Masters of Business Administration

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Admissions Requirements

Master of Business Administration admission requirements:

  • Possess an earned baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution in the U.S. or other recognized institution from another country.
  • Be employed or actively involved in a paid or volunteer position that has enough responsibility to be suitable to successfully complete a capstone project.
  • Have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in the last 60 hours of undergraduate work.


Admission materials to submit:

1. Program application

2. Writing sample based on the following prompt:

  • Please provide a 1,000 - 1,500 word essay that discusses a difficult situation you have faced and how you used your strengths and expertise to succeed in spite of the challenge. What did you learn from the experience? How has what you learned shaped your current thinking, behavior, and goals?

3. Up-to-date resume or curriculum vitae

4. Official transcripts from all academic institutions attended

Your writing sample and resume can be e-mailed to or mailed with your official transcripts to:

  Greenville University Admissions Office
  315 E. College Avenue
  Greenville, IL 62246

Additional MBA Requirements: In addition, the Briner School of Business (BSB) Master of Business Administration (MBA) Admissions Committee will review the following criteria as it strives to take a holistic view of the applicant in order to determine the likelihood of success in the Master of Business Administration Program.

A minimum of twelve (12) undergraduate credit hours with a minimum grade of “B” in any of the following: Accounting, Finance, Statistics, and/or Economics. In addition, students completing the BSB Business Core courses (Principles of Accounting, Business Management, Business Law, Principles of Economics I, Introduction to Entrepreneurship, Marketing) will qualify.


A Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) score indicating sufficient aptitude for success in an MBA program


An earned Master’s degree from a college or university accredited by a regional accrediting body


A minimum of two years significant, substantive managerial/leadership experience that may be evidenced through resume review and/or applicant interview.


Submit evidence of sufficient strengths in both quantitative and qualitative skills or experience.

A final decision will be made by the BSB MBA Admissions Committee.

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Less than 2 years

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Career Opportunities

Career Outlook for MBA Graduates

Earning your MBA degree will open doors to professional advancement and new job opportunities. Right now, the career outlook for MBAs is strong and steadily growing:

  • 86% of companies worldwide plan to hire recent MBA graduates.
  • 42% of companies plan to increase the number of recent MBAs they hire.
  • More than half of MBA graduates worldwide are senior managers or board directors.

Earning an MBA degree can also significantly increase your earning potential:

  • The median base starting salary for MBA graduates in the U.S. is $110,000. By comparison, the median starting salary of recent bachelor’s degree graduates is about $60,000.
  • More than half of employers report they will increase starting salaries for new MBA hires at or above the inflation rate.
  • The top paying industries for MBAs are finance and accounting, with a median salary of $120,000.

Source: Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), 2017

Top MBA careers

  • Marketing Manager
  • Business Operations Manager
  • Operations Research Analyst
  • Financial Analyst
  • Entrepreneur
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