Program of Study for the Master of Business Administration and the Master of Public Administration
Admission Requirements: Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university; complete application to the Graduate School ; and official general GMAT or GRE exam scores, unless waived.
Additional MBA Admission Requirements: Evidence of knowledge in statistics, financial accounting, economics, corporate finance, marketing, and organizational behavior through course work, work experience or completion of the accelerated prerequisite program before taking graduate course work in those subjects.
To be considered for admission, applicants must meet the criteria for admission to the Graduate School . Meeting this condition does not guarantee admission.
Standardized Exam Waiver Eligibility: The standardized exam requirement may be waived for applicants who:
- Have a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher AND have five or more years of relevant full-time, post-baccalaureate work or military experience; OR
- Have an earned Master’s or higher level degree with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher; OR
- Have a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.6 or higher in a degree earned from Appalachian State; OR
- Hold membership in Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society.
Accelerated Admissions Option: This program offers an accelerated admission option for undergraduate students currently enrolled at Appalachian State University.
Location: On Campus, or combination of Off Campus and Online. Off-Campus/Online cohorts follow a part-time extended format.
Additional Information about Standardized Exam Waiver Eligibility
Any standardized exam waiver for a graduate degree program at Appalachian State requires that applicants hold a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher in their last earned degree (undergraduate or graduate; some programs have established higher GPA requirements). No exam waiver is automatic but will require review and approval by the Graduate School upon submission of a complete application. An approved waiver request does not guarantee acceptance into the program. A denied waiver request does not mean that a candidate is denied admission to the program, only that a standardized exam score is needed to more fully evaluate the application. Standardized test scores may be required for scholarship consideration.
Electives (12 Hours)
12 hours of Graduate Electives approved by MBA and MPA advisors
Students are required to work with both program advisors each semester to determine appropriate program of study and course scheduling.