Matt Rutherford leading a presentation for MBA 695
New and Current MBA Students

Getting-started webpage includes a list of useful information for new students.

MBA Orientation Details

Please visit the JMU MBA Program Canvas Page to view resources and the academic calendar.


The Graduate School requires that new students send their official U.S. university transcripts directly from the school, either electronically to:, or by mail to:
The Graduate School
James Madison University
100 E. Grace St
MSC 6702
Harrisonburg, VA 22807

Credential Evaluations

If your transcripts are from a non-US institution, The Graduate School requires an official credential evaluation. For details visit: Credential Evaluations

Prerequisites and Review Courses

Some students are asked to finish prerequisite coursework before their first semester. Courses can be completed online at:

UBO Payment Plans

Payment plans may be setup prior to the start of fall and spring semesters. Visit the University Business Office website for details

Graduate Assistantships

Most MBA students are current working professionals. However, some students may be interested in on-campus Graduate Assistantships or other on-campus Job Opportunities.

Financial Aid

Most graduate students are eligible for some type of educational loan. The first step to any financial aid is to fill out a FAFSA form. For more details visit the Financial Aid Office website.

The JMU Campus in Harrisonburg, Virginia

Many MBA students are not on-campus but interested in other resources available to all graduate students. Visit The Graduate School’s Online Orientation webpage for helpful information.

Also, you'll want to be sure to explore the Graduate Student Association.  The GSA  provides professional and social opportunities to all past, present and future James Madison University graduate students. Every graduate student is considered a part of the GSA, and there are no fees. 

We welcome suggestions to improve this page for MBA graduate students.

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