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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).

iMBA Admissions

  • Admission is based on a combination of the following:

    • Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) score
    • Overall undergraduate grade point average. Please note: an undergraduate degree in business is not required to apply to the JMU MBA Program. *
    • Resume citing work experience
    • Two letters of recommendation supporting the candidate's application for graduate school
    • Minimum of two years full-time work experience

    Ideal applicants will have an undergraduate GPA >3.0, GMAT score >500, and a minimum of 2 years professional 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 at least 4 weeks before a semester begins will be considered until the cohort is full.

Tuition 

Tuition is $500 per credit hour. The cost per course is $1,500. The total cost for the degree is $24,000.

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