Pre-Masters of Business Administration
criteria: Criteria of admission to MBA programs are:
of full-time work experience,
- Graduate Examination Score (GMAT, MAT,
- cumulative grade point average,
- letters of
- extracurricular activities,
* Some programs
do not require the submission of a graduate examination score if he applicant's
undergraduate cumulative grade point average exceeds a program designated
Persons with strong interpersonal skills, creativity, an ability
to engage in critical thinking, an awareness of the globalization process, and
an ability to communicate effectively are the most successful in business. For
this reason, a liberal arts background can provide a solid base on which to
build a successful business career.
Advice to students
considering an MBA program
While a Pre-MBA student can select any major at the college, it is
helpful to take certain courses that will orient the student more specifically
in the business field. Below is a list of two categories (most useful and
recommended) of such courses.
ECON 111, Introduction to Microeconomics
Introduction to Macroeconomics
International Business and
INBM 100, Fundamentals of Business
Fundamentals of Accounting
INBM 200, Global Economy
Managerial Decision Making
INBM 230, International Organizational
INBM 240, Marketing in Global Context
INBM 250, Finance
INBM 400, International Business Strategy and Policy
MATH 121, Elementary Statistics
or MATH 151, Introduction to Calculus
Business-oriented internships and
independent studies can be an important component of this program.
Additional courses in International Business and Management as well as
courses in Economics, Philosophy, Psychology, and Political Science are
recommended, in addition to competency in a foreign language.
Business careers after graduation
positions of responsibility in business are available to the liberal arts
graduate. Students desiring a business career should plan their course of
study as early as their sophomore year by consulting with the Career Center as
well as their academic advisor.
The Graduate Examination Test (GMAT, MAT, GRE) should be
taken by the fall semester of the senior year.
See the Career Center staff for information and
assistance with admission to MBA programs. Contact the INBM department at
x1177 to set up an appointment to speak to a member of the INBM faculty.
For additional information, see the Academic Bulletin: Pre-Business Management.