Ship MBA Online

Admission Requirements

Undergraduate course work and degree, relevant work experience, and goals statement will be evaluated and form the basis for admission. To be eligible for admission to the MBA Program applicants must:

  • Have a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Applicants will be evaluated on grade point average, course content, work experience, job level, leadership ability, team skills, suitability of goals, and whether they graduated from an AACSB-regionally accredited college. Applicants with less than 5 years of post-undergraduate professional experience, including some midĀ­level management experience, will be required to take the GMAT and achieve a score of 450 or higher.  Also an equivalent GRE score would also be acceptable.
  • GMAT waiver may be granted if there is 5 or more years of work experience after obtaining your undergraduate degree.  Also, a GMAT waiver may be granted if you are a member of Beta Gamma Sigma.
  • Present a current resume.  
  • Present a goals statement.  
  • Complete Track Selection form.  

All students must be computer literate and have routine access to the Internet and Microsoft Office 2007 (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Access) in order to complete the 1/3 web-based component of the program.

Please note that all students are expected to have a laptop loaded with MS Office that they can bring to class. Although the university has been providing a limited number of laptops, those will gradually be phased out as they get older, and students will be expected to supply their own laptops in class.

In addition, applicants are required to meet the following prerequisites: Work experience or undergraduate credits in:

  • quantitative analysis
  • computer usage
  • oral and written communications

These areas are covered in the following courses offered at Shippensburg University:

  • ENG 101 College Writing
  • INM 200 Statistical Applications in Business
  • MIS 142 Business Computer Systems
  • SPE 100 Basic Oral Communication

To go directly into the Upper Level MBA course, applicants must have the 18 semesters hours of prerequisite knowledge in accounting, economics, finance, organizational behavior, marketing and operations management. These areas are covered in the following courses offered at Shippensburg University:

  • ACC 200 Fundamentals of Financial Accounting
  • ECN 113 Principles of Economics
  • FIN 311 Financial Management
  • INM 200 Statistical Applications in Business
  • INM 330 Operations Management
  • MIS 142 Business Computer Systems
  • MGT 305 Organizational Behavior
  • MKT 305 Principles of Marketing

Foundation courses can be substituted for some or all of the above prerequisites. Students can be admitted to the MBA without having completed all prerequisite foundation courses, but they will not be permitted to register for any particular graduate course unless they meet the specific prerequisites for the course they would like to take.