What is my first step in the MBA process?  Also, what are the requirements for the Black Hills State University MBA program?

Author: BHSU Communications/Monday, November 24, 2014/Categories: 2014

Your first step is to check out the requirements at www.BHSU.edu/MBA.  Then the next step is to complete your MBA application and your $35 non-refundable application (which can be submitted online) and send the required items to:

BHSU Graduate Studies Office

1200 University Street Unit 9501

Spearfish, SD 57799-9501


1. One of the following:  

A)  B.S. Degree in Business Administration or Management with cumulative GPA greater than 3.0.

B)  B.S. Degree in a non-business field plus 18 credits of required prerequisite business courses: GMAT score recommended.

2. Official Transcript:  Documenting bachelor&rsquos degree from an accredited institution

3. 3 Letters of Recommendation:  Including one from a supervisor in a professional work environment.

4. Detailed Resume:  outlining education, professional work experience, and professional development.

5. Writing Sample: in the form of a personal essay responding to the following:

A)  Why have you decided to pursue the BHSU MBA in Applied Management?

B)  Describe an ethical dilemma you have faced and how you resolved the issue?

C)  Describe an innovative idea that you have put into practice, the challenges you faced, and how it was accomplished.

(Remember a GMAT is not required if your GPA is greater than a 3.0.)


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