Admission Process: MBA

  1. A baccalaureate degree from a college or university accredited regionally with a 2.5 or higher GPA. Applicants with a degree from a non-accredited institution will be considered individually, and validating additional undergraduate course work or examinations may be required. Applicants with a GPA below 2.5 may be considered for conditional admission at the discretion of the program director.
  2. A minimum of two years of appropriate work experience as determined by the program director.
  3. Applicants may be required to take the Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT) and have scores sent to Bethel College, MBA Office.
  4. Students entering the MBA program must have completed at least one course in each of the following areas: accounting, economics and college level math. Students should earn a grade of "B" or better in each of the three courses.
  5. Satisfactory personal interview with the enrollment counselor or program director.
  6. Acceptable oral and written skills must be demonstrated.
  7. Students whose native language is not English must score 540 or higher on the paper version, 207 or higher on the computer version, or 76 or higher on the Internet version of the TOEFL.
  8. Agreement with the standards of conduct in effect for all graduate students.

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.

Application Procedures

  1. Complete an M.B.A. Admission Application from the Bethel College website.
  2. Return the completed form to Bethel College, M.B.A. office.
  3. Request transcripts from bachelor granting institution and any graduate work completed.
  4. Write a biographical sketch of at least 300 words that tells something about yourself, your recent work experience, your reasons for taking graduate studies, and the reason you selected
  5. Bethel College. Mail this to Bethel College, M.B.A. office.
  6. If instructed by enrollment counselor take the GMAT test and indicate that the score is to be sent to Bethel College, M.B.A. office.
  7. When all of the admission materials are on file, they are reviewed by the M.B.A. program director, and the applicant is notified of the action taken.
  8. Applicants desiring financial aid should file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

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

Conditional Admission may be granted at the discretion of the program director when the applicant does not fully meet the admission requirement 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 within the established time period, enrollment in the M.B.A. program will be terminated.

Special Admission may be granted by the program director for a student to enroll for credit in an individual course on the basis of a transcript and a personal interview. A maximum of nine hours of credit may be earned as a special student. If the student later decides to pursue the M.B.A. degree, all the regular admission requirements must be met.

Permission to Audit is granted by the 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 $180 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 program director. Courses with a “B” or higher grade may be transferred, provided that they have been taken with the last five years. A maximum of nine semester hours will be accepted toward the M.B.A. degree.

Undergraduate Bethel College Students may register in graduate courses for graduate credit, if 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 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

M.B.A. degree upon completion of the baccalaureate degree.

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