School of Business

MBA Admission Requirements

MBA ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Graduate Admissions General Application Instructions

Several factors are evaluated in determining a candidate’s admissibility to the MBA program. Included in the assessment of a candidate’s potential to perform satisfactorily in the MBA program are:

  • undergraduate grade point average (GPA)
  • rigor of the undergraduate’s field of study
  • reputation of the institution awarding the baccalaureate degree
  • academic performance in any previous graduate coursework
  • demonstrated potential for successful completion of the program
  • qualities likely to enhance educational environment at USM 
  • demonstrated leadership
  • Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score
  • three letters of recommendation
  • candidate’s record of successful business/professional experience

Fully-admitted students must have a formula score of 1100 or higher and absence of evidence of past conduct that is incompatible with the educational environment at USM.  (The formula is: [GPA x 200] + GMAT total score.)  Fully-admitted students should have a minimum GMAT score of 500.  Applicants whose formula score falls below 1100 or whose GMAT score is lower than 500, but who show evidence of exceptional (a) performance in outside activities, or (b) creativity and leadership, or (c) accomplishment in business, and who show absence of  evidence of past conduct that is incompatible with the educational environment at USM, may be granted admission.