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Campus MBA: Admission

Thank you for your interest in the Ole Miss MBA program. The application process is your opportunity to tell us who you are, why you seek admission to our program, and how you will succeed in our program.

Please note that the admissions requirements listed below are the minimum required for consideration for admission. Admission is competitive.

Required Application Documents

TRANSCRIPTS 
Candidates must hold a bachelor's degree in any field from a regionally accredited institution. Please send transcripts directly to the University of Mississippi Graduate School, P.O. Box 1848, University, MS  38677-1848. Candidates must have a 3.0+ overall GPA or on the most recent 60 semester hours of course work.

GMAT/GRE SCORES 
Candidates must submit an official GMAT or GRE score that is no more than five years old. The University of Mississippi Institution Code for both the GMAT and GRE tests is 1840. All test scores should be sent directly to the Graduate School. Candidates must have a competitive score of a 550+ GMAT or the equivalent GRE score.

We do not waive the test requirement for individuals who already possess a graduate degree, professional degree, or significant professional work experience.

While the Admission Committee considers the entire application, if your GMAT is below a 500 (or your GRE is below 152 minimum in the verbal and 152  minimum in the quantitative sections on the test), we recommend that you retake the exam in order to be competitive for admission.

Significant preparation, ideally two months of study, for either exam is encouraged. Testing information can be found here: GMAT | GRE

TOEFL SCORES 
International candidates must submit an official TOEFL score of at least 600 or an equivalent score of 99-100 on the IBT.

TWO LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION 
Candidates should follow the online application instructions to submit contact information for two letters of recommendation; the online system will send a reference form to your contacts.

It is the candidate's responsibility to track his or her application to ensure that the letters of recommendation are received prior to the deadline. The Graduate School can resend the forms if necessary; please call (662) 915-7474 with your application number. Paper letters can also be mailed directly to the MBA office in the School of Business at the address in the sidebar.

RESUME 
Candidates must submit a current resume via the online application. We do not have a format preference.

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE* 
A candidate must submit a Statement of Purpose with his or her name included via the online application. The Statement of Purpose is a short essay in which an applicant reflects on the contribution the MBA degree will make to his or her future success and the special characteristics that he or she brings to the MBA program.

The typed Statement of Purpose (about 400 words) should address the following questions:
  • Why have you chosen to pursue the MBA?
  • How will these studies help you attain your career goals?
  • Is there anything you wish us to know that is not reflected in the other application materials?

* Please be sure that your name is included on your Statement of Purpose.

If you would like to inquire about the status of your application, please contact Mrs. Amy Johnson at ajohnson@bus.olemiss.edu.

Prerequisite Coursework

Completion of two prerequisite undergraduate courses is required prior to enrolling in MBA courses: Principles of Accounting (UM ACCY 201) and Business Finance (UM FIN 331), or their equivalencies. Courses must be completed with a “C” or higher.

It is possible that applicants have completed the above courses or their equivalencies in undergraduate coursework, particularly if a degree has been awarded in a Bachelor’s of Business Administration. To confirm that you meet the prerequisite course requirements, you may email copy of your unofficial transcript to Amy Johnson at ajohnson@bus.olemiss.edu for further review.

Admission decisions are not based on successful completion of these courses. However, admitted students are not permitted to enroll in MBA courses until the prerequisite courses have been completed with a grade of "C" or better. These courses can be completed as part of an undergraduate program or they can be taken at any accredited institution. Additionally, they are both now offered through the University’s Independent Study Office, also known as iStudy. http://www.outreach.olemiss.edu/istudy/

Application Deadlines

While the program is designed to begin in the summer or fall term, students may enter the program in any semester. However, if the candidate's goal is to complete the program in one year, it is unlikely that can be achieved if he or she enters the program in the spring.

To be considered for admission for one of the three possible entry points, all application materials must be received by the following deadlines:

  • Summer Admission (starting in May) - April 1
  • Fall Admission (starting in late August) - July 1
  • Spring Admission** (starting in mid-January) - November 1

** Please contact the Director of MBA Administration, Ashley Jones, for more information about the  
     timeline.

Admissions Decisions

Admitted candidates will receive an email of acceptance from the MBA Office. If a candidate is admitted to the program, he or she must respond to indicate whether or not he or she plans to join the program

The Ole Miss Graduate School also generates emails to accepted candidates based on the decision made by the department.

If your application is complete, but you wish to retake the GMAT or GRE before your file is reviewed and a decision is made, please notify Mrs. Amy Johnson at ajohnson@bus.olemiss.edu and indicate the new test date.  

Assistantships

A limited number of assistantships are available for outstanding MBA applicants. All admitted students are considered for assistantships based on undergraduate GPA and GMAT scores as well as other academic criteria. Assistantships offer a partial graduate tuition waiver (approximately 75 percent) for the fall and spring terms and a monetary stipend in exchange for ten- twelve hours of work per week within the School of Business. Visit the tuition and fees page for more information.

Computers

All students are required to have a portable computer when they begin the online MBA program. The computer should be up-to-date and able to run the most current version of Microsoft Office, which is also required. Students should assure themselves that service and support would be available from the vendor, as any down time will be detrimental to class performance. A personal printer is also very helpful but not required.
PCs are recommended as software in the statistics class can be unavailable for Macs.

 

For Assistance

Email: mba@bus.olemiss.edu
Phone: 662-915-5483
Location: 320 Holman Hall


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MBA Office Contact

Ashley Jones
Director of MBA Programs

320 Holman Hall
The University of Mississippi
P.O. Box 1848
University MS 38677

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