MBA ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
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The MBA program in Applied Management at BHSU is designed specifically for managers and professionals and is delivered face-to-face in Rapid City, with a hybrid course during the summer. To accommodate employed students, face-to-face classes are delivered in the evening, after business hours.
Admission requirements for the MBA in Applied Management include professional work experience and a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.
- Online Graduate Studies Application
- One of the following:
- B.S. in Business Administration or Management with a cumulative GPA > 3.0
- B.S. degree in a non-business field plus 18 credits of required prerequisite business courses (Listed Below):
- GMAT score recommended
- Official transcripts documenting Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
- Three letters of recommendation, including one from a supervisor in a professional work environment
- Detailed resume outlining education, professional work experience, and professional development
- Writing sample in the form of a 500-word personal essay responding to the following:
- Why do you want to join our program?
Take your Prerequisites
You may need to complete prerequisites for admission into the MBA program. Prerequisites may be taken by enrolling at BHSU as a non-degree seeking student. Courses are available both face-to-face on campus or online. Contact the Registrar's Office at 605-642-6289 for more information about how to enroll.
|| Principles of Accounting I
|| Principles of Accounting II
|| Business Finance
|| Organization and Management
|| Principles of Microeconomics
|Total Prerequisite Hours
Foundation courses available to applicants to the BHSU MBA program are offered
for two reasons: the increasing number of applicants to graduate business
schools with baccalaureate degrees in non-business fields, and the increasing
number of applicants with some years of business experience who desire a
refresher course in certain areas. The BHSU School of Business has contracted
with provider Ivy Software to offer foundation courses for applicants who may
need a summary course to achieve an entry-level understanding
and meet the rigors of graduate work. Foundation courses are
Finance, Principles of Management, Principles of Marketing,
and Business Economics
. Prospective MBA candidates
who need to complete Prerequisites for admission may subscribe to the Ivy
Software option as an alternative to taking a full semester prerequisite
Ivy courses are
online and generally require a minimum of 20 hours to complete. The cost
is $300 per course and Ivy Software will bill students directly. A student must
achieve a score of 80% or higher for the foundation course to be considered a
viable substitute for a full semester class. BHSU continues to require
Accounting I and Accounting II as full-semester prerequisites. No
acceptable accounting classes are offered through the Ivy option.
VISIT IVY SOFTWARE
considering the Ivy Option, please contact MBA Program Coordinator Dr. Barbara
firstname.lastname@example.org to verify that this
option is the best choice for you and your application situation.
Graduate Application and other required materials can be mailed to the address below.
Graduate Studies Office Black Hills State University 1200 University St. Unit 9501 Spearfish, SD 57799-9501