The Master of Business Administration has two tracks:
- 36 credit hour program:
Applicants may be admitted into this program with a four-year baccalaureate degree in business (or equivalent) from an accredited institution*
- 42 credit hour program including 6 credit hours MBA prerequisite courses:
Applicants may be admitted with a baccalaureate degree (or equivalent) from an accredited institution*.
- Prerequisite Courses:
- Prerequisite courses must be completed with a “B” or above.
- BUSI 5000 Survey of Management, Marketing and Statistics (3 credits)
- ACCT 5000 Survey of Accounting, Economics and Finance (3 credits)
*Applicants who choose either track must have a minimum GMAT score of 450, GRE composite score of 1350, or MAT score at the 40th percentile.
The GMAT, GRE, or MAT may be waived if the applicant meets one criterion of the following requirements:
- Graduate degree from an accredited institution;
- Undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university with a grade-point average of 3.0 or above;
- Undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university with a grade-point average of 2.7 or above with a minimum of two years of administrative, managerial, or professional work experience documented on applicant’s resume;
- Provisional Admission: At the discretion of the Dean or Vice President, a candidate demonstrating academic potential may be admitted. The student must maintain a “B” or above for the first six hours to gain full admission into the MBA program.
Should a student not be able to provide all the required documentation for entrance into the program, at the discretion of the Dean of Business or Vice President of the program, the student may be allowed to register for one semester. Should the student not provide the remaining documentation for admission during the semester, the student may not register for additional classes. Failure to provide documentation or test scores or to achieve the GPA required by the end of the first semester may lead to suspension or dismissal from the university.
International Student Admission
International students must meet the standard admissions requirements for the MBA program and provide the following documentation:
- Submission of an unofficial transcript or copy of a foreign evaluation such as Education Credential Evaluators, Inc., or World Education Services, Inc., showing successful completion of a bachelor’s degree with a completed Graduate School Application.
- Submission of official transcripts or original foreign evaluations showing successful completion of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university must be received within the first semester of enrollment. Transcripts that accompany the student’s application form will be considered official if sealed by the institution, unopened by the student and not stamped issued to the student on the transcript.
Veteran Student Admission
Veterans must meet the standard admissions requirements for the MBA program and provide the following documentation:
- Veterans receiving education benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs may submit all postsecondary education transcripts for Parker University to evaluate if transfer credit should be granted.
- Veterans of the United States Armed Forces should provide the university with a copy of their DD 214 and a letter of eligibility from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Non-Matriculated Student Transfer of Credit Admission
Students attending another university, who are in good standing, may take up to six (6) hours as a transient student to transfer back to the primary university. Student must do the following: provide a current official transcript from the primary university, complete an application for Admissions to Parker University, pay all appropriate fees, and receive approval from the appropriate Dean or Vice President.