Ship MBA Professional

Admission Requirements

Graduate Admissions Office offers extended evening hours two nights a week on a continuing year-round basis. These extended hours are to accommodate prospective graduate students who are unable to visit in person during normal Ship business hours. Individuals hoping to take advantage of these extended hours must schedule a meeting ahead of time. During this meeting the prospective student will be given information on the graduate program(s) of interest, discuss program details and admission requirements, and will learn more about Ship. The office only remains open when an appointment has been scheduled.

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 mid­level 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.

New students will be required to attend an orientation session at Shippensburg University.

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:

  • ENG101 College Writing
  • SCM200 Statistical Applications in Business
  • MIS142 Business Computer Systems
  • SPE100 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:

  • ACC200 Fundamentals of Financial Accounting
  • ECN113 Principles of Economics
  • FIN311 Financial Management
  • SCM200 Statistical Applications in Business
  • SCM330 Supplu Chain and Operations Management
  • MIS142 Business Computer Systems
  • MGT305 Organizational Behavior
  • MKT305 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.

Contact Us

MBA Director/MBA Secretary
Grove Hall 324
1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg, PA 17257
(717) 477-1483

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John L. Grove College of Business
Shippensburg University
1871 Old Main Drive
Grove 124
Shippensburg, PA 17257-2299 

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