Master of Business Administration

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Our MBA program will teach you how to thrive in today's complex business environment and emerge as a well-rounded leader – someone with the ability to act and succeed anywhere in any organization. Your learning will be enriched through classes composed of students with diverse backgrounds, positions, and work and life experiences. A typical classroom is a combination of early career professionals and mid-career executives who are engineers, architects, computer scientists, and IT professionals working in a variety of industries, and entrepreneurs.

Application to College of Business and Information Technology MBA Program must possess an undergraduate degree from an accredited university or its equivalent in another country.

Application Materials Required:

  • Online application which can be found at ltu.edu/admissions/graduate
  • Non-refundable application fee of $50 that can be paid online
  • Official transcripts must be submitted from all post-secondary institutions attended
  • Professional resume showing your work experience and education history
  • A GMAT or GRE score is not required if your undergraduate cumulative GPA is 3.0 or better (waived if a graduate degree was earned)
  • If your GPA is lower than a 3.0, please submit a one-page purpose/goal statement and one letter of recommendation

Students seeking admission into the MBA program may be admitted on a regular or conditional basis. The admissions committee will review the student’s educational background and work experience to determine the student’s admission status based on the following criteria:

  1. Completion of a baccalaureate degree or equivalent from an accredited institution of higher education
  2. Quality of the student’s academic record and educational background
  3. The nature and extent of the student’s work experience

Further foundation classes may be required of students who have not taken undergraduate coursework in Business.

International Applicants

All international students must follow the same application process mentioned above in addition to the following:

Proof of English Proficiency:

If English is not your native language, English proficiency requirements can be fulfilled with one of the following:

  • TOEFL iBT Internate-based Test score: 79 or better
  • International English Language Testing Systems (IELTS) 6.0 or better
  • Duolingo English Test: 105 or better

Application Deadline for International students:

We highly recommend that international students apply on or before the deadline to provide sufficient time to apply, receive application decision, receive I-20, and secure a visa to start your program on time.

Application Deadlines:

  • Summer 2023: Application Deadline: February 14, 2023
  • Fall 2023: Application Deadline: May 23, 2023

We recommend all international students arrive several days before the start of a semester. This allows students ample time to acclimate to a new place, new academic systems, procedures, and policies of our academic institution before starting classes. 

Graduate Credit Transfer Policy

A petition for transfer of credits should be initiated by the student completing the Graduate Transfer Credit Request form, and made prior to the completion of the first semester of the graduate program. Along with the form, students must submit course descriptions, course syllabus, and an official transcript if not already received by the university.

Up to 12 credit hours are generally accepted by the College of Business and Information Technology for the Master of Business Administration program and up to nine credit hours are accepted for the Master of Science in Information Technology and Master of Science in Business Data Analytics program. These courses must be graduate-level courses taken at an accredited university.

Each course generally must have been taken within seven years of application for admission. Transfer students should apply for admission through the Office of Admissions. Transferred courses must have a grade of 3.0 or better; grades of “passed/not passed,” “pass/fail,” or “pass/no entry” are not acceptable.

Students who have taken courses at Defense Acquisition University must provide official DAU transcripts with the ACE evaluation to be reviewed. Only courses that have equivalent graduate credit will be considered.

Students may be required to submit additional evidence (e.g., catalog descriptions, and tests/examinations) in order to justify the transfer of credits. The Graduate Admissions Committee may require the applicant to demonstrate proficiency in a subject either through an interview or written examination prepared by faculty members who have expertise in the subject/discipline.