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Q: Who is the ideal candidate for SLU’s evening MBA program?

A: Our ideal candidate is a working professional who values a quality AACSB accredited graduate business education with at least one year of post-bachelor degree full-time work experience.   

Q: How is ethics in business a part of your coursework?

A: Ethics in business has been imbedded in our curriculum from the beginning, as Jesuit tradition demands excellence in research, teaching and service to humanity. The university’s mission requires that we honor human dignity as we promote the common good by becoming men and women for others in everything we do.

Q: Is a business major required for admission consideration?

A:  No.  Non-business majors are eligible for admission consideration.  The committee will review quantitative academic background and the quantitative percentile of the GMAT.   In most cases, non-business majors are required to complete MBA Math either before beginning the program or during their first semester.  MBA Math is a self-paced, online quantitative skills course with 22 lessons covering basic quantitative skills in finance, accounting, economics, statistics and spreadsheets.  Used by students attending more than 100 MBA programs, most students complete the full course in 20 to 40 hours.  Each lesson has its own pre-quiz, learning materials, drill exercises and post-quiz. 

Q:  Are there prerequisites before beginning the program?

A:  No.  For those who recently graduated with a business major, they are eligible for waiver   consideration of prerequisites. 

Q:  Is an emphasis required?

A: No.  About one-third of our students will concentrate in a specific area.  Some of the choices include entrepreneurship, finance, marketing, non-profit organizations, project management, supply chain management.  Please review all areas of emphasis here.

Q:  Do students only work on a cohort basis?

A:  No. SLU MBA students are provided many opportunities to interact with all students in the Cook School. Current students and alumni value this optimized opportunity for networking with diverse business professionals.

Q:  What if my employer requires me to travel?

A:  We have found that most of our students have managed their schedule around their work commitments.  If missing a class is unavoidable, students are asked to communicate this to their professor as soon as possible so that class notes can be obtained from the professor or a classmate.  Missing more than one class is highly discouraged, however, if unavoidable, students may be asked to withdraw from the class.    

Q: What if I have an opportunity for career advancement in another city and I am halfway through my program?   Will more than 6 credits transfer?

A: Yes.  Our evening MBA program participates in the MBA Multilateral Agreement.   Because of this very unique agreement among select Jesuit schools across the country, it is possible that more graduate credits from SLU will transfer if you relocate to another region of the country.  This agreement provides students with unparalleled flexibility to transfer as many graduate credits as possible to complete their MBA degree at another participating Jesuit or Catholic university. The majority of Jesuit colleges and universities across the United States, along with three Catholic, non-Jesuit universities, participate in the MBA Multilateral Agreement. Participating students are required to meet the admission requirements of the school to which they wish to transfer. More information and a list of participating schools are available at www.jesuitmba.org

Q:  What is the class profile of the evening MBA program?

A:  The average full-time post-bachelor degree work experience is six years, the average GMAT score is 580 and the average GPA is 3.3.  

Q:  Who are some of the employers the students work for while pursuing their SLU MBA?

A:  Ameren, Anheuser Busch InBev, Boeing, Brown Shoe Company, Edward Jones,  Emerson, Energizer, Ernst & Young, Fleishman-Hillard, Monsanto, Nestle Purina, Novus International, Inc. , Peabody Energy, Saint Louis University Hospital, Scottrade, United States Air Force, World Wide Technology are just a few of the companies where SLU MBA students are employed.  For more information on our Career Resources Center, click here.

Q:  What is the deadline for the spring 2015 semester?

A: Deadline is January 15, 2015 and the start date is February 2, 2015.

Q:  What is the deadline for the fall 2015 semester?

A: Deadline is August 15, 2015 and the start date is September 9, 2015.

Q: What are the application requirements?

A: Application requirements include an online application, a personal statement of your goals, a current resume, two references, official transcripts and official GMAT or GRE score report. Learn more and apply here.

Q:  When are admission decisions made?

A:  Admission is determined on a rolling basis upon completion of a file.

Q:  If my company offers tuition reimbursement, how would I pay for my class(es)?

A:  SLU offers a Deferred Payment Option.  Students are asked to complete the on-line form for the specific term to be enrolled in the Deferred Payment Option if your employer offers a tuition reimbursement program.  

Q: What is the tuition rate for the evening MBA program?

A: The tuition rate at this time is $976 per credit hour.  For more information on tuition and financial aid, click here

Q: Are there scholarships available?

A:  Yes, Students who receive limited education benefits from their employer are especially encouraged to apply. For more information on scholarships, tuition and financial aid, click here.