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2012 - 2013 Graduate Catalog 
2012 - 2013 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Adminstration

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Business Administration (MBA) Degree

Christopher H. Niles, Director
COBE 345, (540) 831-6905
Graduate Faculty
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Graduate business students work directly with the MBA office to design their program of study to best accommodate their academic and personal goals. The program can be modified to allow students to elect a study abroad, engage in relevant applied projects, and take non-business graduate electives, while part-time students may consider other work-life friendly scheduling options. The RU MBA is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB International) and requires 36 credit hours; 24 of these credit hours are core business courses required for all students.

Admission Requirements

Applications for admission may be made for the fall, spring or summer semesters. Please see here  for specific deadlines.

Applicants must:

  • meet all requirements of the Graduate College;
  • provide official university and college transcripts to the Graduate College;
  • provide official scores from the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), or the GRE, or evidence of significant and relevant work experience;
  • provide two letters of reference from professors in the major area of study and/or employers;
  • meet major undergraduate foundation knowledge.

Applicants should also provide additional information including a resume of prior experience/work history and a letter of intent addressing why he/she is interested in obtaining an MBA at Radford University.

Admission is competitive and is granted only to those who show high ability and likely success in graduate business study. Criteria used for admission include the candidate’s scores,  undergraduate grade averages and the trend of the grades during undergraduate work, letters of reference, a letter of intent, and work experience. An interview may be requested.

Prerequisites: Applicants must demonstrate evidence (or proof) of knowledge in the following foundation areas (or equivalents):

  • Accounting 3
  • Economics 3
  • Finance 3
  • Statistics 3

These prerequisites may be met through equivalent coursework from an accredited university, successful completion of pre-approved preparation courses, and/or sufficient demonstration of knowledge through work experience. A student may submit a request for prerequisite review to meet these prerequisite requirements.

Prior to enrolling in MBA classes, all applicants are expected to have achieved, by experience and/or education, basic skills in written and oral communication and computer usage.

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