MBA Admission Requirements at BHSU

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The MBA program in Applied Management at BHSU is designed specifically for managers and professionals and will be delivered face-to-face in Rapid City. To accommodate employed students, all classes will be delivered in the evening, after business hours in Rapid City.


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Admission requirements for the MBA in Applied Management include professional work experience and a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.


Applicants Requirements:


  • 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 personal essay responding to each of the following:
    • Why have you decided to pursue the BHSU applied MBA?
    • Describe an ethical dilemma you have faced and how you resolved the issue.
    • Describe an innovative idea that you have put into practice, the challenges you faced and how it was accomplished.

Take your Prerequisites


You may need to complete prerequisites for admission into the MBA program. Contact Dr. Byron Hollowell, MBA program coordinator, at 605-642-6429 or call the College of Business and Natural Sciences at 605-645-6212 for more information.


ACCT      210      Principles of Accounting I    3
ACCT      211      Principles of Accounting II     3
BADM     310   Business Finance    3
BADM     360   Organization and Management    3
BADM     370    Marketing     3
ECON     201    Principles of Microeconomics    3 
Total Prerequisite Hours   18

Mailing Address

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