Business Administration


Degrees and Certificates Offered

Master of Business Administration


Program Coordinator Contact Information

Dr. Sonya Premeaux

Phone: 501.682.6672

Email: sfpremeaux@ualr.edu


Admission Requirements

  • Strong academic preparation and strong aptitude for graduate study in business. Consequently, the admission requirements embody evidence of both prior academic achievement (GPA) and probability of successful performance in the MBA program (GMAT score).
  • Students seeking admission to the MBA program must meet one of the following criteria:
    • (200X cumulative GPA) + GMAT score greater than or equal to 1020
      or
    • (200X GPA in last 60 semester hours) + GMAT score greater than or equal to 1080
  • Regardless of the total points, the minimum acceptable GPA is 2.5 and the minimum acceptable GMAT score is 420. Deadline for application is thirty (30) days prior to the beginning of the term for which admission is sought. Applicants with a GPA less than 2.75 or a GMAT score less than 420 will not be accepted. GMAT scores used for admission must be taken within the past five years.
  • Waiver of GMAT Requirement: The MBA program coordinator may waive the GMAT requirement for applicants who hold a graduate degree or who are currently enrolled in a graduate or professional degree program with equivalent admission standards.

Conditional Admission:

  • In a limited number of cases, MBA applicants who do not meet the criteria for full admission may be admitted conditionally.
  • Decisions concerning conditional admissions will be made by the College of Business Graduate Committee (or a subcommittee thereof.)
  • Factors considered in requests for conditional admission will include the following: scores on other standardized exams, grades in the undergraduate major, or other pertinent data that indicate the applicant will perform satisfactorily in the MBA program.
  • Students conditionally admitted to the MBA program must achieve a 3.25 GPA in the first 12 hours of study or they will be dismissed.

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