MBA Admission Requirements

  1. A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher in your most recent 60 semester hours of college work.
  2. Foundation Courses – if your undergraduate degree is not in Business, you will be required to take pre-requisite Foundation Courses. However, as several MBA courses do not require the foundation courses as pre-requisites, you may apply for conditional admission to the program before you have completed this requirement.
  3. You must have a demonstrated math proficiency at college level calculus or equivalent.
  4. Two years of evident professional experience are preferred.
  5. GMAT of 500 or higher or GRE score equivalent to a 500 GMAT using the ETS GRE Quantitative Reasoning Score chart.

Additional details are as follows:

  • Students who need Foundation Courses may take up to 8 credits prior to taking the GMAT.
  • Students may apply for probationary status if they receive GMAT or GRE scores below the minimum requirements.
  • GMAT or GRE requirement may be waived for those who have received a graduate degree from an accredited institution


International Students: All international students and any applicant educated outside of the U.S. must demonstrate proficiency in English, via TOEFL scores of:

  • 550 - paper-based test
  • 215 - computer-based test
  • 90 - internet-based test / Intensive English Test score of 8.0

Transfer Credit

Applicable graduate credit may be applied towards this academic program. In order for credits to be accepted toward a degree they must be graduate level credits, be approved by the Academic Advisor, and have a grade of A or B. Once approved by the advisor, students must complete a Petition to Count Work in a Degree Program to have the credit approved by the Grad School. Master’s degree students must complete a minimum of 24 credits at the University of Northern Colorado. All work counted in a master's degree program must be completed within five years. The time limit is calculated from the beginning of the first class transferred in and counted in the degree program.