Earn a Powerful MBA Your Way

Earn your MBA at Eastern Michigan University!

Accelerate your career trajectory by choosing from Eastern's customized MBA program: the full-time MBA, part-time MBA, online MBA or Executive MBA. With small class sizes, and graduates earning an average annual starting salary of $94,000, our AACSB Internationally accredited programs provide the freedom to balance your courses with your everyday priorities.

Ready to apply? It’s easy! No GMAT/GRE or letter of recommendation are required.

EMU MBA Admissions at a Glance

No GRE/GMAT scores needed

No letter of recommendation needed

Quick turnaround on admissions decision

EMU MBA grads earn an average of $94K per year

Program Admission

For full admission, applicants must have:

  1. Earned a four-year baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or an equivalent degree from a non-U.S. institution.
  2. A minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale, or 3.0 in the last half of the undergraduate program.

MBA Application Deadlines

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis; students may start the program in the Summer, Fall or Winter.


MBA Admissions Requirements

Program Requirements

Applicants must also meet the following program requirements. Requirements may be more stringent than the minimum graduate school requirements.

  • A cumulative GPA of 2.75.
  • A well-written Personal Statement indicating background and purpose for applying.
  • An up-to-date resume.
  • Applicants whose native language is not English must submit a TOEFL score of 80 overall, with at least 20 in reading, writing, listening, and speaking sections, or an IELTS score of 6.5 overall, with at least 6.5 in reading, listening, and speaking; and at least 6.0 in writing.
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    NOTE: The GRE/GMAT requirement is waived through April 2025.

    After April 2025, GRE/GMAT requirements are as follows:

    • A score of 450 or greater in the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT), with at least 20 in the verbal section and 24 in the quantitative, OR
    • An overall score of 297 or greater in the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), including scores of at least 143 in verbal reasoning and 140 in quantitative reasoning.

    The GMAT/GRE requirement will be waived by email request to the Graduate Programs Office ([email protected]) for applicants who meet any one of the following five criteria:

      1. Have a master’s or terminal degree from a university with an AACSB-accredited college/business school (the MBA curriculum committee must approve degrees from other institutions).
      2. Have at least five years of managerial experience as determined by the MBA curriculum committee (e.g., experience managing both people and budget).
      3. Have earned a cumulative 3.5 GPA from all six courses in the Graduate Certificate of Business Administration and/or approved equivalent courses (maximum of two).
      4. Have earned any other bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university with a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher.
      5. Have earned an AACSB-accredited Bachelor of Business Administration degree (minimum 60 credits)., with a Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and an average GPA of 3.0 in statistics, accounting, and finance courses.
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MBA Application Process

Your application will be submitted using BusinessCAS, a Centralized Application Service (CAS) hosted by Liaison.

  1. Apply using BusinessCAS
  2. Submit a personal essay
  3. Send your transcript(s) from undergrad
  4. Submit TOEFL scores (if applicable)
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Graduate Student Resources

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Financial Aid
Our Office of Financial Aid is here to help you find the best scholarships, grants and other ways to help you earn your degree.
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What Alumni are Saying About the MBA Program at EMU


Learn about the MBA experience at Eastern Michigan University from Jacki Manning '19 as she shares about her time in the program, including memorable classes, how she maintained work-life balance and her experience with advising.

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