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Admission to the Global MA/MBA Dual Degree Program

The Global MA/MBA program is open to those who have earned baccalaureate degrees from accredited colleges or universities and whose undergraduate academic records, scores on the required standardized examination, and prior work experience indicate that they have the capability to complete the program. Admission to all programs in business is reviewed by the MBA Admissions Committee and the graduate admissions committee in Global and International Studies. Those who have not completed a baccalaureate degree are not eligible for enrollment in MBA courses.

Applicants for the Global MA/MBA graduate program must take the Graduate Management Admission Test administered by Pearson VUE. The GMAT is administered in most foreign countries and by appointment at designated testing centers throughout the United States. The test typically is taken during the academic year before the term for which admission is sought.

Students whose native language is not English or who have not completed a degree from a college or university in the United States, Great Britain, Canada, or Australia must also have a score of at least 600 for the MBA program on the Test of English as a Foreign Language. A minimum score of 57 on each of the three sections of the TOEFL is required. For students taking the computerized version of the TOEFL, an overall score of 250 is required, with a minimum score of 23 on each of the 3 sections of the test.

All applications for admission to the Global MA/MBA program must include:

  1. Graduate application;
  2. 3 essays;
  3. An official transcript from each college or university that conferred a degree;
  4. 2 letters of recommendation from faculty members and/or employers;
  5. Scores on the GMAT and scores on the TOEFL if required;
  6. A $65 nonrefundable application fee ($85 for international applicants); and
  7. A current résumé.

Completed applications are reviewed by the MBA committee and GIST committee and action is taken on them on a rolling basis. Each applicant is notified by email of the action taken on his or her application.

Admission to any graduate program in business is subject to and in accordance with all rules and regulations of the University of Kansas. See the Graduate Studies Admission policy in the KU online Policy Library for more information.

Submit your graduate application online. Send original transcripts of all completed college and university coursework and all other requested application materials to the School of Business MBA Office:

The University of Kansas
School of Business
MBA Admissions Coordinator
Summerfield Hall
1300 Sunnyside Ave., Room 124
Lawrence, KS 66045-7543


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