The Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree program offers a broad perspective on business management. The MBA curriculum is designed to develop and enhance the business skills and knowledge that are valuable to managers, executives, and administrators in both the profit and non-profit sectors of the economy.
The MBA program is open to all applicants who hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, regardless of their undergraduate field of study. We welcome applications from students with diverse undergraduate backgrounds, including the sciences, liberal arts, humanities, business, engineering, and education.
The educational emphasis of the MBA program is on organizational decision making and leadership. The program is appropriate for those pursuing or seeking a career at the executive level in either public or private organizations.
- A GMAT score of 430 or higher, or an equivalent score on the GRE
- All university and college transcripts
- No essay required
GMAT Waiver Available
The GMAT/GRE score requirement will be waived for those students who have an undergraduate overall GPA of 3.00 or better, or for those with an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better for the last 60 hours, or for those with an undergraduate overall GPA of 2.50 or better and at least three years of meaningful business experience.
Those students who hold an undergraduate business degree should be prepared to start the MBA curriculum without any foundation courses. Those who hold an undergraduate degree in an area other than business may be required to complete one or more of the following foundation requirements:
- Financial Accounting
- Managerial Accounting
- Fundamentals of Economics
- Understanding Corporate Finance
- Principles of Management
- Principles of Marketing
- Business Math and Statistics
Each of these foundation requirements can be completed by successfully completing the appropriate IVY online modules. The self-paced IVY modules can be found online at the mbapreworks website. Once each module has been completed with a minimum grade of 80, a completion certificate will automatically be sent to the department by IVY.
Some of these foundation requirements may be waived by the MBA Director for those students who can demonstrate successful prior coursework in these areas. The foundation requirements for each student are determined on a case-by-case basis. It is generally expected that the student will complete all the necessary foundation requirements before they will be permitted to enroll in an MBA course.
Available 100% Online and Face-to-Face on Campus
Our online MBA can be accessed all over the globe. The 30 credit hour MBA program is designed to meet the needs of working professionals in a wide range of business fields. The online sections are offered in five 8-week terms throughout the year (Fall I, Fall II, Spring I, Spring II, and Summer). The face-to-face/hybrid MBA sections are offered in traditional 16-week terms during the Fall and Spring, and in a single 8-week term during the Summer. MBA students are free to choose to enroll in either an online section or a face-to-face section at any time. This gives students considerable flexibility in completing the program.
- Spring: January 14, 2019
- Fall: August 26, 2019
- Part Time 18-24 months
- Full Time 12-16 months
Fees & Scholarships
Carr Graduate Scholarships are ASU’s premier scholarships for graduate students. Awards are based on undergraduate GPA. Students are considered for the Carr Graduate Scholarship upon their acceptance into the College of Graduate Studies.
Non-Texas Residents who are awarded the Carr Graduate Scholarship of at least $1,000 also qualify to pay in-state tuition and fees. This would be a saving of about 50% on tuition and fees for out-of-state students and International students.
Carr Graduate Scholarship information
Carr Graduate Fellow
Up to $2,500
3.76-4.0 Overall Undergrad GPA
Carr Graduate Academic
Up to $2,000
3.51-3.75 Overall Undergrad GPA
Carr Graduate Blue and Gold
Up to $1,500
3.4-3.5 Overall Undergrad GPA
*The amounts in the table are based on enrollment in 9 total semester credit hours per fall/spring semester. Students enrolled in fewer semester credit hours will receive a pro-rated scholarship amount.
- Students will automatically be considered for a Carr Graduate Scholarship - no application is required!
- Must be accepted for graduate admission to ASU as a degree-seeking student.
- Awards are based on students’ overall undergraduate GPA at the time of admission.
- International Student Spring: November 1, 2018
- International Student Fall: June 10, 2019
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