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Admission Requirements

You can review the MBA admission requirements below.

AACSB logoMaster of Business Administration
2016-2018 Catalog Requirements

Frostburg’s MBA at a Glance:

  • 36-42 credit hour program depending on prior preparation
  • Accredited by AACSB
  • Online delivery
  • Full or part time options: (12 month completion option with full time enrollment)
  • Fall, spring and summer admission
  • GMAT or GRE required. Waiver option is available See waiver options below.

Application Checklist

  • Apply online
  • Send official college/university transcripts
  • GMAT or GRE test scores (see waiver option below).

Who Should Apply?

Frostburg State University’s MBA program is open to all students with an undergraduate degree from an accredited university.  While it is specifically designed with the working adult in mind, the program is also relevant for those choosing to immediately continue their education after receiving an undergraduate baccalaureate degree.

The program is structured to support students with or without prior academic training in business fields. Those without the academic background may be required to take up to two additional “essential” courses in addition to the 12 core MBA courses. A transcript review will determine if students will be required to take the “essential” coursework.

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for full program admission, students must have a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university and must have taken the GMAT with a minimum score of 450 and 3.0 analytical writing score. GRE (Graduate Record Exam) may be substituted for the GMAT test. GRE scores will be converted to equivalent GMAT scores. Admission to the program is based on the following formula using your undergraduate grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) and your GMAT score:

(GPA x 200) + GMAT score >= 1000


(GPA on last 60 semester credits x 200) + GMAT score >= 1110

In addition, students must meet a 3.0 or greater analytical writing score.

GMAT Waiver Option:

  • Waiver of the GMAT/GRE admission test is an option for students who meet the following criteria:
    • Have masters or higher level degree with a 3.0 GPA or higher based on a 4.0 scale
    • Have a bachelor degree with a GPA of 3.65 or higher based on a 4.0 scale (no work experience required).
    • Have a bachelor degree GPA of 3.25   or higher (based on a 4.0 scale) with two years of relevant work experience;

This options requires waiver to be requested in writing with an accompanied resume highlighting work experience.


Please note that students who receive their bachelor's degree or master's degree from insitutions outside of the US where English is not the official language and the primary mode of instruction was not English are not elgible for any of the above waiver considerations and must submit qualifying GMAT or GRE test scores and a course-by-course transcript evaluation from an accredited evaluation service providing degree equivalency and GPA.

Provisional admission:
If a student does not meet the above criteria, provisional admission will only be considered in exceptional cases and only after all admission documents, including the GMAT or GRE test scores, are received. Students without GMAT or GRE scores cannot be considered for provisional admission.  Provisionally admitted students will be required to attain a grade of B or better in the first 12-15 credit hours.