MBA Program

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The MBA program at Eastern Illinois University is designed so that students can complete their program of study on a part-time or full-time basis. Classes offered at Eastern's campus in Charleston start at 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Classes available in Champaign at Parkland College begin at 6:30 p.m. or 7:00 p.m. All MBA classes offered at Parkland or Eastern are taught by full-time, doctoral qualified faculty from EIU's School of Business.

You can meet with the MBA Coordinator at EIU to find out more about the program. Stop by Lumpkin Hall room 4025 or call 217-581-3028 to schedule an appointment.

The MBA Coordinator also schedules appointments at the Parkland site to meet with prospective and …

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The MBA program at Eastern Illinois University is designed so that students can complete their program of study on a part-time or full-time basis. Classes offered at Eastern's campus in Charleston start at 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Classes available in Champaign at Parkland College begin at 6:30 p.m. or 7:00 p.m. All MBA classes offered at Parkland or Eastern are taught by full-time, doctoral qualified faculty from EIU's School of Business.

You can meet with the MBA Coordinator at EIU to find out more about the program. Stop by Lumpkin Hall room 4025 or call 217-581-3028 to schedule an appointment.

The MBA Coordinator also schedules appointments at the Parkland site to meet with prospective and current part-time students for academic advising. To schedule an appointment at Parkland, please contact Anna Peterson at the EIU Office at Parkland College, 217-351-2543.

As soon as all of the Phase I prerequisite courses are completed, off-campus, part-time students can complete the program within two years, taking two graduate level courses each semester. The tentative schedule of course offerings will give you an idea of when the classes are offered at Eastern and Parkland.

GENERAL INFORMATION


Applicants for admission to the Graduate School must:

  1. Satisfy all university general admission requirements,
  2. Hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, and
  3. Submit a complete and official transcript from each institution attended.

For admission to the MBA program in the School of Business, admission to the Graduate School is the first stage of admission required for students seeking an MBA degree from the School of Business.

APPLICATION PROCESS - DOMESTIC STUDENTS


Applicants to the MBA Program must:

  1. Application to Graduate School, along with a $30 application fee (applicants must meet all of the requirements for admission set forth by the Graduate School, including 2.75 or higher GPA for full admission)
  2. Submit official GMAT scores, taken within the past five years (minimum GMAT score is 400-Verbal 18, Quantitative 20, Analytical Writing 2).  Click here for information on the GMAT Fee Waiver program which allows EIU to offer a limited number of vouchers to eligible students each year. 
  3. Score at least 1,000 points based on the following formula: (200 x GPA) + GMAT total score
  4. Submit an online MBA Program Application
  5. Submit completed and signed Honor Code
  6. Submit current resume clearly describing employment experience.
  7. Submit two completed Recommendation Forms sent directly to the MBA Office (preferably one should be from a previous or current employer)
  8. Submit a one page professional goal statement describing personal career and academic goals and the preparation required to meet those goals
  9. Submit official transcripts from other institutions attended

Application deadlines for domestic students:

Fall:
Application Deadline: August 1

Spring: 
Early Admission Date: November 21
Application Deadline: December 1

Summer: 
Application Deadline: April 1

APPLICATION PROCESS - INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS


International applicants must apply through the office of International Students & Scholars. The following items must be sent to the International Students & Scholars Office:

  1. International Admission Application along with an application fee ($30)(applicants must meet all of the requirements for admission set forth by International Programs, including 2.75 or higher GPA for full admission)
  2. Approved financial affidavit form
  3. Official raised seal transcript
  4. Documentation of English mastery (TOEFL or IELTS)

Official transcripts from other institutions attended; if at the time of application you have not yet completed a bachelor's degree, an official transcript showing completion of the degree must be on file in the Graduate School prior to the start of your first semester in the MBA Program.

The following materials must be submitted directly to the MBA Office:

  1. Meet all of the requirements for admission to the Graduate School
  2. Submit official GMAT scores, taken within the past five years (minimum GMAT score is 400-Verbal 18, Quantitative 20, Analytical Writing 2)
  3. Score at least 1,000 points based on the following formula: (200 x GPA) + GMAT total score.
  4. Submit an online MBA Program Application
  5. Submit completed and signed Honor Code
  6. Submit current resume clearly describing employment experience.
  7. Submit two completed Recommendation Forms sent directly to the MBA Office (preferably one should be from a previous or current employer).
  8. Submit a one page professional goal statement describing personal career and academic goals and the preparation required to meet those goals.
  9. Submit official transcripts from other institutions attended.

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