Dixie L. Leavitt School of Business

MBA Admission Requirements



The MBA program at Southern Utah University’s Dixie L. Leavitt School of Business develops confident leaders who think critically, manage effectively and lead by example in an ethically and socially responsible manner.


Submit a completed online application, along with the non-refundable $60 application fee.

Application Deadlines

Admission decisions are made on a continuous, rolling basis. As you prepare your application submission, please plan sufficient time to complete the MBA Preparation courses prior to registration. While the MBA Preparation courses do not need to be completed prior to admission, they must be completed prior to course registration.

Complete a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution prior to matriculation.

Submit official transcripts from each college or university attended. Official transcripts must be submitted directly from each prior institution to SUU. Applicants who have graduated from Southern Utah University do not need to submit a transcript.

Submit a professional resume that includes employment history, academic accomplishments and highlights managerial and leadership experience.

In 500 words or less, describe your goals and expectations in pursuing an MBA degree from Southern Utah University and why you would be a valuable addition to the program. This statement will be submitted directly on the application form.

You must enter the contact information for three references on your application form. Please select people who can provide details about your academic and/or professional work and ability to be successful in an MBA program.

Official GMAT or GRE test scores. Test scores should be sent directly to Southern Utah University (SUU code: 003678). The GMAT/GRE test score requirement may be waived for applicants with:

  • A minimum 3.30 undergraduate GPA (either cumulative or in the last 60 credits of study)
  • OR A minimum 3.00 undergraduate GPA with three or more years of significant management or professional experience (as verified by a resume)
  • OR A master's- or doctoral-level degree with a minimum 3.00 GPA
  • Applicants who do not meet the above waiver requirements may either submit an official GMAT or GRE score OR submit a 500-word essay explaining to the admissions committee why you should be admitted into the program without taking the exam. This essay will be submitted directly on the application form. The admissions committee will take into account the complete application and will make the final decision if a GMAT/GRE waiver will be granted.

English Language Proficiency Requirement

International applicants from non-English-speaking countries must demonstrate competency in the English language. For more details on the English language proficiency requirements, please visit the International admissions page.

International Students

Additional admissions requirements for international students may be required. For additional information, please visit the International admissions page.

If you have questions about the application process or application status, please contact the Graduate Admission Office. Submit all materials by uploading documents to the online application, or by sending them to the email address or mail address listed below:

Via Email:
gradapps@suu.edu

Via Mail:
Admissions Office
Southern Utah University
P.O. Box 8008
Cedar City, UT 84720