Application Requirements

Application Deadline

The application will open September 15. Priority application deadline is April 15. Applications received after May 1 will be reviewed on a rolling, first-received basis, but only if the incoming class has not been filled.

Application review: First review of applications occurs on January 15 prior to the fall semester you are applying. Subsequent reviews will occur on the 15th of every month thru July 1, or until the class is filled, whichever comes first.

Program Begins

MBA Innovation - Fall admission only. Admission is limited to 25 students.

MBA Information Security - Fall admission only. Admission is limited to 25 students.

MBA Executive Leadership - Fall admission only. Admission is limited to 25 students.

Transcripts

Unofficial transcripts from all post-secondary institutions should be uploaded with your electronic application and may be used for departmental admission review purposes. If offered admission, you will be directed and required to submit to the JMU Graduate School an official transcript from any institution from which a degree has been awarded to finalize your admission. Transcripts are considered official if they are sent to JMU directly from the issuing institution.

Required by Program

Innovation and Information Security

  • Current resume
  • Personal Statement - 250 words in length
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Minimum two years of professional work experience beyond completion of undergraduate degree
  • Three prerequisites which must be satisfied prior to beginning MBA coursework - undergraduate statistics course, undergraduate accounting course, and undergraduate microeconomics course.
  • Residency requirement: 
    • Innovation - periodic on-site meetings in Harrisonburg, VA
    • Information Security - periodic on-site meetings in McLean, VA 

Executive Leadership

  • Current resume
  • Personal Statement - 250 words in length
  • One letter of nomination from a senior-level officer at your current employer outlining past leadership experience and career path leading toward a C-suite or comparable high level management position.
  • Minimum 5 years of professional work experience beyond completion of undergraduate degree
  • Three prerequisites which must be satisfied prior to beginning MBA coursework - undergraduate statistics course, undergraduate accounting course, and undergraduate microeconomics course
  • Residency requirement is to have periodic on-site meetings in McLean, VA
Test Requirements

GMAT preferred; GRE acceptable if applicant has already taken the test prior to application. GRE or GMAT or if a master's level degree from an accredited institution or CPA has been earned, the GRE/GMAT requirement is waived.

Test of English as a Foreign Language(TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) if native language is not English, unless you have earned a degree from a U.S. institution

Note: If you are an applicant who has at least seven years of professional work experience (beyond the undergraduate degree) and a strong quantitative background, you may be eligible for a GMAT waiver. Please contact Ms. Tisha McCoy-Ntiamoah (mba@jmu.edu) for more information.

Online Application
International Applicants

International Graduate Information

International applicants will upload a credential evaluation of their non-U.S. college or university transcripts from one of the services listed at this link: Credential_Evaluation

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