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How to Apply
  1. Completely fill out the APPLICATION FORM and pay a $60 application fee. To successfully submit the application, you will need to upload legible copies of your transcripts, a current resume, a 250-word personal statement, a self-reported GMAT/GRE score (if available), and supply email addresses of your recommenders.
  2. If you are accepted into the MBA program, and in order to be fully admitted, your official transcripts or credential evaluations, and official test scores (if required) will be sent to and verified by The Graduate School.

We are here to help you with any phase of the application process. You are always welcome to email mba@jmu.eduor call 540-658-7031 with your questions.

Questions?

Matt Rutherford

If you have questions about the program, please contact MBA Faculty Director Dr. Matt Rutherford (rutherma@jmu.edu).

Executive Leadership MBA Admissions

Admission is based on a combination of the following:

  • Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) score
  • Overall undergraduate grade point average. Please note: a baccalaureate degree in business is not required to apply to the JMU MBA Program.*
  • Resume citing work experience
  • One letter of nomination from an employer outlining past leadership experience, and career path leading toward a C-Suite or comparable high level management position.
  • Minimum of five years full-time work experience

Ideal applicants will have 5-10 years of progressive career experience. Undergraduate coursework and GMAT scores may be considered for applicants with fewer years of work experience.

*The university encourages applicants with degrees in all major fields of study from accredited institutions. No specific undergraduate courses are required; however, students with non-business baccalaureates are required to complete the following three prerequisite courses:

  • Financial Accounting
  • Statistics
  • Economics (Microeconomics is preferred; Macroeconomics is acceptable)
Deadline

Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis. All applications submitted by April 15 will be considered. Applications received after April 15 will be considered until the cohort is full. 

The final application deadline is July 1. 

Tuition 

Tuition is $1,000 per credit hour. The cost per course is $3,000. The total cost for the degree is $42,000.

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