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Entrance Requirements for the Online MBA in Sustainable Business

The following is projected for students entering the university in 2019-20 and is subject to change.

Applicants must have a four-year undergraduate degree or the equivalent. Acceptance is based upon the quality of undergraduate performance, aptitude test scores, work experience and other achievements.

Before enrolling for the first semester of the MBA, students should be familiar with principles of economics, from a prior college course or from reading a Principles of Economics textbook. Knowledge of college algebra is strongly recommended for acceptance into the program.

Recommended but not required: Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or GRE General Test


Applicants who have an undergraduate GPA lower than 3.0 may compensate for that by having a higher junior-senior GPA, by scoring well on the GMAT, or by taking 3 business courses at the undergraduate level and earn a B or higher in each course:

4-year GPAJr-Sr GPAGMATCoursework
2.8 to 3.03.0 or higher50th percentile or higher3 additional business courses
2.5 to 2.83.2 or higher50th percentile or higher3 additional business courses

English language verification

For students whose first language is not English: official English proficiency test scores within the past 2 years, unless you have earned a full-time, on-campus degree from Canada, Australia, the UK, or the US within the past 2 years. Students with scores below 6.5 on IELTS Academic, 90 on TOEFL iBT or 58 on PTE will be asked to take the test again or change their program to English as a Second Language.

International transcript equivalents considered

Our admissions counselors are familiar with the interpretation of transcripts based on grading systems from most nations. We will evaluate your marks and notify you if you qualify, and if you are required to take the GMAT.

Please note the following points:

  • At least 16 years of education are required (15 years may be considered at the discretion of the University).
  • Bachelor’s degree must be a 4-year degree (a 3-year degree may be considered at the discretion of Maharishi University of Management, particularly when the applicant has additional training or extensive work experience).
  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.00 must be equivalent to “B” average in letter grade or higher, based on the USA grading system.

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