Admission and Application Procedures
MBA Prerequisite Competencies
Viterbo University is proud of its students' diverse backgrounds and welcomes students from all walks of life into its MBA program. To support non-business majors in fulfilling the prerequisite competencies for the MBA program, we have developed a 3-credit Foundations of Business course specifically designed to help you achieve competency in the core business areas (accounting, finance, business law, marketing, information systems, and economics) efficiently.
A student who holds an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited business school generally fulfills the prerequisites by virtue of previous course work. Students who have not developed these skills in their undergraduate coursework may still enter the MBA program; however, they are considered to be "conditionally admitted" into the program until completion of the Foundations of Business course in the first semester. Other options for demonstrating competency in the prerequisite areas include passing CLEP examinations or completing work experience portfolios. Please contact the MBA Coordinator, Tiffany Morey (email@example.com) with any questions you may have regarding your demonstration of foundation requirements.
be considered for acceptance into Viterbo University’s M.B.A. program, an
applicant must satisfy the following minimum criteria. These criteria are
considered along with all items in the application submission packet in making
the determination on acceptance. Applicants may be granted full
acceptance or conditional acceptance.
degree from a regionally-accredited college or university (It is
understood that students applying to the 4+1 MBA program will be seeking
the bachelor degree);
undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or a
3.0 for the last two years of the undergraduate degree. Exceptions may be
made to this requirement if the applicant (1) submits a work experience
portfolio describing significant organizational experience OR (2) has
taken the GMAT examination OR (3) has successfully completed other
graduate level coursework.
submission packet is only considered complete upon The M.B.A. coordinator’s
receipt of the following items:
official Viterbo University application form for the Dahl School of
Business Graduate Certificate program. The application form is available
official transcript evidencing the baccalaureate degree sent directly from
a regionally accredited, degree-granting institution(s). Attention to Tiffany Morey, MBA Program Viterbo University.
letters of reference from individuals attesting to the applicant’s
business aptitudes and attitude, values, and ability to successfully
complete graduate level coursework (which includes discussion,
contemplation, and critical thinking). One letter shall be from a direct
supervisor, if possible.
- A three- to five-page personal essay setting forth:1) the reasons why you desire to attain an M.B.A. degree;
2) what you can add to Viterbo University’s M.B.A.
program; and 3) what you hope to get out of Viterbo University’s
Other Graduate Programs:
Admission to a specific degree or certificate program does not imply admission
to any other degree or certificate program. A separate application must be
submitted to apply for admission to another program.
Applied to the MBA: A
graduate course taken as part of a certificate program may later be applied to
satisfy MBA program requirements, given:
- The student
has applied and been accepted into the MBA program.
- A grade of B
or better has been received on the certificate course.
- The course
is considered relevant to the MBA at the time of admission.
- The course
was taken within the timeframe specified for transferrable credits in
Viterbo’s graduate program catalog.
A student who
completes a certificate and then enters the MBA program cannot declare the
certificate program as an emphasis. If they choose to declare a different
emphasis during the MBA program, that will be the emphasis designation on the
4 + 1 M.B.A Program
University’s 4+1 M.B.A. option offers achievement-oriented, highly motivated
students the opportunity to obtain their bachelor degree and their M.B.A. in
to the 4 + 1 .M.BA. program occurs during the junior or senior undergraduate
year with an online application. Students are admitted on a provisional basis
and will be advised during the remainder of the junior and senior years by
their undergraduate advisor and an M.B.A. advisor. Provisional admittance will
become full graduate admission if the student maintains a 3.0 grade point
average, receives no grade lower than a “BC” on the graduate coursework taken,
and earns the undergraduate degree.
in the 4 + 1 M.B.A. program must meet all undergraduate degree requirements.
This coursework is completed in the first four years of the program. Up to nine
graduate credits of the graduate program are taken during the student’s fourth
year (senior year) of undergraduate work (see undergraduate catalog criteria).
A student concurrently enrolled in both undergraduate and graduate coursework
in a semester may take no more than 16 credits in that semester. The remaining
credits of the graduate program are taken during year five of the program, and
the M.B.A. is generally earned after the fifth year. The work toward the M.B.A.
degree may be pursued part-time over a longer period of time, not to exceed
five years of graduate coursework. Non-continuous enrollment is subject to
curriculum changes of the catalog currently in place.
be considered for acceptance into Viterbo University’s 4+1 M.B.A.
program, an applicant must satisfy the same requirements as outlined above in
the “Admission Requirements” section.
International applications are processed in conjunction with the Director of Global Education. International applicants who are not native English speakers will need to provide evidence of proficiency in the English language, showing a TOEFL (or equivalent) score of 550 or higher. English language (ESL) courses are also offered at Viterbo University and may be required as a condition to acceptance into the MBA program.
Viterbo University reserves the right to deny admission to any applicant it deems unfit to participate in its MBA program.
For more information, contact Tiffany Morey, MBA Coordinator, at 608-796-3379 or firstname.lastname@example.org.