Admissions and Application Procedure
MBA Prerequisite Competencies
Viterbo University is proud of its students’ diverse backgrounds and welcomes students from all walks of life into its MBA program. To support non-business majors in fulfilling the prerequisite competencies for the MBA program, we have developed a 3-credit Foundations of Business course specifically designed to help you achieve competency in the core business areas (accounting, finance, business law, marketing, information systems, and economics) efficiently.
A student who holds an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited business school generally fulfills these prerequisites by virtue of previous course work. Students who have not developed these skills in their undergraduate coursework may still enter the MBA program; however, they are considered to be "conditionally admitted" into the program until completion of the Foundations of Business course in the first semester. Other options for demonstrating competency in the prerequisite areas include passing CLEP examinations or completing work experience portfolios. Please contact the MBA Coordinator, Tiffany Morey (email@example.com) with any questions you may have regarding your demonstration of foundational requirements.
Viterbo University evaluates all parts of the MBA application to
understand what the applicant has done, what they can add to the Viterbo
community, and how Viterbo’s MBA program will help the applicant meet her or his personal and professional goals. In addition to reviewing grades and
experience, the admissions committee requires a personal essay providing
evidence of a passion for learning and critical thinking that helps foster a
stimulating class discussion and a vigorous learning environment. To understand
how applicants will contribute to and benefit from Viterbo University’s MBA program, the committee also encourages a personal interview with the MBA coordinator or director as part of the application process.
To be considered for acceptance into
Viterbo University’s M.B.A. program, an applicant must satisfy the following
• Bachelor’s degree from a
regionally-accredited college or university;
• Minimum undergraduate cumulative
grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Exceptions may be made to this requirement
if the applicant has either (1) significant professional organizational
experience OR (2) taken the GMAT examination and scored a 550 or higher OR (3)
successfully completed other graduate level coursework.
In order to be considered for acceptance into Viterbo’s MBA program, an applicant must submit the following:
- A formal application to the program. Once this online application form is submitted, the remaining applications items, listed below, may be sent to Tiffany Morey, firstname.lastname@example.org. An application is considered to be complete when the online application has been submitted and all application materials have been received.
- An official transcript
evidencing the baccalaureate degree sent directly from a regionally accredited,
- Two letters of reference from individuals
attesting to the applicant’s business aptitudes and attitude, values and ethics.
One letter shall be from a direct supervisor, if possible.
- A three- to five-page personal
essay setting forth: 1) the reasons why the applicant desires to attain an M.B.A.
degree; 2) what they can add to Viterbo University’s M.B.A. program; and 3) what
they hope to get out of Viterbo University’s M.B.A. program.
International applications are processed
in conjunction with the Director of Global Education. International applicants who are not native
English speakers will need to provide evidence of proficiency in the English
language, showing a TOEFL (or equivalent) score of 550 or higher. English
language (ESL) courses are also offered at Viterbo University and may be
required as a condition to acceptance into the MBA program.
Viterbo University reserves the right to deny admission to any applicant it deems unfit to participate in its MBA program.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT Tiffany Morey, MBA Coordinator, at 608-796-3379 or email@example.com .