May 27, 2020
Chan Shun Hall
269-471-3339; FAX: 269-471-6158
Jerry Chi, Graduate Programs Director
José R. Goris
Allen F. Stembridge
W. Bruce Wrenn
The mission of the Professional MBA program is to prepare students from many cultural backgrounds for responsible positions in domestic and international business, in government, and in not-for-profit organizations. The program emphasizes the integration of business principles with Christian principles and philosophy to prepare students for leadership roles which require clear and critical thinking, wise judgment, effective communication, integrity in all actions, and recognition of opportunities for service.
With the appropriate business background, the Professional MBA at Andrews University can be completed in three semesters. However, the MBA is also designed for students with any bachelor’s degree. Students who enter the program without prior coursework in business will take a two-year (5-semester) degree program, which will include prerequisites. Prerequisites in the common body of knowledge are required to bring the student up to the minimum expectations of our graduate faculty. These courses provide an introduction to the broad field of business administration.
The graduate courses in the MBA itself, which approximate three semesters of work, are divided into two groups, required and elective; 24 credits are in courses required of all students, and 9 credits are in elective courses. These advanced courses emphasize the understanding of administrative processes in resolving problems faced by business executives. These courses also help the student view the business enterprise as an integrated unit operating in a complex economic, political, and social system.
Only courses numbered above 500 may be used to meet MBA requirements. A maximum of 6 credits in approved courses may be taken off-campus or in another school of the university.
Choose three courses from the following:
In addition to the general admission requirements under Graduate Academic Policies , note also the requirements listed below.
These prerequisite courses may be waived for students with appropriate undergraduate course work from an accredited institution. If the prerequisite courses are more than five years old or the grades earned are below C, students may be required to repeat these courses.
Such courses must be taken by the time the student has completed no more than 50% of his/her course work for the master’s degree. The following eight courses constitute the prerequisites for the MBA degree:
Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)
The GMAT admission requirements must be met for regular admission status.
Admission GMAT requirements can be obtained by ONE of the following:
- Attain formula score of 1,000 points, calculated by taking the undergraduate cumulative GPA X 200 + GMAT score ≥ 1,000.
- Five years of documented and approved work experience and earned a grade of at least of B- in statistics and a grade of at least B- in pre-calculus algebra.
- On-campus Andrews University undergraduate business students with a cumulative GPA ≥ 3.0 and earned a grade of at least a B- in statistics and a grade of at least B- in pre-calculus algebra.
Maintaining Academic Standing
All graduate students are expected to maintain a 3.00 GPA in all graduate courses that apply to the degree requirements.
No grade of D or F (or U) may be used to satisfy degree requirements; however, these grades are included when computing the cumulative GPA and, if they occur in courses normally meeting degree requirements, the degree GPA.
Students admitted under provisional status (due to lack of prerequisites, GMAT, etc.) must make regular progress toward achieving regular enrollment status and toward completion of their selected graduate degree. If insufficient progress is made, provisional status will be revoked after four enrolled semesters.
Regular admission status must be met no later than the semester before the last semester in which the student expects to enroll, prior to graduation.
The Master of Business Administration is accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), located in Olathe, Kansas.
English Language Proficiency Requirements
The School of Business Administration does not permit students to register for graduate classes unless they have met the University requirements for Regular Admission Status for English proficiency. Students whose language of instruction is not English must demonstrate English proficiency by submitting a minimum TOEFL or MELAB score of 80. The School of Business Administration also does not permit graduate students to register for prerequisite courses for the MBA program unless they are at the Advanced Level in ELI.
MBA Trinidad Extension Program
This program follows the on-campus MBA program admission and course requirements. School of Business Administration professors travel to Trinidad to teach course modules. Students enrolled in this program are required to take the last two courses on the Andrews University campus. This program is not open to new students, but is available to currently enrolled students only.