Evening & Graduate Programs

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Admissions Requirements

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  • Completed application with a $25 application fee

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution and a minimum GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale. Probationary admission status may be approved by the chair of the USM business department. No GMAT Required!

  • Official transcripts from all undergraduate work and any graduate coursework. The undergraduate transcript must show the date your degree was conferred and the GPA for all degree-related coursework

  • Two letters of recommendation written in the English language. This can be a from a supervisor, employer, or previous professor

  • Signed Academic Honesty Agreement (can be signed during registration)


For students not having an academic business background, there are as many as four online prerequisite courses required:

  • Business Statistics Primer

  • Financial Accounting Primer

  • Corporate Finance Primer

  • Managerial Economics Primer

Primer courses are available through Ivy Software at shop.ivysoftware.com. Students will need to complete the primer course on a self-directed basis prior to taking the relevant class and will be required to send a formal notice of completion to their program advisor.

Transferring Credits

You can request to transfer up to nine graduate credit hours (three courses), provided they are substantially equivalent to USM graduate courses. The university reserves the right to determine if the courses are substantially equivalent. Credit hours for MGT 795, Strategic Management and Ethics, may not be transferred into the program.