Master of Business Administration

Admission to the Program

Enrollment is limited, so an individual should submit an application at the earliest possible date prior to the semester in which admission is desired.

Semester deadlines:

Fall: July 1
Spring: November 15
Summer: April 1

Each applicant must take the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) no more than three years prior to admission. The minimum score‚Ä®is 450. Students entering the program with GMAT scores of at least 600 will be reimbursed for the cost of the exam. Please visit to learn more about exam times and locations.

Applicants must satisfy the prerequisite requirements. There are two options for satisfying the prerequisite requirement. First, the applicant must have completed each of the prerequisite courses listed below as part of his or her undergraduate work:

  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Marketing
  • Management or Organizational Behavior
  • Finance
  • Statistics

The applicant may also complete the Certificate in Business Essentials, held in the summer prior to the beginning of the fall semester. The Certificate in Business Essentials program will satisfy all prerequisites.


A unique feature of the Drury MBA program is the requirement that everyone admitted to the program participate in an orientation session, which involves overnight scheduling. Orientation activities include course preparation, advising and team-building exercises. Students are required to pay an orientation fee.