Apply for the Online MBA

Please use the following criteria to help you complete your online application! Contact the MBA office if you have any questions regarding the application process.

Application Deadlines

New students are admitted at the beginning of each semester.

15
jun
Fall Semester
Apply by June 15
15
nov
Spring Semester
Apply by November 15
15
mar
Summer Semester
Apply by March 15
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Application Process

1

Build or Update Your Résumé

Applicants are required to submit a professional résumé. In order to help students apply theory with the real world, full‐time work experience is recommended for the program.

Additional Guidelines

  • Include employment history and educational accomplishments.
  • Highlight managerial and leadership experience.
  • Meet professional business résumé standards.
 
2

Draft a Statement of Purpose

A one‐page essay of your career goals and objectives is an important part of the application and should provide insights into why you want an MBA, why you would be a good candidate, and the benefits you anticipate receiving upon completion of the program.

 
3

Take Graduate Admissions Test

Either the GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) or GRE (Graduate Record Examination), or MAT (Miller Analogies Test) is a prerequisite for admission. All tests are equally acceptable. Only the quantitative and verbal sections of the GMAT and GRE are considered.

  • Graduate admission test scores are valid for five years. If you have taken an entrance exam multiple times, the highest score will be used in the application process. When submitting your application, you may record unofficial test scores, but official test scores must be reported directly to the USU School of Graduate Studies.
  • The MBA Office has accepted the LSAT, DAT, or MCAT in lieu of the GMAT, GRE, or MAT. Please contact our office for specific details.
  • Portfolio Waiver: Applicants with three or more years of professional work experience may submit a waiver for the entrance exam. Waivers should include a one‐page letter addressed to the MBA Admissions Committee that describes your managerial leadership experience, the scope of your responsibilities, the number of people you supervised, and the reach of your influence.
 
4

Letters of Recommendation

MBA applicants are required to submit three letters of recommendation. The names and email addresses of the recommenders are entered directly into the application.

Additional Guidelines

  • Applicants who have been out of school for less than two years should submit the names of two professors. Applicants who have been out of school for more than two years may submit the names of three professional contacts.
  • Your recommenders must submit their letters of recommendation through the online application, which will be sent to their email.
  • Applicants are responsible for ensuring that letters of recommendation are received. This process is managed through the online application system.
  • References should come from professional relationships.
 
5

Prepare Transcripts

Applicants are required to submit official transcripts for each college or university attended.

  • Applicants must have completed an undergraduate degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited college or university. An MBA can be a great addition to many different undergraduate degrees, and we encourage applicants from all disciplines to apply.
  • Please have the transcripts sent to the USU School of Graduate Studies Office:
    • Email: graduateschool@usu.edu
    • Mailing Address: School of Graduate Studies, 0900 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322‐0900
  • Applicants who have graduated from USU do not need to submit a transcript
 
6

Obtain English Language Proficiency (International Applicants)

International applicants who have not obtained a university degree in an English‐speaking country are required to take either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), International English Language Test System (IELTS), or the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic).

  • English Language Scores (only one required)
    • TOEFL: 213 Computer / 79 Internet
    • IELTS: 6.0 (and a minimum score of 5 on each subscale)
    • PTE: Academic score of 53
  • For more details on the English language proficiency requirement, please visit the USU School of Graduate Studies.
 
7

Complete Online Application

Applicants should complete the online application at https://gradschool.usu.edu/apply/. A non‐refundable $55 application fee is paid to the School of Graduate Studies Office. The payment is submitted online at the conclusion of your application.

 
8

Prep Courses (Once Admitted)

Once accepted into the program, students will take a no‐cost challenge exam through MyEducator. They will have two attempts to score an 80% or better. To get started click on the course links below.
  • No‐cost Challenge Exam Links:
  • If a student fails to pass the challenge exam in a given topic, they will then need to take the MyEducator course. Links for those courses are below.
  • MyEducator Information:
    • Each course includes material, exercises, and assessments.
    • Courses are available online, on‐demand, and are a cost‐effective option.
    • The MBA program requires that you pass the midterm and final assessments of each course with a score of 80% or better. You are welcome to skip right to the midterm and final assessments, but you will only have three opportunities to take each assessment.
    • You will have lifetime access to each course, the material, and the assessments for a one‐time fee of $69.99 per course.
    • You may click on each link once to add them all to your cart at the same time. Then, you may make one total purchase. You are also welcome to buy them individually if you so choose.
    • For any technical difficulties that you may experience, please contact MyEducator (support@myeducator.com).
  • Prep courses must be completed before a student begins the MBA courses.