Admission to the Program

The College of Graduate Studies MBA program does not have application deadlines. However, it is highly recommended for full program admission, placement in courses, and to qualify for financial aid that individuals apply by these dates:

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

Each applicant must take the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) no more than three years prior to admission. The minimum score 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 Business Essentials course, held in the summer prior to the beginning of the fall semester, which 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.