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With a Master of Business Administration from Oakland University’s School of Business Administration, you will receive a well-rounded education from leading professors and researchers in their fields and learn with fellow students from diverse business and personal backgrounds.

The requirements for admission to the MBA program include:

  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a regionally accredited undergraduate institution
  • The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)*

For information on program prerequisites, see the catalog.

Interested in other graduate business programs? Check out the full list of programs available at the Oakland University School of Business.

* MBA applicants may request to waive the GMAT requirement.

GMAT Waiver

MBA applicants may request to waive the GMAT requirement. To be eligible for the waiver, applicants must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Earned a master’s degree or higher with a minimum overall GPA of 3.0
  • Has an acceptable score on the GRE, LSAT, or MCAT entrance exam
  • Earned a bachelor’s degree with an overall GPA of at least 3.0 from an AACSB-accredited business school
  • Earned a bachelor’s degree in any major with an overall GPA of at least 3.2 from a regionally accredited program
  • Completed a business-related certification such as CPA, CFA, CFP or FRM
  • Has at least 3 years of relevant professional work experience and an undergraduate overall GPA of at least 2.75
  • Has completed at least 3 years of service in the US armed services

The GMAT/GRE waiver is integrated into the application, so if you believe you qualify, select this option.

The application process requires submission of the following:

  • Online Application for Admission from the Graduate School
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resumé - uploaded after online application is submitted
  • Two email addresses for individuals who will write your recommendations - added after online application is submitted
  • Official transcripts from all previous colleges and universities attended sent to OU
  • Official GMAT scores sent to OU*

International students who have not earned a baccalaureate degree from a U.S. college or university will have additional application requirements:

  • A transcript evaluation (for transcripts from a college or university outside of the United States)
  • TOEFL Exam Scores [for non-native English speakers unless they have a baccalaureate degree from a U.S. college or Oakland University non-matriculating students (guest students) who have earned a minimum of 12 academic credits in OU courses with a grade of B or above.]
  • Please note, international students in the US on an F1 vis or seeking F1 visa to enter cannot be admitted and enrolled in the 100% online program

*MBA applicants may request to waive the GMAT requirement.

Admission Deadlines

All applicants will be assessed resident tuition rates for the 100% online MBA program.

See our online learning page for information on University resources and orientation materials, as well as a link to all the online courses available at Oakland University.

Online learning page
Online courses

The Online MBA at Oakland University

Elliott Hall, Room 427
275 Varner Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4485
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(248) 370-2059