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MBA Program - FAQ

Is UCM accredited by AACSB International?

Yes. Choosing an AACSB-accredited institution should be important to you. Here's why. Accreditation by AACSB International indicates the business school's programs, faculty and funding are regularly reviewed and that processes are in place to continually evaluate and make improvements to the academic programs. It represents a standard of quality. There are but 13 institutions in Missouri that are AACSB-accredited in Businessmen is also accredited in Accounting.

 

How many credit hours are required?

The MBA degree requires completion of 33 semester hours (eleven, three-hour courses) of graduate study, including the MBA core (18 hours), a selected concentration (9 to 12 hours) and elective requirements (3 to 6 hours).

 

What specializations are available for the MBA program?

Students can choose one of the following concentrations:

 

When can I get started?

Our MBA program is now on an 8-week semester schedule, which means your start date may be closer than you think! For each traditional semester, we have two start dates. Contact the MBA Director to find out the next available start date!

 

What admission criteria are considered?

You must have

  • A minimum undergraduate grade point average of 2.50,

  • A minimum score of 450 on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)* or predicted GMAT score, based on GRE Verbal and Quantitative scores, and

  • A minimum “admission score” based on one of the following criteria:

  • (200 X undergraduate cumulative grade point average) + GMAT score over 1050, or

  • (200 X grade point average on last 60 hours of undergraduate credit) + GMAT score over 1050.

See Admission Requirements, for more details.

International students must also

  • demonstrate English proficiency (native English speaker, TOEFL or IETLS)

  • demonstrate sufficient financial support

  • submit non-U.S. transcripts to World Education Services or similar service

  • meet other requirements specified by International Admissions

International students who do not meet language standards may apply for the Intensive English Program in combination with the MBA program. Students must satisfactorily complete coursework and earn an acceptable GMAT/GRE score in order to begin MBA coursework.

 

What is the application fee?

For domestic applicants it is $30.For international applicants it is $75.

 

Can I submit a GRE score in place of the GMAT?

Yes. Students can take the GRE instead of the GMAT. A predicted GMAT score, based upon GRE Verbal and Quantitative scores, can be used in place of a GMAT score in meeting requirements. To convert your GRE score to a predicted GMAT, we use the following website: https://www.ets.org/gre/institutions/about/mba/comparison_tool

 

Do I need to take prerequisite courses?

No. All students are required to complete the Business Knowledge Foundations course as part of the program.

 

Do you offer an online MBA?

Yes! UCM now has three concentrations that are available completely online: Marketing, Sports Business, and General Business. Our program does not distinguish between online and on campus courses. Students may wish to take all or part of their coursework online. Core course work is available in Warrensburg, online, and Lee’s Summit. You may select the delivery mode that best suits you!

 

Do you offer an MBA in Lee’s Summit?

Yes! We now have four concentrations that are available at the Lee’s Summit Missouri Innovation Campus: Computer Information Systems, Data Analytics & Business Intelligence, General Business and Healthcare Administration. Core courses are available in Warrensburg, Online, and in Lee’s Summit. However, concentration courses (18 credit hours of course work) will be offered in Lee’s Summit.

 

Does UCM have special programs for active military and veterans?

Yes! UCM is proud to be ranked as a top Military Friendly and Military Spouse friendly institution. We have a number of benefits available to our veterans. In addition to the general benefits, we proudly accept military course work as transfer credit into our program. To learn more about the benefits available to you, visit our military vets website.

 

How long does it take to complete the MBA?

It can take as little as 12 months! Full-time students are able to complete the graduate course requirements in three full semesters: fall, spring, summer.

 

Do I have to be a full-time student?

No. You can take less than nine hours a semester, but you should plan to take at least six hours per term each of three semesters to complete the core course sequence.

 

Can I start the MBA in the spring semester?

Yes. The core-course prerequisites do force a fall-spring-fall sequence; however, if you need to take prerequisite courses and/or do not wish to be a full-time student, spring is a great time to begin.

 

What will be the tuition for one year?

The MBA at UCM is an outstanding value, especially for an AACSB-accredited institution. For information about graduate tuition and fees, please use our graduate cost calculator: https://www.ucmo.edu/mba/cost.cfm

 

Are the MBA classes offered during the day?

All the MBA core and most concentration required classes are offered at night. The elective courses (three or six credit hours) may be offered during the day, at night or online.

 

What is Warrensburg like?

The 'Burg is a great college town approaching a population of 20,000 with Whiteman Air Force Base just down the road. There are plenty of things to do in Warrensburg, but when your entertainment and shopping preferences extend beyond those offered here, the Kansas City area is an easy 45 to 60 minute drive.

 

How do I get more information?

Email the MBA Director.