but appears to have the potential to meet the requirements and to profit from graduate studies at Bethel College. Conditional admission requires that fixed procedures be followed to successfully achieve regular admission. If a student does not meet the conditions to achieve regular admission, enrollment in the MBA program will be terminated.

Special Admission may be granted by agreement of the MBA director and the professor for a student to enroll for credit in an individual course on the basis of an application, application fee, transcript(s) and interview with the program director. A maximum of nine hours of credit may be earned as a special admission student. If the student later decides to pursue the MBA degree, all the regular admission requirements must be met.

Permission to Audit is granted by the MBA program director upon consent of the professor teaching the course. The regular application fee is paid at the time the first course is audited. A graduate audit fee of $125 is paid for each course.

Transfer Students may be granted credit for graduate work at other institutions when the work is determined to be acceptable by the MBA program director. Courses with a "B" or higher grade may be transferred, provided that they have been taken within the last five years. A maximum of nine semester hours will be accepted toward the MBA degree.

Undergraduate Bethel College Students may register in graduate courses for graduate credit as space is available and provided they have completed at least 88 hours of undergraduate work, have a minimum GPA of 2.75, and have the permission of their academic advisor and the MBA program director. Such courses may not apply for credit on both undergraduate and graduate degrees. A maximum of nine hours of graduate credit may be accumulated, to be applied to the MBA degree upon completion of the baccalaureate degree.