MBA Admission Process

Required Credentials

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution*
  • Five years of relevant business or professional experience***
  • A completed graduate admission application
    • 23-24 Application (Summer 2023 - Spring 2024)
      (MCLA's MBA program preferred application due date for Fall 2023 is June 1, 2023) 
  • $75 application fee (non-refundable)
  • Official college transcript(s)
  • Professional resume
  • Personal statement
  • Three professional letters of recommendation

** GMAT Score (or GRE)

Transfer credits are accepted up to a maximum of six (6) credit hours for core courses with grades of B or better and must be no more than five years old, taken at an accredited institution. 

*An undergraduate major in business is not a requirement.  The program requires 45 credits of graduate business courses. Credit waivers may be available for those students who already possess an undergraduate business degree. 

** Applicants will be considered for admission without GMAT scores provided the applicant possesses an advanced degree with quantitative content (e.g. master's, doctorate, etc.) or a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0, combined with at least five years of significant professional experience (typically post-baccalaureate) and a personal interview with the MBA Admission Committee.  The committee reserves the rights to require a GMAT score from an applicant even if the basic conditions are met.

***Experience may be waived on an individual basis.

Meeting the minimum standards does not guarantee admission into the program.


Professor James Moriarty
MBA Program Director
Department Chairperson, Business Administration & Economics
Professor of Business Administration & Economics