Sep 30, 2022  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration, M.B.A. (520201)

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The Master of Business Administration program is accredited by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

Face-to-Face MBA Program

All graduate classes required in ULM’s accredited face-to-face, on-campus MBA program are offered at least once a year at night to accommodate working professionals. Students attending ULM as a full-time graduate student generally complete the MBA program in 1 ½ years contingent on the completion of required background courses prior to entry into the program. Part-time students take courses as based on one’s capabilities in completing the MBA degree.

Online MBA Program

In addition to ULM’s accredited face-to-face, on-campus MBA program, ULM offers an accredited online distance MBA Program (dMBA) specially designed for graduate students who work and cannot commute easily to ULM. Admission requirements are the same as the face-to-face MBA program as presented below. Students may enter the program at the beginning of fall, spring, or summer semesters. To participate in the online MBA program or any online MBA course, students must have Microsoft Office™, high-speed Internet access, and computer equipment with audio and video capability, including a headset with a built-in microphone and a Webcam.

ULM’s Hong Kong MBA Program

Since its inception in 1978, ULM’s MBA Program in Hong Kong at Shue Yan University has enhanced global understanding and cooperation between ULM’s College of Business and Shue Yan University. The College of Business offers the same MBA program at Shue Yan that is offered at ULM. MBA courses are taught over the Wintersession and throughout the summer.  For more information on how to participate in this global experience, see the College of Business’s Graduate Coordinator.

Admission Requirements

The following are used to determine a student’s eligibility for admission, regular or conditional, for the Master of Business Administration.


Applicants must meet one of the following minimum requirements to be regularly admitted:

Any graduate or professional degree from a regionally accredited university


A cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 (based on a 4.0 scale) from a regionally accredited university


A GPA of 3.0 in the last 60 plus hours of undergraduate and/or graduate coursework from a regionally accredited university.



Applicants must meet one of the following minimum requirements to be conditionally admitted:

Minimum cumulative undergraduate or graduate GPA of 2.5 (based on a 4.0 scale) from a regionally accredited university

A GPA of 2.5 on the last 60 + hours of undergraduate/graduate coursework from a regionally accredited university

Minimum formula score of 1000 (GPA x 200 + GMAT/GRE) 

With a GPA of 2.2 or higher, some candidates with 5 years of full time employment in a supervisory role in a relevant business position may qualify for a waiver of test scores.  These applicants would be evaluated by the MBA admissions committee. 


International students must still submit a satisfactory score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) examination.

Non-Degree Status: Students not eligible to enter the MBA program under conditional or regular status can elect to take up to two MBA courses (totaling six hours) toward the degree under non-degree status. These students are not eligible for financial aid, graduate assistantships, or graduate work study positions.

Program Requirements

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Pharm D students who wish to pursue an additional MBA use this degree plan:
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Background Course Requirements

Requirements for business background courses include taking undergraduate or graduate courses as found below.

Undergraduate Courses   Graduate Courses
ACCT 2020 Managerial Accounting
ACCT 2030 Financial Accounting
ECON 2001 Macroeconomic Principles
ECON 2002 Microeconomic Principles
FINA 3015 Business Finance
QMDS 2010 Statistics and Quality Control
  OR BUSN 5002 Fundamentals of Business Statistics and Finance 

Undergraduate course requirements can be met by

  1. passing CLEP/DSST examinations for undergraduate credit
  2. passing non-credit proficiency/test-out examinations in the foundation areas in which no CLEP/DSST examinations are available, or
  3. completing the undergraduate background courses with a grade of ‘C’ or better; completing the graduate background courses with a no grade lower than a ‘C’ and a cumulative grade point average of 3.0.

Helpful information to study background course content in preparation of taking a CLEP, DSST, or test out for a background course can be obtained at

Degree Requirements for All Students:

Concentrations Outside Business:

Students desiring a concentration outside of business must take three specified electives as follows in the chosen program instead of the six semester hours of electives in the field of business administration.

Unless all three courses are taken in a concentration outside of business, none of them may be used to satisfy the elective course requirements for the MBA degree.

Graduate Courses

Note: To receive graduate credit for a 4000-level course designated “For Undergraduate and Graduates,” a student must be in graduate admission status at the time credit is earned in the course. Credit earned in undergraduate admission status cannot be changed to graduate credit.


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