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Master of Business Administration


Advance your business career entirely online


Master of Business Administration






30 Credit Hours

Course Requirements

What You'll Learn in the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program

Enhance your education and pick up beneficial knowledge and skills to increase your opportunities for business success. 

What You Can Do with an MBA

Our MBA program helps you increase your marketability in the business field when pursuing careers in accounting, finance, marketing, management or health care.

What makes Morehead State's program different

The MBA program at MSU is offered entirely online, providing flexibility and convenience for working professionals. You can also complete an MBA with a Health Systems Management Track, which prepares you for leadership positions in various healthcare settings.


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"Morehead state proved to offer the best of everything that I was looking for ...The curriculum challenges students to analyze, think critically, and apply their knowledge." - M'Shae Matthews (Class of 2023)

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Admission to the MBA Program

For program requirements, please refer to the graduate catalog. If you would like more information, fill out the MBA interest form.

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Additional Requirements

Applicants with an earned master's degree and a cumulative 3.0 GPA from an accredited institution are admitted into the MBA without submitting an official GMAT score. An official graduate transcript showing completion of the master's degree is required.

Admission for applicants with an earned baccalaureate degree from an institutionally accredited college or university must meet the following criteria:

  1. A minimum 2.5 undergraduate GPA is required.
  2. Admission is determined by an admission index. The index is computed as follows: INDEX = (undergraduate GPA x 200) + GMAT score. The index must equal at least 1000, and the minimum acceptable GMAT score is 400. The GRE is accepted instead of the GMAT, provided the GRE score is equivalent to the score required for the GMAT using the index formula above. Students not meeting the minimum 2.5 undergraduate GPA requirement may be admitted to the MBA program if their GPA in the last 60 hours of undergraduate study was at least 2.75 with a minimum index of 1050. (The admission status would be an attempt to qualify.)
  3. Applicants must submit an official GMAT or GRE score before their application for admission into the MBA program will be reviewed.

GMAT Exemption - Applicants who meet the following criteria may be exempt from the GMAT:

  1. Any applicant who earned a baccalaureate in business from an AACSB-accredited college or university with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale is exempt from taking the GMAT or GRE and, therefore, exempt from criteria B and C.
  2. Any current Morehead State University student pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree with a 3.5 or higher cumulative GPA who seeks admission into the Early Graduate Program is exempt from taking the GMAT and, therefore, from criteria B and C.

GMAT Waiver Request - Applicants who meet all the following criteria may request a GMAT/GRE waiver:

  1. An earned baccalaureate degree in any discipline from an institutionally accredited college or university
  2. Minimum two years of professional work experience
  3. 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA
  4. The GMAT waiver request must include a resume, three professional letters of recommendation, and a goals statement. Submitting a waiver request and required documentation does not guarantee a waiver will be granted.

Applicants who meet requirements 1 or 2 but have not met the foundation course requirements may be conditionally admitted to the MBA program. Students who are conditionally admitted may only take foundation course requirements. The Foundation Course Sequence, or comparable coursework, must be completed before full admission with at least a 3.0 GPA and no grade of less than a "C" in any course. If applicable, students may use the College Level Equivalency Program (CLEP) examinations to satisfy the foundation course requirements.

International students must take the TOEFL. A score of 525 (old system) or 70 (new system) is required for program admission; those below 525 will not be admitted. Students scoring between 525 and 550 are required to complete ENG 100 and COMS 108 or equivalent.

Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from an institutionally accredited institution with an overall minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.5 or at least 3.0 on all graduate work that may apply to the certificate.

In addition, admission to the certificate program will require meeting at least one of the following criteria:

  1. Minimum of two years of relevant professional experience in a healthcare or business position following completion of the bachelor's degree.
  2. Completion of a prior graduate degree program.
  3. Requirements for the Certificate.


School of Business Administration

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Morehead, KY 40351

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