Dixie L. Leavitt School of Business

MSBA Admission Requirements



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.

Submit a one-page letter describing your goals and expectations in pursuing a MSBA degree from Southern Utah University and why you would be a valuable addition to the program.

Submit contact information for three (3) academic or professional references as part of the online application. Students who have earned a business degree from SUU in the last three years may waive the letters of recommendation requirement.

A minimum GRE/GMAT score is not specified for admission to the program. Each applicant's entire package will be considered in the admission decision, but strong performance in quantitative courses and the quantitative section of the GRE/GMAT is essential. Generally, successful applicants have scores well above the 50th percentile on the quantitative section of the GRE/GMAT.

The GMAT/GRE requirement can be waived for prospective students who: (1) obtained a bachelor degree within the last 5 years and (2) have an undergraduate GPA of 3.3 or higher, both overall and in key quantitative classes.

The MSBA program is designed for students with strong quantitative abilities and some educational background in quantitative methods and business. Prospective students with bachelor degrees in business disciplines or in fields related to Business Analytics such as Computer Science, Economics, Information Systems, Math or Statistics are encouraged to apply. The following, or the equivalent, are the minimum program prerequisites:

  • Math: an introductory course in calculus (e.g., MATH 1210, Calculus I, or ECON 2500, Quantitative Methods for Business & Economics)
    recommended: a second course in calculus and a course in linear algebra
  • Statistics: an introductory course in statistics (e.g., MATH 1040, Statistics)
    recommended: a course in mathematical statistics and probability
  • Accounting: a course in accounting principles (e.g., ACCT 2010, Accounting Principles)
  • Finance: a course in managerial finance (e.g., FIN 3250, Managerial Finance I)
  • Microeconomics: a course in microeconomics (e.g., ECON 2010, Principles of Microeconomics)
    recommended: a course in managerial economics or intermediate microeconomics

In addition, prospective students must be proficient with Excel and familiar with at least one programming language.

For prospective MSBA students lacking prerequisites in business, or needing more experience with Excel or programming, accelerated online courses can be taken prior to beginning the program to satisfy the background requirements in these areas. The prerequisite courses do not need to be completed prior to admission but they must be completed prior to course registration. Through the admission process, specific instructions will be provided for meeting any applicable prerequisite requirements.

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.

Please 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