Graduate Admission

Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree Program Admission Requirements

Consideration for admission to the MBA degree program requires the following additional documentation:

  1. A resume with summary of all work, extracurricular activities, and educational history of the applicant; Executive concentration (EMBA) requires three years of managerial work experience;

  2. Official transcripts indicating completion of a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited institution with a GPA of 2.7 (B-) or better on a scale of 4.0.

Conditional admission to the program may be granted to applicants with GPA 2.0 – 2.6, and is based on the students’ personal statement, letters of recommendation, and detailed review of their prior academic transcripts. Conditionally accepted students will be granted the regular graduate status after achieving at least 3.0 GPA in a term with 9 units or in two consecutive terms with the total of at least 15 units. Undergraduate courses are given for students conditionally accepted with GPA 2.0 – 2.4 before receiving regular status. Conditionally admitted students with GPA 2.5 and 2.6 are allowed to take MBA courses if they do not need prerequisites. Students with first term GPA below 2.5 are subject to dismissal. Students with GPA of 2.5 – 2.9 can continue with a conditional status for one more term. The conditional status can be given for two consecutive terms only. Based on extra curriculum results, the Provost may grant a student the regular graduate status based on letters of recommendation, GMAT or GRE scores, summary of work experience, research projects, or publications.

Master of Science (MS) Degree Programs Admission Requirements

Consideration for admission to the MS in International Business (IB) and MS in Finance Management (FM)  degree programs requires the following documentation:

  1. A resume with summary of all work, extracurricular activities, and educational history of the applicant;
  2. An official transcripts showing graduation with a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited educational institution, with a cumulative grade point average of 2.7 (B-) or above on a scale of 4.0;
  3. Two letters of recommendation (this requirement is waived for applicants who received Lincoln University BA or MBA degrees): one from a faculty member who can attest the applicant’s academic qualifications for graduate study and other one may be from either an academic or business professional;
  4. A GMAT score of at least 500 or an equivalent GRE score (this requirement is waived for applicants having a master’s degree with a GPA of 3.2 or above).

Conditional admission to the MS programs may be granted to applicants with a GPA between 2.0 and 2.6, or with missing requirements 2 and/or 3.

Conditionally accepted students with low GPAs will be granted the regular graduate status after achieving at least 3.0 GPA in a term with 9 units or in two consecutive terms with a total of at least 15 units. Undergraduate courses are given for conditionally admitted students with GPA 2.0 – 2.4 before receiving regular status. Conditionally admitted students with GPA 2.5 and 2.6 are allowed to take MS courses if they do not need prerequisites. Students with first term GPA below 2.5 are subject to dismissal. Students with GPA of 2.5 – 2.9 in the first term continue with the conditional status for one more term. The conditional status can be given for two consecutive terms only. The Provost may grant a student the regular graduate status before achievement of the GPA requirement based on letters of recommendation, good GMAT or GRE scores, research projects, and/or publications.

Students missing GMAT/GRE test scores and/or recommendation letters are granted regular status after (1) achieving a GPA of 3.2 or above during a first term of 9 units minimum or (2) submitting required GMAT/GRE results and/or letters. These deficiencies should be removed during the first term of study.

Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) Degree Program Admission Requirements

Consideration for admission to the DBA degree program requires the following additional documentation:

  1. A resume and application statement with the applicants’ objectives for seeking a doctorate in business including intellectual curiosity, interest in pursuing academic research, and relevance of their academic, research, or professional experience and future career;
  2. Full transcripts showing graduation with a bachelor’s or master’s degree from an accredited educational institution with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above on the scale of 4.0;
  3. Three letters of recommendation (this requirement is waived for students who received Lincoln University MBA or MS degrees): the letters should evaluate the applicant’s capacity to do research and successfully complete the requirements of the DBA program;
  4. A GMAT (550 minimum score) or an equivalent GRE score is required. This requirement is waived for applicants having a master’s degree with a GPA 3.3 or above.
  5. Interview with the Dean, or a person designated by the President.

Conditional admission to the DBA program may be granted to an applicant who shows high promise but having GPA between 2.6 and 2.9 or missing requirements 3 and/or 4 stated above at the time of application. Determination of high promise can be made by the Provost and is based on the applicant’s personal statement, resume, letters of recommendation, GMAT or GRE scores, or academic transcripts.

Conditionally accepted students with low GPAs will be granted the regular graduate status after achieving a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better during the first two consecutive terms of the program (15 units minimum). Students with first term GPA below 3.0 are subject to dismissal. Students with GPA of 3.0 and above in the first term can continue with the conditional status for one more term. The conditional status can be given for two consecutive terms only. The Provost may grant a student the regular graduate status before achievement of the GPA requirement based on LU faculty recommendations, research activities, and/or publications.

Students missing GMAT/GRE test scores and/or recommendation letters are granted regular status after (1) achieving a GPA of 3.5 or above during a first term (9 units minimum) or during the first two consecutive terms of the program (15 units minimum) or (2) submitting required GMAT/GRE results and/or letters during the first term of study.