To gain admission to the Master of Science in Management & Leadership program,* applicants should hold a minimum of a bachelor’s degree with an overall undergraduate grade point average of 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale) from a college or university accredited by an agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Students with a lower undergraduate grade point average may be considered on a conditional basis.
A degree in business is not required. Applicants from any major are encouraged to apply, as we value diversity within our cohorts. Applicants must submit portfolio materials including:
- Final official transcripts from all undergraduate or graduate institutions attended.
- A one-page statement of purpose (400-500 words) explaining the student’s educational and career goals.
- A professional resume.
A candidate's work experience is thoroughly evaluated, as it is often a valid predictor of not only a candidate's academic success in the program, but also his or her success from a career perspective.
- Three signed letters of recommendation.
It is acceptable to have either professional or academic letters of recommendation; however, we encourage candidates to submit recent professional letters of reference where possible. Professional references can include a supervisor, colleague, or client who has had significant interaction with you in a professional capacity.
It is recommended that applicants submit scores from one of the following Graduate Admissions Tests taken within the last five years:
- Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT)
- Graduate Record Examination (GRE) - General Test
An applicant’s portfolio will be evaluated when the file is complete. Admission interviews may be requested by the Graduate Advisory Committee. Each applicant will be notified in writing of the decision by the MSML Graduate Advisory Committee. Applications will continue to be reviewed after the published deadline if space is available.
*The Master of Science in Management & Leadership degree is currently pending approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.